[mythtv-users] My HDTV woes

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Apr 3 20:00:02 UTC 2006

On Apr 3, 2006, at 1:51 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:

> On 4/2/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 04/02/2006 06:43 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>> On 4/2/06, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Actually, since you say you have a plasma, is the native mode
>>>> really 1080i?  I though most plasmas where 1280x720p native?  You
>>>> should feed your TV whatever it's native display mode is.
>>> all plasma's are 720p *native* (or some weird resolution that can do
>>> no better than 720p).
>> That's so a couple of years ago:
>> http://www.cnet.com/4520-10602_1-5618366-1.html
>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1749523,00.asp
>> http://www.devlib.org/blog/2006/01/04/103-inch-plasma-1080p-hdtv- 
>> from-panasonic/
>> and more...
>> Oh, and the weird resolutions include 852x480, and 1366x768 (and a  
>> few
>> others).
>> However, yours and John's points are correct--there's no way the  
>> native
>> resolution is 1080i.  Since plasmas are fixed pixel displays, the  
>> native
>> mode has to be progressive...
>> Mike
> good god! 71 and 100 inches!!! I guess it would take that size to fit
> 1080p worth of plasma display. $75K though? At that size (and price) I
> would much rather have a nice 1080p front projector, none of the
> negatives of plasma.

Projectors are nice until you have to replace the lamp, but at least  
they don't permanently lose 50% of their brightness at 10,000 hours  
and burn-in the CNN logo if you watch more than 3 stories :-)

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