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32" analogue or 36" + freeview

Discussion in 'TVs' started by epgs1, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. epgs1

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    I have just returned a Toshiba 36ZP38 because of an annoying mechanical buzz, but in the two days I owned the set I was rather disappointed with the PQ from analogue sources. My aging 29" 4:3 Sony performed much better than the Tosh with Terrestial analogue. So rather than simply replace the Tosh I am considering alternatives.

    One possibility is to drop down to a 50Hz analogue only set. I am more than happy with 50Hz, the flicker really doesn't annoy me, well no way near as much as digital artifacts.

    Another possibility, would be to use a Freeview decoder as a feed to the 36" Tosh. This would allow me to view terrestial TV, hopefully, with improved quality. I have noticed that TVs that do digital procesing using Freeview feeds we much better than a straight analogue feed (at least in the shops). Does Freeview broadcast 16:9 on BBC1 etc. or is it still 4:3?

    Does anyone have any experience of comparing Freeview from an external decoder with the terrestial analogue equivalent?

    Cheers
    Graham
     
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    You should be able to set your own settings with a freeview box, be it 4:3, 4:3 letterbox, or 16:9 modes to suit you TV or taste.

    The BBC transmits most if not all of the modern stuff in W/S. some things they fall down one sometimes is films and outside broadcast.
     

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