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HD Gamming ?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by harrisuk, Jun 20, 2005.

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  1. I would upgrade and spend more than £400

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  2. I would upgrade and spend less than £400

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  3. I wouldnt upgrade - I dont care about HD Gamming

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  1. harrisuk

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    Would you buy a new TV to take advantage of the next generations of consoles HD Capabilities. If so how much would you be willing to spend ?
     
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    do you know something i don't!?!. where can i get a HD capable Tv for less than £400
     
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    This is exactly the position I find myself in now. I have a nice, but aging Panasonic 36" CRT in my games room (I'm not allowed to use my plasma regularly :( due to important Eastenders/Big Bro viewing - argh!) but now the HD age is coming, I've started looking round for a replacement.

    Its always going to be a step down from a size of 36", but the payoff in terms of image quality should make up for it. I'm looking at 30-32" LCDs for around £800 if I can, and this will be a purely gaming display.
     
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    I have to vote for HD lol but thats because i am an enthusist

    Even after all the debating i have been doing i have to vote for my own oppionion

    But looking at the bigger picture i still dont think the general public is ready for HD
     
  5. harrisuk

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    You can get a 32" HD capable LCD screen for £699 have a look on the LCD TV section. There have been a few available recently at this sort of price which are meant to be OK. This Poll is really leading on from the NO HD for Revolution thread.

    Basically the Prices of LCD panels is falling sharply, by the end of next year a 28" HD LCD TV screen will certainly be sub £500 possibly sub £400.

    Would people upgrade for HD Gamming (Or HD TV and Movies for that matter)
    And how much would they pay ? I say sub £400 many will. Some people on here seem to think that the majority wont, why replace a TV if its still working ? Lets find out what everyone thinks :)

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220687

    Sub £500. only 26" and not wide screen but its HD ready. You can see with price like this that its more than reasonable for 28" wide screen panels being in the SUb £400 price range with 12 months.
     
  6. Miyazaki

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    I think i'll spend £3000 on a suitable hd projector in about 18 months time.
     
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    Yep I have long since gone the HD Projector route personally. Probably upgrade my Panny ae500 to a ae700 in the interim, I reckon I can get an ae700 at a good price which will make it worthwhile upgrading.
     
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    Would you see a great deal of difference using Hi-Def on a 32" screen, I thought it was of more benefit for the larger screens which look particularly ropey with standard def?

    Personally I'd stick with a nice 32" CRT for that kinda size.
     
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    TBH if you are going high def, its worth getting at least a 40" display IMO.
     
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    .....but only if you have the space and can sit far enough back.
     
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    I Put "I would upgrade and spend more than £400" even though i already own a HD capable projector this is still my option to pick as i will be getting a nice HD 32" LCD (maybe bigger) set towards the end of the year. this isnt really for gaming but it will be used for those times maybe late at night for a quick game of pes next gen when you cant be arsed to power on PJ and have 5.1 blarring out thus upsetting household members or neighbours. but when its early thats when it rocks. im one who is totally on board with it all and i happily paid £1100 for a HD projector and think its value for money. i have Matrix Revolutions in 1080p and watching dvd is a absolute chore now i hate it! im one who thinks this is the step in visual entertainment that rivals the introduction of colour sets, its that good. ive seen people argue about this whole subject and i will be my bottom dollar that most of the people havnt seen HD at its potential !!
     
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    There's always room for a big screen!! My room is about 3 1/2 metres x 2 metres and I fit a 6 foot ecreen in there nicely! 40" is pretty tiny compared and most rooms should be able to accomodate a screen that size.
     
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    :rotfl: can you say 'overkill' i've sold a couple of cheapo plasmas to people who i'm sure must live in a bedsit no bigger than the average toilet - its what they asked for, so it's what they got - but i bet the picture is proper nasty.
     
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    Well interesting stuff. No one has said they wouldnt upgrade so far.
     
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    Why are you surprised this is a AV forum afterall

    We would not be here without a high interest in AV related stuff that means keeping up with the times.
     
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    I certainly wouldn't upgrade purely for gaming purposes. I still use a 24" CRT which looks plenty good enough for me. :)
     
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    There should be anouther option

    What the hell is HD?

    Then we just direct a few of the general public to this site :)

    JK :) i said my piece
     
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    I am upgrading because of gaming, but not just for gaming. If xbox 360 and ps3 weren't coming out in HD, I probably wouldn't bother until hd-dvd or blue-ray become mainstream. But the sheer stonkingness of xbox 360 is forcing me to upgrade my tv :D
     
  19. harrisuk

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    Yes I know you were the one saying no one would be bothered if the Revolution didnt have Hi Def !
     
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    There was many people saying the same

    and i still think the poll is pointless on this forum, (well not pointless just not a very true reflection) this is a specialised forum.

    Its no different to the debate in the DVD section about HD and Blu Ray, the general feeling is it will be a very very slow takeup, people wont upgrade just to experience HD movies

    And i think its the same with gaming
     
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    I would be more likely to upgrade my tv for my love of movies than for my love of games. I’m not saying that I don’t think gaming is not worth it, it’s just that I’d never get it past SWMBO otherwise! :D
     
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    This is a no brainer, not going to upgrade, stick with a GameBoy.

    Upgrading the TV is the easy part. XBOX or PS3 ? That is the true question.
     
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    both mate. Why choose? ;)
     
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    I`m getting both at the moment.
     
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    nice 1. Its both and a divorce or 1 and just a few nights on the sofa ;)
     
  26. harrisuk

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    I`m not getting a PS3 at launch unless its reasonably priced. I think its certain to retail at £399 + over here given its features.
     
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    Yep £400 seems like the 'right' price. Anything more and they'll be shooting themselves in the foot.
     
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    £400 :eek: TBH who can justify that? Joe public won't be buying it for £400.
     
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    But they have decided to go for alot of high end features and expensive components. Its a Blu Rays player, has a Hard Drive (rumoured anyway) expensive Cell processor and an array of HD inputs. Not to mention all the Wifi and Blue Tooth connectivity.

    Even at £399 they would be losing money I would have thought. Wasnt the PS2 £349 on release :confused: At E3 the word was it would retail at $599 in the states.

    People were baulking at that price we will have to see what they decide for over here. The UK launch of the PS3 is so distant in the future anyway alot could change between now and then. If the 360 does well they may have to rethink their pricing strategy.

    I keep going back to the PSP. Its a cheaply made piece of kit and it will be £180 on release over here. Can we really see them releasing the PS3 with that level of functionality for less than £300 ? I cant see it. With stiff competition this time round they know they wont sell 80 million of these things like the PS2, maybe they will try and charge more per console and reply on its spec advantage :confused:
     
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    I agree £400 :eek: Its only a matter of patience, wait and see which one is the best - wait for the price to drop and save a bunch of cash and then buy both.

    Although, TBH, my mates will get one, i'll want one, buy it full price - wish i hadn't, mope about a bit, then slowly think what the hell its only money ;)
     

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