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Good 50Hz TV?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Bender, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Bender

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    Well I've finally decided after months of looking, that even with the latest digital processing, I don't think I can live with a 100Hz tv yet.

    I've really tried to like them, even had John Lewis doing a price match on the Philips 23PW9509, but I just do not like the picture they produce most of the time.

    So I've decided to turn my attention back to 50Hz tvs. :rolleyes:

    Anyone got any recommendations for a new, very good 50Hz 32" tv? Not too bothered about digital tuner.

    Unless somebody can change my mind again by showing me a artefact free 100Hz tv. ;)
     
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    At 32" 50Hz, the Sony KD32DX51's pretty cool. It's quite a specific niche in its design, but for most people it grows on them quite fast.

    Have you had a quick browse at JVC's 75Hz TV? Also the Acuity has a similar (bloody overpriced) scanmode for the effect, and Sony Digital Reality Creation TV's have the option to go between 100 and 50Hz on the menu.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Contact.

    I know what you mean about the KD32DX51's styling. When I first saw it I actually quite liked it, but then I went off it. Now I'm coming back round again..... I think?

    I started looking at the JVC HV-32D40 a while ago, but mixed reviews had put me off.

    Are you sure about being able to switch between 100 & 50Hz on some Sony tvs. If so which ones?

    I thought this was part the problem, that if you had a 100Hz tv, you were stuck with it and could only switch between different types of processing or DNR. :confused:
     
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    I cannot recommend the Toshiba 32ZP48 highly enough. It's a supberb 100hz set. Regards, yt.
     
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    I work in an electrical store (my user name's the name of the place :D), so I know for sure on the TV's.

    Sony's Digital Reality Creation TV's have always had the option to switch Hz. The current models with that are the KD28DX200 and KD32DX200.

    I wouldn't bother with the D40, integrated digital's all well and good, but the P37 (analogue version of the same set, albeit an older model) is such a good price right now I'd recommend that. That is provided the design appeals.

    Let me know if you want more info, and I'll answer any questions. Also, I can't comment too much on Toshiba. I really like the manufacterer, but the last few ranges have not been much good. Can't fault their common sense when it comes to connectivity.
     
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    Once again thanks for the info.

    Interestingly the DX200, along with the Philips 9509, was one of the 100Hz TV's I was originally interested in. I must go back a give it another look, cheers.
     
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    I've had a Sony KV-28LS35U for 3 years now and after being sceptical at first, it's turned out to be a great TV so far, touch wood.

    Have a look at the equivalent Sony stuff now. The picture is Proper Bo!!!. choose 1 with 3 scarts at least though.

    TP :hiya:
     
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    You're quite right: The mentioned scanmodes are all different (but more advanced) forms of digital processing! The only way to keep digital processing at a minimum is to buy a 50 Hz CRT, which processes the 50 Hz interlaced analogue signal in an analogue way in real time. That's the important thing, not the update frequency in it self.
     
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    Contact,

    I've not had time to go and try this setting in a store yet, but I've been looking at a user manual on line (for the DX150 been unable to find the DX200 yet).

    I think I did try this setting when I first started looking at the Sony, and it did not look like a change to 50Hz, but it's some time ago so I'm not sure.

    Looking at the manual I read this not as 50Hz or 100Hz but as just a 50 and 100 setting for the DRC but both still @100Hz as the OFF setting says 'off -basic 100Hz'.

    Could you or anyone else confirm or correct my view on this?
     
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    After months of having different 100 Hz TV's, I had decided to go back to 50Hz. I was due to buy a Sony DL11 this week and would have been very happy but I bought a Tosh ZP48 instead. Aside from the fact it has no major defects it is the first 100hz TV that I can watch and not focus on the strange side effects of normal 100Hz processing.

    I have spent most of the last few days watching DVD's and enjoying the films with no worrys about picture quality
     
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    No need to answer this question, after a bit more research on the net, it is indeed 50Hz.
    Sorry for doubting your knowledge Contact :blush: :suicide:

    Because DRC doubles the lines even in this 50Hz mode there is still evidence of processing artefacts (but not as bad as 100Hz) which is why when I previously tried it I didn't think it was switching to 50Hz.

    This still is better than being stuck with just 100Hz so I will go back and look at the set in action :thumbsup:

    Once again thanks for your advice Contact. By the way if you have a DX200 on display in your shop, what do you think of the different modes?
     
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    Thanks for your input Londondecca.

    So that's 2 votes for the Tosh ZP48 with red16v's

    One of my mates has just got a new Toshiba telly and I think it's the ZP48. So I'll have to nip round and have a play. Cheers


    Who'd have thought choosing a new telly would be so much trouble :rolleyes:
     

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