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There have been a number of threads asking which panels display or accept 1080p input. Thought I would "round them up" in one thread. I have identified the models to date that I know of and whether or how they either display or accept 1080p input. If there is enough interest in this thread I will keep it updated throughout the next few quarters as more sets become available.

I would ask that we keep this thread on topic and do not offer subjective opinions of the displays. Those posts can be made in the appropriate thread. I would also ask that we do not discuss the various merits or not of 1080p as there are numerous threads already devoted to that topic. And as always no price talk, which vendor etc type of discussion

This thread is to provide a summary of available and soon to be available displays, whether they actually display 1080p and are there any issues to that capability and how they accept 1080p if in fact they do. Of primary interest to many is the ability to accept 1080p/60 and also 1080p 24 or 1080p 50, on which inputs the display accepts 1080p and if the 1080p input allows for 1:1 mapping without overscan.

Please provide updates on these capabilities, pertinent threads about a particular display and any known issues with display or acceptance of 1080p on a particular set. As new sets arrive - let's update the main post with the new models and their associated links.

Hope this is helpful!

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As of September 4 2006
Westinghouse LCD Monitors

Westinghouse 47" 1080p LCD (LVM-47w1)
AVS Westinghouse 47" Discussion
  • Displays 1080p
  • Accepts 1080p/60 on DVI , HDMI and VGA inputs
  • Issue with colorspace on HDMI input(Clips Greens) using PC sources
  • Provides 1:1 Pixel Mapping ;No overscan
  • No tuners and no overscan for TV type input
Westinghouse 42" 1080p LCD (LVM-42w2)
AVS 42" Westinghouse Discussion
  • Displays 1080p
  • Accepts 1080p/60 on DVI , VGA inputs
  • Issues with actually accepting 1080p via HDMI - see discussion for updates - new firmware does NOT fix
  • Provides 1:1 Pixel Mapping ;No overscan
  • No tuners and no overscan for TV type input
Westinghouse 37" 1080p LCD (LVM-37w3)
AVS 37" Westinghouse Discussion
  • Displays 1080p
  • Accepts 1080p/60 on DVI , HDMI and VGA inputs
  • Provides 1:1 Pixel Mapping ;No overscan
  • No tuners and no overscan for TV type input

Sony LCD's

Sony KDL-52XBR2/3 Shipping Late September
Sony XBR3 line (KDL-46XBR3, KDL-40XBR3) Shipping September
Sony XBR2 line (KDL-46XBR2, KDL-40XBR2) Now Shipping
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Major known differences to date - XBR3 line has Piano Black bezel, 6 months additional warranty, does not have interchangeable bezels - Note XBR3 may not have extended warranty as reported by users - check with dealer/Sony

For XBR 2/3 Line
  • Displays 1080p
  • Accepts 1080p/60 on HDMI inputs
  • Accepts 1080p/60 on VGA inputs
  • 1:1 Pixel Mapping on 1080p; No overscan using "Full"
Sony V2500 line (KDL-46V2500, KDL-40V2500) ETA Shipping - Mid September - October
AVS 40" & 46" KV2500 Discussion

Difference from XBR2/3 line (rumored and via Sony website)
  • 2 HDMI inputs instead of 3 - conflicting reports here
  • NO DRC processing
  • Unknown as to whether it accepts 1080p the same way that the XBR/2/3 line does
  • Manual list VGA as NOT supporting 1080i/p
  • Style differences - closer to prior model XBR1

Samsung LCD's
Samsung LN-S5797D Shipping Now - Limited Availability
  • Accepts 1080p over VGA & HDMI Inputs
  • Does not do 1:1 Pixel Mapping
  • No defeatable overscan mode

Samsung LN-S5296D ETA Shipping Late September - October
Just recently started showing up on Etailers websites
1080p Details TBD - Look at currently shipping models for possible specs

