So we think we’re going to buy ourselves an HDTV.
We’re looking at a 30-37″ LCD at the moment.
Plasma doesn’t seem to go below 40″, and Luisa gave the thumbs-down to CRTs because of their weight and bulk.
LCDs seem to have a limited resolution; most are 1366 x 768, which means native 1080 is not possible.
I guess they scale the image down to fit in 768.
Even the $5,000 US Sharp Aquos LC-37HV4U has this resolution.
There are computer monitors well over this size, so why can’t they make TVs just as big?
Iain mentioned that his computer monitor has inputs for an HDTV signal (HDMI perhaps?),
so getting separate monitor and HDTV tuner components might be an avenue to explore.
This is where I solicit you to add comments with links and info on HDTVs!
I listen to the HDTV Podcast,
which has links in each podcast to lots of HDTV info.
I am going to list some links here I got from them and other places.
Also, below the general info links I’ll put links to specific TV sets, or lists of sets at various online stores and manufacturers.
- Future Shop HDTV info
- Yahoo.ca: LCD & Plasma TV’s
- PC World: LCD TV news and reviews
- eCoustics.com: LCD TVs (inclues rear-projection, which we don’t want
- ABC News: dropping cost of HDTV – includes mentions of specific models
- Top 12 user-rated flat-screen HDTV’s
- Digital Home Canada article on DLP (compares it to rear-projection LCD
- Digital Home Canada: HDTV section
- Brillian: LCoS technology (vs LCD)
- HDTV Magazine
- AVS Forum on displays