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by liquidspartan1 / August 24, 2005 10:17 AM PDT

Does anybody know of any model of tv that supports all 4 definitions(480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i) from either 30 inches up to 50 inches over $500.00 and under $2500.00, any help would be apreciated, i have searched online but nobody seems to be able to give me a straigth answer when it comes to this.

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by jcrobso / August 25, 2005 12:37 AM PDT
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About the only ones that do in your price range are rear projecton CRT HDTVs.
Most digital TVs have a native resoultion, most Plasmas are 1280x720. What they do is scan convert the other formats to 1280x720 and then display it.
Some of the DLPs will do 1080i native.
The best thing to do is go to the manufactures web site and get the specs.
Here is a good link that may be helpfull. John
http://reviews.cnet.com/Televisions/2001-6475_7-0.html?tag=dir.cat

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by liquidspartan1 / August 25, 2005 7:22 AM PDT
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well i check on every manufacturer site and they say they support all four different definitions but it doesnt say it will display all. Im looking for something that will support all definitions not just with my cable channels but also with the xbox 360 . I know fox supports 720p and all other channels do 1080i, so i dont want to buy something that only displays 1080i but no 720p

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by jcrobso / August 26, 2005 2:11 AM PDT
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ABC is 720 also.
Did you understand the other post?? Go to the link and read???
What is meant by supports is it will display thoes resolutions. But it will ONLY display them at the highest resoultion of the TV.
So a plasma with 1280x720 as it's native format. Will down scan/convert 1080i to 1280x720p and then display it.
So ABC which is 720p will be displayed as is.
NBC which is 1080i will be down coverted and displaied as 720p. John

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I don't carry one but
by sears tv guy / August 26, 2005 10:36 AM PDT
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I believe westinghouse has a 1920X 1080 lcd for around 2500. Should be an ok tv and probably can get it at best buy or costco.

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