Need help with a Multisystem Plasma

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by M. Malone, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    hello everyone, I'm in the market for a Multisystem Plasma HDTV. I'm traveling abroad to where PAL system is used, I own too many nice electronic to give up, HD Camera, PS3, Xbox 360, etc. So I decided to buy a Multisystem TV since I can get great prices here then ship it overseas.

    Basically, I need the TV primarily to play games in HD, and watch Bluray and HD-DVD. So I'll REALLY be utilizing the HD capability. Right now I own a Samsung DLP, great picture. I'm hoping the new Plasma I get will at least have the same picture if not better. So I have narrowed it down to this Hitachi my only concern is the resolution which is 1024x1080, seems really weird. I just want to know if these specs will give a great picture.

    I'm also open to any product recommendations, keep in mind they must support PAL and have an international voltage.

    thanks :)
     
  2. illicium macrumors regular

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    that resolution is a typo. the 1080 is the horizontal lines of resolution and should be the smaller number especially at the 16x9 Ratio. The first number is the one that is incorrect. I am not sure exactly what it is supposed to say tho. maybe 1920x1080. I think thats right.
     
  3. adk macrumors 68000

    adk

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    It may be a typo, but there is no way that TV has 1980x1080 resolution. Plasma technology isn't small enough to cram that many pixels into a 42" set, not to mention the site says the maximum resolution it's capable of is 1080i.
     
  4. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    checked out the official Hitachi website, all of their 42 inch TVs are stated to have 1024x1080....now I'm confused

    Specs on a 42 inch Plasma

     
  5. illicium macrumors regular

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    1080i and 1080p are both 1980x1080

    the 1080 in 1080i represents the horizontal lines of resolution hence 1980x1080

    I don't personally know that much about Plasma because I personally don't like it. Plasma's have the shortest life spans of any of the HD TVs and they are also the most expensive. Right now, I think DLP projection is the best bang for your buck. BEAUTIFUL picture, and not amazingly overpriced. The only drawback for them is they aren't wall mountable, altho a 50' is still only 1 foot deep, unlike most other types of projection TV's.
     
  6. zioxide macrumors 603

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    non-square pixels :p
     
  7. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    WELL! I DID IT! I went for the Hitachi 42" Plasma multisystem, should arrive next week, I'm excited that I'll get to keep all my electronics I bought from here when I move. (PS3, which is a multisystem machine anyway, Xbox360, Handycam) I'm a little worried about picture clarity, I just hope that it's sharper than the DLP I have now.

    This is it
     

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