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SONY LCD VS. SONT WEGA SXRD

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  1. mikej3131

    mikej3131 Regular member

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    Hello,
    I am purchasing a new tv in about a week and need some opinions from some experienced people. I dont know to much about anything when it comes to this new technology with tv. The two tv's the guy at best buy recommended for me was the Sony - 50" Grand WEGA SXRD Digital-Cable-Ready Rear-Projection HDTV - Silver ...and the other Sony - WEGA 50" Widescreen Digital-Cable-Ready Rear-Projection LCD HDTV w/HDMI Input - Silver ....Could anyone tell me the differences and what does what? the lcd is for around $2300 and the sxrd is for around $3600.
    Also they both have pc inputs to hook up a computer to use as a monitor but which one would receive better quality?
     
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    When i said pc input i meant they have VGA inputs.

    If anybody who knows their stuff can give me some explanations on these tv's in the least technical terms possible or just some recommendations, id appreciate it.
    Thanks
     
  3. diabolos

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    I am sorry that the customer specialist at Best Buy didn't know their stuff. The diffences between these two set are obvious.

    First off, the SXRD is LCoS based. LCoS is my favorite microdisplay (rear-projection) technology. It is like having DLP and LCD all on one chip (in the case of the SXRD 3-chips) capable of displaying a picture with all the benifits of both DLP and LCD without any of their negatives.

    2nd, The SXRD has a native (Maximum/Fixed) resolution of 1080p (1920x1080) while the LCD has a native res of 720p (1280x720). What 1080p means to you is a cleaner, crisper image that is capable of displaying all of the detail and color that an HDTV show can deliver. Even standard definition (SDTV, Basic Cable, Basic Satallight... ect.) looks better on a 1080p display!

    The SXRD!

    The Sony LCD while a great set for the price is Sony's lowest end LCD tv. By contrast, the SXRD technology is Sonys top of the line microdisplay technology. The SXRD XBR model is only 2nd to Sony's Quaila 006 which has been dubbed the best tv in the world!


    Sony SXRD:
    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...roductInformation-Start?ProductSKU=KDSR50XBR1

    Sony LCD:
    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...ame=tv_ProjectionTVs_RearProjection_42to51TVs

    Sony Qualia (006):
    http://www.qualia.sony.us/qualia_main.cgi


    That is about as much as I can say without getting technical...lol,
    Ced
     
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    I have a friend who has that Sony LCD and he loves it. I was not impressed by the LCD's picture as it was a bit grainy, so i went with a 56" DLP from Samsung which had a pretty fair price of $3200 after tax, delivery and 4yr service plan ,(also bought at Best Buy), which you should really invest in if you get a rear projection tv that may need bulb replacemnet and or cleaning. I was told that mine should be cleaned at least once a year. that way they clean the color wheel as well if it has one to keep your colors true.

    I say if you are dropping that much cash, you may as well go with the SXRD if it will be a better quality TV
     
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    Hey thanks guys,

    Yeah i will probably go for the sxrd then. Yeah the guy at best buy told me that the sxrd is gonna be the new thing soon, though he was probably just trying to make some commission since that was 1000 dollars more. But after hearing it from you guys im gonna go with that.
    About the service plan. How much is it and what is all included in it? free cleanings? and free bulbs?

    Thanks again
     
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    One more question,
    Im just curious but what are the advantages and disadvantages between lcd and dlp's. and then the advantages between flat panel and rear projection?
     
  7. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    i ythink the price depends on what you buy, go to their wesite and find the TV you want. Then click on it so it goes to the screen with all the details. Then there should be a link in the upper right that says protect your investment. That will give you the cost for that item for your state. They did tell me it covered bulbs and cleanings.

    here is what it actually says with all it's legal mumbo-jumbo

    AIG WarrantyGuard, Inc.
    P.O. Box 9312
    Minneapolis, MN 55440-9312
    1-888-BESTBUY

    Throughout this Performance Service Plan ("Plan") the words "we," "us" and "our" refer to the Obligor. ("AIGWG") refers to AIG Warranty Guard, Inc. ("Best Buy") refers to Best Buy Stores L.P. and Best Buy Co., Inc. collectively. The words "you" and "your" refer to the purchaser of this Plan.

