Buying a new high-definition TV can be a daunting task with all the technical jargon out there. Here are some tips provided by Ultimate Electronics your shopping experience...
Anyone still watching HD in 1080i or lower LMAO.
i want to get a new tv.Got a small room so dont want anything bigger than 26inches.I saw a samsung hd tv (720p - 1080i,4000/1 contrast ratio).Is that any good?
Most games are outputting in 720p and most if not all hd cable boxes only go up to 1080i. I myself have a 1080p set but unless im watching bluray or games that output 1080p im watching 720p just like you homie.
- with a screen size of 26 inches will there be a diff btw 11080p and 720p?
- are there any tvs that small that can output 1080p?which brand
...but I can dream, can't I?
a tv that can do 1080p (games)..1080i (movies)and 720p..is platinum
PS3 already playing movies and games at full 1080p and 7.1 HD sound.
just like in the movies truthly an experience like no other.
Yo dude unless you get a tv around 40 inches or higher you will NOT*** notice the diff between 1080p and 720p so dont worry there 720p should be fine for you....If i were you tho I would try to get a higher contrast ratio depending on how much you can spend.....you can get decent priced 32 inch tv with a contrast ratio of at least 7000:1 which will prob look a bit better then the 26 inch your mentioning but hey best bet is to try a system out on the tv b4 you buy it thats all.
So yea under 40 inches 720p is just fine looks the same as 1080p...even sony said 1080p wasnt really made for tvs under 40 inches when it was introduced....jus make sure it has a quick response time of at least 8ms or lower and if you can get one with a high refresh rate of 120hz...the normal 60hz is fine but 120 is sweet...but yea that is all you godda look for....
Best bet test the tv out make sure it doesnt ghost or look bad and make sure your happy with it thats all
btw remem to make sure you have enough outputs for all the stuff you want to connect to it
yep. i agree with what you said. having 1080p doesn't hurt, but you don't need it if your tv is under 40-50 inches.
but i'm happy with my setup..
2ms response time
i win :-p
but if you want the best in the market right now, pioneer elite or sony xbr5
My VAIO can output 1080 and my PSP outputs 16:9, screen size dont matter. negative your anti-Blu-ray propaganda didnt work try again.
Shaka go suck a nob....everyone knows under 40 inches 1080p means shiit all...its built for big tvs and sony said so when they introduced it back over a year ago so how about you do your fuuckn homework befor telling people bullshiit.
Anyway yea green jus do the tips I said in comment 6 and youll be fine...in the end its what you think looks good that matters.
And yea again Shaka you dumb shiit how the hell would this be anti blu ray you fuuckn nerd since um sony isnt the only tvs or HD players that output 1080p you troll. So next time do your homework about tvs befor you come bring that shiit towards me cuz obviously you dont know shiit about the tvs except omg it does 1080p which isnt the only thing you need to look at in order to have a nice tv. And wtf who cares the psp is 16:9? lol that doesnt mean its 1080p you moron every flat screen lcd now that is a tv usually is 16:9 moron.
I've just moved up from a Samsung 32" 1080i LCD to the new 40F86BDX 1080p and I can see a difference already.
My other TV was 4 year old technology and this one looks lovely. The 100hz is a bit of b0ll0x though, stutters and makes HD movies look like high res games.
exactly once you get to 40 inches you can see the difference between 1080p and 720p/1080i but unless you are using a tv 40 inches or bigger you wont notice the difference in the video modes.....hence if you own a 32 inch tv that does 720p/1080p you are not gonna notice a difference to care.... and yea the 120hz is nice but i heard they are uping that with the tvs comn out in early 08
Hmm advice to those who are buying HD item. Ignore every damm person you run into and just do a side by side comparison at the store. Who cares what this guy says is better. Believe your own eyes and ears.
yea thats what I said befor just take your system into the store and try it out yourself becuase some people see different things with tvs and you jus godda pick what you think looks good in the end. But we are also trying to ans some questions the dude had about the technology on hand.
And yea kemix I heard that to where 120hz on some tvs had a jitterbug issue but some of the companies supposedly have gotten some new tech they are trying to make it better.
I would say avoid DLP since you basically have to buy a new light bulb every year if you use your tv enough which most people do so 1 1 1/2 years you godda buy a new couple hundred dollar buld.....
Also they had an issue with the mirrors breaking and ruining the tvs...and are known of having ghosting in alot of the models....not all but alot. And I fergot to mention a small percentage of people can see the rainbow effect caused by dlp and cant watch them because they can see the rainbow colors behind the screen its only a small percentage of people but it is an issue known of.
The future of tvs is actually OLED and SED tvs which both are smaller and nicer lookn.