Samsung LN-S4696D,LN-S4695D,LN-S4096D,LN-S4095D
AVS Samsung 40" & 46" 96 Discussion - Also applies to 95 series
  • Accepts 1080p with overscan on HDMI inputs
  • Accepts 1080p/60 on VGA input
  • Undefeatable overscan for 1080p on HDMI

Sharp LCD's

Sharp Aquos 42" LC-42D62U ETA Shipping Late September - October
Sharp Aquos 46" LC-46D62U ETA Shipping October
Sharp Aquos 52" LC-52D62U ETA Shipping October
AVS Sharp D62 Specific Discussion
AVS Sharp 2006 Discussion
See Post #1655 for 42"/46"/52" Details
  • Specs State displays 1080p
  • Specs State will accept 1080p on HDMI inputs
  • Reported to use dot by dot for 1080i/p signals(per Sharp)
  • No DVI or VGA inputs
  • Using older Panel on 42"
Sharp Aquos 37" LC-37D90U Shipping Now - Limited Availability
AVS Sharp 37" Owners Discussion
AVS 2006 Sharp Discussion
  • Displays 1080p
  • Accepts 1080p/60 on HDMI inputs
  • Provides 1:1 Pixel mapping - no overscan - using dot by dot

JVC Lcd's

JVC LT-40FN97, LT-46FN97, LT-40FH97, LT-46FH97 40" and 46" Shipping Now

AVS JVC 40" & 46" Discussion

Differences between FN & FH series appear to be:
  • RS-232C Control on LH Series
  • Gold RCA Terminals on LH Series
  • Silver Trim on LH Series
For all above models:
  • Displays 1080p
  • Does NOT accept 1080p on any inputs

JVC LT-40FH96 Shipping - Limited as has been replaced by the above 97 Series
AVS JVC 40" FH96 Discussion
  • Displays 1080p
  • Does NOT accept 1080p on any inputs

Toshiba LCD's

Toshiba Cinema Series REGZA XHD 42LX196,47LX196 ETA Shipping Now
AVS Toshiba Regza Discussion 42" & 47"
  • Displays 1080p
  • Does not accept 1080p on HDMI
  • Does NOT accept 1080p via VGA
Toshiba REGZA XHD 42HL196,47HL196 Shipping Now

Minor Differences From LX Series:
*Not as advanced Color Management
*LX Has better speakers/sound
*LX 6 function illuminated remote

Mitsubishi LCD's

Mitsubishi Diamond Series 42 & 46" LT46231, LT42231 Shipping October
Mitsubichi Series 42 & 46 LT46131, LT 42131
Differences among between 131 and 231 Diamond Series:
  • illuminated remote
  • additional component input
  • perfect hue
  • Black Case
Valid For both series:
  • Displays 1080p
  • Specs claim to accept 1080p on HDMI inputs
  • Specs claim a DVI-I input that accepts 1080p
Mistubishi LT-37131 Shipping October
Same as above - add a motorized base. DVI input may be removed

Syntax Olevia Brillian LCD's

Syntax Olevia Signature 7 Series Shipping September/?
Syntax Olevia Brillian 747i, 742i
  • Displays 1080p
  • PDF states accepts 1080p via HDMI & VGA w/o overscan
  • Uses HQV Processing
AVS 2006 Syntax Olevia Discussion

Sceptre LCD's

Sceptre 42" X42GV Shipping Now - Limited Distribution
AVS 42" Sceptre Discussion
  • Displays 1080p
  • Accepts 1080p on HDMI 1:1 pixel mapping and no overscan

Eyefi LCD Monitor's

EyeFi 4710LD Shipping Now - Limited Distribution
AVS 47" Eyefi Discussion
  • Displays 1080p
  • Accepts 1080p over HDMI inputs
  • No tuners
Also a 42" model, little is knwon however build is different. 47" uses annodized aluminum for the case and the 42" is plastic.

