I bought a HDTV!!!

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I finally joined the 21st century and got a 37" Olevia 237 HD LCD television.

    I have only had time to play with a few OTA channels before coming to work but the picture on it is freaking fantastic - I can't wait to get home and try out the Wii on it.
     
  2. mocrzy

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    I didn't think the Wii was HD ready...I thought it only the PS3 & XBox 360 were HD capable...
     
  3. a person

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    Do you need a HD DVD player to play movies on a HTTV? Some of the HDTV's playing DVD's at stores I go to look really bad in picture quality.
     
  4. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    The Wii is 480p - but it still has to be better than on my old analog set.
     
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    Congrats, getting an HDtv most certainly is a great move..espescially since television signals will be going digital soon. Plus once HD becomes standard you'll be ready.

    I also wouldn't dream of playing my 360 on anything but an HDtv because games like Dead Rising are MADE for the resolution.
     
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    The Wii won't do 720p or 1080p, but you can use component cables to get a progressive scan picture. It does make a difference.

    I'm not sure what you were viewing, but you need an HD DVD player, or a Blu-ray player to see HD movies on an HDTV.

    Even a standard definition DVD player will look better on an HDTV if it is set to progressive scan mode.

    Congratulations on the purchase, Dark_Convoy!
     
  7. drippy

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    Barely.
     
  8. mocrzy

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    I didn't know that...


    ...well, anyway, congrats DC, I'z still gotts tah git me one of doze!!
     
  9. drippy

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    Yup. You'll get 480p.
     
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    Congrats, we like our TV alot. And I heard the Olevia are a good deal.
     
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    I hooked my Wii up to the HDTV(around 50") and I can't imagine playing on anything smaller
     
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    I had my Wii hooked up to my friend's 1080p projector with a 98" screen...was amazing.

    Felt much much smaller going back to my tv.
     
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    yay!
     
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    Congrats :thumb 

    I got the same tv about 6 months ago....and I still love it!....and yes playing the Wii on the new tv versus my old tv is a world of difference.
     
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    CONGRATS, DC!!

    I've been wanting to get an HDTV for a long time now, but money has always been the issue. Another issue is I have an entertainment with space for a 27" standard TV. I don't want to lose the entertainment center but would like at least a 23" HDTV for my bedroom.

    Now, what to do about a decent sound system for the bedroom...
     
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    Once you go HD it becomes painful to watch stuff in low resolution.
     
  17. lookinglasself

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    Congrats. I've been wanting to get one for about 5 years now.. never could swing it though because of money. One day soon, hopefully.

    You can get decent 1080p's for a little over a $1000 now, pretty cool.
     
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    I was thinking of getting one this year.... but then I went and tried to buy a house. Daaaaaaaaang. No HD for me. Ever.
     
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    I tend to find old CRT's make RGB/composite look better than HDTV's.

    If the signal is low quality, then the HDTV will show you every little flaw in the signal, flaws which don't show up on normal CRT's.

    Thats why when people I know buy ridiculous 42'' Sony HD plasmas, they wonder why their VCD's look worse than on their old TV.

    480p looks better than 480i on HDTV's, the difference isn't that great but it is there.

    The thing I noticed, when I used HD component cables with my Xbox on my HD TV (allowing higher resolutions depending on the game, most only went up to 480p), it still didn't look as good as RGB Scart/s-video on my old CRT TV...
     
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