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OKay I can either get a 42" Plasma EDTV or a 1-1.5K LCD probably 32" like the Winbook.


I want it for a HTPC. And PC and Xbox games.



The best image i've seen is when i run HD xbox or PC on a infocus X1.


The image is soo bright and sharp. Which technology can get me closest to that image.
 

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I just bought the Winbook 32" and I love this thing, I currently have a Mac Mini connected to it and a Xbox. If you are going to be connecting the TV to a computer i'd recommenc getting the winbook over a EDTV. I currently run the computer at 1360x768 and it looks just like a computer monitor...
 

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The advice to get the most pixels you can is good advice. I doubt that you would enjoy working on an EDTV as a computer monitor for a long period of time if it involves looking at text.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I guess for a pc it makes more sense to go with lcd due to burn in. However I dont see the same vibrant punchy picture that i see with plasma. Maybe its just me.


Maybe it was just me, i saw an edtv samsung at my friends house and you should have seen the blues it was "glorious"


The only winbook ive seen was at microcenter. I know they split the image into like 5 tv's. Its probably not a fair comparison.


Maybe i can force them to hook up a direct feed.



Any other alternative technologies around the same size and price?


Are tube tv's any good anymore? For ease of pc hookup.


Any other thoughts? thanks again.
 

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I would steer clear of Plasma for your uses, too much risk for too little reward. A flat panel LCD is the PERFECT display for your needs. You can get a 32" Aquos at Costco for your price range. It is miles better than a Winbook. It also has multiple component, HDMI, and DVI for the PC. You can 1:1 pixel map @ 1368X768 or 1366X768 all day long.


I'm using the Aquos LC-32D5U for my PC, Xbox, and HD-SAT at the moment. No regrets. People are blown away seeing the sharp as a tack desktop & Xbox games. Don't get me wrong, Plasma IS awesome. I have a Pioneer 5050HD in my Den. I would never use it for PC & games though.
 

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Panasonic's TH-42PWD8UK plasma claims "Newly developed phosphor boosts resistance to static-image burning to the same level as CRT displays".


I use my TH-42HWD6UY for lots of gaming and computer use with no burn in over the 20 months I've owned it. I use the wobbler and some common sense.


Some of the fast paced 3D games make me a bit sick if I play too long. Possibly too big a screen :)
 
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