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Old 12th December 2007, 18:00   #706
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Yup, you are correct. Sorry for the mistake. Its VGA and not DVI.

19 inch ViewSonic Monitor with 2ms refresh rate & DVI is 10K+. Try Ankit in Bangalore SP Road. Prices could have come down.

I just got a 22 inch LCD for 11.7K from Dell. Internal discount for Dell guys. Actual price is 15.7K. this is with 5ms

Both these monitors have DVI and Viewsonic comes with inbuilt speakers.
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Old 14th December 2007, 05:51   #707
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Im using viewsonic 19" DVi.. really good monitor must say.
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DLP has been available in India since a long time
Samsung sells DLP models.
Correction to what I said earlier.
Samsung used to sell DLP's but the don't any longer.
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Old 17th December 2007, 13:02   #709
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Going in for a 40" LCD - Samsung LA40R81B.
Could not find any India reviews for this model, If anyone has purchased this model could you please provide your feedback if any ?
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[FONT=Arial][/FONT]SAMSUNG's Digital World - LCD TV | LA40R81B
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Going in for a 40" LCD - Samsung LA40R81B.
Could not find any India reviews for this model, If anyone has purchased this model could you please provide your feedback if any ?
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[FONT=Arial][/FONT]SAMSUNG's Digital World - LCD TV | LA40R81B
I bought the same model and size LCD during Diwali and i am extremely happy with its performance. However, the only grouch is that the sound output ain't the best. But, then if you hook it up to a HT, then this shouldn't be a worry.
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Just heard from a friend that Panasonic Plasma HD 42" is available for 69k, along with 4 gold coins. Throw in an old TV for exchange and get an additional 4k off. Net effective price would be around 60k.

This seems to be the offer on the latest model, sounds pretty neat.

The same stuff was available around Diwali for 82k incl all offers... So if all this is true, than that's >20k price drop.

I would expect LCDs also to follow up...

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Just seen a Panasonic Viera 32" ad from ezone for 36k on the newspaper.
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Old 25th December 2007, 11:30   #713
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I would rather go with the 3LCD RPTV. Though its an old but proven technology.. it has its own advantages and disadvantages,, but a VFM for a big screen..
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Going in for a 40" LCD - Samsung LA40R81B.
Could not find any India reviews for this model, If anyone has purchased this model could you please provide your feedback if any ?
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[FONT=Arial][/FONT]SAMSUNG's Digital World - LCD TV | LA40R81B
I have the same set. Pic quality is great when DVDs are played. For normal Tata sky setup picture will be a bit jittered at edges. May be 32 inches would be prefect. Sound is clear and crip.
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Just heard from a friend that Panasonic Plasma HD 42" is available for 69k, along with 4 gold coins. Throw in an old TV for exchange and get an additional 4k off. Net effective price would be around 60k.

This seems to be the offer on the latest model, sounds pretty neat.

The same stuff was available around Diwali for 82k incl all offers... So if all this is true, than that's >20k price drop.

I would expect LCDs also to follow up...

But before buying plasma make sure that you know the basics of plasma. Please see wikipedia for details. Life of plasma is lesser than LCD. and current consumption is almost double. So it may not run on your invertor
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Old 29th December 2007, 07:53   #716
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Two queries in the Home Entertainment section

1.Can a regular DVD player which has HDMI out play HD DVDís (1080p/i) ?
I am not referring to Blu-Ray, I'm talking about standard HD DVD's

2.There are DVD Players in India like Sony DVPNS78H and Samsung DVD-HD870 which have image upscaling upto 1080p/i, Has anyone tried if there is any noticeable difference on an LCD/Plasma with standard DVD movies upscaled using these players?
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no. DVD players with HDMI cant play HD-DVD. Its a different thing altogather. HDMI ports help in reducing losses of signal and improving clarity and sharpness in the picture which normal Audio video cables cannot give.
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Two queries in the Home Entertainment section

1.Can a regular DVD player which has HDMI out play HD DVDís (1080p/i) ?
I am not referring to Blu-Ray, I'm talking about standard HD DVD's
- I dont know what you mean by standard HD DVD.

- There are standard DVD players (MPEG-2)

- HD upconverting DVD players (that upconvert standard DVDs) and

- True HD quality DVD's in two competing formats - BluRay and HD-DVD, or dual format DVD players that play both these formats (LG was the first to announce one). You need to get BluRay or HD-DVD DVDs to play on appropriate players.

- HDMI is only the digital interface between the DVD player and the display
- The upconvertor DVD players do have either 1080i output (samsung has one for 5K) or 1080p (Samsung has one for 6K).

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- I dont know what you mean by standard HD DVD.

- There are standard DVD players (MPEG-2)

- HD upconverting DVD players (that upconvert standard DVDs) and

- True HD quality DVD's in two competing formats - BluRay and HD-DVD, or dual format DVD players that play both these formats (LG was the first to announce one). You need to get BluRay or HD-DVD DVDs to play on appropriate players.

- HDMI is only the digital interface between the DVD player and the display
- The upconvertor DVD players do have either 1080i output (samsung has one for 5K) or 1080p (Samsung has one for 6K).
By Standard HD DVD, I meant not the Blu Ray format. I understand that HDMI is only the digital interface, specified it just to denote normal DVD players.

Not sure what you meant by the last point. I wanted to know if there was a noticeable difference in picture quality with an upscaled image as per what this feature in the DVD player.
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By Standard HD DVD, I meant not the Blu Ray format. I understand that HDMI is only the digital interface, specified it just to denote normal DVD players.

Not sure what you meant by the last point. I wanted to know if there was a noticeable difference in picture quality with an upscaled image as per what this feature in the DVD player.
I guess you did not get it..Let me try and explain..

There are two broad types of quality - standard definition and high definition. The DVD's that you get are MPEG-2 compression with standard definition. There are multiple quality levels in high definition with different number of lines - 480, 720, 1080 to name a few. These come either as interlaced or as progressive (indicated by a i or a p). There are two competing DVD formats for High Definition - one is called HD-DVD and the other is bluRay (sort of similar to the war between VHS and Betamax). You want more details, here is a pointer: Blu-ray vs HD DVD: State of the Division - Engadget
The Showdown: Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD

HDMI is a digital connector standard for audio and video and can be used typically for High definition quality, but not can carry Standard definition quality as well.

The upconvertor players around convert a standard definition DVD (format and quality) into high definition quality (either to 1080i/720p or 1080p). In order to carry the HD quality signal, HDMI is used.

Hope this clarifies..
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