Originally Posted by D-Nice
Not only that, but as I've stated here before...HDMI
has been out now for at least 3 years (2004) and still Consumer Reports, in their TV display rankings, uses only
the Component input for the "DVD image quality" ratings! Yet HDMI is the main input for viewing non cable/satellite content (and most displays now have between 2 to 4 HDMI inputs).And this can affect the rankings.
For example, SHARP
is one of the best LCD brands, but if viewing DVD (Blu-ray, or HD DVD) thru their Component inputs, they usually "fail" to deinterlace film-signal content [do not pick up the 3:2 pulldown sequence]. But the Sharp models have no problem with this in the HDMI inputs, and "pass" the deinterlacing tests.
So, Consumer Reports value in reviews is limited
, and can't be relied on with any certainty because of their own review/ranking criteria, which IMO leans heavily to "value" (or actual prices) in addition to their opinions as to the quality of each display.