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Four point query for RPTV owners.

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Bristol Pete, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. Bristol Pete

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    Hi there.

    There are four points that I would like to clarify before I go for my RPTV.

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    has anyone ever had screen burn caused by a 2.35.1 DVD image with blak bars at the top and bottom. i.e black bars always shown on the screen?

    2.

    Realistically, could I use my Xbox on an RPTV or is this too much of a risk. I do not play a great deal of games, but the when I do they tend to be sports games with a lot static images shown.

    3.

    Convergence. How tricky is it to get an rptv set up, assuming that it has not got auto convergence.

    4.

    Live Football. Can a football score shown in the corner of the screen damage the set again.


    thanks for any time taken here. I really appreciate the help from all of these forums. I am totally unfamiliar with RPTV but I am looking to get one based on the evidence I can gather here.

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  2. Kevo

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    I am using a Tosh 40WH08B which I have had nearly a year

    1. No and the majority of my DVDs are 2.35:1

    2. I do, although I have only had my X Box since Nov.
    Gets used about 3 times a week.

    3. Depends on the make, mine wasn't too difficult.
    Good colour vision helps more than anything.

    4. Wouldn't of thought so as it's only a few matches per week.

    I had the same thoughts/worries as you before I purchased, along with others like 100Hz, viewing angle, distance from screen, what will video look like etc etc.

    All I can say is, NONE of the above have ever been a problem and I 'worried' over nothing....Well pleased with it
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  3. Bristol Pete

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    A present I am caught between two stools. I have to decide on which set to go for.

    1. Toshiba 42pw23p. £1100 - £1300 approx. 42 inches, 50 hz, component in. Cracking reviews.

    vs

    2. Sony KP44PX2. 100hz, RGB on this for me, a sexier set, although picture descibed a slightly soft. £1600 - £2000.

    Not asking you to decide but which would yuo gor for.
    My head says the Toshiba, my heart says Sony as extra 2 inches.
    My wallet says Tosh too, my my deviant side says 'its only money, get the Sony"

    I simply want a cracking picture and VFM, of which both offer in spades dont they..

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  4. petergeorge72

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    I have the Sony and I'm very happy with it. In my opinion the Sony offers a picture that is easier on the eye than the Tosh's. I owned a Tosh RPTV quite a while ago and found the picture quality was great with DVD's but didn't quite seem right with TV programmes. The Sony PX2 looks like a large Direct View CRT whereas Tosh's TV's have that "matt screen" which i'm not too keen on.
    It all comes down to personal preference I suppose. As for actual picture quality I don't think there's much in it.

    Pete.
     
  5. Bristol Pete

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    But can you tell me if you noticed a difference between RGB and component video if you ever used it.
     
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    i used component input ont my old tosh 36zt29b and could find no discernable difference between component and rgb.
     
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    I recommend the Toshiba - mine must have auto convergence cos over the last 9 months all I have done is set the brightness/contrast (with a T2 SE DVD!!). It has been moved twice - involving bumping the thing down the stairs.
    RP TVs can't be as fragile as many people think...
     
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    I'm still enjoying the Samsung 42" RP widescreen model which has component, three SCARTS (2 RGB), S VHS and Composite in, Dolby ProLogic audio or straight audio out.

    It has auto convergence ("perfect focus") although you can do it manually, picture in picture, teletext, graphic equalisers for audio as well as preset picture and audio options.

    And it has room for a DVD player underneath!

    I like it lots...

    And screen burn for normal use is just not an issue for it.
     
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    I've got the Toshiba 42PW23P. Happy with it- although it's best to do the 60 point after a bit- as the 9 point convergence doesn't the whole screen pefect.

    Can the Sony support Progressive? Is the extra 2" worth £500 more?

    What about 100hz nasties? Does the Sony have enough video memory on the 100hz processing- otherwise it might pixellate..and what about juddering?

    Component is supposed to be better- therefore because the Sony lacks it- if/when you upgrade the DVD player (component outputs), you're stuck with SCART RGB, which is supposed to be a bit naff.

    Nathan
     
  10. Kevo

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    Haven't you said this somewhere before?

    Anyway you're quite wrong, it isn't naff. In fact it's SUPERB.
    Well it is on mine :)

    I couldn't tell any difference between component and RGB scart.
     
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    I guess I went for the Toshiba without consider the Sony because my DVD players is a 110V import, therfore it has S-Video and Component- but obviously no SCART. So the Sony set was a definate no.

    Perhaps if I had a 240V with SCART, then I would consider the Sony.
     
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    how about the £1100 sony kp44ps2 from robert whyte.its has auto convergence ,selectable 50htz or 100 htz,picture in picture,picture + text , 2-way 4-speaker system and its a very good looking set. Well under half whats Tesco.com charging at the moment.Although it is a graded one,they say it's look and work like new ,came straight from Sony factory not demo or second hand.The kp44ps2 got very good reviews as well.
    I ordered my on saturday and will be delieverd this friday,can't wait.:smashin:
     
  13. Bristol Pete

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    Daddo, let us know how you get on.
     
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    No problem,will do.:)
     

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