[mythtv-users] LCD HDTV recommendations (that are Myth friendly)...
darren.richards at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 16:34:55 UTC 2008
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 8:29 AM, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> hey all,
> i've been given the 'ok' from the CFO to upgrade our 10yo CRT to a
> modern day LCD HDTV.
> currently, 95% of what we watch is SD content captured by Myth. the
> other 5% is DVD and Internet content. i know that a lot of the
> earlier HDTV's really struggled to make SD video watchable. is that
> still the case?
I have a 52" Sharp Aquos (LC52D62U). I love it, but I'd have a hard time
recommending it to anyone else. Sharp is notorious for banding issues (do a
quick search on AVSforum). I returned my set twice because the banding was
unacceptable. The third set is acceptable, but still suffers from slight
banding that is visible only if I look at a flat gray screen. Other than
that, contrast is acceptable for an LCD, and HD content looks incredible.
SD scaling is pretty much irrelevant if you're using Myth. My computer
scales everything to the native resolution of my TV (1920x1080 at 60Hz), so the
TV doesn't do any scaling at all. The computer does a better job scaling
(upconverting) regular DVD's than my HD-DVD player does.
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