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Old 02-21-2006, 07:29 AM   #1
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HDTV thread

SO talk about what HDTV you have or what you want.

Im looking to spend $2000 or so on at lest a 32inc but id like to get a 42 or so.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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i have a 42" LG that i paid £1400 for, worth every penny
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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42" sony bravia LCD $4000 or so
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Re: HDTV thread

im buying a 23 inch samsung LCD HDTV monitor for 750.
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Old 02-21-2006, 01:45 PM   #5
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hey Scooby you should check out this site - www.infinitphoto.com - good site with great prices...im acutally looking to get this tv from there once my current tv craps out on me.

Samsung HLR4266 42 Inch 16:9 DLP Rear Projection HDTV - $1249

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Samsung HL-P5085W 50 - $1699

if anyone is good here with hdtv info can u answer this - - i read on one site that rear projection isnt good for gaming....true or false? im asking because i want to get a DLP tv but a lot of them, well all, are rear projection....

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:39 PM   #6
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96" screen, DLP front projector from InFocus.

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32 in lcd for $899
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Re: HDTV thread

i dont think projectors are as good quality as the tvs cause i have a dlp projector and dont think the graphics compare to a dlp tv

i dont have enough room for 96" but thats sweet
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:03 PM   #9
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Re: HDTV thread

Hey scooby... check out http://www.pricegrabber.com

Awesome site... I just used it today to find a 1GB Mini SanDisk memory stick for my phone. You can check by model, price, diagonal size... almost any feautre you can think of.

Mine, in case you hadn't seen my Gamer Profile thread, is a Sony Grand WEGA 50" LCD. Love it, love it, love it. Everybody loves it and methinks its the most popular screen in the neighborhood. I paid $2500 for it about 2 years ago, and that was a wholesale price. It retailed for upwards of $4500 then, but HDTVs are coming down fast nowadays.

And don't forget about that law that Pres. Bush signed saying that in Feb of 2009 all analog TV transmissions will cease. Might be worth saving up for an HD set if you don't have one already.
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Re: HDTV thread

I'm using my 20" Dell 2005FPW with the 360 VGA Adapter and Optical + Optical Audio right now until I decide if I really need an HDTV and if I do, which one.

I've been looking at the 50" Grand WEGA SXRD for a while now and had actually decided to get it after it dropped in price recently from $4000 to $3500 (can be had at Circuit City for almost $3000 now), but now I've been reconsidering lately. For one, it doesn't take actual 1080p signals, but takes 1080i and upcoverts it to progressive scan, even if the original input is 1080p. Also, the lack of 1080p inputs or even 1080i makes 1080p seem like overkill right now anyway. Despite what Sony says, I have no illusions that the PS3 will play games at 1080p unless it's something stupid like Tetris™ TruHD™. It will do Blu-Ray movies at 1080p, but not many (if any) games. Then there is the extra $1000 premium at least on 1080p TVs vs. comparable 720p sets, the next generation of SXRDs shown at CES (these ones actually take a 1080p signal at 1080p@24Hz or 1080p@30Hz) and are also about 30% thinner.

I'll either wait to see the new 55" SXRD or go with a 720p LCD. In the meantime I can't argue with 720p on a 20" screen and 5.1 surround sound. Anyone else notice the LFE on 360 games are pretty weak?
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:08 AM   #11
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Re: HDTV thread

hey thanks for posting sites for me to check out, seems most people have LCD's so is that what everyone thinks is the best for gaming?
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Re: HDTV thread

are there any HDTV buffs here?
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I don't know about 'buff' but I'd say I know more than most.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:29 AM   #14
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I don't know about 'buff' but I'd say I know more than most.
is this a good TV for the money Samsung LN-R238WA 23" Widescreen HDTV-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TV or are there better, that TV cost 730 brand new at amazon.
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Re: HDTV thread

i got my Westinghouse LTV-w1 32-inch LCD for $960 with tax at bestbuy, it was on sale its normally $1200, but it will probably be on sale again soon
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Re: HDTV thread

We recently bought two Westinghouse LCDs (37" and a 32") together they cost around $3,000. I wouldnt' recommend them for gaming however, not on the 360 anyway. Many games have incredibly jagged lines. I think it has something to do with the refresh rates (even though 12ms should be fine, it doesn't seem to be the case here). The good thing about the 37" is that it has great picture quality for the price and it accepts 1080p signals from the DVI/HDCP port. Fun for PC gaming and will be nice with the upcoming Blu-Ray players and PS3, but its useless for the 360.

