I am looking for a 42-46" TV. I have little preference for a LCD or a Plasma. So either one would be fine. I just saw a Sony BR2 which had a good HD picture but when we changed it to a Cable SD station the picture wasn't very good.
As most broadcasts at this point are SD I would like a better unit. So, can anyone recommend a model that gives good/great SD PQ? Or is that the nature of these beasts? Plus I would like not to see fuzzyness in quick motion shots. Thanks, JG
A proper setup of the TV and STB are often much more important than the choice of TV, although some TVs are better at SD than others. The following may be of help:
SD PQ (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=18580)
When you have time: More information (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741)
Similar discussion in the following thread:
Thanks for the information 57. I guess the most important point is to change the output of my SAT. receiver when viewing SD.
I thought I had read somewhere that some HDTV's (and they named a few) were much better than others. I haven't been able to find that review again. Cheers, JG
2007-06-29, 03:43 PM
Your answer is Pioneer Plasma
2007-07-06, 11:37 AM
I have a LG lcd tv but second the plasma. My friends new Panny plasma does a great job with SD.
2007-07-06, 07:43 PM
I am looking into making the jump to a big screen TV as my 16 yr-old CRT is slowly gasping its last breaths.
I am confused about LCD vs Plasma and the issue of 'burn-in'. Retailers tell me that burn-in is no longer an issue with 2006-07 plasma models. What is your experience?
I plan on using the TV for TV (50%); DVD/VCR (30%) and XBOX (20%)
I currently have a DVD player (component, composite, optical), a VCR (RCA jacks), receiver (RCA, optical and S-video). My Satellite receiver has S-video and composite jacks.
I do not plan to subscribe to HD in the near future (need to save up after the having spent the money on the TV) yet I hear that signals to broadcasted in 2009? will be HD anyway.
Do I invest in a 1080p TV or am I setting myself up for disappointment with the equipment I've got? Max size will be 46", min 40". Do I get one with the HD tuner built-in or is the tuner bells and whistles?
Any light you can shed on these questions will be greatly appreciated.
2007-07-06, 07:56 PM
A 92U series Sharp LCD will make SD broadcasts and DVDs look great and when you do get to HD, the PQ will amaze you.
Burn in is not a non-issue with plasmas. See the following thread:
2009 has nothing to do with HD. It is simply when analogue OTA broadcasting stops in the US - Canada is later and broadcasting becomes digital, not HD.
If you have an HDTV, you should seriously consider watching HD on it.
Please put your location and service provider, if applicable, into your UserCP Profile (location). It'll help us help you.
An internal tuner is only useful if you are in the US or plan to use OTA (antenna) in Canada - see the OTA forum.
Please read: More Information. (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741)
2007-07-07, 10:17 AM
We just purchased an LG 32" LCD 32LC7D that does an amazing job displaying a SD satellite picture at it's native resolution (non stretched).
2007-08-27, 03:38 PM
The new Panasonic plasmas are unbelievable and beat out every other manufacturer, including the overpriced Pioneer Elites. Check out this review I found, totally convinced me:
2007-08-28, 02:26 PM
I think all the new sets provide a decent SD image. They have built in processing that removes the scanning lines and generally cleans thing up.
I've got a 42" LG plasma and I'm completely satisfied with the SD channels...