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High Definition LCD (1080p?)

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Legal Eagle, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Legal Eagle

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    I am in the market for a new LCD TV (up to 37") but I want one that will be ready for the High Definition pictures romised by Sky for 2006.

    So far as I am aware, the only LCD TV to date which can display a full 1080p picture is the Sharp Aquos Titanium 45" - which is too big for my lounge. How likely is it that we will get a 1080p source anytime soon? Do I really need this - or will the 1080i sets be adequate?

    Is anyone aware of any new LCD sets coming soon that will have the full 1080p capeability?
     
  2. Skiny

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    I think HD Sky will only be 720p, so a current LCD should be fine. I doubt 1080i will be over here anytime soon. The Sharp 45" Titanium is the only LCD TV that is capable of 1080i afaik.
     
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    It's probably unlikely that sky will broadcast in 1080p. More likely it'll be 720p or 1080i. If your only consideration is Sky tv then there are a number of sets compatible. Though only the Sharp has 1080p as far as I'm aware. Most are 720 or 768 lines. Would hope that Blu-Ray will be 1080p. Though not sure what res it will use. At the moment I think your choice of 1080p lcd screens is limited to the Sharp.
     
  4. Skiny

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    1080p will probably be used eventually, but not for a while.
     
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    1080i may not happen. Since flat screens are all progressive, we may jump from 720p to 1080p at 24 or 25 fps, since the need for interlacing (low frequency CRT tubes) is going away. Some high definition video is already being mastered at 24fps 1080p.

    James
     
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    Check out Samsung's LW46G15W at their UK web site.

    46" screen, 1920x1080, 800:1 contrast, 12ms response time, HDMI & DVI-HDCP.

    Nice ! :thumbsup:

    I'm don't think it's offically out yet. The only UK site I can find it listed on is unbeatable.co.uk and they're asking for over £11,000 !

    Not so nice ! :suicide:
     
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    The Logik 27" accepts 1080i, and it's under a grand. We bought one to tide ourselves over after our CRT went phut and to allow bigger thin screen prices to tumble down to a sensible level. Aside from some minor quibbles about sound and the remote (sl-o-o-o-w) it's just fine.
     
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    HD DVD and Blu-ray will both be native 1080p. Hopefully we'll see them in Europe by early 2006.

    Steve
     
  9. Legal Eagle

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    So what should I do then? Wait for a 37" 1080p compatible LCD; go for a 1080i/780p set (and risk it being out of date in 12 months); or perhaps look elsewhere (plasma/projection?)
     
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    Go for a 720p LCD now. It will be ages before 1080p becomes standard. 720p won't even be over here until 2006, so 1080 is a long way off imo. I don't think a 1080 plasma has even been made.
     
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    I agree that 1080p BROADCAST is many years away. However as others have suggested, a 1080p Hi-DVD or Blu-Ray may be available in a year or two.
     

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