    Service and Coverage: To arrange nationwide factory authorized in-home service on TVs 25" and larger and DBS, call 1-888-BESTBUY. All other Plan repairs will be performed on a carry-in basis only and must be arranged through a Best Buy store or service center. All preventative maintenance (cleanings, etc.) on applicable products will be handled on a carry-in basis only. Repairs will be performed at our discretion by a Best Buy service center or authorized servicer.


    In some cases you may be required to ship your covered product for repair.
    This Plan covers manufacturer's defects in materials and workmanship that are the result of normal usage.
    Products, including those within the original manufacturer's warranty period, may be repaired or replaced with a comparable product, or Best Buy will issue a voucher for the original purchase price at our discretion.
    Replacement parts will be new, rebuilt or non-original manufacturer's parts that perform to the factory specifications of the product at our option.
    This Plan provides complete power surge protection from the date of purchase on the product covered.
    All Plan coverage commences on the original product purchase date.
    This Plan is inclusive of the manufacturer's warranty; it does not replace the manufacturer's warranty, but provides certain additional benefits during the term of the manufacturer's warranty. After the manufacturer's warranty expires, this Plan continues to provide some of the manufacturer's benefits, as well as certain additional benefits listed within the Plan's terms and conditions.
    Coverage under this Plan expires 2 or 4 years from the original product purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt.
    You must provide a safe, non-threatening environment for our technicians in order to recieve service.
    This Plan does provide coverage on a carry-in basis for remote control repairs not due to loss or abuse.
    This Plan provides battery repair/replacement for camcorders.
    International coverage is available on a limited basis. See store for details.
    This Plan provides coverage for product failures due to dust, heat, humidity and normal wear and tear.
    Best Buy is not responsible for personal items left in the product to be repaired.


    Purchaser Records: Although we maintain a record of your Plan purchase on a computer retrieval system, you must have in your posession this validated Plan and all original receipts to receive any product replacements, exchanges or voucher credits.

    No Lemon Policy: After three service repairs have been completed on an individual product and that individual product requires a fourth repair, as determined by us, we will replace it with a product of comparable performance, not to exceed the original purchase price. Replacement products may be new or rebuilt to meet the manufacturer's specifications of the original product at our discretion. Technological advances may result in a replacement product with a lower selling price than the original product. For clearance, open-box and other products originally purchased at a discount, we reserve the right to issue a voucher for the original purchase price. The original product and purchase receipts must be returned to Best Buy along with authorized service repair receipts from three separate service repair incidents to qualify. One service request number, requiring functional part(s) repair/replacement is the equivalent of one repair. Keep your service receipts! Copies of service receipts cannot be provided by us. Preventative maintenance checks, cleanings, product diagnosis, customer education, accessory repairs/replacements, computer software related problems and repairs done outside the U.S.A are not considered repairs for the purposes of the No Lemon Policy. This benefit does not apply to Renewal PSP's.

    General Exclusions: This Plan does not cover repairs caused by accidental or intentional physical damage, spilled liquids, insect infestation, misuse, abuse, altered serial numbers or damage caused by non-authorized repair personnel. Also not covered are replacement costs for lost or consumable parts (knobs, remotes, batteries, bags, belts, etc.) cosmetic damage and problems due to improper and/or non-factory authorized installation or repairs.


    Plans are not available or valid on products used for: commercial purposes (multi-user organizations), public rental or communal use in multi-family housing. Use of a product for these purposes will void this Plan, unless noted specifically as a commercial Plan on the original purchase receipt.
    This Plan excludes products that are not listed on this Plan.
    This Plan does not cover consequential or incidental damages.
    This Plan does not cover any fees related to third party contracts.
    This Plan does not cover "no problem found" diagnosis.
    This Plan does not cover image burn.
    This Plan does not provide for preventative maintenance on televisions.
    This Plan is fulfilled when a product is replaced after the expiration of the manufacturer's warranty.


    Availability of Services: While we try to complete service as quickly as possible, we are not responsible for delays caused by factors beyond our control, including but not limited to manufacturer's delays, shipping to a regional service facility or acts of God.

