1080P???

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  1. RichardJB

    RichardJB Stunt Coordinator

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    Is it critical that I get a 1080p HDTV? I am currenty researching TV's and Ive
    heard that this is the wave of the future. I need a 60" hdtv for the new house which will be finished the end of July. Should I spring for the extra bucks for a sep 1080p input(ala Sony XBR) or is still ok to go with a 720?
    How much of a difference is there between them?Thank you for all your respones.

    By the way my budget is $2500--any suggestions for a 60 HDTV??
     
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    Serious videophiles probably will say yes since they must have the cutting edge, but everything Ive read and seen says no. It will be a long time before TV broadcasts ever see that 1080P signal for one, up to 15 years + if at all I've read. The jump from 720P- 1080I to a 1080P singal for most isnt noticeable also from whats been printed, yes by equipment, but not the naked eye and even equipment wise the % wasnt great. Adding up everything I read from HD DVD to broadcasting and so fourth, by the time whatever you buy now shows some serious wear ad needs replacing, then it might be the time!!!
     
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    I feel that 1080p will be the future of HDTV.

    PS3, BluRay, HD-DVD.

    Think about it. 1080p sets are already affordable. ($2500)
     
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    Another thing to consider is distance. I forgot what the exact calculations are, but if you're not sitting closer than 9-11 feet from the TV, you won't be able to tell the difference between 1080P and the other existing HD signals.
     
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    I read an article that says something to that effect, but I find it hard to believe that there is no noticable difference between 720p and 1080p at a distance of more than 9 feet or whatever.

    I like sitting close too. I sit about 9 feet from my current 57" HDTV and assume I'll be moving the couch closer when my 50" shows up.
     
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    At distances closer than abot 2.0 SW (depending on your visual acuity), SDE can become visible on many fixed-pixel 720p displays, and this is a distinct advantage to 1080p LCOS displays. So it depends how close you are sitting, ratio-wise, to the display.
     
  7. Adam_R

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    thanks, but i think there's a couple acronyms there that i don't quite get

    and why specific to 1080p LCOS?

    lol

    [​IMG]
     
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    That seems to be the displays that are being considered, and 1080p DLPs are not out yet.
    SW=Screen Width
    SDE=screen door effect (pixel structure visibility)
     
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    1080p DLPs are out.

    I was looking at one in person this week.

    Samsung. Looks very nice.
     
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    You're correct, they're just hitting the market now.
     
  11. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Todays 1080i can be made into 1080p using external processors and the quality can come close to what "real broadcast 1080p" could possibly be.

    You must have HDCP compliang 1080p input on your 1080p TV to realize this.

    All of today's 1080p TV's also (and must) convert everything to 1080p but on average the internal conversion is no better than 1080i quality, sometimes it is sub-HD quality.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/hdtvnot.htm
     
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    All this talk is making me wonder if I made the right choice buying a 1080p TV.

    Stop it.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. RichardJB

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    Thanx for all the responces,, sitdown distance on the couch will between
    8-12ft. I hear that Samsung makes a good DLP in the 61"range. Any know of this TV or any others for a budget of around $2750?? Thanx
     

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