Originally Posted by Floydage
Yeah I wonder how long the new tech will 'really' last as it hasn't been around real long and of course is constantly changing. Looks good on paper and ALT (Accelerated Life Testing) but...
Sounds like that first poster you replied to is only familiar with 4:3 curved CRTs. BTW how far back did you dig for these posts?
I got into the whole 480i/HD issue here before. Many of us are dependent on OTA broadcasts so forget 1080p, and like you said a lot of stations are 480i (I had pointed out that a lot of the movie stations broadcast in 480i). Then there's the whole DVD universe.
I read through the strings and found this one to b!tch about how useless my recently dead plasma was
How angry I am at myself for throwing away the money on the thing in first place......How can a company survive when the service life of a $2,500 product is ~6 years of lite use.......
Then I thought I would throw in some real world experience on how good my CRTs have been
I looked for a couple of weeks to find the dead toshiba's replacement. The first replacement I bought lasted 4 days before it failed, now that is good service life..!..... That is when I discovered that all HDTV makers have removed all of the analog connections!
I haven't been much on upscaling DVDs, especially the ones I record - has a fuzzy look. I have a little better luck with my HDD recorder but it only upscales to 480p. I'm restricted to using component though as my Panny CRT is pre-HDMI/DVI.
I am today using my pannys to connect to my new LED-LCD( fingers crossed that it will last ).....
One connection through the component with upscaled 480p. And the other through my new -69's upscaled 1080p HDMI.........