HD ready CRT in the UK for just 350quid??

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  1. pizzed-monkey

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    Have u seen the supported resolutions? Most dissappointing :(

    720p isn't there darnit
     
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    I vaguely remember seeing something (maybe the Gadget Show?) that had a Samsung slimfit screen, and they said the picture was disappointing, the short throw tube made the picture lifeless (or something). Anyway, it was not a good review for that technology but things may have moved on
     
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    ........could be something thats improved, or maybe not. Untill we see it working with our own eyes, cant really assume much.

    But a 350 price point for a 32" HD display has got to be a good starting point.....
     
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    If it's HD ready, then it does take 720p.

    Samsung and JVC have been selling CRT TVs in the UK for some time that could display 1080i video, but only via component inputs. It sounds like these new sets may have proper interfaces, so I think they could be worth investigating.

    Nick
     
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    I think they would've been commenting on the old standard CRT slim tvs, not this one as it's barely out?

    Anyway does anyone know of a CRT TV that supports 720p?

    Thanks
     
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    where did you get this from??:confused:
     
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    It says here

    http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/television/crt/ws32z308paxxeu.asp?page=Specifications

    Only 108i, 576 and 480 are supported (in pal mode).. I've never heard of 576.

     
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    Might get this for my 360 as Im now on a budget lol
     
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    I'm not interested in the HDMI connection, I just want a cheap telly to run my xbox 360 in 720p! :)

    I will buy this telly if it does support it in the end.

    You can buy it already from 2 websites if you google it by the way.

    Here's one, someone be my guest and buy it lol -
    http://www.digiuk.com/productdetail.asp?id=5172
     
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    its not £350 though
     
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    Yeah, was wondering if the article has the wrong model number - some people already have that model number for sale, and user reviews from last year. Maybe its being updated for May with HDMI connections? :confused:
     
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    Yes I think this new model is the UK second generation TV, that same sort of thing that has been around the US for a year or so and is capble of accepting a wider range of inputs and can be labelled HD Ready.

    Time will tell if it is as bad as the first model in terms of geometry but I fear too many people will buy based on price and not performance:(
     
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    PAL is 720x576
     
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    I'm no expert but a lot of ppl seem to say CRT is currently superior to LCD/Plasma, I think this TV will hold up just fine against the competition, although I doubt it will go for £350, that's probably before VAT? Anyway I await with bated breath :smashin:

     
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    If you are watching SD content then the scaling a HD display has to do is what causes a lot of the complaints, this CRT will suffer from the same problem unless it is capable of switching to 625line mode for PAL sources.
    LCD response time is less of an issue now we have sub 10ms panels and blakc levels are less of an issue as well.
    Of course at that price point it will tempt many regardless of the final quality, which is a shame but people buy cheap HD panels and accept less that perfect results.

    For HD it's flat panel all the way, geometry will always be an issue for CRT (unless you are talking reference standard broadcast hardware) and for me if you are watching HD then you don't want to see straight lines bending as they near the edges of the screen:)
     
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    Mod edit: Threads merged. Nick
     
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    This looks to be just the ticket for xbox 360 gaming. Bit small for anything else though IMHO. Cant wait for the reviews :clap:
     
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    hopefully a 36" will come out too
     
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    Looks pretty tempting. Black levels may have improved but are still some way away form a quality CRT. Here's hoping Samsung addressed the complaints made against their first Europe Slimfit set.
     
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    Will definitately be interested in this if there are no geometry or other problems
     
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    Geometry issues are a given for a CRT especially in that price range, it's just a question of how bad they are and if bendy lines when watching HD is acceptable to the viewer assuming they know any different:)
     
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    Be interesting to see how it performs.

    If it is HD ready then I suspect the 720p mode will be achieved by scaling rather than native display - whether this is done by scaling to 1080 or 540 will be something to watch out for.

    The first generation slim-CRT Samsungs had real geometry issues (worse than good, regular CRTs) - hopefully these will have been resolved.

    It is unlikely that the Samsung will deliver the full 1920 resolution that a 1080 signal could contain, however not all HD sources will have resolution at this level anyway.

    As for 576 - that is the other name for 625 (aka "PAL" -though there is 525/480 PAL as well...) Similarly 1080 is also known as 1125, 720 as 750, 480 as 525 etc. (1250 is dual 625 and also known as 1152)
     
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    I agree. This looks interesting. Can we expect reviews of this before it comes out in May in Europe? I really hope that the geometry issues that people had with the first generation of these crts is a thing of the past. :thumbsup:
     
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    I've seen this TV today (It's on the Samsung stand at CeBit).

    As you'd expect with a CRT, it's noticable less "pixel sharp" than an LCD.

    As you'd expect with a CRT, it's WAY better at hiding digital artifacts than an LCD. It's black levels were better too.

    I could see no obvious geometry problems; if you are very sensitive to them then YMMV.

    I was told an RRP of EUR900.

    I think this will be a good option for those on a budget.
     

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