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Sharp LC26GA5E vs Sharp LC26P50E

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Leon0, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Leon0

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    These two Sharps have the same screen size (26"), contrast ratio (800:1) and brightness, but LC26GA5E has 1366 X 768 resolution and no DVI input (only VGA and component) and LC26P50E has 960 X 840 resolution (PAL panel) and DVI and component. Which better for HD TV and incoming HD DVD?

    Thank everybody.
     
  2. jimg

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    I would wait for the LC-26GA7E if you really want HD.
     
  3. byron_hinson

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    Is the LC26P50E HD Ready - heard it was and it comes with HDMI
     
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    Seen this in my local Sevenoaks Sound and Vision Store and it does have an HDMI connector.
     
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    It's not "HD Ready" as defined by the EICTA guideline as it doesn't have a minimum vertical resoltion of 720 but it's still capable of displaying HD material albeit slightly downscaling the material. It's also been said that the Sharps vertical resolution of 540 was specifically chosen as a good compromise between displaying PAL and SD DVD pictures (576 lines) and displaying HD (1080i) without any complicated scaling as it's native resolution is excactly half that. That's the theory anyway, it would be interesting to see how it performs in practice.
     
  6. ianh64

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    The LC26P50E is not HD ready by virtue tha the physical display does not have at least 720 visible 'lines' so will not display true HD without downscaling the image to fit. It should however accept the Sky HD service but not show it at its full potential.

    -Ian
     
  7. getdownmonkeyma

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    Do you mean the GD7?
     

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