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The most future proof HDTV.....?

swayzak

Active Member
hi

Please forgive my ignorance here... :(

As far as I understand, the best possible picture mode is 1080p, correct ?

However I gather that the best transmissions (in UK) will be upto 1080i e.g. Sky.

Can a 1080p tv display 1080i OK ?

Would a 1080p tv be the best to get (if one could afford it !) ?

cheers

swayzak
 

Welwynnick

Distinguished Member
As far as I understand, the best possible picture mode is 1080p, correct ?
YES
However I gather that the best transmissions (in UK) will be upto 1080i e.g. Sky.
YES
Can a 1080p tv display 1080i OK ?
YES
Would a 1080p tv be the best to get (if one could afford it !) ?
YES

There'a a lot of mis-informed rubbish talked about 1080p distribution and display. The only way to watch 1080i at full resolution is with a 1080p display. There are a few 1080i CRT HDTVs, but in reality they have little more resolution than normal ones. You either have a 1080p display or you don't. But preferably with a 1080p DVI/HDMI +HDCP input, just like 480p diaplys have always had.

Nick
 

swayzak

Active Member
thanks

A quick search shows they are too big and prohibitively expensive (at least for me)...http://www.beyondtelevision.com/thisProduct.asp?ID=489

Will smaller (& cheaper) models start trickling onto the market soon ?

It seems the best thing to do is wait it out, at least for 12 months or so.

Slightly OT, the reason I started this thread is that I'm about to put a wall mounted LCD in our bedroom.

But I'm not bothered about "HD Ready" now so can anyone recommend a cheap as chips, reasonable LCD tv for this purpose ?

The lounge is the main "viewing" place so I'll save my cash to equip this for HDTV in the future....

swayzak
 

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