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18visions

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1080i Vs 720p
« on: March 14, 2006, 02:05:00 AM »

Well I finally found a affordable HDTV.  Samsung 30" Wide SlimFit™ HDTV - TXR3079 .  How ever its inputs state its only 480p and 1080i (no 720p).  Now my question is.  Is there a difference between 1080i and 720P?  Or would you have to be a real picky bastard to find a difference.  I'm sort of a TV tech NOOB so go easy on me.

PS. What does HDTV mean?  Is this truly a HDTV?  Should I go for a TV that supports 720P ?  The TV listed is affordable.  But I want a REAL HDTV that is going use the xbox 360 outputs to the fullest.

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18visions

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 02:20:00 AM »

Update,  http://www.samsung.c...3079WHKXXAA.asp .

Apparantly it does have 720P input.  So this changes my question to. Is this a true HDTV?  Is it going to be as good as those LCD and Projection ones you see?  I'm sorry for the questions.  I just really need a grasp on this TV tech stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 02:38:00 AM »

Yes 720p is HD.  If the TV supports both 720p and 1080i, find out what the TV's native resolution is, and that'll be the one that will look better.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006, 02:57:00 AM »

Anyone know what the native mode is on this TV.  Can't seem to find that information.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006, 04:02:00 AM »

My brother has that exact same TV, and the picture quality is terrible.  One of the worst HDTV's i've seen.  He ended up buying a Westy 37" LCD, and the difference is amazing.

He bought the samsung 30" CRT at bestbuy for about $700.  So i guess you get what you pay for.  To get a good HDTV, plan on spending $1500 to $2000.
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18visions

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 04:04:00 AM »

QUOTE(Foe-hammer @ Mar 14 2006, 12:02 PM) *

My brother has that exact same TV, and the picture quality is terrible.  One of the worst HDTV's i've seen.  He ended up buying a Westy 37" LCD, and the difference is amazing.

He bought the samsung 30" CRT at bestbuy for about $700.  So i guess you get what you pay for.  To get a good HDTV, plan on spending $1500 to $2000.


Starting to realize that sad.gif .  Hate to keep asking about TV brands.  But any opionons on the JVC I-Art AV-30W585   ?  This one actually sounds good from the reviews.  Same price as the TV I already mentioned

This one here seems reasonable too.  Sharp LC-26DA5U 26" LCD TV

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C o s m o

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 08:17:00 AM »

I have a JVC I'Art (AV34wp84).  It looks friggin fantastic!  A good friend has a 4:3 I'Art model, and it's IQ is really good, too.  My next wet will be a JVC 1080p d-ILA set.  
I'm very pleased.
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