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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
No one in my immediate family sees rainbows either, but alas I do. I guess my mind is not fooled by the optical illusion. When 3-chip DLP comes out, it will probably be the best rear-projection system in the world. Until then, I think SXRD has the crown.

Jon.

Different strokes and all that. Is the SXRD 1080p or 1080i?, I don't remember. Sony SXRD has the best standard def. picture, hands down (which is no small feat on a high def TV). I would gladly duel the man who claims that the Sony high def picture is better than my HP DLP , which is true 1080p by the way, not that there is any 1080p programming. Anyway, once you are up at Sony/HP level in TV's, it is like picking between Kiton and Borrelli.
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by romafan
I have no idea what many of you guys are talking about

We have a small (14", 16"?) Sony trinitron, no cable - no complaints. It's hooked up to a VCR/DVD player to watch movies.

Can anyone tell me about the change that is supposed to occur soon regarding TV broadcasting - not sure how to term it, but something to do w/ the type of broadcast signal & a special TV you need to revceive it...

LOL. I had no idea what people were talking about either until I started to do research when our old 50" rear-projection CRT blew-up. But, hours of research later and I have a fairly good idea of what I am talking about.

Anyways...yes, they are supposed to switch cable TV broadcasts to HDTV, which runs on higher frequencies than regular TV (the frequencies currently used by cable providers will be used for other purposes). They (Congress) originally made legislation that by a certain date all the TV signals had to be transferred to HDTV, but they keep on pushing the date...so who knows when it will really happen?

The biggest difference between HDTV and regular TV is the quality 720 or 1080 lines, either interlaced together or progressive and the size of the images: 16:9 (1.78:1) widescreen for HDTV vs. 4:3 for regular TV.

Jon.
post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by edmorel
Different strokes and all that. Is the SXRD 1080p or 1080i?, I don't remember. Sony SXRD has the best standard def. picture, hands down (which is no small feat on a high def TV). I would gladly duel the man who claims that the Sony high def picture is better than my HP DLP , which is true 1080p by the way, not that there is any 1080p programming. Anyway, once you are up at Sony/HP level in TV's, it is like picking between Kiton and Borrelli.

SXRD is 1080p, actually ALL digital technologies are progressive, only non-digital technologies run interlaced, i.e. HDTV rear CRT-tube screens, etc...

Mine at home is 720p, and since there is no 1080p cable programming (and there is a good chance there never will be) it works just fine.

DLP will be the best tech out there once the 3-chip system hits homes, in the meantime, check out your local "˜digital' movie theater that uses 3-chip DLP technology and be prepared to be amazed.

Jon.
post #34 of 42
I'm not that much a television-phile, so I have a 24" Sony flat screen CRT. I think paying a lot of money for a television is a little sad.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
SXRD is 1080p, actually ALL digital technologies are progressive, only non-digital technologies run interlaced, i.e. HDTV rear CRT-tube screens, etc...


Jon.

This is news to me. My understanding is that only the HP, Sony's SXRD and the JVC version of the SXRD technology are 1080p. The LCD and DLP offerings that are out there from the various brands are 1080 lines interlaced. Not looking for a debate, as I am extremely happy with what I have, but I've read differently or at least interpreted what I've read differently.
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by chorse123
I'm not that much a television-phile, so I have a 24" Sony flat screen CRT. I think paying a lot of money for a television is a little sad.

Think about all the things that are talked about here ($6,000 suits, $2,000 shoes etc). You think that some people might think it sad that someone spends that much money on those items?
post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by edmorel
Think about all the things that are talked about here ($6,000 suits, $2,000 shoes etc). You think that some people might think it sad that someone spends that much money on those items?

It did cross my mind, but I never said I owned any of the above!
post #38 of 42
Thread Starter 
if you have a lot of money, then a lot of money isn't a lot of money.

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here's what i found on the avsforum regarding plasma burn-in:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=608677

it's a long thread that's a couple years deep, but the first post has some reference info. the last page has current posts.
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by edmorel
The LCD and DLP offerings that are out there from the various brands are 1080 lines interlaced.

It depends. Sharp has a 1080p LCD, and there are plasmas that can do 1080p. There aren't really 1080i digital display devices, but most are 720p. They do deinterlacing and scaling of varying quality from 1080i to 720p to display 1080i pictures. 1080p is worth it if you are going to spend another $2K or so to get a video processor that can properly deinterlace 1080i to 1080p (eg. Lumagen VideoHDP), but there aren't many out there, yet. If you watch 1080sF24 material, most of which are popular movies, then a 1080p set may be worth it as well if it properly decodes it.

--Andre
post #40 of 42
The Predictas are rather appealing.
post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by edmorel
This is news to me. My understanding is that only the HP, Sony's SXRD and the JVC version of the SXRD technology are 1080p. The LCD and DLP offerings that are out there from the various brands are 1080 lines interlaced. Not looking for a debate, as I am extremely happy with what I have, but I've read differently or at least interpreted what I've read differently.
I’m not saying that all digital is 1080p, not at all. What I am saying is that all digital TV’s are progressive. That is to say that the native format it displays images is progressive, whether 1080 or 720, and if an image is interlaced, it up-converts them to the TV’s native format (lets consider that 1080i image to a 720p TV is an up-conversion). DLP could not interlace an image because the mirrors are either on or off. They switch from either On / Off, and depending the degree they move, the shades of gray are created. In the On position the mirror emits totally white light, in the Off position the mirror emits a black image. At the same time, each mirror is a pixel in the image. And since the mirrors only move when the picture changes, it can only run things progressively, i.e. smoothly, it cannot combine two images and run them a-la CRT in an interlaced manner. LCD works in the same manner, but what it does is turn on or off the 3 RGB diodes inside each pixel. Jon.
post #42 of 42
we just got the sony bravia 40" xlr lcd. we did a lot of shopping/side-by-side auditioning with plasmas and other top of the line lcd's.. and in the end, we felt this was the best color and picture for both SD and HD available at 40". we've been using it for about 2 months now for hdtv, dvds, sd-quality tivo, and sdtv.. its great for everything.. im happy with it.. paid 2700..
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