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Does anyone here have a Hi-defintion Television (HDTV)?
I keep on reading about HDTV being the future of entertainment and gaming. TV channels will begin to screen programs in HD resolution. It also appears that all PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games will be displayed in HDTV.
What I want to know is does this really make a difference? Or is it just an extra bit of eye candy and nothing more?
Is it worth buying an HDTV set?
How far I know the resolution is higher (pixels are smaller)...well you can call it a huge monitor, lol. Hmm... I guess at least atm it's not worth buying it... later yes.
[ 16. October 2005, 22:15: Message edited by: Apofiss ]
at least atm it's not worth buying it... later yeshttp://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Hmmm... UT, I've seen one at a mall showcase. The things shown via the HDTV were as if they were 3-D. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Imagine Spy Kids 3-D ( :D ) -- only without the glasses... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
For me, it's worth buying... Dream of Lara coming out of your TV screen! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
HDTV is still very expensive atm, but the technique is the future yes of course. Check out these pages (http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/hdtv1.htm) about HDTV
Cheers for the information guys http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Hopefully, the HDTV sets will come down in price soon.
Plasma televisions are really nice! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
HDTV is the way forward, IMO. Sound has been improving for years, it's about time we had better quality pictures.
HDTV has a vertical resolution of 720 pixels or 1080 pixels. the horisontal resolution can be different depending on if its widescreen or not but the widescreen resolutions are: 1280x720 or 1920x1080.
most "HD ready" TVs (computer monitors too) only support "720", thats why i think its wise to wait.
there are alot of HDTV clips that can be downloaded to see the quality, and as most monitors support 1280 its perfect to see the difference compared to regular tv (PAL 720x576)
Here is a link to a 3min clip from Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life in HDTV (1280x720)
but its 199mb and dubbed to german ;)
[ 17. October 2005, 01:35: Message edited by: nomedo ]
Wow sounds good!, i gues that this tecnology will come here the next century, well at list the prices will be more accesibles, LOL
Btw, I love your new avatar UT, it's remainds me to "What's uppppppppppp" thing
lol Amali. Its supposed to be a scary face!
Oh! lol don't worry UT it's scary indeed but a scary wat's upppppppppp, lol
I hope it's the future. I'm getting a HDTV at the end of the month (which will also be my new monitor). http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
I have a widescreen HDTV and I can tell you that the HDTV signal is leaps and bounds better than a normal TV signal. I can't watch sports, especially, any other way now... I only wish WWE programming were broadcast in Hi-Def already!
[ 17. October 2005, 12:42: Message edited by: interstellardave ]
here is two screenshots from Cradle of Life in LowHDTV (1280pixels wide), and PAL (720pixels wide). both pics are jpeg90%
HDTV is the way of the future. All broadcasts (in America, at least) will be mandated to be digital in the next couple years. There are several cities, Tucson for one, already broadcast HDTV over the air. Anybody with the right equipment can have the signal for free! My company is in the commercial AV business. We are putting in a pair of 45" LCD sets for a hospital. They want it for doctors to display images taken from their diagostic equipment. The LCD sets (from Sharp) are capable of 1920 x 1080 (WUXGA)resolution. Just an example of available technology.
So, bottom line: you will need to buy at least a digital converter, or a digital capable TV set fairly soon. Oh, and Plasma is on its way out. LCD technology is fast approacing the refresh rates of plasma, and they are far cheaper to manufacture. Repair costs are incrediby small in comparison.
Digital or die!
Darn. My parents just bought a new flatscreen TV but it's not HDTV. Still looks nice. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif
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