The current PCA poll on HDTV

  TOPCAT® 14:22 21 Mar 2005
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Most apt that this article appears at the same time as the poll.

Those thinking of purchasing a HDTV enabled device now may want to read this BBC article. Consumers are buying displays that some salesmen are saying are HD ready when in fact they are not.

click here

You really have to know what to look for:

HDTV set-top-box with receiver or integrated TV set with HD receiver.

HD-ready display - LCD, plasma, or DLP (should take analogue and HD)

HD devices must have min resolution of 720 physical lines.

HD resolutions are typically 720p (p=progressive) or 1080i (i=interlaced)

  Rigga 15:41 21 Mar 2005

For a fairly long (7 page) but interesting read on the subject. > click here <

R.

  recap 16:11 21 Mar 2005

If HD is the future then I think all TV's will come with this as a standard feature, so for me I will wait until it is a standard.

  josie mayhem 17:03 22 Mar 2005

I think mine will. But that's not because I want all the gizmo's. But concodering my telly purchasing antics.

In the last 15 years I've only brought 2 tellies. The last one, was becasue my main telly was getting old. When the disision to replace was actualy made was 3 years before we brought the new one. The new one is now almost 4 years old so got at least several more years before I start concidering replacement. So by the time I get around to it, I should imagine that buying a HDTV will be my only choice.

  It's Me 21:38 22 Mar 2005

Now I know what HD is, I had thought that it was 'Heavy Duty' but that didn't seem quite correct in the context! :))

  Totally-braindead 01:56 23 Mar 2005

Glad to know I wasn't the only one who was unsure what HDTV was.

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