HDTV?

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  1. D_N Flay Table

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    Do you have one? what kind?
    can you see the difference?
     
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    No but I can taste the difference...j/k I dont have one but I want one. I watched the game on my friends HDTV last sunday (he had a 36 inch plasma) and it was sweet.
     
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    I don't have one, but I've seen them plenty of times on display at Wal-Mart and Circuit City. Some of them have really good pictures and some don't. Interestingly, some of the cheaper ones had better pictures IMO than many of the more expensive ones. I've had the same 27" tube TV since 1990. The picture's still as good as it was when it was new and I don't intend on buying a new one until it gives out. Perhaps by then HDTVs with a similar picture size will be more affordable.
     
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    I have a 37in Sony Bravia LCD, and it is amazing compared to my old sony. But if you plan on getting an HDTV make sure to get an HD source also, as regular def TV just looks horrible. The resolution just makes regular tv (satellite anyway) look blocky like poorly streamed internet video.
     
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    Yes, there is a difference. When you watch a football game in HDTV (which I don't, but I have in passing) the colors stand out and are amazing. It is so crisp it almost looks like 3D.

    No Hi-def things look good too on the TV. Hi-def is limited to only a few channels on my cable system. For many things there is not too much difference.
     
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    We have a 42" Sharp Aquos. I have similar issue to Mem, our cable system (Comcast) offers HD channels, but not all the shows on the HD channels are HD. Watching things that aren't HD on the TV are sharper, but you also may get some pixelization in the picture. Now DVDs and true HD programs are wonderful, especially if you are a widescreen movie snob like I am. The colors are vivid and the images super sharp. I see bad calls in games much better now.

    Has anyone seen Blueray on an HDTV yet? I hear it is clearer in HD.
     
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    I've seen Golf in HD cable on a 72" HDTV, I've also seen a fair few other things on it and yes, all are very noticeable. Not all things ARE HD though, so when you get a tv of that size they can get grainy if they aren't HD - but smaller (50" and under) shouldn't really be too grainy for your SDTV shows.

    For example though, you can see the bumps on the Golf Balls (No innuendo intended)

    Good stuff.
     
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    I've got a Mitsubishi 36" and I love it! DVDs and HDTV look great. Put together a whole home theater system. I don't go to the movies much any more, just use Netflix. Great way to save a 30 mile drive just to see a movie.
     
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    My TV is by Norcent. It is a 32" LCD TV. It a good size because it is only 2 feet from the foot of my bed. I got it because it has a VGA PC input. It cost $1000 when I got it, but have seen similar ones for less than $600. It has a cool feature that will scan and freeze 12 different channels at once, but it does not work with the HDT cable box. It has 1366 X 786 HD resolution. I think the newer ones are 1020 DPI. But even the non HD picture is amazing.

    Everything that is not HD widescreen will have two black bars on either side. My TV remote has a cool feature called the "wide button" It can convert the screen to "cinema" mode where it stretches out to the whole screen and cuts out an inch or two from the top and bottom of the picture so that it is not stretched. It also has auto, 16:9, 4:3, and Panorama mode.
     
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    I have a 52" hdtv.. its good.. but I wanna see hddvd.. I hate blueray. cause Im a xbox guy.. and sony endorses blue ray.
     
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    Yeah but bluray is better. Uses less compression and looks fucking stunning. As good as film.

    Go to a high-end home theater store there in LA and take a look at what a well-calibrated display with either bluray or hd-dvd looks like. Don't go to the big box stores, their displays look like crap.
     
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    Looks like another Betamax vs. VHS war.
     
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    This is true! I just recently bought the cheap ps3 and i use it mostly as a blu-ray player and it maybe just because i have a sony tv hooked up to another sony product but WOW. Sometimes i just have to stand back in awe at my own tv.
     
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    That's exactly what it is mem, only Sony might win this one. Sadly, most people are sitting on the fence waiting for a clear victor to emerge before committing.
     
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    I have a 23" Samsung LCD HDTV and a Panasonic 720p LCD projector...and yes the difference is notecible if you have the proper connections and well encoded HD media.
     
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    We can't have two formats. In the long run one will have to win.
    It won't necessarily be the best.

    Beta was better quality than VHS, but VHS won. I bought a Beta VCR in the early 80's (a display model for about $400. A lot of money back then) I got it at Crazy Eddie's, people from the NYC area will remember them. It was top loading and to get the VCR to get the channel signal in order to record TV you had to play with a little dial to get the reception right.

    Regular DVD is good enough for me. When it gets very popular and becomes cheap I might get a HD quality player.
     
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    Yeah, I like BluRay, but the players are too expensive for me ( and the PS3 will not be an option untill it drops to at least $399).
    So I bought an HDDVD drive for my 360, the quality is quite nice, but the selection is very limited.
    Yeah the format war is retarded.
     
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