Few questions from LCD newbie - What to look for?

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking into getting my first LCD TV. I want something about 23" for the bedroom that is HD ready (obviously 1080 is out of the question for that size?) - I like the Samsungs (R87 / R88?) but need to know what to look out for to get the best possible set...

    So:

    - How will a 720p image be scaled on a 1366 x 768 (16:10) screen? Will it stretch the 16:9 image to fill screen (annoying!!) or give me a slight letterbox?

    - Could someone give me a definition what is the best 'type' of panel I should look out for? I've seen various posts talking about 'S-PVA' and 'AUO' ?? What does this mean? Will one or other have a bearing on the likeliness of pixel burnout? (My main concern when looking at LCDs)

    - What type/make of LCDs will give me the best SD signal at the moment? I won't be feeding it HD yet, but want to futureproof as much as poss.

    - How important is it to get a panel with a built in digital tuner? I have a Sony Freeview box, will picture quality suffer in SD if I connect that via RGB scart instead of onboard tuner?


    Thanks for any advice, I know some may sound very niave, but I've waited a long time for LCD pictures to be acceptable compared to CRTs..always been VERY disappointed until recently!

    ..We have a professional Sony LMD HD broadcast monitor at work and it looks DREADFUL compared to my broadcast CRT, even comparing HD-SDI to analogue component!

    Cheers,
    Jim.
     

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