RPTV's displaying HDTV natively in 720p and 1080i.....

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  1. JoelC

    JoelC Stunt Coordinator

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    with the announcement on ABC and ESPN doing HDTV next year in 720p, I am looking for a set that can do 720p and 1080i. Can anyone let me know what sets can do this natively. I currently have a Pioneer Elite and love it, but it does not support 720p. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Ron Boster

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    I've been out of the market for a while, but Panny was only one that of mass consumer TV's that could do 790 (native). Have you considered a front projector???
     
  3. JoelC

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    Hi Ron, I think my TV is on too much for a FP and I would go through bulbs like crazy.....
     
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    I'll just repost the reply I posted in the TV section recently about this [​IMG] :
    Here's a list of the HDTV monitors on the market as of April of this year, with their native resolution. There aren't a whole lot of 720p mainstream (and mainstream-priced) products available. Princeton and Sampo have some native 720p 27" - 36" Direct View monitors available for less than $3K, but pretty much everything else is at least double that, and often those are front projectors.
    http://www.ce.org/publications/book...sting_apr02.pdf
    /Mike
     
  5. JoelC

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    Hi Mike, I can't seem to get your link to come up. It amazes me that ABC/ESPN would want to do 720p because there are hardly any sets that can take advantage of this. Does anyone know if there will be more availablity of sets with 720p? Thanks.
     
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    Anyone know if the Toshiba TW40X81 does 720p native? I'm pretty sure it doesn't.
     
  7. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    Nope (I used to own a TW40X81). The new Toshibas accept 720p, but don't show it natively. They scale it to 1080i.
     
  8. MickeS

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    Well, all sets convert a 720p signal to 1080i, so it's not like they can't display the picture. I guess ABC just found it to be a better format for whatever reason.
     
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    I don't think you can say all sets will convert a 720p to 1080i. I'm pretty sure the panny won't. The conversion has to be done in the HD box. This could be the case with many sets.

    Cheers,

    Sean
     
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    Sean, sorry, I should have been clearer. The point is that they can all display a 720p signal, even if it has to be converted to 1080i, either in the external tuner or the TV. AFAIK however, all TV's accept a 720p signal even if they display it in 1080i. I could be wrong about that of course.

    At least I haven't seen any TV's that can't show ABC.

    /Mike
     
  11. Ron Boster

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    Joel:

    Don't let the hours on a bulb stop you for enjoying a 100"+ picture...

    I bought a PJ that serves as our main TV (and I have a fie year old)requires a replacement in 2000 hours. I figure that I'll have to replace the bulb in 16-17 months at an average of 4 hours per day, 7 days per week (this is on the very high side). That means I'm spending around $24 per month for the bulb. When going to the theater cost $8 per adult...that's three movies a month. That's worth it to have a screening room in my house....sports, movies, even cartoons seem like an event.
     
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