    Cancellation: This Plan shall be cancelled by us for fraud or material misrepresentation, including but not limited to commercial or rental use. Unauthorized repair of covered equipment shall result in the cancellation of this Plan by us. In the event of cancellation by us, written notice of cancellation shall be mailed to you not less than sixty (60) days before cancellation is effective. This Plan can be cancelled by you at any time for any reason by e-mailing, mailing, or delivering notice of cancellation to Best Buy (acting on behalf of AIGWG). If the Plan is cancelled: (a) within thirty (30) days of the receipt of this Plan, you shall receive a full refund of the price paid for the Plan provided no service has been performed, or (b) after thirty (30) days, you will receive a pro rata refund, less the cost of any service received.

    No cancellation fee applies to this Plan.

    Mail cancellation request along with this document and all original receipts to:

    Best Buy Co., Inc.
    Performance Service Plan
    P.O. Box 9312
    Minneapolis, MN 55440-9312
    ATTN: Consumer Relations

    Administrator and Obligor: AIGWG is the Administrator under this Plan and the Obligor except in Alaska, California and Oklahoma. AIGWG can be contacted at: 500 West Madison St., Chicago, IL 60661. Telephone 1-800-250-3819. Best Buy is the Dealer and will be considered the Obligor only in those States which require the Dealer to be the Obligor.

    This Performance Service Plan is secured by a contractual liability insurance policy provided by New Hampshire Insurance Company, 175 Water Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Telephone: 1-800-250-3819. If, within sixty (60) days we have not paid a covered claim or provided you with a refund, you may make a claim directly to the insurance company.

    Manufacturer's Responsibilities: Parts and services covered during the manufacturer's warranty period are the responsibility of the manufacturer.

    Preventative Maintenance Checks: This Plan includes cleanings and/or alignments limited to the following products: DVD players, VCRs, camcorders, and TV/VCR combinations. These maintenance checks are recommended, but not limited to, once a year. All preventative maintenance checks will be performed on a carry-in basis.

    Product Specific Benefits:


    This Plan provides complete head coverage for VCRs, camcorders and complete laser coverage for DVD players included in covered home systems.


    STATE VARIATIONS

    The following state variations shall control if inconsistent with any other terms and conditions:

    ALABAMA RESIDENTS: This Plan is transferable to another owner for the product Plan ID identified on Your order confirmation. Proof of purchase receipts, as well as any service repair receipts, must be transferred to the new owner.

    ALASKA RESIDENTS: Best Buy is the Obligor under this Plan.

    ARIZONA RESIDENTS: If Your written notice of cancellation is received prior to the expiration date, the Administrator shall refund the remaining pro-rata price, regardless of prior services rendered under the Plan.

    CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: AIG Warranty Services and Insurance Agency, Inc. (AIGWS) is the Obligor under this Plan. AIG Warranty Guard, Inc. (AIGWG) and AIG Warranty Services and Insurance Agency, Inc. can be contacted at 500 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661.

    CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS: The expiration date of this Plan shall automatically be extended by the duration that the product is in Our custody while being repaired. In the event of a dispute with the Administrator, You may contact The State of Connecticut, Insurance Department, PO Box 816, Hartford, CT 06142-0816, Attn: Consumer Affairs. The written complaint must contain a description of the dispute, the purchase price of the product, the cost of repair of the product and a copy of the Plan

    GEORGIA RESIDENTS: Cancellation will comply with Section 33-24-44 of the Georgia Code.

    KANSAS RESIDENTS: This Plan is not an insurance policy.

    NEVADA RESIDENTS: If the Plan is cancelled, no deduction shall be made from the refund for the cost of any service received. This Plan may be cancelled due to unauthorized repair which results in a material change in the nature or extent of the risk, occurring after the first effective date of the current policy, which causes the risk of loss to be substantially and materially increased beyond that contemplated at the time the policy was issued or last renewed.

    NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS: The purchase of this Plan is not required either to purchase or to obtain financing for a home appliance.

