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Resolutions of Plasma's??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by 6022tivo, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. 6022tivo

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    I am looking at a 6th Gen Pioneer, but have noticed the resolution is

    1024 x 768 pixels.

    Now call me stupid, please do.. But is this a bit low??. I have seen LCD's and I think other plasmas at higher values??

    Personally I am aiming for this for my xbox 360, that can display at 1080i or is it p?? Don't know the difference??

    I thought 1920x1080 = 1080i???.

    Please tell me I am being stupid?
     
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    1920 x 1080 is the resolution required for 1:1 pixel mapping of 1080i.

    However, the technology is just catching up with these resolutions, so 1080i is effectively downscaled to 1024 x 768. This will still give a superb picture compared to a standard definition plasma, which is normally 852 x 480 for example.
     
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    So would I be better in getting a very high res LCD, I was thinking about a 6th Gen Pioneer???
     
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    Resolution is not the whole story. All other things being equal, of course more pixels are better, but it's just not ever equal. LCD is a different looking picture, though I was mightily impressed with a Sharp 26 P50 I put in yesterday. 1366/768 res. Whatever you buy, the golden rule is to see it running with as close a match to your own sources as possible.
     
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    6022tivo

    1920x1080 pixel Plasma Displays are a while away yet - and likely to cost a small fortune to begin with.

    1920x1080i is an Interlaced signal and as such you will always have to 'process' that signal to display it on whatever Plasma Display you decide to purchase as Plasma Displays are inherently 'Progressive' devices so show Frames not Fields.

    There are a few large format (42" and above) 1920x1080P Display devices on the market - though they are either LCD or DLP. The LCD models are pretty expensive compared to the DLP models.

    I take it your looking at 43" PlasmaTV as your discussing 1024x768 pixel arrays - many of the 50" PlasmaTV/Displays have 1366x768 or 1280x768 pixel arrays.

    1920x1080P source signals will be pretty rare for a while yet (and there are variations on that signal anyway) so very few of the Display manufacturers are rushing to fill that market just yet.

    A 1920x1080P or 1920x1080i source signal looks very good when Input and converted for display on 1366x768, 1280x768, 1280x720 and even 1024x768 pixel arrays.

    The Pioneer 06 XDE range (50" and 43") will accept and display 1920x1080i 60Hz, 1920x1080i 50Hz and also 1920x1080P 24fps signals on both of its HDMI Input sockets - which should cover you for the foreseeable future.

    Whilst LCD can now deliver 1920x1080P pixel arrays they still have a bit of catching up on Plasma in terms of contrast and fast motion video processing - the latest 1080P DLP 'SmoothPicture' RPTV's may be worth investigating (though please note many of the 1920x1080P DLP RPTV's wont actually accept a 1920x1080P Input signal - perversely they only work with 1080i signals).

    Its very simple - really :)

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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