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Help With choosing a HDTV

zippy476
05-16-2006, 01:23 PM
Im looking for a HDTV supports 16:9, HDMI, 720p and 1080i and is around 27".

I was looking into get the Samsung SlimFit TX-S2782H but i keep seeing that they havent fixed the geometry problem so now i dont know what to look for.

CraterGrillo
05-16-2006, 01:29 PM
Im looking for a HDTV supports 16:9, HDMI, 720p and 1080i and is around 27".

I was looking into get the Samsung SlimFit TX-S2782H but i keep seeing that they havent fixed the geometry problem so now i dont know what to look for.

I can't comment on specific models, but I have a question for you - why would you be interested in a 27" wide-screen tv? That's really small, and I'm not sure ANYONE could ever see 1080i on something that small.

Just wondering.

zippy476
05-16-2006, 01:49 PM
also thinking about the:
LG-30FS4D (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7685089&type=product&id=1134703573897)
Sony-30XS955

zippy476
05-16-2006, 01:55 PM
I can't comment on specific models, but I have a question for you - why would you be interested in a 27" wide-screen tv? That's really small, and I'm not sure ANYONE could ever see 1080i on something that small.

Just wondering.

well its for my room i dont need a huge tv

CraterGrillo
05-16-2006, 02:03 PM
well its for my room i dont need a huge tv

OK. That's a good reason. It will have a very small height.

I'm not sure anyone makes a 27" that has 1080i native (unless maybe you meant that it could accept a 1080i input, which all should).

zippy476
05-16-2006, 02:10 PM
OK. That's a good reason. It will have a very small height.

I'm not sure anyone makes a 27" that has 1080i native (unless maybe you meant that it could accept a 1080i input, which all should).

that is what i meant im thinking more for my 360, i do want awsome HDcable but like i said its more for my 360.

Anyway i thought that the samsung would be perfect because i dont have alot of money to spend and it had everhting i wanted but like i said every reviews on here say its not good at all.

EddieDZ
05-16-2006, 04:00 PM
personally i would suggest a 720p native HDTV rather then 1080i especially since you want it for gaming.. but thats just me.

you can get a 30" widescreen CRT HDTV for like $600 lol..

Porcupine
05-16-2006, 04:30 PM
For XBox 360 gaming ideally a true 1280 x 720 resolution set is best, but those are all Plasmas, DLPs, and LCD Rear-Projections...huge sets 42" and above.

Next best are the "720p" LCDs since they also use a similar HD resolution to the native 720p resolution of the XBox 360. However most direct-view LCDs actually display at 1366 x 768 so they do rescale the image and lose a tiny bit of quality.

Least ideal but still okay are the 1080i CRT HDTV sets. They will have to drastically rescale the XBox 360's 720p HD signal and lots of quality is lost. However the CRT HDTVs will be best for the PS3 (which will output 1080p) and are also the best for the older gaming systems (LCDs have response time lag issues which affects videogames a lot, moreso than CRTs).

zippy476
05-16-2006, 04:36 PM
For XBox 360 gaming ideally a true 1280 x 720 resolution set is best, but those are all Plasmas, DLPs, and LCD Rear-Projections...huge sets 42" and above.

Next best are the "720p" LCDs since they also use a similar HD resolution to the native 720p resolution of the XBox 360. However most direct-view LCDs actually display at 1366 x 768 so they do rescale the image and lose a tiny bit of quality.

Least ideal but still okay are the 1080i CRT HDTV sets. They will have to drastically rescale the XBox 360's 720p HD signal and lots of quality is lost. However the CRT HDTVs will be best for the PS3 (which will output 1080p) and are also the best for the older gaming systems (LCDs have response time lag issues which affects videogames a lot, moreso than CRTs).

I was thinking about the Sony XS955 30" and setting it to 1080i on my 360, Does the the sony have a darkness problem though because my old 20" Trinitron has a bad issue with being way to dark even when watching tv i have to turn it on full brightness and full picture and keep it on cool so its not to dark, and with the orignial xbox it was horrible even with component conetion, my 360 looks crap on it but thats to be expected.

zippy476
05-17-2006, 09:22 AM
how about this ViewSonic N2751W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16889107005)

Porcupine
05-17-2006, 01:43 PM
Nope, definitely no darkness problems with any new CRT.

It's probably that your 20" old set is old that is why it became dark. I have an old 20" JVC tube TV also that is super dark. I dunno exactly what can cause an old TV to become dark and from what others say it doesn't happen to all TVs. But in any case it is only a problem with very old TVs so no new CRT you buy will be like that.

Dunno about that LCD....I don't know a lot regarding which LCD brands are better than others. Ask in LCD forum.

BTW, if you set your XBox 360 to output 1080i that doesn't mean that the games themselves generate graphics at 1080i resolution. Most will still generate 720p graphics but the Xbox 360 will rescale the image afterwards to 1080i. So quality is still lost on a CRT HDTV regardless.

zippy476
05-17-2006, 05:33 PM
Nope, definitely no darkness problems with any new CRT.

It's probably that your 20" old set is old that is why it became dark. I have an old 20" JVC tube TV also that is super dark. I dunno exactly what can cause an old TV to become dark and from what others say it doesn't happen to all TVs. But in any case it is only a problem with very old TVs so no new CRT you buy will be like that.

Dunno about that LCD....I don't know a lot regarding which LCD brands are better than others. Ask in LCD forum.

BTW, if you set your XBox 360 to output 1080i that doesn't mean that the games themselves generate graphics at 1080i resolution. Most will still generate 720p graphics but the Xbox 360 will rescale the image afterwards to 1080i. So quality is still lost on a CRT HDTV regardless.

i know alot if not all games for the 360 support 1080i