Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 32

Thread: HDTV?

  1. #1
    Senior Member redstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Beyond the outer limits
    Posts
    2,898

    Default HDTV?

    What's the use of putting money into HDTV, without increasing the quality of the home made tv programs?

    I'll rather watch a normal definition show which is of great quality than a crappy HDTV show.

  2. #2
    Senior Member roDz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Rafa & Kuyt's neighbourhood
    Posts
    647

    Default Re: HDTV?

    You can also watch dvds...the colours are quite good...but i still think HDTV is still expensive,perhap should just get HD ready for the time being...

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Sengkang
    Posts
    605

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Starhub and Singtel Mio offers some HD channel packages at some costs, and HD5 is currently free-to-air at the moment. Still too few HD channels to choose from though.
    My **flickr Album

  4. #4

    Default Re: HDTV?

    If you buy HDTV, will you buy LCD or Plasma? What's the different?

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Lakeside, Singapore
    Posts
    289

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by cckue View Post
    If you buy HDTV, will you buy LCD or Plasma? What's the different?
    Each of the techs have different properties, though it is generally accepted that LCD is now the better, more advanced technology. The advantage of Plasma screens used to be the fact that they could display higher contrast due to their ability to render black correctly (something that LCDs had distinct trouble with). Now-a-days LCD tech has improved to the point where the picture is as good, and in some cases much better, than the equivalent Plasma tech. Also, with the ability to now print LCD screens of much larger sizes at affordable prices Plasma is definitely on the way out. Add to that the fact that Plasma screens suffer badly from the effects of "screen-burn" and you can pretty much see why so many main-stream manufacturers are phasing out Plasma production.

    LCD is the way to go. No question.
    Cameras: Rollei 35, Rolleiflex-T, FinePix F700, Nikon D60, D300
    Pics: Churchwolf's Album.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Churchwolf, plasma screens still suffer from screen burning in? I thought that they have mitigated/resolved this problem already.

  7. #7

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Churchwolf, plasma screens still suffer from screen burning in? I thought that they have mitigated/resolved this problem already.
    They have a mechanism that cleans up the screen-burn after it's happened... But the other problem is the lifespan of the gas in the Plasma. Like it or not, after 3-4 years the screen will already be noticeably dimmer.
    Alpha

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SGee
    Posts
    1,572

    Default Re: HDTV?

    aiya, stick to CRTs la. wipe the glass often & images will be tack sharp! polymer screens wipe liao will get microscratches wan (not soo HD with foggy screen).

  9. #9

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    aiya, stick to CRTs la. wipe the glass often & images will be tack sharp! polymer screens wipe liao will get microscratches wan (not soo HD with foggy screen).
    CRT is not so good for watching "300" on Blu-Ray.
    Alpha

  10. #10
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    They have a mechanism that cleans up the screen-burn after it's happened... But the other problem is the lifespan of the gas in the Plasma. Like it or not, after 3-4 years the screen will already be noticeably dimmer.
    Mechanism to clean up screen burn? Wow! Can share a link to explain such mechanism?
    Plasma start to dimmer with 3~4 years? What about the lamp of the LCD, wouldn't they start to dimmer about that time too?
    TIA.

  11. #11

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Mechanism to clean up screen burn? Wow! Can share a link to explain such mechanism?
    Plasma start to dimmer with 3~4 years? What about the lamp of the LCD, wouldn't they start to dimmer about that time too?
    TIA.
    LCD lamps don't fade; they just die, and then you just replace the lamp and it's back to new. As for the mechanisms, every manufacturer has a different technique. Depends which one you're looking at.
    Alpha

  12. #12
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    LCD lamps don't fade; they just die, and then you just replace the lamp and it's back to new.
    Ah! Learnt another thing today. All the while I thought that LCD lamps will fade as the operational hours increase.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SGee
    Posts
    1,572

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    CRT is not so good for watching "300" on Blu-Ray.
    ah, not all CRTs r the same LCDs too. same specs but reality-wise the proof is in the pictures. then a decent sound system paired together to complete the movie experience.