SED is like having a million little crt tvs all in one screen...which equals basically and instant repsonse time and the deepest colors out of any of the flat panels out now....but this isnt out yet so I wouldnt worry about this till next year.....but if you truly want to see what I mean by this tv...go look up video comparisons of lcd and plasmas vs the SED tvs with black borders and black backgrounds......the sed tv looks like nothing is there...totally pitch black while the other tvs you can see the light behind the colors.
@ Infernus...The sony of samsung would prob be your best choice also the sharp tvs are really nice but some have an issue with banding so it up to your preference and response times etc *btw I did hear the toshibas well not all the models but some cuz I like my friends...but some have a really bad viewing angle and need to be looked at start on because the viewing angle isnt what they stated in the specs thats why you should test out all the tvs b4 hand
@hahabutt again on 12.2 nah dude 12.1 is right and this isnt the future...hell its a couple year old tech that alot of stores barely carry anymore cuz its already starting to fade away....and yes I had a dlp it was nice back a few years but not all that is does have blur...and it does have the possibility of breaking from the insides because it has alot of moving parts inside...hell a few people at the tv stores were telln horror stories of peoples dlp tvs breaking from the inside and peices going all over the inside and damaging other parts.....it was more of a fad product...that sadly enough is already disappearing from the store shelves as we speak and not because they are selln....its because they are not that great anymore
Apparently the 100hz technology is about the TV guessing whats coming next but when its on maximum it doesnt bode well.
The constant speed surges in the picture, feels like someones messing about with the fast forward button. Silver Surfer on blu-ray was unwatchable at times.
I've noticed on sports as well that around players, there is like an energy field around them, heheh, looks daft.
Games on the 360 work well though at low 100hz setting. PGR4 looks superb but with a high res tinge that seems to gloss it off.
Sony have supposedly cracked it in the new tech coming next year.
DLP is the future. everything else will be obsolete. LCD= Pixel dies, Plasma= burn in's and once the t.v tubes die, they die. DLP= a light bulb (only have to replace the bulb when it goes) with a chip with millions of tiny mirrors that never die and also has the best blacks. DLP is the best. I have a toshiba Regza at the moment (LCD). 37" and I love it. 720p/1080i 3x HDMI ports, p.c ports and 2 color stream component ports. happy with it and will be for years to come. Untill I get my own place with my own living room, I have to stick with LCD, but my future t.v will be DLP. Check it out at http://www.dlp.com. Also 1080 p is always something nice to have, but its useless unless you t.v is over 62". I know this cuz my dad has a DLP 62' toshiba and the difference between 1080i and 1080p are very very slim
neg. dlp has potential for disaster when the mirrors stop working. plus it gives awful rainbow colors sometimes if its a bad set.
LCoS is the best if you don't mind it being a projection. LCD yields are great now so dead pixels are slowly becoming a rarity.
you better go to http://www.dlp.com and/or go to any real nerd and tell them what you just told me. they will laugh. DLP is the future. It has no rainbow affects dude. have you even seen one in person? they dont blur either. the mirrors can never die since it's like a chip. just like a chip in every t.v you have now but it reflects light (it will never break). Also they are super light. LCD's pixel die in time no matter what t.v you have or how much you payed for them... man your so wrong, and who disagrees is just liening to them selves.
I'm going for a 26" Sony Bravia for my room for Christmas. Anything bigger than that and it would look out-of-place and wouldn't be worth the higher price.
I would be too close to the screen to notice a significant 1080p difference anyway so 720p is what I want. A lot of HDTV's will run 1080i but for gaming, progressive scanning is the way to go.
A Sony HDTV to compliment the Sony PS3.
Toshiba was the other brand I was considering. Anyone know of any other serious contenders in the 26" 720p market?
P.S The 26" Sony I found was just £400, cheapest price I could find both online and in the shops. All I'm looking for is a 720p HDTV with a HDMI connection and one that doesn't swamp my room and I'll be happy.
Check out the toshiba regza's. there LCD screens but you will see the difference between those and any lcd t.v. They have blacker blacks with wonderful shades. the colors are also bright. I got a 37 inch regza and bought it at costco for 899. check them out at this site. it schools you on what you need to know about lcd. Contrast ratio is garbage if you look at this and learn that ratio actually takes away the original colors of a display in order to brighten it. http://www.regzalcdtv.com/
Good explanation. Simple and easy to understand, now I'ved got a good guide to carry when purchasing my first HDTV.
Probably next time put in some simple tips as well on what to pick - Plasma or LCD.
few problems with that article...I do not believe there is a single 720I tv on the market.
And they didn't give you much of any information that most users dont all ready know they give you the basics...nothing on the econmics...Like how a good 99% of tvs below 40 inches will not have 1080p with LCD tvs if you get anything below 40 inches your locked into 720p resolution no 1080i or 1080p for that matter..
There are better buying guides out there.
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