Discussion in 'TVs' started by hornydragon, Feb 5, 2005.
the gadget show on 5 are attempting to educate the masses in to Hi-Def
well was short and sweet, and aBIG Pioneer AD thats about it of well nevermind.........interesting comment from sky about having an HDMI connector, no mention of 720p@50Hz or HDCP tho... (included in HDMI spec but as we know not all HDMI connectors are equal)
Saw that. Actually wasn't as laughable as I thought it was going to be. They also ran a display shoot-out and picked a CRT as superior to the plasmas, no surprises there as they were comparing what looked like a 28-inch CRT with 40- or 50-inch probably-not-very-well-set-up plasmas. They were also very dismissive of LCD.
I am glad I bought and setup my Philips LCD before watching that show, I would have been missing out on a fantastic television.
Althought no argument that if you just want a basic telly for watching standard definition then the very mature CRT technology is the way to go especailly considering the prices in supermarkets.
Nice touch to have two guys from behind the cameras to judge but from my point of view knowing the source material/connections/setup would have given the "test" more validity.
TV shoot-out was poorly done.
Enjoyed the ptt piece though, very interesting.
well they had the TINY £999 unit for plasma.... and altho it wasnt as bad as i could have been it wasnt exactly tip top was it.......
On the SD shootout they failed to mention that the two LCD's were HDTV compatible and therefore worth more of a consideration.
Throughout the whole program they gave the impression you'd need to spend £3k+ on something like the Pioneer to be able to watch HD.
They never mentioned viewing distances either. When critiscising the LCD's they had there faces right up against the screens.
like i said a "big" Pioneer advert..............
Which LCDs were in the shoot out ?
The Toshiba 32WL48 and the Phillips 32" 9986
Big Pio ad as they were "giving" one away in their competition, at £1 per call plus call charge
They did mention it must be 720p@50hz !!! and content protection with DVI, 13 mins into the sky plus recording.
well i didnt hear that bit all i heard was there may be some hope if you have DVi input.......dont have Sky+ so will take your word for it mate.
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