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Would you guys recommend this LCD HDTV?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by ron:h, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. ron:h

    ron:h Auditioning

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    I'm looking to buy my first HDTV and I've recently found a store which is selling the BenQ DV2680 for around 900 dollars Canadian. They are having a huge sale and I'd save around 500 dollars from the original price.

    Here are the specs taken from benq.com (I'm not allowed to post URLS since I'm a new user):

    Model DV2680
    Screen * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Screen Diagonal
    (cm / inch) 66 / 26
    Aspect Ratio Wide Screen
    Brightness
    (cd / m²) 600 nit
    Contrast Ratio 600:1
    Response Time 16 ms
    Viewing Angle
    (H / V) 0 / 0
    Resolution 1280(x3) x 768 dots
    TV Broadcast * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    HDTV Compatible 480p / 720p / 1080i
    Broadcasting System NTSC / PAL / SECAM
    Audio * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Sound Effect Stereo
    Speaker 10W x 2 Bulit-in
    Video * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Senseye Technology No
    10 Bit Color Processing No
    Independent Four-color
    Adjustment No
    DCDi No
    Aspect Ratio
    Adjustment --
    Picture Modes --
    Personal Setting No
    De-Interlacing Yes
    3D Y/C Comb Filter Yes
    Features * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    PIP/PBP Yes
    Picture Freeze Yes
    Child Lock /
    Parental Control Yes
    Backlight Eco Mode Yes
    Color Temperature --
    Sleep Timer Yes
    PC Mode * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Image Auto Setting No
    Horizontal Frequency 31.5 ~ 60 KHz
    Vertical Frequency 50 ~75 HZ
    DPMS No
    Input Terminals * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Composite AV (3 Cinch) Yes
    S-Video Yes
    Component
    (Y Pb Pr / Y Cb Cr) + Audio Yes
    D-Sub Yes
    PC Audio Yes
    DVI-HDCP+Audio Yes
    RS 232 No
    Output Terminals * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Headphone No
    Audio Out No
    General Information * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Dimension
    (with stand , W x H x D mm) 850 x 444 x 87
    Dimension
    (without stand, W x H x D mm) 850 x 503 x 3
    Weight
    (with stand, Kg) 15
    Weight
    (without stand, Kg) 12
    AC Input --
    Power Consumption
    (W) 160
    Accessory * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Remote Control
    with Battery Yes
    Wall Mount Kit Fixed

    I'm going to use this TV primarily for video games and for watching movies on DVD. I don't really know too much about high definition televisions, though I'm learning more and more everyday and I hope you guys can help me out. Would you guys recommend this TV? Thanks a lot!

    Oh and the aspect ratio for this tv is 15:9. When watching wide screen movies, will that squish the image so much that it's noticeable?
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    I'd probably find something else with more screen size.


    I don't have any exsperience with this display. If you can find something close to the price consider something that is x720 instead of x768 perhaps.


    I'm weak on LCD direct views though in all honesty.
     
  3. ron:h

    ron:h Auditioning

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    Well this TV will be going into a small room so 26 inches is more then enough. My only concern about this TV is that the manufacturer, BenQ, doesn't have such as big name compared to say, Sony or Samsung. Also, should I get a TV with HDMI or DVI?

    I know this TV is on sale for an unbelievable price, but I don't want to get a bad tv. With these specs and a price tag of 900 bucks Canadian, is it worth it?
     
  4. John S

    John S Producer

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    BenQ while maybe not a well known name in HDTV Displays, is a big name in LCD Computer monitors. I would not be to concerned.
     

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