[mythtv-users] Which TFT to get?

White Joe joe.white at consultant.volvo.com
Fri Mar 17 19:25:26 UTC 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Brian Wood
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 2:20 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Which TFT to get?
> On Mar 17, 2006, at 11:45 AM, Ben Edwards (lists) wrote:
> > Was recently in a shop and was a very nice Multimedia TFT 
> with very  
> > good
> > depth and colour saturation.  Generally all the TFT screens 
> I watched
> > video on made everything look flat and washed out.  It 
> tends to be the
> > ones with a shiny, rather than a matt, finish that are good for  
> > watching
> > TV on.  I think?
> >
> > So do people have any recommendations.  What makes/models are good.
> > Preferably widescreen.
> >
> Hmmm... Very dangerous to make suggestions, you will be blamed if it  
> doesn't work out, but:
> I bought a "Hisense" TL-3220HD 32" LCD from TigerDirect.
> Nice unit. 1200:1 contrast, 800 cd/m2 brightness, 8ms. 
> response. Take  
> these specs with a bit of a grain of salt because everyone measures  
> them differently,  but it does look very good and I don't see any  
> motion artifacts while watching it.
> Unit has HDMI, VGA, component, composite and S-Video inputs. It has  
> built-in NTSC and ATSC tuners (separate RF inputs). Does PiP, split- 
> screen etc. 1366x768 resolution (16x9) It has the HDCP for "content  
> protection" decoding. It will do 1080i but not 1080p. It has a USB  
> connector but I can't figure out what it is for, the manual doesn't  
> even mention it. Built-in (cheesy) speakers, SPDIF output.
> My main complaint is that I have not found any "universal" remote  
> that knows the codes, but a learning remote does work. The included  
> remote is supposed to control other units as well as the TV but it  
> basically sucks.
> But if the worst thing about it is the remote it can't be too bad.
> Oh yeah, $999.
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What sort of setting are you using the TL-3220HD in, Brian?  Are you
using as a TV?

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