[mythtv-users] Advice Requested re LCD TV's
ecottrell at doble.com
Thu Sep 20 15:22:56 UTC 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Jack Madison
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:10 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Advice Requested re LCD TV's
> On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 15:08 +0000, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> > Rich West wrote:
> > > R. G. Newbury wrote:
> > >> <snip>
> > >>
> > >> Can anyone suggest a 32 to 37 inch high definition (1920
> x 1200) LCD TV,
> > >> (brand plus model) available in North America which can, in
> > >> effect,
> > >> deal with 2 different coax inputs easily. That is, go
> seamlessly from
> > >> cable to OTA tuning. If that means selecting a different
> Input Source,
> > >> that is alright, so long as it is not a 4 to 6 step procedure.
> > >>
> > >
> > > My Polaroid (which is really just a generic TV branded with
> > > Polaroid) does it in a couple of clicks: input button on remote,
> > > select the input you want, hit ok.
> > Exactly what I was looking for. However, I have never heard of a
> > 'Polaroid' branded TV. I will do some googleing.
> After much research and talking with the sales guy I went
> with a 32" vizio. I would have gone with the 37", but 32" is
> as big as I can fit where it is. So far I am very impressed
> and glad I went with that one. It also has all the inputs I
> would want, including VGA which was a requirement of mine.
> > > If you are using mythtv, why not get an HD capture card or
> > HDHomeRun and
> > > have your MythTV system capture your SD and your HD video
> > > That way, you don't even have to fool with the input
> options on the
> > > TV...
> > >
> > > -Rich
> > I have been running mythtv for over 2 years....
> > I have a Hauppuage 500 and an HDHomeRun connected to the
> myth box. My
> > wife prefers to just channel surf when she is watching in the
> > afternoon. And at the moment, my Via SP13000 has some problems with
> > displaying full 720p and 1080i output. Kinda difficult to watch a
> > blank dark blue screen, which is what I get for 1080i...It's a Via
> > xvmc thing. Those recordings play back beautifully here at
> work using
> > the nvidia card.
> In 32", supposedly you can't tell the difference between 720p
> and anything higher. I haven't done much side by side
> comparison, just what I could see in the store, but in 32"
> the 720p resolution appeared as good as the uber expensive
> 1080p TV. Could be the video source, but I'm quite happy
> with the picture. My next step is to switch from DirectTV to
> Comcast cable and add a HDHomerun.
I got the Vizio 20 inch which has the same resolution as the 32 inch but
only one HDMI port. I currently use it on two computers (DVI and RGB)
and HDTV. PIP is interesting using two computers or having TV on with
audio down in the corner. It is neat to get QAM unencrypted cable. I
like the Callsign/Channel labels but I wish it was user editable. On
the QAM channels it only shows the cable channel and stream number.
It is a nice monitor/TV for tight spaces. The remote has dedicated
buttons for the video source and PIP so I can easily change sources and
setup PIP without going through menus. It is only 1366x768 but I still
like the picture quality.
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