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Old January 23rd, 2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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HDTV: How many here own one or an HD monitor

I personally own an HDTV LCD from Samsung (whoops, should've gone with a CRT...).

Anyone else?

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Old January 23rd, 2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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46" Sony RP here - it's cool. but, it's to big! anyone in the new england area that wants to buy it...i'll give a really good deal.

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Old January 23rd, 2004, 11:32 PM   #3
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55" widescreen Mitsubishi 55805 (year 2000 model)...

Love this thing to death...makes my Xbox feel like war...LOL!!!
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Old January 24th, 2004, 01:52 PM   #4
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I have a Samsung 15 inch Wide screen LCD and I also have an Ikegami 20 inch Broadcast HD monitor($20K)

I'm looking for an HD set for the house. Hopefully a 65 inch. The bigger the better!

In this case, Size does count!

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Old January 24th, 2004, 01:58 PM   #5
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I don't know if it's CRT or projection, but I saw an 80 inch HDTV. Wow.

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Old January 24th, 2004, 02:19 PM   #6
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My TV is my computer these days. The HDV looks nice on my 20" LCD monitor, or for movie nights, I dim the lights and use a DLP projector on a 8 foot wide pull down screen. There are no true HD video signals anywhere in my system. I have no need for HD signaling, and no need for a 'TV set' any more.
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Old January 24th, 2004, 02:35 PM   #7
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I have a 17" Sony 16:9 LCD screen (1280x768). Have never watched any true HD content on it however. But it works great for editing native 16:9 from my PDX-10. I feed 1394 from Final Cut Pro to a Sony DVD recorder which sends a 480p component video signal to the screen. Looks great. Also works very well for watching anamorphic DVD's of commercial films.

This experience has convinced me to get a big LCD TV, but the prices are just too high right now. Several articles I've read in business magazines (most recently following CES) are predicting 42" LCD panels in the $1,000 to $2,000 range during the next couple years. Evidently new manufacturing techniques have been developed and new factories are coming online. More than one analyst has predicted that LCD's will overtake plasma screens as the low cost widescreen monitor of choice.

Should be fascinating to watch as the "revolution" slowly gains speed and people start replacing their 4:3 TV's. Not exactly holding my breath yet though...
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Old January 24th, 2004, 02:43 PM   #8
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I use my HDTV LCD (15 in.) as a computer screen, with, unfortunately, vertical "letterboxing." Ugh...

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Old January 24th, 2004, 03:44 PM   #9
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Heath, someone recently pointed out to me that this is called "pillarboxing" :-) What sort of computer are you using? My Mac recognized my 17" Sony right out of the box and works fine at 1280x768 resolution. For a PC you may need to install a driver or something. Of course you would need to pillarbox 4:3 video footage...
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Old January 24th, 2004, 04:56 PM   #10
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<<<-- Originally posted by Boyd Ostroff : Heath, someone recently pointed out to me that this is called "pillarboxing" :-) What sort of computer are you using? My Mac recognized my 17" Sony right out of the box and works fine at 1280x768 resolution. For a PC you may need to install a driver or something. Of course you would need to pillarbox 4:3 video footage... -->>>

Your mac is reading its monitor information through DDC, a technology originally developed by VESA as part of Microsoft's Plug & Play initiative for Windows 95. Microsoft is responsible for that, not Apple. I haven't loaded a driver for a monitor in many, many years.
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Old January 25th, 2004, 05:36 PM   #11
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I have an RCA F38310. It is a 38" CRT with built in HD OTA and DirectTV tuners. I scaled a mountain behind my house to erect an antenna tower and ran 600 ft of wire to get the signal back to my house. I guess you could say I'm an HDTV fanatic. I cannot watch SD anymore. I have no desire or motivation to edit in SD ever again... even if its just home movies. I can never use SD again. I've tasted the tainted fruit of HD and there is no going back.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 08:38 AM   #12
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I have a Samsung 47" RP. i hope to shoot my own videos on an HD-10 and watch them at home.
Football looks damn good in high def.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 02:17 PM   #13
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RCA 38" Widescreen CRT model from 2001. Beautiful picture. Built in HD tuner/de-coder. No DVI inputs, but componant ins look very good. Can't wait to get a consumer HD cam to see on it.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 08:51 PM   #14
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We have a new RCA Scenium. DLP Projection so there's no burn-in; there is, however, an annoying high-pitched fan noise.
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Old February 14th, 2004, 02:42 AM   #15
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HDTV Monitor

I have the Gateway 42" HD Plasma and the JVC HD Camera. I plan on getting a second plasma (50" - 60") when 1080P becomes available.

By the way, has anyone been able to successfully watch the Terminator 2 HD version on an HD set? Since it's in 1080P and not 1080i, I'm having trouble getting the TV to convert the signal from the output on the computer. The T2 HD DVD looks fantastic on the computer LCD screen.
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