37"/42" Plasma with HDMI/HDCP ready for sky HD?

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  1. phoTToniq

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    Are there any 37" plasma screens ready for sky's HD service (i.e. they have hdmi/hdcp port)? I was considering LCD but a friend told me that at sizes above 32" plasma is the way go.

    Which 42" screens fit this description too (i.e. sky hd ready)?

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    Pioneer 435XDE and FDE are the main Sky HD ready plasma Panasonic will be unvailing (hopefully compatible units in April)...LG make one as do NEC XR3 XM3 but the NEC is far below the quality of Pioneer and the PHD7 which is IMO the best 1024x768 ~42" screen needs a sclaer (£800+ currently) to work with sky proposed HD services.
    37" there are a few more compatible LCD's Sharp GD1E, Phillips etc
     
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    phoTToniq

    SKY HD will adhere to the NEW 'HD Ready' European standard set out by the EICTA.

    Having an HDMI or DVI Input does not constitute being ready for SKY HD.

    You have two choices ahead:

    Option 01. HD Ready - for this your Display/TV must have as a minimum 720 horizontal rows of pixels + HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) Inputs and the ability to display 720P(50) and 1080i(50) signals.

    or.

    Option 02. HD Compatible - these screen will have less than 720 horizontal rows of pixels and the ability to down scale the HD signals to fit on a lesser screen + HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) Inputs and the ability to display 720P(50) and 1080i(50) signals.

    Your choice is currently very limited whichever Option you go for.

    Best regards

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