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720p on Panny RPTVs?


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Jeremy_Watson

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Posted May 04 2004 - 04:24 PM

Like many here, I'm in the market for an RPTV. Just when I'm about to pull the trigger, I get a little nervous and decide to do some more research. I'm looking at the Panasonic PT-47WX53 now due to price and it not needing a stand like the Sony and Toshiba at the same size. However, looking at specs it seems that the others will handle 720p (converted), but I haven't seen much about the Panny in this regard. I currently don't have any 720p sources, but an XBOX may be down the line. Will the Pany convert, up or down, that signal? Thanks, Jeremy

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Harold Southard

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Posted May 04 2004 - 04:47 PM

The Panasonics upconvert 720p to 1080i.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Jeremy_Watson

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Posted May 04 2004 - 04:58 PM

Excellent, thank you for the response Harold. I see you have the 53" model, what are your opinions of it (PQ, stretch modes, viewing angles)?

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Andy Goldstein

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Posted May 05 2004 - 12:26 AM

on the other hand, the panny crt rptvs actually do not work with 720p signals. you get a black screen. other than that (a non-issue in my house), a wonderful set! ag.
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Danny Beck

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Posted May 05 2004 - 12:51 AM

I know the new Toshiba RPTVs accept a 720p signal. I even read somewhere that they can display 720p without upconverting or downconverting the signal. Posted Image

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Harold Southard

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Posted May 05 2004 - 06:55 AM

You must have a problem with your setup or tv. I watch ABC in 720 all the time. My Panasonic does a great job in the upconvert to 1080i. The picture is great. I am very pleased with the PT-53WXD63. I would buy it all over agian. I must say that my tv has a built in HD tuner and Andy's does not, so there may be an issue with his stb.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   nick_rh

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Posted May 05 2004 - 09:59 AM

I'm pretty sure it's the tuner, not the TV, that's converting the 720p signal to 1080i. If you plugged an external 720p source into the Panny, it wouldn't take it.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Harold Southard

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Posted May 05 2004 - 10:54 AM

Thats what I meant. But when I watch ABC it says 720p. I know it is being converted, but you are able to view sources from 720P on Panasonics. Now given, if you conect a 720p source to the tv with out converting it it wont work. ABC is the only network to use 720P that I know of. If your stb is able (which most are) you can have it convert to 1080i and no worries. Posted Image Im sorry for not being clear. So I guess just get the PT-47wxd63 or the PT-53wxd63 and enjoy. They are not priced bad at all. I gave $1659 for mine. Having the tuner built in is nice, plus July 1 cablecard is here! Posted Image




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