HDTV for viewing photographs?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by neutrino23, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Wondering what is the group consensus for choosing an HDTV to view photographs.

    I clearly understand that some sort of an ips LCD monitor would be far better for viewing photographs than an HDTV.

    My question is this. As we are getting an HDTV are there some that are better at rendering photos? Sharp makes a claim for better photo rendering with their quattron technology. One review I found said it was very nice but not hugely better than others. Samsung gets good marks for all sorts of other features but their images don't seem that great. Maybe the Sony Bravia series? Thanks.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    My 42"

    Regza (Toshiba) renders them beautifully via my ATV. Im sure most modern 1080dpi TV's would do a good job. Some (including mine) now come with ethernet ports and I even have a wifi adaptor for it...Don't used it though.

    Best bet is probably to go to a store and look at them....Even take a USB stick in with some photos on it to test.
     
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  4. neutrino23 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I went to Best Buy to try to compare these. It is a little difficult because they mostly run a lot of fast moving video so you can't easily compare one monitor to the next.

    Nevertheless, in my subjective comparison I agree with will waters, the Sony Bravia looked nicest. The contrast was not overblown, the saturation was not overdone and the colors looked more appropriate for the material being viewed. As you might expect from this impression, they are also among the more expense sets.
     

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