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720p Capable

Rags11
06-24-2005, 08:40 AM
Are any of these tvs good options for me if I want a tv to support the new Xbox360?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7045431&type=product&id=1099396991028

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7045397&type=product&id=1099396990967

Thanks for all of the help.

RSawdey
06-24-2005, 10:33 AM
Both those sets are CRT based, 1080i/30 native sets. Not the best for gaming.

Look at similar sized LCD flat panels, they're 720p/60 native.

Rags11
06-24-2005, 10:36 AM
I've heard of problems with LCD's blurring up during sporting events, will this 720p/60 have the blurrs on Xbox360? I also will be using the LCD for football/basketball, anything specific to look for?

oblioman
06-24-2005, 10:46 AM
Look for low response times. Also referred to as the refresh rate. The lower the number,,the better.

Rags11
06-24-2005, 02:27 PM
What kind of numbers are we talking about (how low)

oblioman
06-24-2005, 04:15 PM
16 and under. 8 preferably.

Rags11
06-25-2005, 09:25 AM
Well I will also be using this tv for watching sports and DVDs, so is a LCD better than a Widescreen CRT for everything (HDTV feed, Xbox360, sports, and movies)? Thanks

oblioman
06-25-2005, 10:39 AM
Thats a question that gets tossed around a lot,,and you will find just as many answers.To be brief,,yes the lcd will be fine for xbox, movies, etc. The response time is just one important factor to consider when choosing a tv. Just keep cruising these boards and if ya learn anything,,,share it. Good luck

Angel9
06-27-2005, 05:46 PM
Let me give you a first hand experience. CRTs are usually bought for the cheaper price tag, at a small sacrifice (size). When looking at CRT's, I found that very few support true 720p (most convert), and the ones that did ran some $2000 or so. Well that pretty much ruins the point, when I can get a good LCD for a few more inches for that size. So I went ahead and looked at LCDs, and came across the Olevia, my beauty. But thats off subject. The point is, right now you won't be disappointed with a CRT like the entry-level samsungs that do 1080i, because most xbox games right now only do 480p. However, the games that DO support 720p will not look as good. And with XBOX360, ALL games will be 720p native, which means they will ALL look their best at 60 frames per second. Most CRTs only do 30 frames per second anyway, so 720p/60 LCD is definitely the way to go for the XBOX360, but for just XBOX either one is fine, depends on your wallet and eyes.