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which lcd tv + terrestrial digital

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by eddie, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. eddie

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    Hi,

    great site. I have been thinking about getting a 'life-style' lcd tv for a while and would like opinions on which widescreen to get. I think I have two choices:

    1. panasonics- pros- great looking, has had good reviews
    cons- not good with analogue, small no. of pixels (not good for hdtv)

    2. Samsung - pros - looks great, greater no of pixels (good for hdtv and viewing in general)
    cons- haven't seen any good reviews

    I have decided that the best way to view TV with these is to go digital and get a terrestrial STB. Is my decision correct and if so which is the best STB to LCD TV marriage- ie which has the best connector match?

    One final thing I'm also minded to get a Pansonic DVD recorder- the DMRE30EBS- sounds just the ticket. How will this fit with the STB and LCD TV?

    Thanks in advance,

    Eddie
     
  2. Kramer

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    Why an LCD?

    Would a plasma not provide a bigger picture & perhaps more value?

    All digital display devices use standard VGA computer monitor connectors (15pin D-sub), & some now use the higher quality DVI inputs.

    Next best in descending order are component, RGB (eg. scart), S-video & lastly composite.

    I'm not aware of ant STB outputting VGA/DVI (or component for that matter). Progressive scan is also a worthwhile investment, particularly with digital devices.

    The best picture quality would be available from VGA equiped devices (PCs & some DVD players).

    TBH, a TV signal/derived picture will never look as good as a DVD player - digital or not. The "digital" referred to is actually used for transmission, not direct digital connection to display devices.

    We're not as lucky as our US/Japanese counterparts, who have access to HDTV broadcasts.

    BTW, this is really a projector forum, with LCD/DLP technologies.

    Hope this helps.

    Oh yes, welcome to the forum

    ;)
     
  3. LV426

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    Take a look at the new models from Sharp (branded Aquos). The 22inch is the same price as the Panny (£2500), same resolution, but has a MUCH MUCH better viewing angle. The 30 incher is a high-res device but is much more costly (£5000 ish). My local John Lewis has a 22 incher on display.
     

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