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elMalloc

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One of the differences (bestbuy.com) shows it does NOT convert 480p to 540p this time around. Problem is it still converts 480i to 540p. So games that run in 480i are goign to go 540p with artifacts probably. But DVDs and progressive scan games will be fine at 480p, untouched.

Too bad they are still using 540p upconversion...

-ELmO
 

Allan Jayne

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If it does good de-interlacing first including 3-2 pulldown optimizing, and then upscales to 540p, it is not so bad. But if it uses a plain doubler, I mean doubleandaquarterer, to go directly from 480i to 1080i one interlaced field at a time, the picture will seem softer and have artifacts.
Bring your AVIA disk to the store and play it using an S-video connection. Examine the vertical resolution (sidewise) wedges in the 200 TVL pattern.
If you buy this TV despite objectionable artifacts on 480i input, get an Iscan and use your VCR for regular broadcasts, and take advantage of the TV's 480p input direct to the picture tubes without additional digital processing.
Video hints:
http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/viddoubl.htm
 

WilliamG

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Well, the Best Buy website has the 50H72 listed regular price of $1799 -- sale price of $1709.

I wish they'd go ahead and bring out the new 16:9 model!
 

rob_stei

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I can't find the 50h71 on the bestbuy website. Are you sure you didn't see the 50a61 for $1329?
 

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Does the 50H72 have vertical compression for all video sources? Coz from what i remmeber, only HD sources worked with the squeeze, and not 480i/480p
 

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Does the 50H72 have vertical compression for all video sources? Coz from what i remmeber, only HD sources worked with the squeeze, and not 480i/480p
Nick, the xxH71's all had vertical compression for anything attached to the component video inputs.
 

Derek_C

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whoops! you're right. I had typed in 50h71 and it took me to the 50a61. I see their game, the old bait and switch!! ;)
 

Matt Stone

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I'll be in the market for a TV this size in about 5 or 6 months...I know its a way's off, but will the 50H72 be good for the money?
 

JohnnyG

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Well I'm in Canada, but I can tell you that the 50H82 is not changing in price from the 50H81. I don't have information on any of the other models yet.
 

Brajesh Upadhyay

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Thanks. Even if the other new models turn out to be priced the same, they'll still be a better value with the re-inclusion of 480p.
 
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If you can't wait until Toshiba re-includes native 480p in 16x9 RPTV's, you can get a Pioneer (or some other brand) that does, now, for not much more. Pioneers (and most other RPTVs except current Toshiba) also display 480i in 480. Even the new Toshiba's will convert those to 540, I hear. I think Best Buy carries the Pioneer 16x9's, but not sure if Best Buy has the best prices for the Pioneers.
 

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