HDTV Suggestions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xJus10x, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. xJus10x macrumors regular

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  2. balamw Moderator

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    Check out Shard's HDTV thread. This unit's "1366 x 768 pixel resolution" implies that it is a native 720p compatible screen (720p is 1280x720).

    I have a 40" Sammy I really like, but you can't beat the price on the Westys.

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  3. xJus10x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah man, I really want a Samsung, but I just can't beat the price of the Westinghouse. This is mainly for my Xbox 360, so I need to save some money for all the good games commin out too =P

    EDIT: Another question, is there a huge drop in quality between Westinghouse and companies like Samsung?
     
  4. asencif macrumors 6502

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    Westinghouse has a 37 inch 1080P TV Monitor with HDMI, 2 DVI, and VGA. They are going around $1399-$1500 depending where you look. Apparently, there were issues with the early releases, but they updated the firmware and has taken care of the issues.

    A 1080P is capable usually has a resolution of 1920x1080 and in many people's opinion is true HD format. I would either wait for the higher priced well known brand 1080P TV's to go down in price or purchase the Westy 1080P 37 inch, or 42inch. Most LCD TV's are starting to and will be released in 1920X1080 and the current ones will not be able to display anything better than 1080i. So in this case I think it was best to wait for the right time to purchase an HDTV, until the 1080P ones were released.
     
  5. xJus10x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds good, I think I'll just save my xmas money and wait for 1080p prices to drop, but I thought if a TV was under like 42" 1080p didn't make a difference?
     
  6. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Do you want a flat panel or CRT? I have a 36" widescreen CRT and, while it's massive, the colors and depth are much richer than a flat panel.
     
  7. JAT macrumors 603

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    Depending on size and how far away you sit, at some point there is no difference. Around 40" is probably a good cutoff for 1080 not being an issue. Flip a coin on a 37" 1080 vs a 37" 720.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    I thought that was the case too, until I did some digging and found that for typical ~10-12' distances the cutoff dictated by typical visual acuity is closer to 24" diagonal.

    I was surprised to say the least!

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  9. tveric macrumors 6502

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    Simple. I've seen a lot of HDTVs in the past year (in TV trucks and homes), I have one hanging in my TV room, and I have yet to see anything that even matches mine in quality, let alone surpasses it.

    50" Panasonic Plasma. You won't regret it.
     

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