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Topic # 15025 31-Jul-2007 19:10
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Hi all.  First Post.

I am looking at upgrading the old crt tv in favour of a LCD screen.  I am interested in the 32 inch range and more specifically, the new Sony Bravia D series ($2,500).  My questions are as follows:

1.  Is there really that much difference in the day to day picture quality (sky digital, DVD's) between a full hd tv compared to say the bravia which isn't? (if i was to purchase this tv I would also get a hdmi dvd player).

2.  Does anyone know of any manufactures offering full hd tv's in the 32 inch range, any coming on stream soon, or if it will eventually head in that direction where all LCD tv's are full hd within say a year or two? (i am aware of one but imagine the cost would be up there).

I just dont want to be caught shelling out hard earned coin now when I could wait for a little while and get something that may be better future proofed (full hd).  I get sick of sales people knowing less than I do (which is not much) about all this stuff.

Thanks in advance.




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  Reply # 80617 31-Jul-2007 19:25
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J86: Hi all.  First Post.

I am looking at upgrading the old crt tv in favour of a LCD screen.  I am interested in the 32 inch range and more specifically, the new Sony Bravia D series ($2,500).  My questions are as follows:

1.  Is there really that much difference in the day to day picture quality (sky digital, DVD's) between a full hd tv compared to say the bravia which isn't? (if i was to purchase this tv I would also get a hdmi dvd player).

2.  Does anyone know of any manufactures offering full hd tv's in the 32 inch range, any coming on stream soon, or if it will eventually head in that direction where all LCD tv's are full hd within say a year or two? (i am aware of one but imagine the cost would be up there).

I just dont want to be caught shelling out hard earned coin now when I could wait for a little while and get something that may be better future proofed (full hd).  I get sick of sales people knowing less than I do (which is not much) about all this stuff.

Thanks in advance.





You're not going to notice the difference between a 720p picture and a 1080p picture on a 32" screen, it's simply too small. That reason alone is probably why there aren't any 32" 1080p Full HD TV's around. I would imagine that in the future all LCD screens will move towards full 1920x1080 as that's now becoming the norm. Just be aware that some LCD's on the market now that say they are 1920x1080 can also only handle 1080i and not full 1080p

Since DVD's and Sky TV are all standard definition it doesn't matter whether you have a 720p or full HD 1080p TV, the picture will still be the same.

Personally I don't think 1080p is such a big deal in the short term, all the indications so far are that our HD broadcasts here once they start will be 720p and 1080i.

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  Reply # 80624 31-Jul-2007 19:41
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sbiddle: ...

Personally I don't think 1080p is such a big deal in the short term, all the indications so far are that our HD broadcasts here once they start will be 720p and 1080i.


While that is true probably about broadcast TV being 720p or 1080i  both HD DVD and BluRay support 1080p. I would agree in a 32" set it's hardly noticeable but 50" and above, if I were purchasing a HDTV set now I would make sure it was 1080p (having purchased a PS3 :-)  )


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  Reply # 80626 31-Jul-2007 19:49
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sbiddle:
You're not going to notice the difference between a 720p picture and a 1080p picture on a 32" screen, it's simply too small. That reason alone is probably why there aren't any 32" 1080p Full HD TV's around. I would imagine that in the future all LCD screens will move towards full 1920x1080 as that's now becoming the norm. Just be aware that some LCD's on the market now that say they are 1920x1080 can also only handle 1080i and not full 1080p



Shame really, I'd love a 1080p as a computer monitor, The dot pitch (pixel sizing) is just awful (large, low resolution) on almost all the smaller LCD TV's.


1080p is lovely to look at video, I remember downloading some demo 1080p vids a few years back (I was one of the lucky few whom had a capable PC then) shame for all the DRM


BAsically, if the price is right, Go for the best you can afford, and ensure you take a dark DVD along to check how light or uneven the blacks are, cartoons (Shrek/MonstersInc) that the stores play will always look "wondeful" the other test is to show a fully white display and look for irregularities like patches of green/yellow.

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  Reply # 80638 31-Jul-2007 21:35
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If I was in the market for a new large screen TV (ie 40" or bigger) I'd currently be holding off. With the DVB-T Freeview launch in February we will start seeing TV's here with integrated Freeview tuners, the unknown question at this stage is how long these will take to appear since very few manufactuers currently have sets with MPEG4 capable hardware.



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  Reply # 80647 31-Jul-2007 22:20
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I would get as many pixels as possible...

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  Reply # 80658 31-Jul-2007 22:59
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The TV market is currently in transition. If you buy the TV you're considering it will be outdated quickly (similar to if you buy a computer). Within 6-12 months I would expect the majority of larger TVs to support 1080p at prices similar to what you pay today for one which supports 1080i.




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  Reply # 80994 3-Aug-2007 12:11
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hold off buying one i'd say ... if you had to then get the cheapest one and wait till the revolution completes itself :)




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I don't think you'll find any 1080p displays below 37"

bond and bond have a great deal on a 1080p display at the moment

Teac 37" Full HD 1080p LCD Television  $1993

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/shop.do?cID=111&pID=5086


I've got the acer at3705-mgw which is a 1080p 37" display which i love playing 360 games and hd dvds on.
but you've got to remember that current tv won't look very good close up.

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  Reply # 82417 14-Aug-2007 22:28
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Well you can get a 24" dell LCD for $1049...

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  Reply # 82445 15-Aug-2007 08:25
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spideronfire: I don't think you'll find any 1080p displays below 37"

bond and bond have a great deal on a 1080p display at the moment

Teac 37" Full HD 1080p LCD Television $1993

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/shop.do?cID=111&pID=5086


I've got the acer at3705-mgw which is a 1080p 37" display which i love playing 360 games and hd dvds on.
but you've got to remember that current tv won't look very good close up.


I don't think on a 37" display you will be able to tell the diffrernce between 720P and 1080P.. Needs to be 42" or larger..




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  Reply # 82454 15-Aug-2007 09:08
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That teac lcd looks very good! it is in fact a rebranded amoi screen but from what these guys at DV forum in Aus dug up its a quality screen with 1:1 pixel mapping etc etc (admitedly they are looking at the 42" version but its the same series of screen)
http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtopic=40268&st=0

and some pics of the screen in action

http://cchrisc.cc.funpic.de/Pics/Amoi_LCD_paragon/

Looks good to me! right price and does what i need it to do. hmmmmm

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