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Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by AML, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. AML

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    http://sharp-world.com/corporate/news/050920_3.html

    Trully amazing. 37", 6ms response, 1200:1 contrast ratio,
    full spec HD (1920X1080), HDMI and component.

    What more could you want!?

    The only thing Sharp need to do now is release a 1080p panel. And more HDMI ports!
     
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    Only 546,000 yen (£2,661.95)

    Wonder what price by the time it gets here ?
     
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    Prob too much!
     
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    Aye, but if it's SHARP then it's usually worth it...:smashin:
     
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    I dunno u kno.... Samsung are getting pretty hot, and at realistic prices ;)
     
  6. AML

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    You can actually get it for a lot less already.

    546.000 is the catalog price. Actual prices are more like 367.000 yen. Thats only 1800 quid
     
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    Just wanted to add that Victor (JVC) just released a stonker too!!

    Take a look at the attached PDF to see the full specs.

    Heres a run down. 40" LCD, It has 2 hdmi, 2 component, 1920X1080 and even a VGA input for PC. (dont know how high that goes though.)
    Also dont know its response time. I assume its about 8ms.
     

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    link dont seem to work
     
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    Why do these sets offer a resolution of 1080X1920 but not support 1080p?? This is very confusing as this would be the main reason for buying a set with this resolution. Granted if your primary use was as a PC monitor then the higher resolution is all good but if all your playing is 720p and 1080i sources then I cant see the real worls benefits of going to such a high res. If they supported 1080p I would say go buy one but why pay the extra when it doesnt even support 1080p??
     
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    Most LCDs dont offer 1080p but they do scale it I think. But since theres hardly any material out there at 1080p I really wouldnt worry about it.
     
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    Well manufacturers have got to have something up their sleeve for the next season since at the mo there is no great demand (or at least market) for native 1920*1080 let alone those capable of accepting 1080p via HDMI (bluray/hd-dvd).

    The market for 1280*720 or 1366*768 is booming and guess what, significant numbers of those consumers will want to upgrade in a year or two and then you will have the market for the ulitmate 1080p display.

    Personally I will not be replacing my current LCD until such time as there are affordable 1920*1880p panels that accept 1080p from I suspect Blu-ray, until then I'm happy with what I have got and have no desire to spend money on the stop gap which are the current 1920*1080 panels which only accept 1080i.
     
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    If I was buying a LCD based on the website content then they would be getting my money:)
    These are US models though which explains the lack of the HD Ready logo, had me worried for a bit.
     
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    JVC 40" due next spring - would imagine the same is true of the Sharp. Since Sky+ HD launches Feb/Mar, see the correlation?
    Similarly Benq's 37 and 46 1080 TVs are out then also.

    As for 1080 - they will take a 1080i signal and make it 1080p internally. The better ones will deinterlace at 1080, the lesser ones will drop to 540 and rescale back to 1080 - which to my mind, is a nonsense and makes a mockery of the extra resolution the higher - but hey ho - that's manufacturers for you.
    There's no intrinsic benefit to outputting a progressive signal from a DVD player/recorder when the panel has the hardware in-built to do the same thing the DVD player is.
     
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    Samsung's UK site is attrocious, then to is JVC's and Panasonic's, not to mention Sony's.
    Sharp's is probably the best.
    No interest in Philip's nor Toshiba's, so I don't know how they compare.
     

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