    OKLAHOMA RESIDENTS: This Plan is not issued by the manufacturer or wholesale company marketing the product covered by this Plan. This Plan will not be honored by such manufacturer or wholesale company. If either You or We cancel this Plan, the return of the Plan price will be based upon one hundred percent (100%) of the unearned pro rata price of the Plan, less the cost of any service received. Best Buy is the Obligor under this Plan.

    SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS: To prevent any further damage, please refer to the owner's manual. In the event the Service Contract Provider does not provide covered service within (60) days of proof of loss by the Contract Holder, the Contract Holder is entitled to apply directly to the insurance company. If the insurance company does not resolve such matters within (60) days of proof of loss, they may contact the SC Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 100105, Columbia, SC 29202-3105, (800) 768-3467.

    TEXAS RESIDENTS: If you purchased this Plan in Texas, unresolved complaints concerning a provider or questions concerning the registration of a service contract provider may be addressed to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, telephone number (512) 463-2906 or (800) 803-9202.

    UTAH RESIDENTS: NOTICE Coverage afforded under this Plan is not guaranteed by the Utah Property and Casualty Guarantee Association.

    WISCONSIN RESIDENTS: This Agreement is subject to limited regulation by the Wisconsin office of the Commissioner of Insurance. This Plan shall not be canceled due to unauthorized repair of the covered equipment. If You cancel this Plan, no deduction shall be made from the refund for the cost of any service received. This Plan is backed by a contractual liability policy with limits of liability of $5,000 per claim and $25,000 in aggregate per Plan.

    Form #81209 (11/02)




    Samsung - 56" Widescreen Digital-Cable-Ready DLP Rear-Projection HDTV w/HDMI Input - Silver/Black $2,699.99



    4 - Year PSP DLP Digital TV $399.99



     
  8. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    and some more info for you.

    DLP
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat52400050003&type=category

    flat panel
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?guideID=1043363099104&type=page&id=cat12077

    projection TV's
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?guideID=1043363122448&type=page&id=cat12077

    LCD
    Not to be confused with LCD Flat-Panel display technology, LCD Projection is nevertheless related to its pricier flat-panel cousin. Like DLP and LCOS projection, LCD Projection is a microdisplay technology, meaning that the image is created on a thumbnail-size chip or chips, and projected onto a larger screen surface by means of a powerful light source in conjunction with a sophisticated system of precision optics and mirrors. As with LCD flat-panel systems, LCD projection is a transmissive technology, meaning that light is transmitted through the chip or chips, rather than created at the screen surface as with plasma or bounced off a reflective modulator like the DMD chip used in DLP projection systems. Fundamentally, LCD projection works like an old-fashion slide projector, where the "slide" is a dynamic LCD chip rather than a static photographic transparency.

    Most current LCD projection TVs and front projection systems employ a 3-chip projection system. In a 3-chip system, a single, ultra-bright light source is split into its component color spectra by a fixed prism. The resulting red, green and blue light streams are each fed through an individual, monochrome LCD chip which modulates only the corresponding color by allowing a controlled amount of light to pass through each of its thousands of individual pixels. The three modulated light streams are then prismatically recombined, much like the output of the three cathode ray tubes in a traditional CRT-projection TV, and magnified to produce a composite full-color on-screen image.

    Strengths
    More expensive than CRT projection systems but less costly than flat-panel LCD or plasma displays, LCD projection systems deliver excellent picture quality in a chassis that's significantly sleeker and lighter than that of a traditional projection TV. Their exceptionally high brightness makes them ideal for viewing in brightly lit environments like a sun-bathed room. LCD projection systems typically exhibit excellent contrast ratios, mostly due to their high light output. The single-light-source design and fixed-prism optical system eliminate the convergence issues that plague CRT projection TVs, and there's only the one bulb to replace should it fail. And gamers will appreciate that LCD projection TVs, like their flat-panel LCD brethren, are immune to phosphor burn-in.

