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Jazz Monkey Jr

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I though I would post a few pics of some HD stuff so some people can see the difference between SD and HD.

The piccys are quite large, but they need to be to show the detail.
 

Jazz Monkey Jr

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This is a still from a hi-def sample downloaded and shows quite clearly the difference between a 576 image and 720 image.

 

WSH

Novice Member
Are you sure hd-channel are not blurring the picture on the SD side like Philips do to promote pixel plus CRTs?
 

UrbanT

Distinguished Member
Thats great Mal. Fortunately I don't plan to watch railway tracks or strawberries so I can live without hi-def for now ;)
 

zest

Standard Member
Not too sure about this HD lark, the Sony centre in Leamington spa have a HD signal running through a new 40" LCD, got to say looked very similar to my pwd7 showing a SD dvd. Have anyone else had these thoughts when viewing HD? I was disappointed. :rolleyes:
 

loonatic

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I think that you really need a larger screen to see the benefits of HD...some of my DVHS tapes look stunning on a 6ft screen and clearly better than the same film on DVD.

Cheers, Lee
 

kev777

Standard Member
I'm still not sure about HD yet, though I think we'll really see the difference with high quality HD-DVD players vs DVDs now. I had the WM HD Shuttle thing on the other night with PC plugged into the 506 via the HDMI port. I've got to say I expected a bit more clarity, but having said that the wife was amazed by the clarity and it normally takes a lot to please her, when it comes to av stuff of course :thumbsup:
 

Rahmorak

Novice Member
I was not convinced by the PAL SD vs HD demo, for sure some of the SD footage appeared a lot softer than DVDs I have watched. I wouldn't be surprised if they had cheated a wee bit.

Additionally, showing a screenshot totally ignores visual acuity/viewing distance etc. so again is pretty meaningless.

That said, watching the HD trailer of Alexendra on my Fuji vs the SD version is like night and day. Amazing.

R.
 

Jazz Monkey Jr

Distinguished Member
I realise screenshots aren't the best way - the PAL image does look a little blurred compared but it is just to give a rough idea of how they might compare.
 

chedmaster

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i looked at these up close first and they looked v different, but from the other side of the room, the HD doesnt warrant an extra £500-£1000 over the SD plasmas to me.

If i was going for projector or 50" plus plasma screen i think HD is worth it. the worthyness is more of a blurred line at 42" for me and below that id go for SD to be honest.

good shots mal :thumbsup:
 

Rahmorak

Novice Member
chedmaster said:
i looked at these up close first and they looked v different, but from the other side of the room, the HD doesnt warrant an extra £500-£1000 over the SD plasmas to me.
From the other side of the room on your plasma? What size?

Also, seeing it in motion is very different to a screenshot.

At 13' on my 50" I know the HD is far superior to the SD for me and easily worth the £500-£1000. :)
 

chedmaster

Novice Member
on my pc monitor :). i realise thats just testing res. really, but ive seen hd demos etc and run SD and HD on our PW4, it does look better but once again not £1000 better. if i was going projector there would be no question, i cant imagine a hi def 7 foot screen :drools:
 

chedmaster

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(thinking about it, it would be far more than £1000 more. Sky HD = £400[?] plus extra sub. HD dvd and blu ray = good £600 plus the extra for the HD screen in the first place!)
 

Badger0-0

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chedmaster said:
on my pc monitor :). i realise thats just testing res. really, but ive seen hd demos etc and run SD and HD on our PW4, it does look better but once again not £1000 better. if i was going projector there would be no question, i cant imagine a hi def 7 foot screen :drools:
HD demos on your PW4????

Which can or can't do HD without external scaling???? (I'm asking?)
I'm never sure with the letters.
If it's a 480 screen, I understand :smashin:
:boring:



Please :nono:
 

dickst3

Novice Member
JL Oxford St are running a HD demo on a LG screen and the PQ is amazing, far better than any other set on display - crystal clear.
 

chedmaster

Novice Member
my post wasnt very clear :rolleyes:

ive seen HD demos on a mates PV500, and on our PW4 (yes its 480 like pw7/8). from the kind of distance i watch from its obviously better but as yet i don't think its worth all the extra money.
 

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