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Did you buy a LCD that claimed to be HD Ready?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by jimg, Mar 24, 2005.

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  1. Have HDMI or DVI-HDCP and may want SKY HD

    50.0%
  2. Have HDMI or DVI-HDCP and will not want SKY HD

    16.7%
  3. Do not have HDMI or DVI-HDCP and may want SKY HD

    29.6%
  4. Do not have HDMI or DVI-HDCP and will not want SKY HD

    3.7%
  1. jimg

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    There seems to be a fair amount of concern over the High Definition ability of LCD screens and the imminent SKY HD broadcasts. The question is, how many people are really affected by not having a HDMI or DVI-HDCP interface?
    Please vote and let's see how many people ( at least on this forum ) are affected...
     
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    It's not just Sky though, it's for a digital connection for a computer or DVD player or BD/HD-DVD when it comes out soon. I've bought my LCD as a long term prospect.

    Richie.
     
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    I bought a Sony KLV26HG2. The best available inputs on that are Component.
    I assumed things would follow the US style and Component would be fine for HDTV.

    Will Blu Ray or HD-DVD support Component? If not I'm going to have to sell up quite quickly. It's a pity because I love everything about this TV apart from the rather limited connectivity.
     
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    Richie,
    True, I guess it is the same question. i.e. SKY/HD-DVD
     
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    Sounds like there will be a second hand Sony on the market soon...
     
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    Ah, well if it's that I need to change my poll answer. I don't expect to get SKY but will be intending on getting BD/HD-DVD and FTA Hi Def when they get round to it.
     
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    perhaps you didn't word it correctly, but the poll seems to be different to the title of the thread.

    Are you just asking what sets we have, or what it was claimed it would do (by whoever sold it, represented it to me)?
     
  8. jimg

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    I am asking what it was claimed it could do when you bought it; i.e. was it claimed that it was HD ready? I am just trying to see how many people have really been caught out. It does not if it was claimed that it was HD ready and you never plan to take SKY HD or HD-DVD. Maybe the problem is not as bad as made out on the forum?
     
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    I am hoping that after christmas, an ageing (6 years old) 28" panasonic widescreen might die so i can buy a shiny hi-def plasma and order sky hd
     
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    Can't you get HD via Cable??
     
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    Nope, not yet. Not sure if the cable suppliers have anything in the pipeline, but, unlike Sky I have seen nothing announced.
     
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    .....PLASMA!!!????.....eek!

    Jimmy
     
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    No indication of when HD will be available over Cable. Sky will be first to broadcast and the rest will follow a few years later..

    Jimmy
     
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    I think you can comfortably add another ten years onto that wait before your Panny will need replacing. At least by that time LCD will have been well and truly sorted and Plasma will no longer be with us.
     
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    How do I vote that I bought a TV that didn't claim to be HD ready, makes no mention of HDCP support in the manual, but in fact there is an option to switch it on buried in the service menu :)
     
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    Are trying to make my life difficult!
     
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    To cover all these different points, Jim, you'd need to have about 9 different options! The poll is already showing that most of us are up and ready. Trouble is, we represent about 0.00001% of the UK population and I suspect that the total number of people in the country who are also up and ready, and aware that they are, could be as many as, say, 1000 people?

    We represent a tiny, focused, group and as far as the rest of the general public are concerned, I would bet that fewer than 5% are even aware that HDTV even exists never mind knowing of Skys proposed broadcasts!

    It's hardly ant wonder that the manufacturers aren't axactly tripping over themselves to rush out HDMI equipped TV's.

    It's about time that Sky started making some noises about this themselves! They should be doing their bit to publicise this and to educate the punters as to what features are required on their TV's for future proofing...

    Jimmy
     
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    By the time HDTV is widespread, we'll all have bought new TV's anyway. Technology is moving so fast that there will be something much better than LCD in the next 5 years.
     
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    Jimsan,
    I sort of agree, but as a focused group I guess we did our homework. However 20%+ of use have been caught out! Perhaps the 20% who are OK and do not want HD should swap sets!
     
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    NTL have already announced that they're trialling a HD service via their broadband ADSL2+ service.
     
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    Maybe not, something is wrong and it keeps switching into standby by itself. What is the difference between lcd and plasma? Is LCD better? I'll just go for the best one i can afford
     
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    LCD is much better. (Oh the Plasma guys'll hate that!)

    Seriously, Unless you want a really big screen (42" +) then Plasmas are not the best way to go, especially when it comes to HDTV viewing...

    Jimmy
     
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    There is a big difference between "planning" a trial sometime in the vague future and a launch of a full service at the end of the year.
     

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