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HDTV on QVC UK

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by RecordablDVDfan, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. RecordablDVDfan

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    It has the resolution and a HDCP compliant DVI input which I assume accepts 50hz source material so the basics are covered.
    However you should really demo a LCD display even one from a well known company.
     
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    Yes but how does it comapre with others, I'm wondering why I should wait 6 months or buy one now ??
     
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    I would say wait six months.
    HDTV isn't even here yet and technology is advancing rapidly.
    Prices are also coming down too.
    It would be different if broadcasting had already started.
     
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    looks very similar to the £999 LG at currys........................
     
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    Note that it's a 15:9 panel, not 16:9, if that makes any difference to you.
     
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    Huh ? 15:9 ??
     
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    alot of early (Sharp 22" and 30" LCDs) or cheap LCD are 15:9 and i know sharps had no resize option so you get a clipped pictue miss the top score on footie etc which can be a big issue when spending £1k
     
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    looks like a TINY to me or a TINY looks like this LCD one or the other
     
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    So you are just guessing this has 15:9 as u call it ? I am very tempted though it has now sold out and only available with waitlist
     
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    No he is not guessing, he is reading it from the spec.

    1280 by 768 pixels = 15:9.

    Not as wide a screen aspect ration as 16:9.

    So you either miss bits of the picture (at the sides) or have black bars at the top and bottom, or the picture gets squashed to fit the screen.
     
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    OK I did'nt realize this now I know thanks. Don't you need 1900 x ?? for a total 1080i res btw ?
     
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    GUYS being 1080i capable and having native 1920x1080 are totally different....PW7 accepts 1080i ( 852 x480 res, Which must be crap mustnt it i mean you have to have at least 1280 x 720 for aqny kind of good picture dont you!) BIG deal?!?!?!? you are going about this all wrong...........It doesnt matter what the contrast is how ixels etc it has WHAT matters is the PQ!

    AND no i dont guess!
     
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    Just to elaborate on hornydragon's point. I have a PWD6 plasma witha native res of 852*480 and that looks absolutely jaw dropping when fed a decent hidef signal. This is compared to a top quality HTPC and decent DVD player as a DVD source.

    Specs aren't everything.

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    I think you'll find it was a CRT rear projection set, given the price and the fact that it had a 1080i logo. DLP rear projection TVs are more expensive are 720p resolution.

    A high-def signal is obviously going to look better than an overcompressed SD one: you are running the panel at its maximum resolution, with RGB 4:4:4 effective resolution. But make no mistake: what you're looking at is EDTV, not HDTV. Of course, you could argue that a good 480p plasma could outperform an artifact-ridden, budget-priced 768p LCD with poor contrast, inaccurate colours and scaling artifacts - but then surely we wouldn't recommend that TV for SD viewing either.

    Should we really be recommending buying a 480p plasma panel for HDTV use, despite the improvement in picture quality over SD sources? I don't think so. In any case, how many 480p plasmas are HDCP compliant?
     
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    I never said that people should buy a SD plasma to view HDTV, I was simply stating that HDTV looks stunning on my SD plasma. Trust me when I say that I know the difference between EDTV and HDTV. I am not sure about the HDCP compliant plasma's.... and I couldn't care sell tbh. I am happy with good old VGA for now :)

    BTW I have owned a 768p projector, and HDTV looked as stunning on that.

    Rob
     

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