: is a 32 inch worth hd service?


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gordon1111
2007-12-19, 08:46 PM
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

TJ77
2007-12-19, 08:57 PM
There is no point in buying an hdtv and not feeding it hd service.

ihdtv
2007-12-19, 09:46 PM
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.

ihdtv

rsambuca
2007-12-19, 10:21 PM
It also depends on how close you are sitting to your set.

DeanN
2007-12-19, 10:51 PM
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!

JohnnyCanuck
2007-12-19, 11:02 PM
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.

bete_noir
2007-12-20, 02:48 PM
It was worth it to me on a 26" Samsung..... :eek:

meecha
2007-12-21, 01:33 PM
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.

I_Want_My_HDTV
2007-12-21, 02:42 PM
HD is great on my 32" HDTV. I would go for it.

gordon1111
2007-12-21, 07:40 PM
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

asif9t9
2007-12-22, 12:27 AM
I say HD on anything less than 40" is useless. The only reason to go with it would be for the widescreen pic.

rsambuca
2007-12-22, 01:22 AM
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.

kev604
2007-12-22, 03:12 AM
So you'd rather watch a hockey game on SD on a 40" screen rather then in HD?

Jam
2008-01-03, 05:31 PM
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

Markenstein
2008-01-03, 06:25 PM
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.

Dr.Dave
2008-01-04, 11:14 AM
Check to see if you get ota programming in Winnipeg. If so, grab yourself an antenna from FS/BB etc and try it out.
Don't bother. There is no HD OTA in Winnipeg.

mcewena
2008-01-04, 11:25 AM
I think it would depend on how much HD content there is that interests you.

I haven't bothered with upgrading my service since I bought my 40", what with the writer's strike etc.. there's just not that much on that's worth it.

Sugith
2008-01-04, 12:57 PM
The visual and sonic difference between SD and HD is so stunning, that it's hard for me to even understand why bother buying an HDTV if you don't want HD quality. But in an era when people are listening to "stereo" using a speaker set that's housed in one box like a Bose Soundock--we seem to be going backwards in awareness just as we're gaining in technology.

I'd get an HD box to feed a 19 inch HDTV, lot alone a 32 inch, (which I have as well as a 50 inch.)

It's so addicting that everyone who sees my HD picture eventually buys an HDTV. I've told them all that once you watch HD feeds, you won't bother watching many other channels, since SD looks better on an old-fashioned tube TV anyway. Once they get their HD service, they've all agreed.

gordon1111
2008-05-02, 09:33 PM
Hi, I just got my hdtv service from Starchoice and i dont notice a difference on hd. i am using the components on my 32 inch daytek. is there something wrong with my tv. thanks

bete_noir
2008-05-03, 12:47 AM
There must be something wrong if you see no difference between HD and SD. I don't have Starchoice, but if you tune to an HD channel, you should have a much clearer image and probably a little "bug" in the lower right hand corner identifying it as an HD channel.