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Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-05-2001, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ResMan
Avoid the 501 like the plague. It was the first...

Avoid the 501 like the plague. It was the first plasma I ever saw and it was horribly disappointing. It had a very bad tendency to get brighter as the black level went to the lowest levels. The 505...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-29-2001, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 224
Posted By ResMan
I've got the pioneer 505-HD plasma. It's a 16:9...

I've got the pioneer 505-HD plasma. It's a 16:9 aspect ratio and it is 1280x768 pixels. I kept waiting for a plasma that would display 1920x1080, but I decided I wanted to see HD this century. I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-29-2001, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By ResMan
I've got a model 5000 echostar reciever with the...

I've got a model 5000 echostar reciever with the HDTV modulator feeding into a pioneer 505(?) set top box before going to my monitor. I would love to be able to record HD via firewire to my DV deck....
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   05-29-2001, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 113
Posted By ResMan
I agree with KiethR. If (and it's a very big if)...

I agree with KiethR. If (and it's a very big if) you have a dedicated home theater room, then the best systems out there are the front projectors, but they can be dim. Plasma screens are much more...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-29-2001, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 224
Posted By ResMan
Good suggestion for getting a rough feel for the...

Good suggestion for getting a rough feel for the resolution by displaying a test image off of a PC. I've used the NTSC images off of video essentials DVD and my monitor looks like its displaying at...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2001, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 224
Posted By ResMan
When I purchased my HDTV, I noticed that trying...

When I purchased my HDTV, I noticed that trying to find what the actual resolution a set could display was like trying to pull hen's teeth. The manufacturers would say things like "HDTV compatible"...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2001, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 205
Posted By ResMan
I think the main reason 720p will be in trouble...

I think the main reason 720p will be in trouble in the future is that it requires the most bandwidth of any of the ATSC standards (1080p doesn't count since it doesn't fit in the 6 MHz bandwidth...
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