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SD Versus HD

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by nheather, May 22, 2005.

  1. nheather

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    I'm sure this has been asked before, but I have done some searches and couldn't find a definitive answer.

    All I need for the forseeable future is SD (SKY and DVD RGB SCART). Earlier this year my choice was easy because the HD models were nearly twice the price - but now, the gap is much narrower.

    Here's my question though

    If I go for HD I appreciate that it will be more future proof but my concern is that I expect to use just RGB SCART for the next two years - I won't jump on the Sky bandwagon straight away as I think it will be costly and slow to roll out.

    So will my RGB SCART sources look on an HD panel - will they be worse than on SD?

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  2. Piers

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    Even SD sources look better on an HD panel than on a comparable SD panel. If you can afford an HD panel go for it.
     
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    Thats not generally true, a sd sky signal on a panny pw7 is far better than a sd signal on hd pionner xde for example.
     
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    Piers, I'm with Zest on this one, but the Pio is an exception here. Like for like, an HD panasonic say, will outperform a SD panasonic. The Pioneer is the one people see though, and it's poor on RGB scart. You can just do so much more with the panasonic, or an MXE1 pioneer, whereas the HD ready XDE is a much harder screen to work with.
     
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    piers did say on "a comparable panel" to be fair!
     
  6. Piers

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    I was thinking particularly of the PWD7 versus the PHD7 - standard def material looks substantially better on the PHD7.
     
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    agreed, maybe a phd7 and a scaler would be a better option than a pv500 :rolleyes:
     
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    HD will mean HD ready to most people. The PHD7 is not on most folk's radar at all, 99.99% of the british public will never have seen one, not even unknowingly. Every sod has seen the XDE and this is what they are talking about when they say' HD'.
     

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