Techwood And HDTV Help Plz!!!!!!

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  1. lca

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    Hi lads i have a Techwood TWP4205PL witch i got from currys last year i dont know a great deal about plasma's etc could someone tell me if its HDTV ready? or do i need to get any leads to make it work thnx....
     
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    Most plasma's have a resolution of about 860x480 approx making them sub pal resolution in real terms. They can only show standard ntsc material at full resolution everything else is scaled down. However they can also scale down HDTV material to their more limited resolution for compatibility.
     
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    so thats a yes then :confused:
     
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    It sounds like a yes and a no.

    Seems like you can watch HD but not in its full glory.
     
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    some answers :

    Interlaced or Progressive Scan (i or p)

    The first HDTV sets were available in 720p and 1080i, but not the top 1080p format. The number refers to the lines of resolution, and the letter means the signal is interlaced (i) or progressive scan (p). Many HDTV sets support only 720p, which many think preferable to 1080i for action movies and sports; however, the difference is often subjective. HDTV sets that support 1080p, which began to appear in 2005, ended the argument. See interlaced.

    HDTVs upconvert DVD, cable and satellite broadcasts that are transmitted at the standard 480i resolution to the HD resolutions of 720p, 1080i and 1080p. They fill in the missing lines using sophisticated algorithms.
     
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    You can see more at :
    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?method=4&dsid=1512&dekey=HDTV&gwp=8&curtab=1512_1

    Here is the spec of the resolutions:

    HD - High Definition TV (HDTV)
    1. 1920 x 1080 16:9 24p Square
    2. 1920 x 1080 16:9 30p Square
    3. 1920 x 1080 16:9 30i** Square
    4. 1280 x 720 16:9 24p Square
    5. 1280 x 720 16:9 30p Square
    6. 1280 x 720 16:9 60p** Square
    ED - Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV) - 480p
    7. 704 x 480 16:9 24p Rectangle
    8. 704 x 480 16:9 30p Rectangle
    9. 704 x 480 16:9 60p** Rectangle
    10. 704 x 480 4:3 24p Rectangle
    11. 704 x 480 4:3 30p Rectangle
    12. 704 x 480 4:3 60p** Rectangle
    13. 640 x 480 4:3 24p Square
    14. 640 x 480 4:3 30p Square
    15. 640 x 480 4:3 60p Square
    SD - Standard Definition TV (SDTV) - 480i
    16. 704 x 480 16:9 30i Rectangle
    17. 704 x 480 4:3 30i** Rectangle
    18. 640 x 480 4:3 30i Square ** = most popular formats RELATED FORMATS: DVD - DV/MiniDV
    720 x 480 x 30 fps (NTSC)
    720 x 576 x 25 fps (PAL/SECAM) Only 704 of the 720 horizontal pixels are visible.
    D1 Broadcast Format
    720 x 486 x 30 fps (NTSC)

    Here's a great clip on the subject of HDTV :
    http://www.pcworld.com/digitalduo/video/0,segid,48,00.asp
     
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    Ica its not hd ready i don't think. You might be able to watch sky hd with their first generation box and the games consoles. What you need to check is if your tv will accept 720p and 1080i at 50hz through component.
    To be able to watch the upcoming blueray/hd dvd you will need a digital input (dvi or hdmi) that is HDCP compatible.
    Even though it only has a resolution of 856x480, HD will still look good downscaled.
    Just something to think about......
     
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    thnx for your help lads wasnt sure about getting htdv from sky when its out looks like i wont now
     

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