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alright guys , just about to buy a hdtv in the next few days , and upgrade from standard definiton , how much better is it from standard def , a huge difference or hardly noticeable?

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basicaly its something like this

 

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the dif... not much if you only have a 420 or 720... the difference shows up BIG when you have a 1080

 

i have 1080p <----- thats right, not 1080i, 1080p!!!! tounge2.gif

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Size has alot to do with it aswell I believe. You don't want it too big or it just looks crap.

 

Preview the TV on a HD station or HDDVD/BlueRay to make sure you don't get a crappy one.

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Its massive.

 

Whatever you do, don't think that 1080i will cut it. In my opinion, 720p is better as it refreshes the whole screen at once, not interlaced (i = interlaced, p = progressive). Progressive is ALWAYS better than interlaced.

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Its massive.

 

Whatever you do, don't think that 1080i will cut it. In my opinion, 720p is better as it refreshes the whole screen at once, not interlaced (i = interlaced, p = progressive). Progressive is ALWAYS better than interlaced.

it depends if you Have a DLP projector it looks the tits in 1080i but most games play in 720p witch is good.

 

480p is basically the same as normall TV witch is why the Wii is not really a next gen system Because that is all it can display

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All I can say is that it depends on the size of TV you're looking for. If I'm honest, as I happen to sell TVs for a living, if I was to consider buying one, I'd look at a lot of other things than just whether it's a 720p or a 1080p set for one. Things like whether it has features like Sony's 100Hz Motionflow, which makes stuff a lot easier to see when objects are moving fast. Refresh rate is another good one. I won't touch anything above 8ms as you begin to get Ghosting. Number of HDMI sockets is another factor if you plan to use your TV for just more than gaming (Upscaling DVD players, Sky-HD etc anyone?)

 

For anything sub 32", forget looking at 1080p, you don't need it. Unless you like sitting an inch away from your TV that is. Very very few manufacturers do full high def 32" panels, especially the TV companies. Prices are high, and results over 720p are minimal.

 

40" is really when you need to consider 1080p. Though, yet again, I'd go for, as an example, a Sony KDL-40D3000 over a KDL-40W2000 simply because the former has the motionflow and actually handles the PS3 better (I should know, we've one connected to both TVs at work). As a result, I'm holding out for the Sony KDL-40W3000.

 

For those going on about 1080i...you do realise that TV sets do not come as "1080i" TVs? 1080i is a broadcast standard, and has nothing to do with the TV screen's native resolution. Literally no high-def media (That is, your PS3, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD outputs etc) is 1080i. The 2 most common resolutions in the industry are 1366x768 (for your 720p) and 1920x1080 (for your 1080p). The sets then adjust themselves to the 1080i signal, and in the case of the 720p sets, they downscale. For high definition media, you'd be getting them in either 720p or 1080p, depending on the source of the media and the resolution of your TV.

 

(Note, 1080p is a media standard, not a broadcast standard).

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Hi, I too am planing on getting a HDTV.

 

Is this a good enough model for a 360 Samsung HD Ready 32 LE32R87BDX???

 

Trying to find the best deal and I know this aint a TV hunting site but a little advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Hi, I too am planing on getting a HDTV.

 

Is this a good enough model for a 360 Samsung HD Ready 32 LE32R87BDX???

 

Trying to find the best deal and I know this aint a TV hunting site but a little advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

Try currys. They knock some money off if you reserve one online. We got our Samsung 26" I think for a good price. It's nice as well. The downside is that the TV menu is a little slow at coming up. But you get used to it.

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^^^ Cheers man I'll check it out

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Try currys.

If one has done their homework to start with. Don't expect them to point you in the right direction for what TV to buy. For one, they don't know enough, and two, they get commision for selling certain products, not all. As a result, they'll point you towards what they want you to buy, not what is best for you.

 

Then again, if you're doing your homework and are competent, buy online. Just check the return policy first.

 

@mailman07: Upon googling, the first result was a hit from Tescos, so no. For comparison, Sony only sell one series of TVs to Supermarkets, the U series. That particular series, although High-Def and containing Freeview, is sub-standard for any specialist shop. It's not even a recognised TV in Sony's "BRAVIA" range, as it's not a BRAVIA television. The software package is sh*te, definately not on par with the "Best Resolution Audio Visual Integrated Architecture" TVs of the rest of the Sony range. My guess, looking at specs too, is that the Sharp is either on or below par of the U-series.

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