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Topic # 25285 17-Aug-2008 19:34
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Hey guys

Im currently working as a general sales person on the weekends and the majority of questions I get are about high definition TVs etc. I was wondering if someone can give me some information on the following questions which are the ones I get asked the most and any other relevant information would be great.

1. What is the difference between Plasma and LCD
2. Why would one choose LCD over Plasma or Plasma over LCD
3. How can I get HD on a HD ready TV
4. Why wouldn't I buy a TV with Freeview-HD built in
5. If I buy any Freeview box will I instantly have HD
6. What is full HD

and if someone can explain recovory rates and different things about MPs.

Cheers

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  Reply # 157571 17-Aug-2008 19:54
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1. Link
2. As above
3. HD ready usually means 720p. Its 1280x720 resolution.
4. Can't see any reason not to other than the price and zero UHF coverage (see freeview website)
5. As long as it's plugged into a UHF aerial with good coverage.
6. 1080p. Its 1920x1080 resolution

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  Reply # 157576 17-Aug-2008 20:11
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#6 if you buy a Free View HD box, a HDMI cable and a HDTV then you will get HD. If you put a normal freeview into a HDTV you woun't get HD. If you just buy freeview HD and you don't have a HDTV then you won't get HD. LCD and Plamsas are most of the time HD. But the old thick tvs (CRT) arn't HD

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