  14. #14
    Senior Member redstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Beyond the outer limits
    Posts
    2,898

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    aiya, stick to CRTs la. wipe the glass often & images will be tack sharp! polymer screens wipe liao will get microscratches wan (not soo HD with foggy screen).
    Old is gold? Haha.

  15. #15
    Senior Member azul123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Eastern Bloc
    Posts
    2,776

    Default Re: HDTV?

    I think now is the time to get HDTV... one word Olympics.

    I would love to see it in High Definition, wouldn't you?

    ../azul123

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Lakeside, Singapore
    Posts
    289

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    ah, not all CRTs r the same LCDs too. same specs but reality-wise the proof is in the pictures. then a decent sound system paired together to complete the movie experience.
    True enough. CRT is actually the most robust tech, but something that really works against CRT TVs is the weight. Nobody on earth will want to lend you a crane to haul your 3 tonne 60" CRT TV up to your lounge room. If you really want this kind of tech then SED TVs are your only option. Virtually the same principle as CRT TVs without the bulk. Then again, at the moment it looks like SEDs are going to be dead on arival. Also they are likely to suffer the same "burn in" problems that CRTs do. Certainly the "screen shift" functions incorporated into these TVs helps, but it still doesn't work in instances where you have a constant larger logo displayed on the screen (like many video games and damn sports channels).

    For simplicity LCD is the way to go.
    Cameras: Rollei 35, Rolleiflex-T, FinePix F700, Nikon D60, D300
    Pics: Churchwolf's Album.

  17. #17

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Like it or not, after 3-4 years the screen will already be noticeably dimmer.
    So bad meh..actually they're rated to have far better longevity when compared with standard CRT television. CRT also dims but we hardly notices. Plasma should last much much longer. Of course those old generation plasma dont say lah..

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SGee
    Posts
    1,572

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Churchwolf View Post
    True enough. CRT is actually the most robust tech, but something that really works against CRT TVs is the weight. Nobody on earth will want to lend you a crane to haul your 3 tonne 60" CRT TV up to your lounge room. If you really want this kind of tech then SED TVs are your only option. Virtually the same principle as CRT TVs without the bulk. Then again, at the moment it looks like SEDs are going to be dead on arival. Also they are likely to suffer the same "burn in" problems that CRTs do. Certainly the "screen shift" functions incorporated into these TVs helps, but it still doesn't work in instances where you have a constant larger logo displayed on the screen (like many video games and damn sports channels).

    For simplicity LCD is the way to go.
    for the undetered can have things custom built, owners of screens that big could well afford wad. how does 20mm 60" shatter proof B&W multi-coated glass panel for TV sounds?

    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Old is gold? Haha.
    of course! mine kicks butt wan okie! dun play-play...

  19. #19

    Default Re: HDTV?

    haha i dun bother with local FTA programmes. use my Full HD LCD for gaming and Cable.. and EURO CUP!

    not bad laa, bought a 42" SHARP LC42G7M for $1399 from audio house, i think it was worth it.

    i think LCDs are just as good as plasma, if not better now. and LCDs are improving.. with bigger and better models coming out. while the trend and demand for plasmas are going downhill.

  20. #20
    Senior Member roDz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Rafa & Kuyt's neighbourhood
    Posts
    647

    Default Re: HDTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by anglejn View Post
    haha i dun bother with local FTA programmes. use my Full HD LCD for gaming and Cable.. and EURO CUP!

    not bad laa, bought a 42" SHARP LC42G7M for $1399 from audio house, i think it was worth it.

    i think LCDs are just as good as plasma, if not better now. and LCDs are improving.. with bigger and better models coming out. while the trend and demand for plasmas are going downhill.
    correct me if i'm wrong...u mean u bought a full HD Sharp 42" LCD for $1399? thats a real steal...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •