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- Howard Roseman
January 3, 2006, 12:19 am
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I've been thinking of upgrading my 1998 Mits 1080i RPTV to something that
displays 1080p. I've been surprised to read reviews that say that none of
the current 1080p machines out there from Sony, Mits, Toshiba, Samsung,
etc., can accept a 1080p input, such as BluRay when it's ready. This means
that the signal would come in at 1080i and have to be upconverted by the TV
Does anyone think it's worth waiting a while and getting the TV after this
is sorted out? It strikes me that buying a 1080p display that cannot accept
1080p input is somewhat perverse.
I saw that TV recently and it was gorgeous. The only thing that topped it in
the store was the Sony 60" SXRD, which I think may be the best thing out
there now, including plasma. It also does not accept 1080p.
I'm wondering how significant that issue is - at least in the store, the
picture of these sets looks like it couldn't get all that much better.
Howard Roseman wrote:
Yes, I was looking at a 70" SXRD as well. It was tough enough pulling the
trigger for $5k, the Sony was much more. It's the old price/performance
issue. I thought the picture was better on the Sony, but not that much
I'm sure they will do something that will make we want to spend more (of
course, the wife may not be too happy about it)!!!
Suggested retail for that puppy is $13K, which is outrageous considering it
has a non-removable protective screen that reflects like a mirror. Not
suitable for a bright room, even if it were affordable. The 60" SXRD has an
improved contrast ratio and no protective screen. The picture on it is
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