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#1 Voodoo Child

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 05:10 AM

Ok im thinking about getting rid of my og xbox for a 360 but dont have a hdtv or money for a hdtv and i was loking at a sdtv for 230 at walmart,what do you guys think about those tv's?

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 05:18 AM

its still only 480i might be crisper but its still SD (standard definition)

im poor too so if you have a computer monitor and a comfy office chair go with the VGA adapter

I got my connector and VGA switch on ebay for a total of about $40

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE(lostboyz @ May 2 2006, 11:25 PM) View Post

its still only 480i might be crisper but its still SD (standard definition)

im poor too so if you have a computer monitor and a comfy office chair go with the VGA adapter

I got my connector and VGA switch on ebay for a total of about $40


This guy is right. I have been doing alot of research lately. I want a 30ish" HDTV. I'm getting a tube, for the money nothing come close to resolution and response time. $1200 is what I am spending. 34" Sony widescreen. All the "inexpensive" HDTVs have crap reviews from consumers and editors.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 01:57 PM

you should get the vga adapter its worth it and you can get a widescreen lcd from newegg and use that. im usinf a 17 inch cheap lcd and it looks great

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:17 PM

I got a flat samsung 27 inch it only has 480i. I supports component cables. Halo2 looks very good on it than on my room's tv. if you can find a samsung tv for cheap then get it, they got very crispy image. Here what i gotIPB Image

Ps: then you can save up for a hdtv

Edited by juan_2006, 03 May 2006 - 02:18 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:44 PM

sdtv = same old tv thats been around for decades, interlaced and flickery (480i)
edtv = tv that supports low resolution progressive scan (480p)

id suggest, save some money for HDTV
though, I dont know your age, or situation

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:03 PM

you'd be better off using what you got and saving up for an HDTV.

You can get a 30" ish HDTV for under $500 these days.

yeah the low-end HDTVs get crap reviews, but they're just as crap as the SDTVs you'd be buying as an alternative... so what's the difference?

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ May 3 2006, 04:10 PM) View Post
yeah the low-end HDTVs get crap reviews, but they're just as crap as the SDTVs you'd be buying as an alternative... so what's the difference?

None, so save up and buy a really good HDTV! I still suggest not buying a TV unless you have seen it working in person with a media of your choice. I have looked at the "best" sony and sharp TVs, and they look like shit compared to the Pioneer I got. Admittedly, it wasn't cheap, but then again, nothing is cheap in jolly old England. (To put you in perspective, gas is more than $6 per gallon).

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 06:41 PM

Yeh, jolly old england sucks. I aint got a HDTV nor can I afford 1 but im kinda glad in a way because when the PS3 comes out with its 1080p new TV's will come out supporting that res and all you lot will be stuck with a crappy 1080i, lol. By then i should be able to afford 1. biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE(Da Mafia @ May 3 2006, 10:48 AM) View Post

Yeh, jolly old england sucks. I aint got a HDTV nor can I afford 1 but im kinda glad in a way because when the PS3 comes out with its 1080p new TV's will come out supporting that res and all you lot will be stuck with a crappy 1080i, lol. By then i should be able to afford 1. biggrin.gif


i think its been posted that the ps3 will nolonger support 1080p i might be wrong il try and find it but i suggest getting a big widescreen monitor from newegg for about 300

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824014105

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 02:03 PM

Personally I think you need 26" minimum, u used to play on an 19" monitor and I didn't rate that much.




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