HDTV's

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  1. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    Recommended?

    I was thinking of getting one to go with my PS3 (when I get it) but I don't fancy spending half my wage on a TV. Do you NEED an HDTV with a PS3?

    That said, I do want something bigger and better than my Analog TV which I don't watch anymore (I get Freeview on my PC).

    So...are there any cheap ones? Deals? Ta.
     
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    FCC (Federal Communications Commission) requires no more analog broadcasting after January 2009 requiring consumers to either buy a digital set or use a converter box. Most televisions manufacturered in the last couple of years meet this capability.

    I just purchased a 42" HD flat-screen - almost like being there in person watching porn. :biggrin1:



    Wish I had gone though with a 46". What a difference 4" might make. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah but the prices is ridiculous...my uncle got one, I think its a 42" for £650/$1200 which I guess is okay but for me its a bit steep, considering I have other things on my wishlist and living expenses :rolleyes:

    2012 is the deadline in the UK btw. I like watching Freeview on my PC but really only have BBC News 24 and a few other channels; I need a more powerful aerial and they're £30/$60. Yet I notice a lot of (all?) these HDTV's have Freeview/digital built in.

    I guess I could get a tiny one. Or get a PC/TV monitor if they're not too highly priced. Since I'd only be watching one at any moment in time...hmm.

    Still: are HDTV's necessary to play the PS3 or does it just add to the experience?
     
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    if you don't have an HDTV with a ps3 the games really won't look much better than a ps2 game, they'll just have better textures. With heavenly sword on the ps3 with HD it looks almost real to me! HD is the only way to go with ps3 and with the blu-ray movies.
    XGX
     
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    If you get ps3 you must get an hdtv. Otherwise what is the point of having a ps3? You might as well just stick with your ps2. Do yourself a favor and invest in the TV, try to get one with 1080p on it as well. I have a samsung 42 inch that rocks and it looks like I am sitting in the balcony in the arena or stadium when I watch sports.
     
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    u dont HAVE to have an HDTV for ps3, but the pic is 100x better with one. i have a 34" sony wega trinitron XBR970...i think theyve stopped making them tho. its was $650 new and i got the matching stand on ebay for $30 bucks. its a CRT HDTV, meaning that its not a plasma, dlp, or lcd. it looks like a regular tv, only widescreen and in HD. i just taught myself how to calibrate it a couple of days ago and the pic is fucking amazing. i am addicted to my TV. as for suggestions, olevias are relatively cheap, not the best pic best its sufficient, and i think panosonics are also pretty cheap and ive heard good things about them from friends. over the air 1080p in only available in a handful of states right now, so 1080i will work too. it just all kind of depends on what your budget is. id suggest shopping around for a month or so before buying one. mess with all of the settings on different sets in your price range, make the sales reps earn their commission and ask all the questions you can think of, and if you see somethin you like, go for it. if you like gaming and watchin tv, hd is a must have IMO
     
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    Is 1080p really much better than 1080i?

    There couldn't be much programming in 1080p?
     
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    Yes, yes you do.

    I have a 32" LCDTV in the bedroom, and a 100" DLP rear projector in the media room. Fantastic, and once you see games and movies run in HD you won't go back.

    And for the fellow asking if 1080p is better than 1080i, yes....I could do a whole tech head explination....but 1080p is the native resolution of HD games and HD movies.
     
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    what bobabooey said. And I believe blu-ray (which comes with the ps3) works only on 1080p. Or at least works the way it was meant to work.
     
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    Actually all HD/Bluray players can downconvert the video/audio to meet your specifications ( both my units are only 720p). But I agree 1080p is the way to go.
     
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