[mythtv-users] OT: Advice on choosing a TV

Robert Siebert trebor_s at web.de
Wed May 5 14:26:58 UTC 2010

On Wed, 05 May 2010 13:59:44 +0100, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net>
> Simon Hobson wrote:
>> Paul Gardiner wrote:
>>> Sadly my old CRT (described by an engineer that once worked on it as
>>> from the sweet spot) has started producing slightly muffled sound.
>>> I'm thinking it might be time I moved to a flat panel. Is there any
>>> reason a MythTv buff might not want to use a Panasonic Viera?
>>> Content is still going to be almost entirely PAL SD 576i for some
>>> time, but I'd like to be ready for HD which is starting to be
>>> rolled out via UK Freeview.
>> What size ?
>> When I was looking at buying a TV specifically to use as a monitor (the

>> large size & low resolution was an important factor), Panasonic told me

>> that none of their 26" TVs support full pixel mode. Without full pixel 
>> mode, you cannot feed it a signal via DVI/HDMI which is already 
>> pre-scaled to fit the display panel and have the TV "just display it" -

>> it will resample the image to oversize it, and then crop the outside to

>> remove overscan.
> 50" or maybe 46". Almost entirely wanted as a TV, although I'd wouldn't
> want it to place any restrictions on the other things that MythTv might
> do.
> Paul.
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Almost all modern TVs that size handle the available resolutions that you
PC can output. So no big deal.
I would go for any Philips of your preferred size. They have ambient light
which looks really nice.

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