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Old 19th July 2006, 21:12   #46
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What about regular TVs that are HD ready? We are looking at LCD tvs but not very keen about it. I prefer the sharpness of the regular TV (and HD ready would make it even sharper with the right video signal).

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Old 19th July 2006, 22:24   #47
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BTW, are there any CRT TVs with widescreen diplay (16x9)?
I used to have one many years ago. A sony 34" widescreen 16:9. Dunno if they still make those.
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Old 19th July 2006, 23:59   #48
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What about regular TVs that are HD ready? We are looking at LCD tvs but not very keen about it. I prefer the sharpness of the regular TV (and HD ready would make it even sharper with the right video signal).
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Try this Philips .. should be available since it's in their site .. and do let us know the price if you find out.
http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...CSHQVHKFSESI5P
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Aha Philips. Now i remember. I saw some mind bending Philips Matchline Televisions (made in holland) with Digital motion some time ago and I was completely blown away by the performace.
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Isn't this a CRT HD ready TV too ?
The Samsung slimfit 32 .. http://www.samsung.com/in/products/t...ws_32z30he.asp

I found it pretty good .. and I believe they'll give hefty discounts on the site price of 69K.
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where do we have true HD TV broadcasts here that you need HD compatibility?
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where do we have true HD TV broadcasts here that you need HD compatibility?
It's not just for that. If you compare a 35" normal res TV against a 35" HDTV, you'l still see the diff (even with normal signals).

Higher res means smoother images.

EG : You must have seen loads of football matches recently, next time.....watch carefully at the white marker lines on the field. on a normal 29" it looks pixelated (diagonal lines don't look smooth, they look like steps) but on a HDTV, it looks a lot smoother.

Moreover, GT4 plays on 1080i, so that should be something. LOL

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I have a 100hz HD compatible Samsung 29" TV. On regular cable TV signals, it looks a bit better than my regular 21" in the other room. With the cable box, its even better. But thats still not HD. Just a digitally sharpened image we see.
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Right said Rtech. HDTV is fantastic. Wonder when we will enjoy that.
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So for someone whose primary TV requirement is for Standard Def programs + gaming with the occassional high quality original DVD movie viewing , is it right to say that a 29/34" 100Hz CRT TV is the best buy ?

And that once normal broadcasts become HD a few years later, then get a LCD HDTV - by then prices will also go down and quality might also go up ?
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If you have the space to put the 34" CRT TV, go for it. The only problem with them is that they are huge and heavy! Though the new slim TV's seem to solve that problem.
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Huge is a big underr statement...luckily my folks bedroom is huge tooo.....so I cud fit it in with no problems.....but the delivery guys had ahuge problem in gettign the the packed TV into the flat.... LOL
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For regular cable , buying a HDTV is a complete waste.
One of me friends has a Sony 50 something inch Grand Wega HDTV.
Cable through the set top box and stuff looks terrible.
But then this TV is used only for his XBOX 360 and watching DVDs.
The clarity of the image on HD resolutions is incredible.
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But then this TV is used only for his XBOX 360 and watching DVDs.
The clarity of the image on HD resolutions is incredible.
Isn't that a good enuf reason to buy HDTV? We plan to keep our TVs for atleast 10 years. What if they actually start HD channels in a few years time? Then what? Buy another one?

We're looking at long term ownership.

Anyway guys, we've already decided on HD tvs. Will check out the Phillips Tv which was recomended to me and lets see how it works out.

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Isn't that a good enuf reason to buy HDTV? We plan to keep our TVs for atleast 10 years. What if they actually start HD channels in a few years time? Then what? Buy another one?
Aah yes.. HDTV in a few years..
Considering that its taken well over a decade to finally get cable in stereo, i really dont see HDTV happening anytime soon.

But then if i was buying a TV now i would pick up a HDTV too.

Just pointing out that the HDTVs tend to exaggerate the "quality" of the cable reception. So u need to be prepared to live with it.
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