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LCD or SED?

footynutguy
11-04-2006, 09:34 AM
Hi from Liverpool, England

I am currently thinking about going Hi Def.

There aren't many channels here and it costs about 1,500 (about $2,700 I think) for a good Sony Bravia.

I was wondering if it would be worth waiting to see what the new SED TV's are like.

I look forward to hearing your opinions on this.

Also, can anyone direct me to a link that can show me what high def channels you can enjoy over the other side of the pond?

ah802
11-04-2006, 10:28 AM
Hi mate: SED is still some time away (not on the market.. and may never be, and you wouldn't want the first generation anyway).

You might go a long time before the dust settles. Understanding the price/performance ratio in Britain is best left to local reviewers. But at the moment LCD has the edge for longevity, and the specs are getting better. The back light area is getting most of the attention these days with notices of LED illumination, replacing cold cathode in the next few years. Buying into a cheaper and smaller panel with the eye of revisiting the market in 3-4 years would seem to be prudent.

I'm from Canada which is just starting to move into HD broadcasts, so content can vary from a few OTA (over the air) stations, to a couple dozen paid cable/satellite connections. Biggest complaints are SD 4:3 aspect programming distributed on HD WS channels, but the broadcasters are getting better as they replace old equipment.