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HD capable crt tv?

theGman

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I am a bit confused about hi def capabilities. I keep reading about dpi's etc. The question I have is this. I have a 36" philips crt tv, 36PW9607c, that has pixel plus. Now, I've read how 'pixel plus' doubles the number of pixels and how it increases the vertical lines by a third, does this mean it would be capable of displaying hi def pictures? The tv I have just now displays a fantastic picture and I have not seen any lcd or plasma screens to challenge it. i would really hate to replace the tv for a panel with an inferior picture just for the sake of going HD. :lease:
 

TV Headache

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boaz2000 said:
I am a bit confused about hi def capabilities. I keep reading about dpi's etc. The question I have is this. I have a 36" philips crt tv, 36PW9607c, that has pixel plus. Now, I've read how 'pixel plus' doubles the number of pixels and how it increases the vertical lines by a third, does this mean it would be capable of displaying hi def pictures? The tv I have just now displays a fantastic picture and I have not seen any lcd or plasma screens to challenge it. i would really hate to replace the tv for a panel with an inferior picture just for the sake of going HD. :lease:

No, it can't dispay HD material. The pixel plus system is only interpolating SD signals i.e. it is dividing the broadcast signal into more pixels, rather than displaying more picture true information.

Whilst you may be happy with the pictures you see now (as most people with CRTs tend to be) watching good HD footage on a big HD screen may raise your expectations somewhat.
 

theGman

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What are my options with regard to to my crt tv? When everyone starts going HD will crt tv's become obselete? or will they still be able to be used using the current services ie Sky?
 

TV Headache

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boaz2000 said:
What are my options with regard to to my crt tv? When everyone starts going HD will crt tv's become obselete? or will they still be able to be used using the current services ie Sky?
To be honest I don't know how long Sky will carry on broadcasting SD alongside HD but given that HD is more expensive to transmit (due to higher bandwidth) and most of the TV content in the world today is SD, I would expect them to carry on broadcasting SD beyond the life of your existing TV.

And I wouldn't worry about the other broadcast platforms either. They haven't even said when they are going to start HD, never mind stop SD.
 

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