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Old 11th November 2006, 00:06   #76
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So right now i am only thinking of buying a laptop with atleast 17" screen size or upgrade my desktop to atleast 19"monitor and also add ext.TV tuner.Screen size of 19"LCD monitor is equal to 21"CRT TV.
I am writing this on a 17 inch LCD TFT monitor. So, listen to me. A 17" monitor costs about 12K, and 19" about 24K. In addition, movies suck on LCD monitors meant for computers. It is brilliant for still pictures, but moment the pictures start moving, it is a different story. The LCD TVs are optimized for both movies and computer, that's different, but don't expect great movie quality on normal LCD monitors.
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An update.

The panasonic showroom in koramangala, now has a 100Hz tv, which is hd ready and is 1080i. I guess its much better than the current crop of LCD. Guess it can even compete upto 32inch lcd tv. I can pretty easily notice the lag in lcd with fast moving objects. This is not the case with CRT. So i guess still this 100hz model from panasonic is a good choice. And its just 30k.
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Old 11th November 2006, 19:15   #78
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I am writing this on a 17 inch LCD TFT monitor. So, listen to me. A 17" monitor costs about 12K, and 19" about 24K. In addition, movies suck on LCD monitors meant for computers. It is brilliant for still pictures, but moment the pictures start moving, it is a different story. The LCD TVs are optimized for both movies and computer, that's different, but don't expect great movie quality on normal LCD monitors.
I know all this stuff.
But i am not talking about normal LCD monitors.There are some laptop's [with budget of around $2000-2500] monitors with latest resolution WXGA/WUXGA can compete with LCD TV .
For usual TV viewing,CRT TV still rocks.
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Old 12th November 2006, 10:30   #79
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I know all this stuff.
But i am not talking about normal LCD monitors.There are some laptop's [with budget of around $2000-2500] monitors with latest resolution WXGA/WUXGA can compete with LCD TV .
I thought you were talking about desktop/standalone monitors. I recently did extensive reseach on LCD/Plasma TVs and concluded that Plasma is the way to go. The LCD TV pictures can look really bad if you are viewing from an angle, especially in the vertically plane, you seating will have to be perfect. I finally bought the Samsung PS50Q7H.
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Samurai, Have you seen the Samsung Bordeaux R7. I am considering this model as soon as the price drops below a lakh.
I have found this to be very good. I had a plasma 42" as a demo piece for one month, the LG42PX4RV and dint find it that great.
Also the common problems of Plasma, burnin, shorter life span, and higher power consumption plus the plasma market is diminishing and LCD looks the best option for the future.
The samsung 40R7 40" LCD is really very good it has a 178deg viewing angle and it's response time is also sufficiently reduced to 8ms. The resolution is 1344x768.
Have you researched this model what's your say for this model?
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A 17" monitor costs about 12K, and 19" about 24K.
19" LCD monitor costs less than Rs.15,000.
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19" LCD monitor costs less than Rs.15,000.
And of what quality would that be...

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Samurai, Have you seen the Samsung Bordeaux R7. I am considering this model as soon as the price drops below a lakh.
I have found this to be very good. I had a plasma 42" as a demo piece for one month, the LG42PX4RV and dint find it that great.
Yes, I compared all that, the black levels on LCD come nowhere close to that of Plasma. I compared Sony Bravia V and S series, Sont LCD projection TV, Samsung DLP projection TV, Sanyo LCD projectors, DLP projectors, LCD TVs and Plasma TVs over a year. I found Samsung Plasma to have the best picture quality, imagine 10000:1 contrast ratio.

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Also the common problems of Plasma, burnin, shorter life span, and higher power consumption plus the plasma market is diminishing and LCD looks the best option for the future.
Apparently, you are not following the latest improvements in Plasma. The model I got has 60,000 hour lamp life.

BTW, this talk about LCD, Plasma are getting off-topic in a Flat TV discussion. We shouldn't discuss this unless nobody has objections.
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19" LCD monitor costs less than Rs.15,000.
yep, you are right. been browsing through ritchie street on saturday & this is what i did.

The combinations i tried. Viewsonic 19" - Rs.13,700 + Rs. 2500/- for a LCD specific ext. tuner + 7700/- for a video capture card with software to convert all video files to dvd format. total cost - 23,900/-. swap a samsung 19" & goes up by 600k = 24,500/-.
why do i need ext tuner as well as video capture (internal card) ?
because, if i buy only the ext standalone card, i cannot get a video in into the computer to capture the video. if i get only the video capture card, then i have to switch on the PC everytime i want to watch the TV. disadvantage of having both is you have to keep switching the monitor cable from the PC to the Ext TV tuner.

So to avoid all these hassles, i rushed to Spence Plaza, VIVEK's & got myself a Phillips 100Hz TV for Rs.23,500 which is HD ready & simply AWESOME. No LCD could better that. So i have decided to stick with my current CRT monitor for a while or maybe even get a 17" real flat monitor for 6.2k & wait & watch the LCD prices drop in the meantime.

so tell me guys, have i made a good decision or what ? i love the phillips 100Hz & it is not hurting my eyes at all. Now i want to watch my entire DVD collections all over again for the sheer exhilirating pictures that i see on this TV.

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The panasonic showroom in koramangala, now has a 100Hz tv, which is hd ready and is 1080i. I guess its much better than the current crop of LCD. Guess it can even compete upto 32inch lcd tv. I can pretty easily notice the lag in lcd with fast moving objects. This is not the case with CRT. So i guess still this 100hz model from panasonic is a good choice. And its just 30k.11th November 2006 00:06
Yes, the panasonic 100Hz is also great & available for 29k in chennai, negotiable slightly. it has PIP as an added feature, but thats not useful when you have a STB. so i decided not to waste 5 k more for that.
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got myself a Phillips 100Hz TV for Rs.23,500
What is the model number ?
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Old 13th November 2006, 18:43   #85
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just got 42" plasma from samsung for 80k. very good pic quality with tata sky dth excecpt zee. Highly recommended to anyone looking for flat panel display.
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@samurai how much is Samsung PS50Q7H ? how many years warranty?
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What is the model number ?
it is 29PT8836/94. here is the link

http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...ESHQVHKFSEKI5P
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Have seen this Philips 100hz in viveks and it's AMAZING ! Just want to compare with other 100hz available out there but dealers don't seem to stock others.
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Have seen this Philips 100hz in viveks and it's AMAZING ! Just want to compare with other 100hz available out there but dealers don't seem to stock others.
Sony, Phillips, Samsung, LG & Panasonic have 100Hz models. Samsung & LG only have it in their brochures, i am not sure if they exist at all & they claim an atrocious 30k for it. Sony is something like 40+ & available on view in all the sony showrooms. Panasonic is available only in their brandshop in Tnagar.
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ANything but Onida. Philips 100Hz is really neat and pic quality is amazing. Wish it was available when i made my foolish Onida decision
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