[mythtv-users] Advice Requested re LCD TV's

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Sep 20 05:12:44 UTC 2007

Jack Madison wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 15:08 +0000, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> Rich West wrote:
>>> R. G. Newbury wrote:
>>>> <snip>
>>>> Can anyone suggest a 32 to 37 inch high definition (1920 x 1200) LCD TV, 
>>>>   (brand plus model) available in North America which can, in effect, 
>>>> deal with 2 different coax inputs easily. That is, go seamlessly from 
>>>> cable to OTA tuning. If that means selecting a different Input Source, 
>>>> that is alright, so long as it is not a 4 to 6 step procedure.
>>> My Polaroid (which is really just a generic TV branded with Polaroid)
>>> does it in a couple of clicks: input button on remote, select the input
>>> you want, hit ok.
>> Exactly what I was looking for. However, I have never heard of a 
>> 'Polaroid' branded TV. I will do some googleing.
> After much research and talking with the sales guy I went with a 32"
> vizio.  I would have gone with the 37", but 32" is as big as I can fit
> where it is.  So far I am very impressed and glad I went with that one.
> It also has all the inputs I would want, including VGA which was a
> requirement of mine.
>>   > If you are using mythtv, why not get an HD capture card or HDHomeRun and
>>> have your MythTV system capture your SD and your HD video content?  That
>>> way, you don't even have to fool with the input options on the TV...
>>> -Rich
>> I have been running mythtv for over 2 years....
>> I have a Hauppuage 500 and an HDHomeRun connected to the myth box.
>> My wife prefers to just channel surf when she is watching in the afternoon.
>> And at the moment, my Via SP13000 has some problems with displaying full 
>> 720p and 1080i output. Kinda difficult to watch a blank dark blue 
>> screen, which is what I get for 1080i...It's a Via xvmc thing. Those 
>> recordings play back beautifully here at work using the nvidia card.
> In 32", supposedly you can't tell the difference between 720p and
> anything higher.  I haven't done much side by side comparison, just what
> I could see in the store, but in 32" the 720p resolution appeared as
> good as the uber expensive 1080p TV.  Could be the video source, but I'm
> quite happy with the picture.  My next step is to switch from DirectTV
> to Comcast cable and add a HDHomerun.

Well I blew an hour and a half at lunch time looking at various screens, 
in variable lighting, with generally execrable video feeds being 
displayed...but then what do you expect at a Best Buy, or a Future 
Shop...Tomorrow lunch time, I'm going for the high-price spread: I'm 
going to visit a Sony Store...."Toys for Big Boys" (No the really 
expensive toys are in a boat yard...if you do not believe me, google 
'Wally' and 'yacht')

But seriously, it looks like the Sony KDL32XBR4 is leading the running 
at the moment...


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