Essential requirements of buying a HDTV

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott W., Mar 15, 2003.

  1. Scott W.

    Scott W. Second Unit

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    I'm wondering what things I should have included in a new 30-50 inch widescreen tv. What I know so far is that it has to be in High Defenition (duh), also in widescreen (16X9)and a digital tv. One part I'm not sure about is this recent 'Plasma' tv talk. Is there such a thing as a HD Plasma tv? If their is such thing, is it better... with plasma or not? Any advice would be appreciated. TIA. =)

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  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    There are a lot of "HD" (usually 720 x something, 768 x something or 1024 x something for pixels) plasma TV's out there also a lot of non-HD (480 x something) ones.

    For an HD plasma TV you want to be sure it displays 1080i HDTV shows with the resolution of the screen (768 x something or whatever), not an identical upscaling of each 540 line video field yielding but 540 lines of vertical resolution that is easier to skimp with. Unfortunately I don't know how to verify this as HDTV test patterns are hard to come by.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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