What I'd suggest is going to your local Electronics place and looking at their TVs, and bringing in your 360 and checking out the games on the different ones. If they REALLY want a sale they'll do it. You don't want to waste a grand or more on something you'll be unhappy with.

EDIT - gamertag: have you noticed any jagged lines on your model? If not, maybe it might just be a bad set and I can exchange it.
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Re: HDTV thread

no i havent seen any jagged lines it looks beautiful to me, i checked real quick and the response/refresh rate of the 32 inch is 8ms, i dont know about the 37 though
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Re: HDTV thread

I'm gonna have to go speak to Best Buy, as I shouldn't be seeing them. The colors are amazing but the jagged lines from the 2x anti-aliasing are accented it seems. Something the HDTV specialist guy refered to about the problem with bad LCDs. Hopefully its just a bad set, but if not, I'll have to live with it. Westinghouse LVM-37w1
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i hate best buy, i only go there if i have to :P
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I'm gonna have to go speak to Best Buy, as I shouldn't be seeing them. The colors are amazing but the jagged lines from the 2x anti-aliasing are accented it seems. Something the HDTV specialist guy refered to about the problem with bad LCDs. Hopefully its just a bad set, but if not, I'll have to live with it. Westinghouse LVM-37w1
damn 1080p, you goin witha blu-ray or HD-dvd player? or neither
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"i dont think projectors are as good quality as the tvs cause i have a dlp projector and dont think the graphics compare to a dlp tv"

It's all relative. For example an image that size needs the right signal. A projector needs component connections minimum, and needs to be properly calibrated.

All projectors are not created equal either.

A $5k plasma will probably look better than a $1k projector. However a $3k pj will give it a run for the money with 4 times (or more) the screen real estate.

I've had lots of buds enjoy this system,, everybody always prefers the 8 foot screen, and the 360 really shines there at 1080i.
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damn 1080p, you goin witha blu-ray or HD-dvd player? or neither
Goin with blu-ray . For the price of an HD-DVD player ($500-800) I could probably a buy a PS3, so I'm going that route for hi-def movies.
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I don't know about 'buff' but I'd say I know more than most.
is this a good TV for the money Samsung LN-R238WA 23" Widescreen HDTV-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TV or are there better, that TV cost 730 brand new at amazon.
Resolution looks good. 720p or higher is what you want, and it is that. Brightness is pretty standard on LCDs, contrast ratio is lower than newer LCDs, but 3000:1 is in no way bad. Response time is 12ms which should be good enough. The problem is different companies measure response times in different ways in order to make it look faster than it really is, so you should really see it in person at your local electronics store to be sure. Anything under 16ms SHOULD be good though. See it in a store and put on a news channel with the crawl at the bottom or a football or basketball game. If you see ghosting (i.e. fast moving images leaving a trail), look elsewhere, especially if you want to game on this TV. Inputs look good with 1 HDMI and 2 Component hookups for a total of 3 HD inputs, and it looks like it has a VGA adapter too so you can hook it up to your PC. As for the value, that's kind of subjective. But after a glance at prices, it seems for a 23 inch LCD that's not a bad price. Even Dell's 23" TV is about $800 so $730 looks to be a pretty good deal. Most other 23" LCD HDTVs seem to be $800-1100 after a cursory glance.
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I not a rich man, he11, I'm a freshman, but still I saved up my money and got a Phillips CRT 30". I couldn't be happier.
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lol i know what you mean im 17 and need a car for next year cause im not taking the bus as a senior no matter what i stalled this year and bought a 360
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lol i know what you mean im 17 and need a car for next year cause im not taking the bus as a senior no matter what i stalled this year and bought a 360
haha good thing you do not go to my school, we do not even have bussing to highschool since we're poor.
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I've got a 52' HDTV with some custom made surround sound system.
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I have a 62" DLP. I reccommend DLP over any other technology out there, unless you want to spend 10's of thousands of dollars. Projector is good for Movies and video games but not for TV.
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>Projector is good for Movies and video games but not for TV.

Yep, standard TV sucks on projectors, there is just not enough resolution.

HDTV is another matter, it blows dvd away.
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i might get a ps3 as well!
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