RPTV: First Surface Mirror Not Required?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brent Hutto, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. Brent Hutto

    Brent Hutto Supporting Actor

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    Looking at Circuit City's web site, not all RPTV's are listed as having first-surface mirrors. I've messed around a little with telescopes and it's my understanding that an image bounced off a regular silvered-back mirror will have very low contrast and possibly even double images if examined closely.

    So my question is, wouldn't a first-surface mirror be an absoluate requirement on a HD-ready RPTV? Hitachi, for instance, doesn't seem to have this whereas Sony does. Or is it just not a big deal? Or are the Circuit City web pages wrong?
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

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    Brent,
    Try going to Hitachi's own website for specs. CC probably just doesn't have complete information.
     

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