Sony KDL32s3000 lcd or KDL32d3000?

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uas-2001

Guest
I used to have a sony 32" crt which was 3 yrs old which just broke luckily it was under guarantee. So they are offering me the kdl32s3000 or if i chip in another £150 the kdl32d3000. The question is is it worth it because the only difference i can see is that the d series is 100hz, and although my old crt was 100hz i don't think it made that much difference to the picture? Could you also explain to me the difference between the kdl32s3000 and the kdl32d3000?

Also i wanted to ask is this even a good model i will be using it to watch sdtv via sky and play on my xbox 360.

many thanks
 

ChrisGgr

Member
Both very good models.There is an improvement on SD at D3000 over S3000.Except te 100Hz the D3000 has also 24p compatibility and 1080p signals acceptance!!Personally I would celect the D3000.Anyway if you cant pay the extra money,the S3000 is still a very good option
 

wrapter

Standard Member
Both very good models.There is an improvement on SD at D3000 over S3000.Except te 100Hz the D3000 has also 24p compatibility and 1080p signals acceptance!!Personally I would celect the D3000.Anyway if you cant pay the extra money,the S3000 is still a very good option

actually the s3000 does accept 1080p via hdmi.
 

ChrisGgr

Member
I think it doesnt accept 1080p!!(its an 720p).The D3000 ccepts them and downscales them(if its an advantage)
 
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uas-2001

Guest
thanks for the help guys. The fact that the d series accepts 1080p and then downsizes it is of no advantage as i don't have anything that can produce 1080p. so the only better thing about the d series is that it has a slightly better sd picture which im not sure is worth the extra money. However i was just wondering whats 24p compatibility and do you know where i can read a good review of the kdl32s3000?

Also what would you reckon to me putting in a lot more dosh and going for a 40" if so could you recommend a sony model thats relatively cheap it doesnt have to be 1080p.

thanks again
 

King Louis

Active Member
Review here mate.

24 frames per second is the speed at which film cameras record. Blu-ray & HD DVD use this too. Tellies normally show images at 25fps, so a 24fps image would appear ever so slightly sped up. This new 24fps compatible technology eliminates this. Or at least that's my understanding.
 
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uas-2001

Guest
again thanks for the d3000 review it was very useful do you have one for the s3000?
 

bigtim

Active Member
Review here mate.

24 frames per second is the speed at which film cameras record. Blu-ray & HD DVD use this too. Tellies normally show images at 25fps, so a 24fps image would appear ever so slightly sped up. This new 24fps compatible technology eliminates this. Or at least that's my understanding.

Sorry Louis, your understanding is wrong here.

Films and HD-DVd, Blu ray are 24p, but HDTVs that's aren't 24p compatible will show this as 60fps, after the 24p has been converted to 30fp then doubled to 60fps.

The conversion of 24fps to 30fps means that some frames are repeated 3 times instead of twice and so there is *judder* on the screen that is not present with 24p compatible screens (when fed from a 24p compatible player). 24p screens show the film as a multiple of 24 - either 48 or 72fps.

I think your confusion stems from the fact that PAL DVDs used the speed up technique to convert 24fp films to 25fp (which were them converted to 50i), this is not the case with HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.
 

King Louis

Active Member
Oh, I see now. :blush:

Nothing's ever simple is it. Cheers for putting me right. :hiya:
 

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