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On What Type of Display Do you Watch Your Format of Choice?

post #1 of 137
Thread Starter 
Please note that this is a public poll, we can see the choices you make!

Please select the choice that corresponds to your primary movie watching home theater display. In other words what type of display shows off your Blu-rays or HD DVDs?

Also, this would be a great place to tell us what kind of displays you have at home.


I have three 1080P capable displays. Not counting the two 1920x1200p computer monitors, that would make it five total.

In no uncertain order:

Mitsu HC5000
Sony KDS-R60XBR2
Sony KDL-46XBR3


I'm currently Blu-ray only.
post #2 of 137
Where is the poll?
post #3 of 137
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JTYoung View Post

Where is the poll?

It should be up now with 10 options. This is the maximum that AVS will allow.
post #4 of 137
I currently own a 56" Samsung DLP which is 720p native (both formats look great in 1080i though). I purchased this set almost 3 years ago and have had zero issues. I would not benefit very much from 1080p unless my screen size is around 60-65" or higher based on my viewing distance.

I plan on upgrading to a 60+" 1080p DLP or LCD screen as screen sizes increase and prices drop. Perhaps in 18+ months.
post #5 of 137
sony 47" Xbr3, PS3 blu play back, yes its very nice.
post #6 of 137
Olevia 747i 1080p 47" LCD HDTV w/ built-in Realta HQV + SA 8300 HD DVR + XBox 360 w/HD-DVD add-on = bliss!
post #7 of 137
Thread Starter 
26 votes so far. Would be helpful if the people that respond would just add a post with brief detail on their setup.
post #8 of 137
I assume you mean a home theater display. I too have several 1080p-capable computer displays, and I do watch HDTV on them. I also have one of them wired to the 720p projector to show HD content, as well as play games and do general computing, but I rarely use it. Most of the "home theater" use is an HD-A2 player to 720p front PJ. Also an Oppo, and a tuner, and another "game computer", a Wii, and a Mac laptop get hooked in.
post #9 of 137
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Originally Posted by GregApple View Post

26 votes so far. Would be helpful if the people that respond would just add a post with brief detail on their setup.

Player: Toshiba HD-A1
Display: Sony VW50 projector, 80"-diagonal screen.
post #10 of 137
Sony PS3 on a Sony 50" A2000 SXRD 1080P.
post #11 of 137
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Originally Posted by Grubert View Post

Player: Toshiba HD-A1
Display: Sony VW50 projector, 80"-diagonal screen.


Hmmmmmm . . .

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To sum it up in one sentence: the VW50 has outstanding black levels, color saturation and contrast, but the image is softer than we'd like to see from a 1080p resolution projector.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/sony_vw50.htm
post #12 of 137
Sony Pearl 1080p (VPL-VW50) on a 120" screen and a 57" Hitachi rear-projection CRT 1080i. I also have two 1080p capable LCD computer monitors 22" Sammy widescreen and a 19" Acer.

Players: BD-P1000, PS3, and HD-XA1.
post #13 of 137
Panasonic TH-42PX60U (viewing distance is... oh, 8 feet or so)

Sony PS3
Toshiba HD-A2
post #14 of 137
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

Hmmmmmm . . .



http://www.projectorcentral.com/sony_vw50.htm

Wow, someone is a sore loser. Granted, the Pearl is softer than a typical 1080p DLP, but it does resolve 1080p, as indicated by Greg Rogers in the review published on Widescreen Review (compared to which the projectorcentral review is toilet paper, btw).
post #15 of 137
KD-34XBR970 CRT @ 1080i - Do I have to sit at the kids table?
post #16 of 137
Toshiba A1, and a Samsung 1200 hooked to a 60" Sony XBR1 (1080p), viewed at about 8-9 '.
J
EDIT: All (R1) DVDs are watched on the 1200, which is an excellent DVD player.
post #17 of 137
Interesting poll...
Its looking like most HD-DVD owners use 720, while Blu-ray owners prefer 1080.
Which of course supports the claim that BD owners demand the best PQ/AQ, while HD-DVD prefer the better value...
post #18 of 137
Toshiba XA2 on 110" screen, JVC RS-1 projector
post #19 of 137
I do the majority of my HD on my SONY 1080-I VPL, LCD front projector, for some reason it looks better than 720-P on a nearly 85" (diagonal) screen.

I have the HD DVD Toshiba XA2, which actually does a better job upconverting than my $2300 DVDO in combo with my Pioneer Elite. That said, at the size I view films upconversion is not comparable to real HD, and simple toggling between formats makes this abundantly clear.
post #20 of 137
Player: Xbox 360 HD DVD drive connected to my HTPC
Display: Dell 2407WFP
post #21 of 137
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Originally Posted by Grubert View Post

Wow, someone is a sore loser. Granted, the Pearl is softer than a typical 1080p DLP, but it does resolve 1080p, as indicated by Greg Rogers in the review published on Widescreen Review (compared to which the projectorcentral review is toilet paper, btw).

You have a projector rated as soft and you claim that BB is soft. Who's the loser?
post #22 of 137
55" SXRD 1080p
Onkyo TSXR 805 with Energy Reference Speakers all around
Blu-ray
post #23 of 137
720p DLP FP from 2003 + HD-E1, all installed in my home at my local trailer park

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Originally Posted by IcemanDallas View Post

You have a projector rated as soft and you claim that BB is soft. Who's the loser?

He can compare the pq of a disc relative to his other discs and make a valid assessment this way....
post #24 of 137
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Originally Posted by No_U-Turn View Post

720p DLP FP from 2003 + HD-E1, all installed in my home at my local trailer park



He can compare the pq of a disc relative to his other discs and make a valid assessment this way....

No, you can't...two different movies, different artistic intent.
post #25 of 137
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Originally Posted by shamus View Post

Interesting poll...
Its looking like most HD-DVD owners use 720, while Blu-ray owners prefer 1080.
Which of course supports the claim that BD owners demand the best PQ/AQ, while HD-DVD prefer the better value...

that's a pretty broad generalization. resolution is only one factor out of many that determines PQ.
post #26 of 137
Seriously, when will you HD DVD only guys stop falling for these threads?
post #27 of 137
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Originally Posted by chad473 View Post

that's a pretty broad generalization. resolution is only one factor out of many that determines PQ.

And if my memory serves me . . .it was 4th on the list of the 4 most important pieces that make up good PQ.
post #28 of 137
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Originally Posted by GregApple View Post

26 votes so far. Would be helpful if the people that respond would just add a post with brief detail on their setup.


I didn't votes as I have both 720p and 1080p displays and I watch on both. Your poll does not allow multiple votes.
post #29 of 137
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Originally Posted by shamus View Post

Interesting poll...
Its looking like most HD-DVD owners use 720, while Blu-ray owners prefer 1080.
Which of course supports the claim that BD owners demand the best PQ/AQ, while HD-DVD prefer the better value...

Do you really think that a poll like this supports that claim? There can be different reasons HD DVD only owners have less than 1080p displays. For example they may have early adopted HD and are waiting to upgrade. The poll does not give you this type of information and you can't draw this type of conclusion.
post #30 of 137
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Originally Posted by b.greenway View Post

Seriously, when will you HD DVD only guys stop falling for these threads?

"We" like to keep our fellow brethren entertained!
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