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Hello Roy,

While the Toshiba's are great DLP's I think their time has past. As has
all "720p native" resolution rptv. In June, Samsung will be releasing
their new "1080p native" line of DLP rptvs. Their HLR series
(http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20050106_0000090605_ ).

And being that HDDVD/Bluray is just around the corner doesn't it make
sense to "prepare"? If I were in the market for a new RPTV or projector
I would DEFINITELY want one that could do 1080p "natively" as that might
be the native res for HDDVD/Bluray. That and you'd be able to watch
1080i HD broadcasts without having to have that signal downconverted! :)

My 2 cents...


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They're gonna be pretty pricey when they come out though.  You may want to
wait a bit for the prices to come down.  Also, the last I read about them
(and it was a while ago), these sets couldn't support any 1080p inputs.
They would upconvert to 1080p but couldn't accept the 1080p input.  But yes,
it does make sense to be prepared for the future.

Just out of curiousity, AC, which do you think would be better:  a 720p
screen or a 1080i screen?  I've got a 480i screen at the moment, and I HATE
it!  All those jagged lines drive me crazy!  So I figure a 720p screen would
be better than 1080i, and I'd be able to sit closer to the screen as well.
Any other opinions?

cheers,
vij


> Hello Roy,
>
> While the Toshiba's are great DLP's I think their time has past. As has
> all "720p native" resolution rptv. In June, Samsung will be releasing
> their new "1080p native" line of DLP rptvs. Their HLR series
>
(http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20050106_0000090605_ ).
>
> And being that HDDVD/Bluray is just around the corner doesn't it make
> sense to "prepare"? If I were in the market for a new RPTV or projector I
> would DEFINITELY want one that could do 1080p "natively" as that might be
> the native res for HDDVD/Bluray. That and you'd be able to watch 1080i HD
> broadcasts without having to have that signal downconverted! :)
>
> My 2 cents...




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vij wrote:
> They're gonna be pretty pricey when they come out though.  You may want to
> wait a bit for the prices to come down.  Also, the last I read about them
> (and it was a while ago), these sets couldn't support any 1080p inputs.
> They would upconvert to 1080p but couldn't accept the 1080p input.  But yes,
> it does make sense to be prepared for the future.
>
> Just out of curiousity, AC, which do you think would be better:  a 720p
> screen or a 1080i screen?  I've got a 480i screen at the moment, and I HATE
> it!  All those jagged lines drive me crazy!  So I figure a 720p screen would
> be better than 1080i, and I'd be able to sit closer to the screen as well.
> Any other opinions?
>
> cheers,
> vij
>
>
>
>>Hello Roy,
>>
>>While the Toshiba's are great DLP's I think their time has past. As has
>>all "720p native" resolution rptv. In June, Samsung will be releasing
>>their new "1080p native" line of DLP rptvs. Their HLR series
>>(http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20050106_0000090605_ ).
>>
>>And being that HDDVD/Bluray is just around the corner doesn't it make
>>sense to "prepare"? If I were in the market for a new RPTV or projector I
>>would DEFINITELY want one that could do 1080p "natively" as that might be
>>the native res for HDDVD/Bluray. That and you'd be able to watch 1080i HD
>>broadcasts without having to have that signal downconverted! :)
>>
>>My 2 cents...
>
>
>
Hey VJ,

They can't accept 1080p signals? I'm guessing they would have worked
that out by now. Or at least for the June release. We'll have to wait
and see. Read upcoming test reports to see. That's usually what I do
before I buy any how. Read tons of reports and comments from owners on
forums first.

Well, at the moment you can't really choose between either a 720p native
res TV or one that can do 1080i natively unless you get a CRT-based
RPTV. Which are priced right being as almost no one are buying them
these days. Every one is either buying the DLP, LCD or D-ILA RPTV or
projectors.

As for the "jaggies" upping the native resolution might not necessarily
get rid of them. But make sure you have a good progressive scan dvd
player first...though, with HDDVD/Bluray coming at the end of the year
you might want to wait. Kill a few birds with one stone. Buy a
HDDVD/BLuray/DVD player (the 2 opposing camps are talking to agree on a
single HD-DVD format to avoid another format war...I hope they do come
to some sort of agreement...hate to need to buy 1 HDDVD player and 1
Bluray...or wait till manufacturers build an "all in one"...which might
not be available till 2007).

Though, if you do get a 720p native DLP RPTV, the RPTV should be able to
handle the progressive scan duties. Smoothing out the jaggies. But most
people usually don't depend on the TV's to do the job as dvd players
have traditionally done a better job. Your choice.

Any how, my advice would be to not buy any Home Theater gear till Xmas.
No TVs, dvd players, or receivers. There's nothing worse than spending
your hard earned $ on gear you thought was good and up-to-date...only to
  find that a few months later you just missed the boat on a major
change. That happened to me in the late 90s. I bought my receiver a few
months before the first DD/DTS receivers came out. I have a DD 5.1
receiver now. And have regretted it since. Now I'm waiting till the
right time.

Good luck...


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