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Does anyone make a 1920x1080 Plasma?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by diverse, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. diverse

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    Am i getting muddled here, a lot to take in, looking for future proof Plasma, was looking at the Pioneer 505XDE but i am reading so many conflicting issues!
     
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    There certainly are 1920x1080 plasmas, but the price tends to be £20,000 and upwards. They're not exactly mass-market products.
     
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    Yep - and they are also quite large ISTR - because you can't make plasmas with really tiny cells (pixel groups), so the more pixels you have, the bigger the panels are?
     
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    Yeah, they tend to be 70" or more. :)

    You can also get genuine 1920x1080 on some of the higher-end projectors. An 8" CRT projector would likely be able to display 1080i natively, and might be affordable. You'd probably need a 9" one to do 1080p properly, which would be pricier. There are a couple of JVC projectors (based on what JVC calls "DILA" and other people call "LCOS") which are capable of 1920x1080. Again, very expensive (5 figure prices).

    Most other so-called HD displays are 1366x768, 1280x768, 1280x720 or (in the case of 42" plasmas) 1024x768.

    About the only half-way-sensibly-sized 1920x1080 screen on the market in the UK at the moment is the Sharp LC45GD1E. (LCD, 45" diagonal, and still expensive for what it is, IMO). There are smaller LCD screens that have that sort of resolution, but they're primarily intended to be PC monitors. For example:

    Dell 2405FPW (1920x1200, 24" screen, £860 or rather less on Ebay)

    Apple "Cinema" display, 30" screen, 2560x1600, £2100.
     
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    The Sharp is excellent when showing HD at full 1920x1080 resolution. Currently around £5k. Makes DTT look pretty bad though!

    Beware, although it's sold as a 50Hz model and you can input 50Hz into the control box, the panel itself only runs at 60Hz! They do a pretty good conversion but it's a conversion non-the-less for those critical viewers out there.
     
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    Really? I didn't know that. Are you sure?
     
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    Oh how I love my Apple 30" Cinema Display, it really is stunning.

    Even running DVDs in Windows look fantastic on 2560x1600 pixels at 100dpi.

    It's rumoured that Apple have already developed a 40" Cinema Display, again with 100dpi but some resolution like 3276x2048 (not much less than dual-link DVI's limit), and it will be out Q4-05 or Q1-06. I want one already!

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