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Enjoying my new HDTV

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by easyheimer, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. easyheimer

    easyheimer Member

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    Well i just bought a HDTV today and holy shit does it make a difference. The picture is so much more detailed, and so much more clear. I got an xbox 360 and it is amazing on the HDTV. I really never knew there was this much of a difference, it just amazes me how technology is coming along.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Welcome to last year!

    go watch some playoffs.
     
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    bout time you figured it out....
     
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    lol, yeah, it was something stupid too. i didn't know how to change the video settings... AV1 AV2 etc.

    but now its working and damn...
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    i just helped my friend get herself a flat tube hdtv. she loves it. her dvd movies (with the upconvert) plays in 1080i. it's nice. i think i'm a get me one too!
     
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    I'm watchign playoffs on my 44" DLP in HD rigtht now, HD FTW! :)
     
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    indeed. HD football is great, especially after 4 j's and a few hits from a pipe :) Mike the flamer knows what I am talking about. :)

    I'm suprised B isn't talking about 1080i is so 3 weeks ago, and regular DVD's are so...now, since 1080p DVD's aren't out yet.
     
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    Go tampa bay!
     
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    1080i is so 2005 :p

    but i don't care for sports much, and watching friends re-runs in HD just doesn't do it :p until you get courtney cox hard nipple shot in hi def!! lol

    i dunno... i like it for its clearity more than anything else.

    I honestly don't think my eyes are good enough to tell the difference between an hd movie and a normal 480p movie upconverted.... the display on my tv owns.... rocks the piss out out my old 1080i plasma...
     
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    haha, lemmie guess b, you are savin for the new Sony SXRD.

    actually i was at circut city the other day and they had the new sony next to last years XBR 32" flat-tube and the XBR was clearer than the SXRD.



    IMO
    flat tube > DLP

    watch Finding Nemo on both and tell me which one is clearer.
     
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    nope, i wasn't impressed by the sxrd

    i bought a 50" samsung 1080p
     
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    Whichever one I can turn off first.
     
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    tubes suck. too freakin big and bulky. sure, the picutre may be "SLIGHTLY" better.... but you can't even find a 50" tube tv anymore.... and its still a tube tv.... it may be clearer, but my eyes aren't good enough to tell...
     
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    can i ask how much that ran you?

    anyone have a quick run down on the i vs p ratings?

    what would a tube tv get if it were rated using that scale?

    did they ever make such a thing?
    i thought everything that large was projection...

    and its funny that you started this thread cause i PM'ed B about this exact thing about a week or 2 ago asking him if the gaming experience was that much better...
     
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    i = interlaced
    p = progressive.

    in english, interlacing is line-doubling.
    thus, 1080i is REALLY 540p.
    so 720p is actually CRISPER picture.... but as you get into larger displays, the pixels grow in INCHES.

    1080p doubles the pixels of a 720p display... thus, making the actual pixel size half as large... and thus, a clearer picture.

    1080p is the only way to go IMO if you want to stay with it. 1080i is just going to become off the market weekly..... within a year, you probably won't be able to find many 1080i sets anymore, just like edtv (480p) sets are very few and betweeen now.

    my tv was 3500 from crustchifled w/ stand.
     
  16. Black Widow g2

    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    well, i won't argue with getting an 800 dollar tv for fucking 500 dollars. so, yea. i don't care if it's last month, last week, or last year. a deal's a deal and all i got is a 40" old tube tv.

    stop pissing in my cheerios, b. :p
     
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