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Old 19th October 2010, 09:56   #4051
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HD-ready means that the TV can take an HD input which is 1920x1080p (or 1080p as it's called) . Here "p" means progressive. Most of the HD ready sets have also have a native resolution of 1920x1080i (1080i as it's called), "i" means interlaced, along with 720p resolution support (1366x768p in your case). A progressive scan is better than the interlaced. Even though these HD-ready TV's have 1080i resolution it's better to set the source for 720p instead of 1080i as this will give you a better PQ. You can even set your source to 1080p and the TV will downscale it to it's native resolution of 720p.
What I meant was that full HD source would have a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The so called HD ready TV offers lower resolution panels. That is fine for 720p source, but not for 1080 source. Regarding 1080p and 1080i, the difference is in electronics and not in the panel. Innitially 1080i was introduced to reduce the cost. This has very little justification today.

The eye resolves objects in terms of angles. Hence as the viewing distance grows longer, the pixel that can be resolved by the eye has to be larger.

I have noticed that on my 24" monitor, full HD movie has a better perceived resolution, even at 8 feet, compared to a VCR/DVD source, hence I feel that even though you may not be able to resolve each pixel of HD at 6-10 feet, the final picture as perceived by eye is more pleasant.
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Old 19th October 2010, 12:23   #4052
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bought a pana 42" x 20 for 40500.
when compared with my other plasma pv8, the picture quality is a bit low for sd viewing.
i have connected it with sun hd and all the 4 hd channels are a treat to watch
guys please suggest me a media player through which i can connect my hard disk to play movies(mkv files) in my new plasma
Hey Congrats, my cousin also bought a 42X20 yesterday. Looks good to my eyes but gotta play some HD material and see. For the media player there is this thread already existing -> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ontent-tv.html (Networked Media Players - Play External HDD Content on TV) .. I've been using Xtreamer for quite sometime. It has it's glitches but working fine for me till now.

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What I meant was that full HD source would have a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The so called HD ready TV offers lower resolution panels. That is fine for 720p source, but not for 1080 source. Regarding 1080p and 1080i, the difference is in electronics and not in the panel. Innitially 1080i was introduced to reduce the cost. This has very little justification today.
1080p source looks perfectly fine with a 720p display if you are sitting at a proper distance. I've already mentioned that forget about 1080i and watch HD in 720p if you have a HD ready panel.

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I have noticed that on my 24" monitor, full HD movie has a better perceived resolution, even at 8 feet, compared to a VCR/DVD source, hence I feel that even though you may not be able to resolve each pixel of HD at 6-10 feet, the final picture as perceived by eye is more pleasant.
What you are comparing is HD source to SD source (DVD etc). SD source is around 480i/p. Here you'll surely see the difference and there is no doubt about. That's why we are moving towards Blu-ray. But the question here is that will there be a any difference in the picture quality if I sit at 8ft distance and running a BD on both Full HD and HD ready panel of 32 or 42 inch, side by side. I think not.
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thanks mate,will go through the thread.
any idea about the cost of xtremer at present.
also heard about a usb to hdmi converter-thought of hooking this to my laptop and use it instead of hd media player.will the picture quality be the same?
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^^

Xtreamer Pro - approx Rs 13000/-

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Lg is offering LED TV 42" for 70,000 and also gives a 320GB HDD free.
They claim to read AVI/MPEG4, however I could not find out whether they read popular Camcorder AVCHD/AVCHD lite formats mts and m2ts?
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What is your room size and viewing distance? And the purpose of the TV will be watch what kind of source(normal Sat TV/DVD/BD/Gaming)? 100Hz does make a difference if there is fast moving objects. But here I think the refresh rate also plays a big role.
Kaushik,
Our Living Room is roughly 12x15 (width by length), and the sofa sits about 10 feet from the TV table. 70% of the content will be Satellite television either from Airtel or Tata Sky HD and 30% from the DVD. I dont think the TV will ever be used for gaming.

Edit: I can get another 2 feet if I can reposition my TV table and sofa.
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Lg is offering LED TV 42" for 70,000 and also gives a 320GB HDD free.
They claim to read AVI/MPEG4, however I could not find out whether they read popular Camcorder AVCHD/AVCHD lite formats mts and m2ts?

