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Old November 4th, 2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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question on 16x9 tv for XL2...specs???

I am about to pick up an inexpensive 24" television that has a 16x9 mode on it. It is a Samsung and it is a perfectly flat screen.

I went and looked at the specs and it says on antenna input it has 270 lines of res and on the S-video it has 400. This seems low to me. I currently have a 20" Sony Trinitron television that does 16x9 but Sony does not publish specs on the lines of res.

I can't find any on other brands either. My JVC pro monitor does 700 lines. I just want to know if the Samsung at 400 lines is comparable to the 20" Trinitron.

This is not directly XL2 related but since it is the cheapest route to see real 16x9 off of the camera I am asking here.

I searched the web and can't find out if 400 lines is on par with a 24" TV. Samsung does sell a 27" that specs out much higher 700 lines but it doesn't have 16x9 aspect mode.

I need to know as soon as possible as I have 3 days to return the 20" trinitron. The biggest problem with it is that it has no Svideo in. That and the 16x9 mode doesn't stay if you bump any buttons so I am constantly having to drill through the menu to turn it back on. The 24" samsung has svideo and memory presets for all of the inputs so it properly stores 16x9 mode.

The samsung is cheaper too!

Anyone?
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Old November 4th, 2004, 08:13 PM   #2
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Marty, if your Samsung set is more affordable and does everything you want, then why would lines of res matter? If you like the picture, then it's a keeper in my opinion.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 09:15 PM   #3
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<<<-- Originally posted by Chris Hurd : Marty, if your Samsung set is more affordable and does everything you want, then why would lines of res matter? If you like the picture, then it's a keeper in my opinion. -->>>

The issue is that I currently have the Sony 20" Trinitron TV. I like it but it does not have svideo in and the 16x9 gets reset everytime I change a channel or input. It was $250 and was the only affordable set that has 16x9 mode.

I stumbled onto a Sanyo (sorry I said Samsung before) that is $188 and is a 24" and it has 16x9 and svideo inputs. It remembers the 16x9 setting for each input so I don;t have to keep resetting it. But the website says that is is 400 lines. I haven't actually tried it except to see crappy video piped in at the store. My JVC resolves 800 and other tv's resolve 700. If you recall I really like the resolution of the XL2 so I don;t want to be viewing it on a crappy monitor.

So i was just wondering if anyone knew if 400 is going to give me a poor image. I may just buy it and bring it home and try side bu side with the SOny and choose that way. I still have 3 days to return the Sony if I don't like it.

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Old November 5th, 2004, 12:23 AM   #4
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Sounds like a plan. I think you'll appreciate the features that you like long after you've forgotten about any difference in the number of lines.
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