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Still not seen hi-def on LCD TV. What's it like?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Wilt, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Wilt

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    All the elctrical shops I've been into are showing HD on plasmas and DLPs. Anyone of you guys seen the Panasonic PV500 plasma showing HD, it's stunning. How does HD material on your LCD compare with this? I only ask, because I'm still undecided as to what technology to go for when I get HD-DVD/Sky HD.

    Anyone know of a shop in London demoing HD on LCD?

    Kind regards

    Wil
     
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    I haven't seen Hi def yet but upscaled 720P looks pretty damn good!!
     
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    saw it at John Lewis in wycombe...it looked amazing
     
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    Dixons in Reading have a hi-def LG RZ37LZ31 LCD running a high-definition LG loop from a little PC. It looked quite amazing! I guess most branched of Dixons will be getting this soon.
     
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    I saw today the new 37" JVC at Power House (Banbury) and it looks terrific with HD. Bright colours, clean picture and excellent details, it was like looking a the countryside through the window. They are using a HD source and the PQ was better than the HD Panasonic 37". The incredible part is that the manager offered it to me for £2250 and it is in stock, that's the same price than the cheapest one you can find in internet.

    If Sky HD is going to look like that it would be money well spent.
     
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    I can buy the jvc in the netherlands for 2400 EUROS, so i would wait for a bit with that price...saw it in the shop next to the 37 inch sharp, and i preferred the jvc, and yes, high def sources look better on lcd than on plasma's imho!
     
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    Pop down to Harrods Audio Visual Section. they got a number for screens there running off of HD and SD Sources, and the screens seem to be, generally, set up quite well as well.
     
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    Its the dogs
     
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    I've got myself a Hitachi 32LD7200 and have been running my laptop off the screen via DSUB. When playing the Hi Def clips from Microsoft, and HD Divx files, the detail and clarity of the images are sublime! And that's on DSUB! Can't wait to get an output to utilise the DVI or the HDMI ports! :thumbsup:

    Have also seen the Panny Plasmas running HD material and I must say they look impressive too.

    IMHO there is very little difference in the two when viewing HD material.. to be fair though, I have not viewed the two technologies side by side whilst showing the same HD feed.

    Ben
     
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    I have a 32" Samsung LCD (yes that one!) and recently acquired a 26Gb copy of Gladiator - the picture is truly stunning. Hi Def is the future, however, once you get used to it, upscaled DVDs aren't what they used to be!
     
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    Where did you 'acquire' that from mate? Can I 'acquire' one too?!

    PM me the details if you want :smashin:

    Ben
     
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    Well not quite a shop but I'm running HI-Def (D-Theater) on my LCD.
    IronJaw pretty hit the nail on the head, it's a stunning pq :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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    Llanowar,

    There are two new 37" JVC models. There is one with a similar price you said (£1800) and the other one for £2400. Do you know the differences? You can find the two models in http://www.cheapelectricals.co.uk/acatalog/JVC_37_inch_LCD_Televisions.html , but it doesn’t have much information.

    Raul
     
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    If I am not mistaken, noone seems to have mentioned the compression artifacts on broadcast material. Well, on HD1, so Sky-HD could be the same, compression artifacts are still well and truely present - just higher resolution ones. This may change with MPEG4.
     
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    Thsre is info, in here http://digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=8236

    and

    http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/PRC/PRC.storefront/EN/product/LT37DS6
     
  17. Wilt

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    Sandstheman. I was in Harrods a month ago and I only saw two LG, and one Sony plasmas showing HD.

    I intend to get the new 37WLT58 Tosh LCD. I think it'll be much better than the PV500 but I would like to see hi-def on it first just to be sure.
     
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    Wilt, Ive just downloaded the Hi Def 'Terminator 2' demo and it looks superb on my Tosh 37WL56 (essentially the same as the WLT58 but the earlier model with less inputs etc.)
     
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    I have been playing around with my 40" Sammy for the last few days and have just viewed the Madagascar HD clip and all I can say is it really blew me away!! I wish everything could look that good.
     
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    Silly question: can I download HD clips and burn them to a normal DVD to watch in my DVD player?
     
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    The short answer is: no.

    Ben
     
  22. Phill_1981

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    Ay reason why not? If the file size is small enough to fit on a DVD?
     
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    Your player cannot output HD resolutions. The most you'll get out of it is 576/480 (pal/ntsc) lines.
     
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    Firstly the DVD player would need to be able to send HD res signals (which most can't). Even if you have an upscaling DVD player, the player would need the following criteria:

    Secondly, the DVD player would need to be able to play other file formats other than MPG (wmv, hd divx etc) which most can't. Even if you convert the files to MPG, the player won't play it if the resolution is above the standard 576 or 480 lines. In order to convert the file into something the DVD player would play, the resolution would have been changed in the conversion process anyway.

    Thirdly, the processor on the DVD player would need to be on par with a Pentium4 3ghz (whilst running windows xp) for HD WMV files, which I doubt most are (although the Xbox seems to be able to handle 720P quite well with it's comparatively puny clock speed, mainly due to the lack of the resource draining windows XP)

    I believe there are DVD players out there which are HD Divx and Xvid compatible, but am unsure about their prices/ specs and how they connect to the tv.

    Your normal everyday DVD player cannot play HD content at HD resolutions.

    So, the short answer is no. :smashin:

    Ben
     
  25. Phill_1981

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    oh well! I want to be able to take advantage of my LCD :(

    Cheers for the info guys!
     
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    Connect your Laptop/PC to the screen and you will be able to take advantage of it!

    Failing that, if you really can't wait, why not buy an HD Divx DVD player, or an upscaling dvd player?

    The latter won't play HD content, it will just play SD content converted into an HD signal; a bit like interpolation on JPEGs.

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