[mythtv-users] OT: Need a new HDTV

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Jan 16 03:00:26 UTC 2007

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2007, at 1:14 PM, Mark wrote:
>> Jake Palmer wrote:
>>> Most HDTV's made today are either 720p or 1080p.  The key to  
>>> smooth motion
>>> is in the letter, not the number.  Progressive will look better than
>>> interlaced, regardless of resolution.  And unless you have a very  
>>> large TV
>>> (50+"), you'll be hard pressed to see the difference in resolution  
>>> at a
>>> normal viewing distance (8-10').
>>> Jake
>> I've had some time today to look at this information.  It looks  
>> like the
>> 1080p requirement is a non-issue,
>> as there isn't any real content out there anyway.  It looks like  
>> there's
>> a nice Olevia 37" 537H at abc warehouse
>> for around $800.  Any opinions on Olevia sets?
>> It's got a tuner, and is 37".  Good contrast ratio and is an 8ms set.
> I've seen the Olevia in person and was my second choice to the  
> Westinghouse I ended up getting. The color looked most realistic on  
> skintones than any other display I looked at.
It is NOT a 1920x1080 native resolution screen. It is 1366x768.

No wonder the price is so low. Do NOT be confused by the 'HDTV' label, 
and 'accepts 1080i input'. With the right electronics, you too can watch 
1080i HD content, on a VGA (640x480) screen!


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