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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 2007-12-19, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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is a 32 inch worth hd service?

Hi I just got a 32 inch hd television and was wondering weather or not I should get hd service. do you think it will be better? thankyou

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 2007-12-19, 07:57 PM
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There is no point in buying an hdtv and not feeding it hd service.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 2007-12-19, 08:46 PM
 
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Well I have a 30" CRT HDTV and I can certainly see the difference. I would say that the SD actually looks worse on my HDTV than SD did on my previous tv.

I don't know how MTS works with their offerings but maybe there's a way you could "try it out" by renting for a month and see how it looks. I can almost guarantee that you will not go back to SD after watching HD.

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It also depends on how close you are sitting to your set.
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 2007-12-19, 09:51 PM
 
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Not forget the HDTV has 16:9 format while SDTV has 4:3 format. Watching SD on HD set give you 2 black bands on sides, if you don't want to see a stretch and distort picture!
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Absolutely no question it deserves it. First, 32" is not that small, and second, the clarity and picture quality of HD will be an obvious and significant improvement.
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It was worth it to me on a 26" Samsung.....
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 2007-12-21, 12:33 PM
 
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i would definitely upgrade to hd, i am running sd on my 32" (only until xmas hopefully) and while it isn't bad, it still is no where near the quality of hd.

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HD is great on my 32" HDTV. I would go for it.
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picture on tv keeps being cartoon like picture

Hi, the picture on my screen acording to my dad is that it looks like sort of a cartoon on some stations then on a different channel the picture looks fine. could this be a signal issue or a tv issue. thankyou

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I say HD on anything less than 40" is useless. The only reason to go with it would be for the widescreen pic.
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I say HD on anything less than 40" is useless. The only reason to go with it would be for the widescreen pic.
I tend to agree.
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So you'd rather watch a hockey game on SD on a 40" screen rather then in HD?

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I say HD on anything less than 40" is useless. The only reason to go with it would be for the widescreen pic.
I say it depends how much space you have. In my apartment, I sit 7-8 feet from the screen, and my 32" looks great in HD...

If I was sitting 15 feet away, then obviously it wouldn't
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You would definately see the difference with hd even on a 32" tv. As someone said, if you only watch sd then the picture quality will be worse than your crt so getting hd will be that much more of an improvement.

I myself do not pay for hd programming cuz I pay a grand total of $20 for both basic cable and high speed internet. $20! What I did get was a cheap antenna and I'm able to get CBC and CTV out here in Vancouver (maybe Global will start Apr 08). That's more than enough for FREE programming. Check to see if you get ota programming in Winnipeg. If so, grab yourself an antenna from FS/BB etc and try it out. If you don't think what you see is worth it then return it.
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