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The most future proof HDTV.....?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by swayzak, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. swayzak

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    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

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    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.

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    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....

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