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Guru
06-23-2007, 03:03 AM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3053692&sku=P333-6104

ChiefaRoo
06-23-2007, 03:10 AM
Not trying to be a spoiler but when I bought my 62" HDTV 1 1/2 years ago the guy who owned the store I bought from told me not to buy a DLP that had rotating/pivoting mirrors. The one I have has no moving parts.

Guru
06-23-2007, 03:15 AM
Not trying to be a spoiler but when I bought my 62" HDTV 1 1/2 years ago the guy who owned the store I bought from told me not to buy a DLP that had rotating/pivoting mirrors. The one I have has no moving parts.
Just passing on a sale I found. Doesn't hurt my feelings if somebody has useful info against it.

When I go HDTV shopping I will be looking for all kinds of opinions from the board.

ChiefaRoo
06-23-2007, 03:17 AM
Just passing on a sale I found. Doesn't hurt my feelings if somebody has useful info against it.

When I go HDTV shopping I will be looking for all kinds of opinions from the board.

I paid $2,975 for mine. It's a good deal as long as the moving parts don't take a dump after the first year.

Mojo Rising
06-23-2007, 03:48 AM
Is it really worth paying extra for 1080p? From the research I did movies are filmed at a speed/quality that isn't up to 1080p standards.

HDTV is broadcast at 780p/1080i (I don't know what it is but I want it.)

I may be wrong, there are many differing opinions on standards. If you figure that it will take 5-7 years for the broadcasters to catch up to HD (1080i - 780p) then why pay for 1080p?

The difference between the i and p is the refresh speed. That is important for sports. CBS only broadcasts 1/2 their games in HD currently.

It will be a while before they upgrade their equipment to p (also takes much more bandwidth on the satellites.)

Save your $ and get a 1080i and a DVD player with HD upconverting (less than $100.) You won't be disappointed.

Count Alex's Losses
06-23-2007, 04:09 AM
From the research I did movies are filmed at a speed/quality that isn't up to 1080p standards.


Movies in the theatre are played at much higher resolutions than 1080p.

Mojo Rising
06-23-2007, 04:31 AM
The screen is bigger too. Look at a BlueRay set-up (the TV will be $600 more and the DVD player will be $400 more) vs.a 1080i with a DVD player upconverter and tell me you can see a 30% better difference.

That is what it will cost you.

From the research I did movies are filmed at a speed that makes the difference between the 2 un-noticeable.

The advantage will be when they broadcast sporting events in 1080p. That will be years.

Silock
06-23-2007, 04:36 AM
Future-proofing. Game systems can take advantage of 1080p, too.

Mojo Rising
06-23-2007, 05:11 AM
Good point. P has gaming advantages. I am not a gamer.

pr_capone
06-23-2007, 12:58 PM
And the only game system that can support P is the PS3 right now. It is not like Microsoft or Nintendo is going to be rushing out a whole new system just to take advantage of 1080P.

Dave Lane
06-23-2007, 01:21 PM
I go a Sharp Aquos 52" LCD 1080p for $1000 from a wholesaler I know. Its a very nice set...

Dave

Vegas_Dave
06-23-2007, 01:23 PM
Good point. P has gaming advantages. I am not a gamer.

P (Progressive Scan) has more advantages then just gamin. It is better on action sequences and sports as well. Fox and ESPN HD both broadcast right now in 720p (CBS does too I believe). NBC, ABC, NFLTV all broadcast in 1080i.

Currently there is no one broadcasting natively in 1080p though that should eventually change.

The main reason for going with a 1080p set is for the future as well as for HD-DVD and BlueRay discs... however that requires more investment.

That price on that TV is fantasticly amazing. I love my Samsung DLP, it is still the most impressive HDTV to my eyes that I have seen (720p).

Silock
06-23-2007, 01:25 PM
And the only game system that can support P is the PS3 right now. It is not like Microsoft or Nintendo is going to be rushing out a whole new system just to take advantage of 1080P.

The 360 does 1080p.

FringeNC
06-23-2007, 01:45 PM
I go a Sharp Aquos 52" LCD 1080p for $1000 from a wholesaler I know. Its a very nice set...

Dave

WOW. That's an unheard of price. Can you get me one, too?

BWillie
06-23-2007, 01:53 PM
I go a Sharp Aquos 52" LCD 1080p for $1000 from a wholesaler I know. Its a very nice set...

Dave

Have I ever told you how awesome you are? If I haven't, you are awsesome. Share the wealth :)

Mojo Rising
06-23-2007, 02:03 PM
P (Progressive Scan) has more advantages then just gamin. It is better on action sequences and sports as well. Fox and ESPN HD both broadcast right now in 720p (CBS does too I believe). NBC, ABC, NFLTV all broadcast in 1080i.

Currently there is no one broadcasting natively in 1080p though that should eventually change.

The main reason for going with a 1080p set is for the future as well as for HD-DVD and BlueRay discs... however that requires more investment.

That price on that TV is fantasticly amazing. I love my Samsung DLP, it is still the most impressive HDTV to my eyes that I have seen (720p).

From what I read they will not be broadcasting 1080p anytime soon. Bandwidth issues.

Blueray/HD DVD and video games are the only 1080p source. I am not a gamer so I can't comment on the games. I assume they would be better because the screen refreshes faster.

I read that (I don't have a link) the speed that a movie is filmed makes the 1080p advantage difficult to notice.

I think that 1080p TV's might look a little better because they are on the higher end of the model scale and have better processors.

Vegas_Dave
06-23-2007, 02:09 PM
From what I read they will not be broadcasting 1080p anytime soon. Bandwidth issues.

Blueray/HD DVD and video games are the only 1080p source. I am not a gamer so I can't comment on the games. I assume they would be better because the screen refreshes faster.

I read that (I don't have a link) the speed that a movie is filmed makes the 1080p advantage difficult to notice.

I think that 1080p TV's might look a little better because they are on the higher end of the model scale and have better processors.

For the most part, you are correct. Some movie studios though are starting to film their movies using true HD cameras (Sumperman Returns was the first to be shot entirely in HD)... so this is really the only common reason among consumers that would give an advantage over 720p.

Video games refresh faster as well as have more lines of resolution for their picture with 1080p vs 720p. However, I know that with most 360 games that I have, they were designed for 720p as the main format... so they would be upscaled to 1080p in that situation.

Again, future-proofing is the only REAL reason to use a 1080p set now. However, if the price is the same or close, if buying again, I would get the 1080p capable set... however I am more then satisfied with my 720p set.

rageeumr
06-23-2007, 02:09 PM
This is somewhat tempting. I'm about a month away from buying my new TV and I had pretty much decided to get one of the new Samsung LED engine DLPs. I'll probably still spend the extra money to avoid any rainbow and lamp issues but this is intriguing.

Anyong Bluth
06-23-2007, 02:47 PM
Samsung LCD is my next tv pick

BigMeatballDave
06-23-2007, 05:37 PM
I go a Sharp Aquos 52" LCD 1080p for $1000 from a wholesaler I know. Its a very nice set...

DaveJesus! Did you have to swallow?