Pioneer Plasma's

Pioneer Pro-FHD1 50"
AVS Pioneer FHD Discussion
  • Displays 1080p
  • Accepts 1080p via HDMI inputs
  • Accepts 1080p/60/24
  • Accepts 1080p via DVI

Panasonic Plasma's

While there has not been an oficial US release and rumors abound. It appears there will be an imminent:
65? Something in 1080p
Possibly 50/58 and another 65
Below are the related threads...as model numbers and shipping/availability get sorted out will post more. Still confusing info on models and shipping. Latest rumours have it at end of September/Early October. Still unknown which exact models will be released in US.

Panasonic PZ600 Series
AVS Panasonic 50" to 103" 1080p Discussion
Panasonic 65 1080p
AVS Official Panasonic 65 1080p Discussion
Panasonic 65px600 Manual
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Nice summary.

Many buyers now want full 1920x1080 60Hz 1:1 full desktop PC use, this will help sort those sets out.

Another point worth checking is how does a given set handle full 0-255 RGB levels.
Many digital inputs seem to expect 16-235 and will show clipping and limit colors when using a PC.

For the record it seems the Westinghouse 47" shows the full 0-255 on its DVI inputs and expects 16-235 on its HDMI.

At best players and sets would have it switchable.


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Nice contribution. Excellent job!
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wpwj40e:
Great Summary and thanks putting this together. Iwas getting tired of going thread to thread to compare spec's - especially 1080p input capability. I was in my local A/V store and BestBuy and none of the sales people I've talked to knew Toshiba 42LX196 & 42LH196 input capability. Both places sales people tought Toshiba excepted 1080p but they were not 100% sure.
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Thanks for the positive feedback!

Jacklt - Agree with your perspective. The questions along those lines comes up more often than not as of late with all the new introductions of 1080p sets. My gut feel is that most of these sets are using the 16-235 color space via HDMI when using a PC/Mac. On both the Samsung and Sony when I tested - was able to change the color space used via my graphics on the MAC - and there definetely was a difference. Would be nice to get more definitive information on the other sets as you have done with the Westinghouse.

Some interesting news regarding the Mitsubishi line. They recently posted a product PDF and it does state that they will be accepting 1080p over HDMI and VGA - but also allowing a "digital true colorspace" via the DVI-i input. This might be a set to take a look at for those that want to have all spectrums of the color space available via a digital path.

As the various sets come out - it will be interesting to see the level of implementation they do regarding 1080p and acceptance of the digital input, compatability capabilities and such.
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wpwj40e, HDBeat has some more information about the Samsung LN-S5296D LCD and 3 new upcoming Sharp Aquos 1080p LCD models LC-52GX1W, LC-46GX1W and LC-42GX1W. It look likes those Sharp models will only be available in Japan but the the 52" model will be sold in the U.S. under the model number LC-52D62U and the 46-inch under the model number LC-46D62U.

I still haven't reached enough posts to start posting links so I can't link to the information but all of it is on HDBeat.
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Nice work!!

The Emprex HD-3701 also has 1080p NR; however, my understanding is that it does not accept 1080p on it's inputs. There is a thread in this forum on it.
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This may be a silly question, but I am a newbie. Will a TV with 1920x1080 resolution make 1080i HD broadcasts look better or will does the program have to broadcast in 1080P?

Thanks!
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Great thread!

I'm looking to purchase an LCD 1080p flat panel and, having browsed this board for the past week, I'm dizzy from trying to soak up all this info.

I will use this thread as a reference and hope it will be continually updated.
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Although the Panasonic 50PX60U will not display 1080p, it does accept a 1080p signal, downsampling it to 720p, according to the manual. The criteria was accept or display, so be sure to include the 60Us.
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Was going to wait for Cedia to do an update...But it appears in the last week or so - new information has come to light. So will be working on tod/tom and updating with all the new info...

