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High Def TV's in the UK (xbox2 releated).

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Pugger, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Pugger

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    As it seems the big push from MS regarding Xbox2 is High defintion support, and being avid gamer I'm interested in buy a HD TV set. I'm unsure however how to spot a high def tv in the uk. Are most plasma and LCD high def compatible or is there more to it. I've seens a great deal on both the LCD ans Plasma Panasonic vierra but from the spec I can't make out if they are High Def compatible. Any info greatfully received.
     
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    There will shortly be a HD ready sticker available to manufactures to optionally declare their equipment. To be able to have the sticked they must be:

    1. Display, display engine
    • The minimum native resolution of the display (e.g. LCD, PDP) or display
    engine (e.g. DLP) is 720 physical lines in wide aspect ratio.

    2. Video Interfaces
    • The display device accepts HD input via:
    o Analogue YPbPr1, and
    o DVI or HDMI

    • HD capable inputs accept the following HD video formats:
    o 1280x720 @ 50 and 60Hz progressive (“720p”), and
    o 1920x1080 @ 50 and 60Hz interlaced (“1080i”)

    • The DVI or HDMI input supports content protection (HDCP)
     
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    Best bet is to get the model numbers of the tvs your interested in and ask the forum. :)
     
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    Xbox are hi-def compatible too. You just need to softmod them.
     
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    can uk xbox's run hidef if so what mod is required and how much also are there any games that run in hidef thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    i thought my pioneer hd434 is compatible, but i think its native resolution is 1024x768 not 1280x768?
     
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    Don't worry, your 434 is compatible with the coming SkyHD platform. 720p and 1080i signals will be scaled to fit your panel.

    Steve
     
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    I can tell you a little bit on the plasma side.....

    The new pioneer plasmas are HD compatable (435xde), but as yet the panny plasmas are not. Waiting for the new panny 42" PV500 (out in May) which will be HD compatable. The HD7 has the correct native resolution, but it cannot receive the 1080i or 720p @ 50Mhz signal.
     

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