Hi tsk1979, I recently bought a 32' LG LED TV. It sure plays AVI/MPEG4, it also plays .MKV format. Not sure if it plays mts and m2ts as I don't have any videos in that format. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the TV. Are yu looking at LE5300 or LE5500?
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Old 19th October 2010, 16:14   #4058
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thanks mate,will go through the thread.
any idea about the cost of xtremer at present.
also heard about a usb to hdmi converter-thought of hooking this to my laptop and use it instead of hd media player.will the picture quality be the same?
If you check in ebay you can get the xtreamer with the WiFi dongle for around 8,990 and if you've any discount coupon then the price will come down to 8k also. I bought mine from ebay from a Mumbai based seller. They are reliable as one of my friend also bought the same from them without any hassle.
Not sure about the USB to HDMI converter. If the conversion is done properly then it may of similar picture quality.

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Kaushik,
Our Living Room is roughly 12x15 (width by length), and the sofa sits about 10 feet from the TV table. 70% of the content will be Satellite television either from Airtel or Tata Sky HD and 30% from the DVD. I dont think the TV will ever be used for gaming.

Edit: I can get another 2 feet if I can reposition my TV table and sofa.
Hi Rocky, for your viewing distance 42 inch would be a good choice. My viewing distance is roughly 13.5ft and I feel the need of 50inch ;-). Sometimes i sit at 9-10 ft also and that distance 42 inch seems to be the perfect fit.
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Even though these HD-ready TV's have 1080i resolution it's better to set the source for 720p instead of 1080i as this will give you a better PQ. You can even set your source to 1080p and the TV will downscale it to it's native resolution of 720p.
Thanks for clarifying that.

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It's not exactly a slogan or marketing gimmick but actually a representation of the TV's capability.

If a TV is HD-ready then it can always receive HD signals. Period.
And I had mentioned before also and saying it again, you just can't make out the difference in PQ between a HD ready and Full HD TV depending on your viewing distance. For a 32 inch TV there won't be any difference visible unless you sit very close (3ft approx).
I'd actually thought so too. Cause on my research, I found that HD-Ready is not a marketing gimmick but the capability of the TV to display HD. Also that unless you are sitting very close to a TV that is larger than 32" - HD-Ready or Full-HD makes no difference. Just wanted a clarification. Thanks again.

But anyone used VU televisions? I have heard some good reviews but not sure if anyone owns and has used a VU television here.
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Hi Rocky, for your viewing distance 42 inch would be a good choice. My viewing distance is roughly 13.5ft and I feel the need of 50inch ;-). Sometimes i sit at 9-10 ft also and that distance 42 inch seems to be the perfect fit.
Thanks bud, The only problem is how the PQ will be for SD on 40+ inchers?

During our last visit to HomeTown, we saw 'zoom' channel on Samsung 40" and the PQ looked disastrous at 8-10ft.
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Why are we discussing HDready when proper HD TVs and media is available?
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Hi tsk1979, I recently bought a 32' LG LED TV. It sure plays AVI/MPEG4, it also plays .MKV format. Not sure if it plays mts and m2ts as I don't have any videos in that format. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the TV. Are yu looking at LE5300 or LE5500?
We are looking at 42" TV for around 70000rs
I am told Local Dimming is best. The TV with local dimming in 42" size is listed as 99000, however I think actual prices are much lower.
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tsk, there is always a difference of 10 to 15% on list price (on site) and what you get in the market. Look for another 1 to 2 K discount if you pay cash rather than swipe your card.
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We are looking at 42" TV for around 70000rs
I am told Local Dimming is best. The TV with local dimming in 42" size is listed as 99000, however I think actual prices are much lower.
You need to bargain hard, i mean really hard. I was quoted 55k for a 32", managed to get it for 46k. The PQ is amazing (referring to LE 55 series) Not really sure about "local dimming".
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Today bought a L20" Slim LED- LCD Monitor E2040T, costing Rs 6800.
LGís claims that the new LED LCD Monitor employs LED backlight panel that displays clearer pictures than CCFL panels and higher contrast ratio. The Chassis design is quite slim and has a piano gloss finish. The display monitor outputs a 1600x900 resolution with a digital fine contrast DFC 5,000,000:1 with over 16.7 million colors.
The monitor hosts dual connectivity options (VGA, DVI-D), thereby allowing users to simultaneously connect two monitors. DVI-D cable needs to be purchased separately. Power consumption is quite low 21 watts. Manual screen setting adjustments include (Monochrome, Sepia, Guassian Blur), and a 5ms response time.
I feel the monitor is quite bright I had to turn down the contrast & brightness to suit my preference. Overall I feel itís a value for money product.
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