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The specs for Rogers new PVR is:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/video/ps8611/ps8612/ps8613/7014687A.pdf

I noticed a spec for output resolution as
1920x1080i @ 60Hz
1920x1080p @ 30Hz
etc.

What is the scan rate for the Shaw PVR for HD channels? It only lists HDMI v.1.3 and component video with 480p, 720p and 1080i.

If the service provider only produces 60Hz scan rate, what was the point of getting a 120Hz television? Shouldn't the service providers keep up with what's out there in terms of technology?
 

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A few comments.

1. Even though the Rogers PVR has those specs, the 1080p is really for future use, since no one is broadcasting 1080P, see link below: At some point there may be 1080P broadcasts, or Rogers or SD may have 1080P On-demand or PPV programming downloadable to the PVR as BTV has. Also, Rogers is using the 8642.

2. No one is broadcasting 120 Hz either, it has nothing to do with the service provider. See:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76129

3. Even BDs are encoded 1080p/24

4. The purpose of higher scan rates is for a smoother image on the TV and doesn't reflect the incoming signal. There are lots of threads on 60, 120, 240 Hz scan rates where the advantages, etc have been discussed, please seek out those threads. This also only really applies to LCDs since Plasmas have had very high (480 Hz) scan rates for some time.

5. Since your post is not really about SD, I'm closing. Please post in existing scan rate threads if you wish to discuss that topic and make sure you read about the scan rates before posting since you seem to be under some misconceptions.

6. See the following post, useful for those new to the forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 
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