09-29-2004, 11:20 AM
Im debating between the sony and panasonic TV's PT-50Lc14) for our new house. We wont move in now till mid october.
Should i wait on the sony or take the plunge on the panasonic. Anyone here own the panasonic tv and have any opinions on it?<ul><li><a href="http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=rz4gcPqyqXkgK7voF-cqe7W8WY5fajqdU9k=?CategoryName=tv_hdtv_projection tv&ProductSKU=KDF55XS955">http://www.sonystyle.com/i
09-29-2004, 03:28 PM
prices just come down as the models get bettter
I don't get it. What is up with these 1386x788 LCD panels, in both large and small display devices? It just seems to be a way to ensure that <i>both</i> HD formats have to run through a scaler before display, reducing image quality.
IMO make a 720-high panel or a 1080-high panel and be done with it.
10-01-2004, 06:04 AM
otherwise you are correct. However I really have not heard of scaling issue with the better brands.
I'm sure the panels look great.
However, given the choice between having 720p signals displayed unmolested, pixel-for-pixel, and running through a high-quality scaler, I'll pick the former.
10-01-2004, 11:51 AM
to do HDTV you have to have something that can take the signal(1080i,1080p,720p, etc) and convert to the native those that do not match. And since you will always have the ability to get all three, there will always be some conversion.
10-04-2004, 07:38 AM
old sony lcd, new sony lcd, old sammy dlp, new sammy dlp....I won't be buying until at least december, so maybe the old ones won't even be an option then.
10-04-2004, 08:59 AM
in the performance vs dollar area.
10-04-2004, 09:06 AM
I'm not so disriminating. I guess as long as reliability is good and I understnd all the features I'll be ok.
My fixed-pixel display will always be either 1280x720 or 1920x1080. That way, only one of the two HD formats will ever have to be scaled. I won't buy an HD device that's configured otherwise.
10-07-2004, 10:26 PM
changing all of your equipment over to handle 1080p for editing and broadcast is another