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Question about sports on an LCD.....

Blue Goose
11-28-2007, 05:36 PM
I currently on a 34" Sony HD CRT 955 something (not at home right now)....I have had the tv for about 2 years and have been happy with it until by accident I rubbed off some of the anti glare coating(don't ask..Endust was involved on the wrong rag and............let's just say I'm in the process of scraping the rest of the coating off)

I'm thinking of getting either a 40,42 or 46 inch LCD to replace it. I'll be sitting about 8-9 feet away. Ones that have caught my eye are the Sony V3000 series or the Samsung 4061 or 4661 series. I probably would have gotten the 46" Sharp Aquos at 1399 if I had been able to on BF though......but I digress.

For the most part sports have looked great on the Sony Tube...some stations (CBS in particular) have a bit more pixelation during football games but as a whole I notice very little if any on the CRT

I have been seeing and reading different threads on how LCD's are not the greatest for watching sports. When I was in Circuit City last night I was looking at all the diff LCD's and I gotta say almost every one of them had some really bad pixelation problems with a football scene.

I've really been drawn to either the Sony KDL46V3000 or the KDL40V3000 but this info I'm hearing about bad viewing of sports has me a bit gun shy....if I decide to go with an LCD should I expect that football is gonna look pretty crappy?



11-28-2007, 06:06 PM
The pixelation on this generation of LCDs is often more related to the quality of the signal you are receiving. The less compression the better. Satellite providers seem to do the most compression, I have FIOS which doesn't compress the signal they receive at all, and tho only a 720p LCD (Samsung) I don't get pixelation normally while watching sports.

I also have a 1080p DLP and find the two tvs exhibit about the same levels of artifact and pixelation. So the signal is key in my opinion.

The stores divide their signal over so many tvs it's really hard to evaluate the tvs correctly.

11-28-2007, 07:27 PM
I have the 46V3000 and love it. I don't think you can get a better picture for $2000 (Costco price). $1700 at Fry's last friday:eek:

I notice pixelation during football games. But, like what was just said, I blame it on my cable company (cox).

When watching HD DVD's I get absolutely zero pixelation, no matter how fast or large or however many moving things are on the screen. The picture is as perfect as I've ever seen on a TV. That being said, I don't have a plasma, so I don't know if it would pixelate less during broadcasts. My guess is no, since it's obviously the cable company's fault.