I'm no expert at this so if anybody feels a need to correct me please do. I'm new to HDtv technology too and am also trying to figure it out.
Since it's Native Resolution is 720p, that's all you'll ever get even if you use the 1080i input. You'll lose some 1080i signal so it displays at the native resolution of 720p. At least that's what I got from this website: http://www.cnet.com/hdtv-resolution/?tag=rb_content;rb_mtx .
If you really want the full 1080p you'll have to get a HDtv with native resolution of 1080p.
Another interesting article I found ( http://abcnews.com.com/720p-vs-1080p-hdtv/ ) mentioned "7. What happens when you feed a 1080p signal to 720p TV?" Apparently some older HDTV's can't accept a 1080p signal. I'm not sure if the Sony you're looking at falls into this category but since it says 1080i on the HDMI input I'm guessing it might not accept the 1080p of the Playstation 3. Someone more knowledgeable about this might be able to answer this.
As far as 3LCD goes that's the technology it's using to display the image. I have no idea if it's better or worse than other display technologies like DLP.
If you don't buy it and your friend is in the Fort Collins/Denver area I could use a replacement for my 10yr old 32" Toshiba tube tv that just won't fail on me.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Hello and thank you for reading my thread. Let me start off by saying that I am a big time beginner when it comes to the new TV technology. The only thing I know is that I want a 1080p Plasma (after I win the lottery).
Here's my issue:
There is a friend at work willing to sell his 50" Sony Class 3LCD Rear Projection TV (Model #: kdf-50e2000) for $300. It's 2 years old but works perfect he says. I've read the specs but am confused with some things.
This is what I want:
I have HD cable and I just bought a PlayStation 3 that has a Blu-Ray player included. So, what I really want is 1080p (since it's the best), but am willing to do 1080i IF there isnt much of a visible difference. The specs of the TV mention the Native Resolution is 720p with a Display Resolution as 1280x720. But I'm confused because it then mentions that it has 2 HDMI slots and then it says (1080i). It then goes way over my head saying there are 3LCD Chips...is that good or does it even matter?
Any help would be wonderful...and the sooner the better. The guy is waiting for an answer from me. All I want is the closest thing to 1080p (since it looks like I'm not getting that). If that means 1080i, then is it worth it (in your opinion)? I think I'm going to refuse anything 720p.
Thank you once again and have a wonderful holiday!