    Considerations
    Despite technological enhancements over the past few years, transmissive LCD technologies provide marginal reproduction of deep blacks as compared to other microdisplay technologies (although, conversely, contrast ratios are redeemed by their exceptionally high brightness). More so than with DLP or LCOS technologies, LCD projection systems tend to suffer from the so-called "screen-door effect," where individual pixels can be distinguished by the naked eye, particularly when viewed at close range. Like plasma and LCD flat panels, as well as DLP projection systems, the finite number of pixels in the display necessitates complex processing of input signals of differing resolutions in order to render them properly; depending on the sophistication of the processing, scaling artifacts may be visible in some instances and real resolution compromised. Lastly, LCD panels historically have been challenged by slow "refresh rates" — the time required for an individual pixel to shift from one state to the next to reflect moment-to-moment changes in the image. Recent technological enhancements have all but eliminated this problem, but in some cases, image "smearing" may be evident with fast-moving source material like sports and action movies.

    The bottom line
    Along with the other microdisplay technologies, LCD projection offers an affordable, high-performance alternative to pricey flat-panel TVs, with a significant reduction in bulk and weight as compared to traditional CRT projection. Visit your local Best Buy store to see all these technologies in action, and decide which you prefer.

    and one more you didn't ask about thrown in just for fun :)

    LCOS
    LCOS
    LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology, a souped-up derivative of LCD technology, is the hot new kid on the block in high-resolution displays. Rather than passing light through a transparent LCD panel to generate an image, in LCOS displays the light is bounced off of a reflective substrate onto which liquid crystals have been applied. There are two classes of LCOS light engines: single-chip and three-chip. In a single-chip system, light is filtered through a color-wheel system similar to that employed by DLP projection systems. The sequence of colors produced is then temporally coordinated with the modulation of light by the liquid crystals, producing subtle color variations. Three-chip displays use a system of prisms to split a single light source into its red, green and blue components (analogous to the three tubes in a CRT projection system). Discrete video modulations are applied individually to the three resulting light paths, which are then recombined by another prism array to create the composite image. LCOS technology is used in displays of 50" and larger.

    Strengths
    LCOS' calling card is ultrahigh resolution. A typical high-resolution LCOS panel comprises 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels, making it the first fixed-pixel imaging system capable of faithfully reproducing every detail in a 1080-line image (LCD and plasma HD panels typically "scale," or interpolate, 1080-line images in order to display them in the panels' 1024 actual lines). Additionally, among current technologies, LCOS is uniquely capable of upconverting a 1080-line interlaced image (1080i) for true progressive-scan display (1080p). Visible pixelization (known as "screen-door effect") is virtually eliminated at normal viewing distances with LCOS, because the cell structure of the panels features very little space between the individual pixels. And because the light passes through the liquid crystals twice on its way to the projection lens (once between lamp and mirror, and once more when reflected back toward the projection lens), LCOS improves upon the traditionally marginal contrast performance of LCD displays, while sharing LCD's imperviousness to burn-in.

    Considerations
    Because they generate color in much the same way as DLP projection systems, single-chip LCOS systems can share DLP's problem of "rainbow effect" artifacts. Most viewers won't even notice this anomaly, but to those sensitive few who do, it can be a real distraction. Conversely, 3-chip LCOS systems avoid the rainbow effect, but rely on very precise calibration in the manufacturing process to accurately recombine the color components into a sharp, seamless on-screen image. Since such calibrations are inherently imperfect (if only to a miniscule degree), 3-chip systems may suffer very slightly in the sharpness category – but since the light is separated and recombined by a fixed prism system, periodic user calibrations to maintain convergence are unnecessary. As with traditional LCD technology, pure, inky blacks are a weakness of LCOS displays, — but as with LCD, recent refinements have improved LCOS' performance in this area.

    The bottom line
    Overall, LCOS earns its pervasive buzz as a technology that may be the heir apparent to CRT projection for large-screen TVs, both high-definition and standard-definition. Its many advantages are balanced by bulk (cabinet dimensions similar to DLP units — slimmer than CRT projection but not as sleek as LCD and plasma) and weight (several hundred pounds is not uncommon). But if you want to feel like you're "looking out a window" while viewing your big-screen HDTV, LCOS' ultrahigh resolution and virtually invisible pixelization may be your dream come true.
     
  9. mikej3131

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    thanks steimy
     
  10. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    Excellent posting steimy!

