Anyone know if there will be a 32 inch 1080P LCD available?

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  1. Dennis-hp

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    I want to replace my 26" JVC LCD in the kitchen with a new LCD. I want to set have 1080P native. The only 1080P natives I've seen start at 37 inches. I like the Westy 37W3 but 37 inches is pushing the size envelope a bit since it will be sitting on 28 inch wide cabinet 3 feet from the kitchen table. A 32 would be a perfect fit.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

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    HITACHI INTRODUCES NEW ULTRAVISION® 120Hz LCD DISPLAYS
    -- Four New Ultra-Slim Flat Panel Models Deliver Industry’s Best LCD Technology --

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - May 30, 2006 - The Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division of Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), www.hitachi.us/tv, today introduced its 2006 line-up of LCD flat panel HDTVs featuring four new UltraVision® models including two advanced Director’s Series displays. Combining market-leading LCD technology with a sleek, sophisticated design, Hitachi’s new LCD displays arrive in 32- and 37-inch sizes and deliver the best picture quality possible as a result of Hitachi’s proprietary black frame insertion technology and 120Hz high speed double refresh drive.

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    Hitachi’s 2006 LCD HDTVs include the next-generation PictureMaster™ HD III video processor with advanced 1080p histogram processing for dynamic image contrast, maximum 16 bit/281 trillion color capability and motion overdrive technology for a clearer picture. To enhance the consumer experience, all Hitachi LCD HDTVs include four high-definition and six standard-definition aspect modes, split screen/picture-in-picture. All of these features are packed into an ultra-slim, modern and stylish display that is destined to become the highlight of any room, measuring just inches deep and ready for viewing with either matching power swivel tabletop stand or mounted on the wall.

    High-quality audio performance is delivered through a 20-watt speaker system packing MTS stereo/SAP with simulated surround sound, optical digital audio output, and bass boost that offers the viewer mute, soft mute and TV-as-center speaker options. Both LCD models also include a quick start seamless HDTV (ATSC) and NTSC tuner and come CableCARD™ compatible and digital cable-ready.

    UltraVision® HLT79 Series 120Hz LCD HDTV
    The 32-inch UltraVision® 32HLT79 and 37-inch UltraVision® 37HLT79 120Hz LCD flat panel HDTVs have been designed to deliver a superior image and a design statement. The HLT79 series’ display is framed by a deep black finish trim and includes a titanium gray lower speaker panel and matching swivel tabletop stand. Convenience features for the displays include side panel menu controls, a preprogrammed fully illuminated remote control, day and night memory by input with timer, new day dynamic picture memory, three-language on-screen display, parental locks (V-Chip), on/sleep timers, auto link input sensor, discrete IR codes and three HDMI and component inputs each. The 32HLT79 and 37HLT79 will be available in November at the suggested retail prices of $2,199 and $2,699, respectively.
     
  3. Alon Goldberg

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    Oops my bad.. according to HD Beat, these sets feature a 1080p image processor, but downcovert the signal to 1366x768. That's very misleading of Hitachi!

    http://www.hdbeat.com/2006/06/07/hit...0p-lcds-arent/

    But the fact is that for such a small set you will almost certainly not be able to tell the difference between 720p/1080i and 1080p. The true strenghts of 1080p lie in sets that are 45" and larger. I don't see a market for 32" 1080p at this time.
     
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    Toshiba Displays has a bunch of nice looking LCDs in the medium sizes that I think support 1920x1080p - these may be the semi-Industrial line, rather than consumer displays, so I don't know if they actually have tuners in 'em or not.

    Leo
     
  5. Dennis-hp

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    Thanks for the tip Leo...I'll check it out. Alon, I got fooled by the initial press release from Hitachi also. Then I saw the correction about the upconvert. You are probably right about not needing a full 1080P set in 32"...but I hate to NOT buy the latest and greatest when it's available as I always reget it later. I'm thinking if I can't find a 32", I may just have to go with the bigger 37 and suffer with it....Ha!

    Keep a look out for anything on 1080p 32's though. I'm going to hold off my purchase until the 4th quarter. I expect to see some really significant price drops on all the flat panels as and when the new ones come out (which are supposed to be priced below current models on their release).

    Cheers!
     
  6. Alon Goldberg

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    Dennis - be sure to check out the Sharp Aquos LC37D90U. Sharp's new D90U Series are all 1080p. This model is 37" and has an absolutely brilliant picture with Sharp's new light engine [​IMG]
     

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