Of Note....
*Sony KV2500 manual has come to light
*Mistubshi Officially released PDF's on their upcoming models
*Sharp Press & PDF Releases on the US Version D62 46" & 52"
*Syntax Olevia PDF has appeared on the internet - not known whether it is "official" or not - 7 series
*New info on the latest firmware release for the Westy 42"
*Rampant info all over the place regarding the Panasonic 1080p Plasma's
*Toshiba Regza/Cinema Series now at retailers

If you currently own/have tested one of the 1080p sets - please update this thread with issues/workarounds/best tips etc on hooking up 1080p sources to the various inputs. This will assist others as they make their purchase decisions for how these features may or may not work as they would intend to use them.

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This may be a silly question, but I am a newbie. Will a TV with 1920x1080 resolution make 1080i HD broadcasts look better or will does the program have to broadcast in 1080P?

Thanks!

At this time there are no known "broadcast" stations utlizing 1080p in the US. It is not anticiapted to change in the next few years.

As to whether it looks better or not - so much so depends upon the set itself. There are also numeorus threads discussing the benefits or not of 1080p.

I would identify a set you are intereste din and read the various post regarding that set. It will give you a better feel for the performance.

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Thanks for the excellent recap. I am trying to sort this all out. I want to get an 46" LCD in the next 3 - 6 months. I was at a small electronics store today and they rearranging their shelves to make room for the new models from Sony and Sharp.

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Updated 9/4 with info available and updates from known issues from various AVS threads.

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Wow, you've cut my browsing time in _this_ forum down by about 95%.

Thank you very much.
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hi, im interested in the samsung 4095 but you mentioned that it is "Undefeatable overscan for 1080p on HDMI". could you explain this to me in simple terms? thanks.

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hi, im interested in the samsung 4095 but you mentioned that it is "Undefeatable overscan for 1080p on HDMI". could you explain this to me in simple terms? thanks.

Traditionally, TVs have always overscanned.

Wikipedia defines it this way: "In television, overscan is the area at the edge of a video signal which is not normally seen by the viewer. The purpose of this is to prevent blank space from showing on a cathode ray tube monitor, such as a regular TV set."

In simplistic terms, you should also know that the overscan area contains stuff like closed captioning data. You aren't meant to see it on the screen, and it can be rather distracting to watch.

Overscan on CRT TV's can be over 10% of the image. On LCD/Plasma it is generally under 5%, often 1-2%.

With pixel-based displays like LCD and Plasma, overscan is no longer necessary, but it is still done to some extent to hide things like closed captioning data.

In my opinion there are two reasons to be concerned about overscan that cannot be turned off in HD (1080p) mode:

1. If you plan to connect a PC, you won't get the full 1920x1080 pixels on the screen.

2. You will not get a pixel-accurate representation of 1080i/1080p source material. Many people think it is a darn shame that 1080i/1080p source material is being cropped and scaled even though the display device is able to reproduce every last pixel of it. It does degrade the image some, although you are unlikely to notice it unless you are looking at something like a computer desktop. Overscan is also somewhat offensive to HD-DVD/Blu-Ray owners who have paid top $$ to be able to watch what is on their discs without unnecessary scaling in the TV.

Note that if you are watching SDTV material that a TV station has upconverted to 1080, you'll probably want that overscan to hide the closed captioning data, etc. So it is nice to be able to toggle it on and off. Some newer TVs offer that ability.

The new Samsungs are very nice TVs, but the overscan cannot be turned off.
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so that means that if i output a full 1080p signal from a scaler or dvd player, the lcd will still scale it to slightly smaller resolution thus limiting its full capacity resolution? if that is the case, why on earth would they do that... the lcd will always be scaling the signal then from a dvd player, correct?

