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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Kevinkall, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Kevinkall

    Kevinkall Well-Known Member

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    Would you watch HDTV...

    in 4:3 mode at 480P

    OR

    in 16:9 mode at 720P or 1080i

    on a 27" HDTV?


    Thoughts?
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    The 27" is still capable of displaying about 700 lines of h-res compared to 540 ish from a 480p version. More pixels ... and you can still tell the difference.

    Of course at 4:3 ... you are also chopping off the sides of the HD image ...

    If you prefer this ... then you may also like cropped films over W/S.

    regards
     
  3. Chester II

    Chester II Well-Known Member

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    Dude,

    4:3 480p unless the widescreen version is a stretch "cheat" where the center of the image is hardly stretched but the edges are stretched out. Then it would be a toss up....

    Dude,

    Chester II
     
  4. Kevinkall

    Kevinkall Well-Known Member

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    I find that watching 1080i/720p in 16:9 mode the most enjoyable. Just wondering what everyone else did.

    Michael, would my 27" direct view HDTV benifit from an ISF Calibration? How would I find one locally? Price?

    THANKS.
     
  5. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Benefit yes ... but even a $500 or a $300 TV would benefit from a calibration.

    Would it be worthwhile to do it on those sets ...? Depends entirely on the owner.

    Cost for tube sets like yours is $225 ... srp ...
    Just visit the imagingscience.com site to look for someone local with equipment.

    Regards
     
  6. Kevinkall

    Kevinkall Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, I'll look into it.

    Also I was wondering what all would be involved? Would it be beneficial to spend $200(+) on professional calibration on a $600 set? Or would my money be better used somewhere else, dvd player etc?

    Thanks again!
     

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