Spec advice

  peterleemaxwell 22:05 06 Dec 2005
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Saw this 'Evesham' 27" LCD TV with the spec below. Means nothing to me, is this a true HD-Ready TV? Is it any good?
Any advice please.


Panel
Screen Size 27"
Aspect Ratio 16:09
Resolution 1280 x 720
Display area H x V 597 mm x 336 mm
Pixel Pitch 0.46 mm x 0.46 mm
Display colours 16.7M colours
Contrast Ratio 600: 1 (Typical)
Brightness 550 cd / m2 (Typical)
Viewing Angle 170 degree (H) / 170 degree (V)
Response Time 17ms
TV Function
TV Tuning System B/G, D/K, 1 and L/L' (Multi-Europe)
Colour System PAL/SECAM
Sound System NICAM / A2 (IGR)
Teletext 10 pages
Video Input
Video colour system PAL / SECAM / NTSC
AV1 / AV2 (In / Out) 21-pin Scart x 2
AV3 (In) Video (Composite) x 1, S-Video
PC Input
Signal Connection D-Sub 15 pin
PnP Compatibility DDC / 2B
Scanning Frequency fH = 31.5 - 60KHz
fV = 56 - 75Hz
Recommended 1024 x 768
Audio Input
Audio 1 Scart (built - in)
Audio 2 Composite and S-Video x 1
Audio 3 PC x 1
Audio Output
Speaker (built - in) 10W + 10W (rms)
Headphone Headphone Mini-Jack (3.5mm)
Line Out Left / Right
Features
OSD Language English, French , German , Spanish , Italian , Finnish , Swedish, Dutch, Demark,
Function keys Power , Source , Menu , Up/Down(Channel) , +/-(Volume) , Aspect .
Others PC PIP, 3D de-interlace, Comb-filter, APS function, Child lock, Auto Power off, Video Text,
Power
Power Supply AC 100V - 240 V, 50 / 60Hz
Power Consumption 150 W
Panel Tilt
Forwards / Backwards -5 degree / + 10 degree
Dimensions
W x H x D 841mm x 503mm x 271mm

  PC Bilbo 23:32 06 Dec 2005

Try the FAQ,s from the Advanced Television Select Committee's Web Site regarding Digital HDTV.

click here

HDTV is currently not yet generally available in the UK and there is always the possibility the spec could change before it does come in.

If it's the model Woolworths are advertising, their ad says it has a D-sub connector that will accept an HDTV video input which presumably means you will need a receiver box to connect to the LCD to receive HDTV.

Personally I think I would wait a bit longer if it's really the HDTV capability you want.

  peterleemaxwell 09:56 07 Dec 2005

Thanks PC Bilbo I'll take your advice.
Appreciated.

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