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Great job. I know this will save people a lot of time and headaches.
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I heard the upcoming LG 47LB1DRA also does 1080p. Does anyone have information regarding it, such as 1:1 pixel mapping and LG's quality control on its LCD products? Thanks.
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Thanks for the hard work compiling this. Is there a similar thread for RPTV 1080p capabilities?
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First,

Props to wpwj40e for posting highly useful information. Something like tihis was long overdue and begins to uncover (for many such as myself) some of the previously 'uncharted waters' in consumer sets of what I call: Connectivity.

To make this as short as I can: Guys, if you have any intention at all of using your PC/Mac as a hub for your digital panel - be it plasma or LCD and you want no headaches to pixel-match (1:1, or per the video card you're using, at least get within 3 lines if you have a 768p set like mine), Make SURE the set has a DVI connection.

Don't think (like I did, primarily because there wasn't enough information about it at the time I purchased my 61" plasma with HDMI as the only digital input), that you're gonna simply get a DVI <> HDMI adapter and all will be well...

There is something going on behind the HDMI connection as opposed to DVI (that I don't technically understand and/or, it hasn't been explained to me yet in a manner that I can understand) that does not interpret the signal and give you output in the same way as DVI. In my case, not only do I have horrible overscan but everything behind that connector (the internal electronics) scales everything in 1080i by default and there ain't a damned thing you can do about it. VGA you say? Oh sure, and just gotta love that VGA picture on a digital panel. Been there. Horrible. Oh yeah, it gave me 1360 x 768 and it was as dull as mud too. And yes, I've tried the software programs - they work, but you still get overscan.

Cheers to Westinghouse and Mitsubishi for keeping the DVI standard going by including them as input options. (I'm kinda licking my chops over the Mitsu, I think those upcoming sets in October are gonna be sleepers...)



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I think this last post may throw people off a tad. HDMI input in some sets is treated the same way as a DVI input for the most part. For instance, I take my Sony XBR2 I have perfect 1:1 pixel mapping just using a DVI <> HDMI cable. To me whether its DVI or HDMI it doesn't matter as long as it does do 1:1, use the above thread for face value for the reference it is.
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I heard the upcoming LG 47LB1DRA also does 1080p. Does anyone have information regarding it, such as 1:1 pixel mapping and LG's quality control on its LCD products? Thanks.

Have been unable to verify this model. It was supposed to be released to "specialty retailers" in the 3rd quarter. None of the ones I have contacted have any information - nor does LG when I wrote them.

If anyone has info on this model - availability etc - Please Post!

Thanks
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I have been following the various mfg's implementations of 1080p over the various inputs. While today - there are some benefits to the DVI implementation - HDMI - when implemented properly will be the future.

It is important that the graphics card you have in your PC is capable of supporting HDMI - as the implementation on many PC's graphics differ between DVI and HDMI.

As information surfaces on the various inputs - will keep the thread updated on specific models if they have HDMI issues - even though they may "claim" to accept 1080p via HDMI.

Of note are the recent findings regarding the 42" Westinghouse and it's HDMI implementation. Please see that thread for specific informaiton if this is a model you are considering and you must use HDMI. ALso note - that this model has 2 DVI inputs and most users are able to get satisfactory 1080p input in via this way.

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Some of the gurus can chime in here but I _think_ that HDMI connections are treated differently by most TV's than DVI. I think it has to do with colors available, default contrast (possibly the range you can adjust contrast?).

I think the root of it is that TV makers assume you are going to connect TV signals to HDMI and computer signals to DVI.

Of course part of the problem might also be that there doesn't seem to be a "standard" and you don't know what you're getting until someone posts a great thread like this.

I'm sorry I don't know all the technical why's and why not's but I think the gist of it is that for most TV's:

HDMI is not equal to DVI with a different connector.

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First,

Props to wpwj40e for posting highly useful information. Something like tihis was long overdue and begins to uncover (for many such as myself) some of the previously 'uncharted waters' in consumer sets of what I call: Connectivity.