    About the warrenty...

    1) It protects under natural wear and tear

    2) It covers lighting strikes

    3) If you have to repair it more than 3 times then you will get a new tv

    4) (All sets 25" and larger) In home service and repair!

    5) Yearly maintanace to keep your tv running good

    6) 1 bulb replacement (unless your tv is flawed and keeps burnning bulbs out or lighting damage which would require more than one bulb replacement).

    7) Cheaper than Curcuit City's warrantys!


    [bold]Best Buy employees don't work on commission![/bold]

    Ced
     
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    ok if i understood correctly, LCOS is the technology that the sony sxrt i was looking at uses. right?
    Also if this is true, is that SXRT a 3-chip or a single-chip?
     
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    ok if i understood correctly, LCOS is the technology that the sony sxrt i was looking at uses. right?
    Also if this is true, is that SXRT a 3-chip or a single-chip? And what chip would be better?
     
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    sorry i was refering the SXRD i stated in the first post
     
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    It does list it as a rear projection LCOS TV
    But i could not find anything on the processors outher than it has
    an IFP (image Format Processor Technology)
     
  15. diabolos

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    Its a 3-Chip LCoS design just like JVC's HD-ila technology.

    Ced
     
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    oh ok i take it the 3 chip is better?
     
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    The 3-chip proccess is better because the picture doesn't suffer from the "Rainbow Effect" that pleagues 1-chip designs. Including 1-chip DLP and 1-chip LCoS.

    The 3-chip proccess is used in all LCD sets. In a 3-chip designs the primary colors are combined using a combining prism.

    Ced
     
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    I bought the Sony LCD 42" WEGA HDTV and the picture is nice...however, with a DVR from my cable company I get a nicer picture. Here is what I've since learned...

    Get the HDMI 600 cable from Monster cable (may run almost $100.00)to get an excellent picture and get rid of the 5 wire cable used for the DVR box if you have one, cuts out any noise and RFI interference and gives better picture quality. Second...you only get 1080dpi IF your provider is broadcasting in that mode and IF the program is as well. Discovery channel broadcasts in 1080 24hrs a day which is why most providers go right to that channel when they hook you up just like BestBuy when showing off thier TVs.

    Most 1080 shows come at nite, except one Soap channel in the daytime...go figure. During the daytime you msotly get 720dpi.

    Bottom line...get the cable and get rid of the 5 cable connection from your DVR box to your set, and watch great shows after 5:30 at nite at 1080dpi when broadcasted.
     
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    Thanks diabolos,

    So you have the sxrd sony tv i was talking about rkent?
    A couple questions. I do have comcast digital cable with a DV-r HD box. So i will only get 1080dpi if the broadcaster if the broadcaster is in that mode and if not, then will only get the 720dpi?
    How wil i know if shows are in 1080dpi, where can i check? and also when you said most shows late at night are in 1080 dpi. do you mean mostly (all of the shows and all chanels) after 5:30?
    Is there anywhere i can get a cheaper hdmi cable or should i go with that one, and is it worth it?
    Also right now for my comcast box on my current tv, i have it hooked up to the composite red white yellow cables. What is the 5 wire?
     
  20. diabolos

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    Yes. The resolutions will either be 1080i or 720p. 720p is better with fast motion scenes so most sports events are broadcast at 720p.

    I recommend Acoustic Research "Pro II" cables. They are as good or better as there monster counter parts and they cost alot less.

    Yellow - Composite Video (480i only)

    White - Left Speaker (stereo)

    Red - Right Speaker (stereo)

    You current set-up isn't capable of HDTV and shouldn't be used.

    The 5 cable connection that rkent57 is talking about is Component Video (Red, Green, and Blue) cables plus Stereo audio (Red and White) cables. Component video is capable of up to 1080i resolution.

    Using HDMI would get rid of all those cables!

    Now, I want everyone to understand that Fixed pixel displays have native resolutions, such as 1366x768 and 1920x1080... ect. Your set will upconvert or downconvert everything it gets to this resolution.

    For...

    1080i/p - 1920x1080

    720p - 1280x720

    480i/p - 720x480

    Ced
     

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