suggestions required to buy a LCD tv

Discussion in 'Home Appliances and Gadgets' started by jimmy_moh, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. jimmy_moh

    jimmy_moh New Member

    Hi guys

    am planning to buys an LCD tv for my room ,My purpose will be watching movies and football with DTH connection And my viewing distance will be between 5 feet to 7 feet , so first of all i need ur suggestion regarding the size of LCD tv , whether 26'' or 32'' .

    my personal preference is sony , and i shortlisted one is 26EX300

    ur suggestions are most welcome
  2. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    All LCD TVs are widescreen. So if you watch in the normal (4:3) video on widescreen (16:9), the image appears streched. This does not seem to bother some people, but to me it is not pleasant. So if you are like me, you will switch the TV mode to normal and then you will get two black bars on the left and right and your viewing area will be reduced. So in effect, a 26" TV will be like a 19" CRT while 32" will be like 26".

    Take the above into consideration.

    My recommendation is 32".
  3. jimmy_moh

    jimmy_moh New Member

    thanks for the reply

    let me get it straight... this TV is actually not for me this is for my parents and they will watch only movies and normal regional channels...
    by buying 26'' i can save nearly 6-7 k , only my concern is if the viewing distance is 5-8 feet whether the viewing quality will be poor ...? if it is fine with blindfold i will go for 26''
    now there are watching 21" CRT
  4. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    At a distance of 5-8 feet, 26" is OK. But for better resale value, I will recommend 32".
  5. rajan1311

    rajan1311 Just a member

    What do guys think about this ?
    Benq 37" LCD TV

    Maybe not the most well known company, but BenQ has good LCD monitors for the PC, would you recommend this over a low end 32" LG or samsung of the same price range ? What critical flaws can you find in the model above, if any?
  6. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Other than customer support, there may not be any issues.

    In any case the LCD panel for most major manufacturers is made by a couple of OEMs. So there is no difference in panels, at least.
  7. jimmy_moh

    jimmy_moh New Member

    last week i brought LG LH 20 32" LCD , for 28 k and it is pretty good...
    and am using videocon DTH , but i have some conserns like

    1:while viewing football with 16:9 size the quality seems to be little less , the same case is applicable for some regiional channels but if i change the screen size to 4:3 or something less quality will be good..

    what is the reason behind this may be my viewing distance is less or what..?
  8. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    The reasons are quite simple.

    The standard size of the frame is 4:3. When it is stretched the quality is bound to suffer - just as a picture looks fuzzy when you zoom.

    Why only sports channels or some particular channels you may ask? This is because sports and live action broadcast requires higher bandwidth. So sports are other such programs are compressed much more. As everyone knows higher the compression the lesser is the quality.

    Indian DTH broadcasters are using 100 MB / hr as the bandwidth. They are stingy. Compare this with even a torrent movie download - it is 700 MB for a typical movie (1.5 hr to 2 hr) or 400+ MB/hr. Go a step further - compare this with DVD - it is 6~7 GB per movie - that is a whopping 3+ GB /hr. And to top it all, DTH claims to give DVD quality. What a load of utter bull$hit.

    I hope I have explained. I will be happy to explain more, if you wish.
  9. jimmy_moh

    jimmy_moh New Member

    so that means , eventhough i brought any other LCD [any other brand / 26" or 32 "] the same problem will be there...?

    Exactly yaar..

    when i played my DVD with new LCD , the quality was just awesome then how they are claming they are giving DVD quality..?

    So this problem is facing by all the DTH users with big screen..?
  10. imrock

    imrock The Master

    try airtel.iheard its good.
    or big tv will help u.
  11. gaggan4392

    gaggan4392 New Member

    Airtel/Tata sky are best in this ............
  12. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Yes. Some more some less.

    Some DTH providers are using MPEG4 for compression. MPEG4 is more efficient in compression and allows more (content) in less (bandwidth). So using the same bandwidth (100 MB/hr), the MPEG4 can deliver more content.

    Please note: MPEG4 is not better than MPEG2 - just more efficient. Ultimately the picture is still Standard Definition (SD) quality or 640x480 max. Using high compression, the picture quality is compromised. But MPEG4 will allow high compression with less loss.

    Picture quality can be increased only by lesser compression or better resolution. By better resolution, I mean HD (1366x768) or Full HD (1920x1080).

    They may be marginally better. But the fact remains that no DTH in India is true DVD quality!!!!
  13. jimmy_moh

    jimmy_moh New Member

    thanks for the reply yaar....

    @just4kix --- u r really rocking in this forum...

    So that means all the DTH providers are giving only SD broadcast in india...? and i heard that some are started their HD service is it true...?
  14. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Thank you, jimmy.

    At this moment, Sun is having HD DTH service. By the start of commonwealth games in New Delhi, many people are announcing HD services.
  15. mickey

    mickey New Member

    :D He is the "Uncle figure" of this forum ;)
  16. Robert Gentle

    Robert Gentle New Member

    Hi jimmy moh
    Really I am agree with you because the sony tv is best known for its picture quality and price. The picture clarity of sony are very good . So I think if you want to buy sony tv then you are welcome.
  17. Don is back

    Don is back New Member

    now it will be improved and all DTHs are going to provide DVD like pictures as there are coming HD channels..........
  18. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    A small correction. HD transmission (true HD, that is, not upscaled) will be 1080i and at least (supposed to be) 6 times better than DVD.

    But then again, all DTH providers in India claim that their regular (SD) service provides DVD like picture and CD like sound. Cannot be more further than the truth. The PQ of TataSky (possibly the best amongst the lot) is just slightly better than VHS (VCR tape).
  19. mohan.sharma

    mohan.sharma New Member

    I have been using a Moser Baer for the past year....everything looks good and there is no trouble as of now...picture quality is pretty good with a Reliance DTH!! Most importantly i would say its value for money TV!!
  20. Angely

    Angely New Member

    i think 32'' is cool, both sony and samsung is great i guess

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