To make this as short as I can: Guys, if you have any intention at all of using your PC/Mac as a hub for your digital panel - be it plasma or LCD and you want no headaches to pixel-match (1:1, or per the video card you're using, at least get within 3 lines if you have a 768p set like mine), Make SURE the set has a DVI connection.

Don't think (like I did, primarily because there wasn't enough information about it at the time I purchased my 61" plasma with HDMI as the only digital input), that you're gonna simply get a DVI <> HDMI adapter and all will be well...

There is something going on behind the HDMI connection as opposed to DVI (that I don't technically understand and/or, it hasn't been explained to me yet in a manner that I can understand) that does not interpret the signal and give you output in the same way as DVI. In my case, not only do I have horrible overscan but everything behind that connector (the internal electronics) scales everything in 1080i by default and there ain't a damned thing you can do about it. VGA you say? Oh sure, and just gotta love that VGA picture on a digital panel. Been there. Horrible. Oh yeah, it gave me 1360 x 768 and it was as dull as mud too. And yes, I've tried the software programs - they work, but you still get overscan.

Cheers to Westinghouse and Mitsubishi for keeping the DVI standard going by including them as input options. (I'm kinda licking my chops over the Mitsu, I think those upcoming sets in October are gonna be sleepers...)



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Indeed, I did kinda come off like a wagon load 'O wet goats in my post above. Take it with a grain of salt, but be aware in any case and do your homework before buying - SOP. When you've been through the frustration I have with not being able to get native rate or pixel match due simply to the dictates of the connection, it's truly frustrating.
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Could any of the moderators make this thread a sticky so that newbies coming looking for info on 1080p LCD panels/plasmas (which many noobs ask for) can find it right at the top? It gets tiring having to answer good-intended questions from newcomers when Therese was kind-enough to do the legwork for us (and continues to do so by updating the first posting with new info as it becomes available). Anybody??!!
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Whats up everyone new here but have been reading on this website for for many months now. I am in the market for a 37" 1080p panel and will look to buy end of this year or early next year. Anyway, might want to add the Norcent LT-3790 to the list. It's due out in January and the site says it has 1080p. Not sure what quality Norcent makes though.
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From my research (corrections appreciated): HDMI is fully compatible with DVI. As Therese said, it's the future. AFAIK, an HDMI wouldn't know the input is coming from a DVI source -- a 1920 x 1080p @ 60 would be just that. So, if there's a problem with DVI->HDMI, then it seems there's a more general problem with the HDMI itself regardless of the source. The only issue I'm aware of (skipping the DRM stuff), is PC (0-255) and Video (16-235) Colorspace. And, I don't believe this has anything to do with HDMI either, but how the set processes the HDMI.

For Video RGB, 0-15 is blacker-than-black (btb) and 236-255 is whiter-than-white (wtw). So reference black is at 16 and reference white at 235. This _should_ be adjustable for PC RGB (0-255) by simply increasing the brightness (brightening 16 and lowering the black reference to 0) and increasing the contrast (pushing reference white up to 255). [I may have got this mixed-up -- but it's increase or decrease these. ]

So, as long as there are settings for brightness and contrast (and perhaps color saturation may need to be tweaked), then PC or Video Colorspace _should_ be a non-issue -- and again, has nothing to do w/ HDMI itself.

I'm not a guru on this (just learning), but this is my understanding. I can't imagine why a set would chop off btb (0-15) or wtw (236-255). It's not _useless_ info, but is used for scaling etc., and is part of the signal (even video sources send those btb and wtw bits). If any of these 1080p HDMI input sets are doing something weird, this would be important info for us. There are test patterns available on this forum. Would those of you who have these sets give us some feedback on how the HDMI handles Colorspace and whether it can be corrected with brighness and contrast (or other settings)?

Finally, specifically for the Sony XBR2/3's (and forthcoming V2500's) there _is_ a setting called Colorspace that can be set to Normal or Wide. It sure seems this would correspond to Video and PC RGB. What else would it be? Again, can an owner use a test pattern to confirm?
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