Panasonic's TC-32LH1 = best HD for videogames?

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  1. Curtis Anderson

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    i haven't seen one of these sets live yet, but here's what I like about it:

    - LCD direct view (no chance of any burn-in)

    - 32 inch screen (plenty big for me)

    - 1280x720 native rez (converts everything to 720p?)

    - 16x9 (gaming and movies in widescreen = fun)

    - 2 component inputs

    - 2 S-video inputs

    - new HDMI-HDCP input (i wouldn't use it now, but still cool)

    - only 66 lbs!

    here's what i don't like about it:

    - MSRP = $4500 (yikes)


    .........anyway, after some deliberation i have come to the conclusion that for constant videogame playing and DVD watching an 16x9 LCD direct view type HD set is the way to go. Any thoughts anybody? Anybody know of any sets that compare to the Panasonic TC-32LH1? I think Sony may have a few.
     
  2. Curtis Anderson

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    check this out:

    Sony model KDL-32XBR950

    - same type of TV as the Panasonic

    - has a rez of 1280x768 (why 768 instead of 720?)

    - has HD tuner built in

    - has reverse 3-2 pulldown (very important/not sure if Panasonic has it)

    - cost A LOT more than the Panasonic ($1500 more)


    anyway, they carry this Sony at the local Circuit City and i think it looks pretty good. Lots of money, though...
     
  3. Curtis Anderson

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    Adding a third set to the "Best HD set for videogames" thread.

    JVC model LT-32WX84

    1280 x 768 rez

    JVC theaterPro color temp control to 6500k

    42 pounds

    MSRP of $4100 makes it less expensive (still a lot of money)

    .....right now I'm most interested in this JVC.
     
  4. DaveGTP

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    You might consider a 42" plasma. The susceptibility of plasma to burn in is greatly exaggerated after a bit of an initial break-in period, and the so-called "burn-in" proofness of LCDs is also exaggerated (althought they are much more resistant than any technology except maybe DLP). Check out this thread from an AVSforum admin (not just a joe-6-pack) about burn-in on his Sharp Aquos LCD:


    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...n&pagenumber=1


    The worst you really risk is MAYBE some burned in sidebars on 4:3 images. And that takes quite a while of exclusive 4:3 content, uncalibrated. A little care and mixing up of the image ratio, after the break-in period, should prevent any problems.
     

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