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HD on DLP

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Razor, Apr 6, 2005.

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  1. Razor

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    I thought I'd start a thread for High Definition on DLP as this one of the big bonuses of these DLP sets. I have also noticed a fair few fans of HD in these DLP forums.

    The pic attached shows you the difference of HD (high definition) vs SD (standard definition). Although the picture has been compressed to meet forums allowed limit (120k) you can clearly see the benifits.

    I personally love HD so If anyone has any tips, pics, or questions about HD please post :thumbsup:


    1000 :D
     

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    Where did you get the HD source - do you have a D-VHS player?

    I'm very interested in getting a DLP RP for my living room - I have a DLP front projector for my HC and love it, but I am having real trouble finding information on chip resolutions for rear projection DLP TVs. It seems common with projectors for sellers to list the chip resolution, but not with RP TVs. I would ideally like a 1280x720 chip, as I understand this is one of the best you can get at the moment and it would be able to do 720p without any scaling, which would be very nice indeed.
     
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  5. Razor

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    I dont think the tosh or the samsung can do 1280x720 but 1280x768. My Optoma Rd65 can do 1:1 pixel mapping with a 1280x720 resloution. HD pic was found on the web some where, I can remember as I have had it for a while. I havent got a D-VHS but I do have a few HD WMV films for europe, The hunted, Tomb raider 1 & 2, gangs of new york, timeline, underworld. To name a few. I also have star wars attack of the clones, matrix 2 & 3, last samurai etc...

    BTW nice projector room. Who needs a garge if the car rusts tough sh*t
     
  6. Razor

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    Nice pics steve keep them coming mate. I have asked this before but you never answered have you got T3 in HD?
     
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    Sounds cool. I'll have to look into it some more. It's going to be a few months before I can afford anything - only just finished the garage! ;)

    My thoughts exactly! :smashin: It's only a company car anyway!
     
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    No i haven't any HD films yet i might buy one or two new film's in HD & maybe replace one or two older DVD's like T2 which are lousy picture quality by today's standards.
    The RD50 & a PC DVI are so good with DVD's that i will be happy to wait a year or 2 & watch my DVD collection again , i suppose i might feel differently if i had allready watched my collection with a decent DVD player. :)

    DVD picture on the RD50
     
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    samsung and tosh can both do 1280 x 720. i think the samsung thru vga cant do 1280 x 720 but 1280 x 768. someone will have to confirm. but both their resolutions are 1280 x 720 by default
     
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    Cheers Indie, I thought the Samsung could only do 1280x768 as a forum member asked me for advice on how to get 1280x720 and he was using VGA.

    :hiya:
     
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    I thought the problem was 1280X720 with DVI/HDMI ?
     
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    Steve
    My father was round today and he want to go down the HD route for his front projector. I showed him the Hunter in HD WMV and he was like a kid with a new toy. He kept watching and rewatching parts. He was amazed on the quality of dark scenes in that there was no visable grain/noise unlike normal SD. I have had the lads from work doing works on my house today as well. (A busy day)

    They all remarked on the picture looking 3D and one said 'you feel as though you can reach in and touch things'.

    Another coment was that people were life sized and your eyes dont need to adjust when looking at the TV then a person in the room and back at the TV again.

    It was quiet funny watching and listening to them. I didnt even try to explain what HD was.

    :)
     
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    steve i sued resolution 1280 by 720 on hdmi. there was no problem just a little overscan but all sets do that. it has no trouble displaying at the resolution. go to samsungs website it ssays resolution 1280 x 720
     
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    Why would you want that when 1080p devices are on the horizon?!
     
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    The 3D effect is there on a good SD source as well & from 12 feet (my armchair) it's like looking out of an open window (saw that somewhere but it's true so have borrowed it).
    You are going to benefit from HiDef with tomorrows set's even more than now 130" sets or front projectors with no loss in quality
    :smashin:
    Try looking at the picture at 200% any more & it starts looking messy if it was high def you could use 1000% but at normal viewing distance's it's good quality
    Nicholas Cage
     
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    He did say at the moment , anyway i think 720p is easily high a enough resolution for the 50" sets we have at the moment.

    Goose how did you get around the 120kb limit for photo uploads

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/nero041001/psp-box-and-games.jpg
     
  18. Razor

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    Steve

    Have you seen Band of Brothers? Great SD pic :D


    The 'Borrowed window' phrase is from now on copy righted Steve. I've put HDCP on it. LOL. I use that phrase a lot. :D :D
     
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    New this would be a good idea Razor lol,Just a possibility to you HD fans,what about some kind of HD swap shop or lending shop?? I think its all legal if i'm wrong i apologise in advance i will start,I have T2 extreme(hd)and would gladly let someone borrow it in exchange for something else,I know this relies on trust quite a lot but Im pretty sure you are all fairly honest lol and we could do this via post with maybe a goodwill paypal deposit or something let me know what you think??
    Sheep
     
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    Only on my old CRT telly we have the :r1: box set & i'm looking foward to watching it again. :smashin:
     
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    That's a very good idea i'm sure it's legal but what you need is a middleman
    i haven't any HD movies myself but i don't mind acting as piggy in the middle, you send the HD movies to me & i'll check them out to make sure they don't contain any subversive material & then i mail them on.
    :smashin: :smashin: :smashin: :smashin:
     
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    All you lot are the envy of me at the moment ! I got rid of my horrable plasma and have ordered my new sammy 50" from John Lewis ( with an incredable price match....lucky me !) But at the moment i am watching a 12" portable in a 35ft Lounge....NOT GOOD !! Cant wait till the 18th of this month to see what all this chat is about ! :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice one St ve :)) but seriously i bet you have lots of HD clips now we all know how long it can take to download these legal clips so why not bang them on to DVD and send them to each other we can all then build our collection and as i said I will let someone borrow T2 for a couple of weeks for a new selection of HD clips
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    i have the last samurai and tuxedo on hd
     
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    well shall we be the first to have a go then indie24 wot about a borrow/swap??
    sheep
     
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    photo uploads?

    Well I have a Sony 24 inch widescreen CRT running at 1920x1200 and sitting within a metre or so you can really see the increase in res and quality from 720p to 1080i/p
     
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    I have a few HD films...Shrek, T3, X-Men and I will be getting Resident Evil soon. Of course I'm getting ahead of myself as I can't currently play them on my Sagem HD-D45!
     
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    Goose that photo you uploaded to AVforums/Gaming/other gaming is 178kb size
    well above the 120kb limit :rolleyes:

    I think the main problem with Hidef next year won't be the resolution but how much compression/ bandwidth they use.
     
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    Well said. There is a difference in quality evan now with a limited choice. The least compression used the better. Does anyone know what bitrate Sky HD will be?
     
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    I'll bet it's the least they can get away with, hopefully competition will force the quality up , it's good news about NTL providing Hidef next year if you're one of the lucky ones in their area.
     

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