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Which HDTV is best for high motion video (sports, etc.)?

by powersbw / October 29, 2005 12:46 PM PDT

Hello,

I am in the market for a new HDTV, and was wondering which TVs are the best for viewing sporting events (basketball, hockey, etc.) and TV shows or movies with a lot of motion? My goal is to get a TV with an outstanding picture with minimal pixelization/screen door effect. My couch is set about 8 ft. back from where the TV will be.

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generally
by sears tv guy / October 30, 2005 1:34 AM PDT

dlp is a little better for motion, but if you want to spend a little more then the new sony sxrd 50" set should take the cake for you.

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Rear Projection vs. Plasma
by powersbw / October 30, 2005 10:04 PM PST
In reply to: generally

Thanks for the info. So is a DLP or Sony XRD is generally going to be better for fast motion than plasma or other rear projection tvs?

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Refresh rate matters
by Dan Filice / October 31, 2005 2:01 AM PST

I haven't seen the new Sony, but I'm looking at the spec sheet I printed from the Sony website, and it states that the refresh rate of the pixels is 5ms. Very impressive! Most LCD/Plasma, etc. seem to be in the 12ms range, while some lesser TVs are in the 20ms range. The slow refresh rate is a mjor cause of what I call "pixel smearing" or "pixel lag", which drives me nuts and why I haven't even considered one of these new TVs. Look at a current TV and focus on the backgrounds and you can see the pixels "rebuild" or "refresh". I have high hopes for this new Sony. Now, if only they have addressed their stretch modes, of which I have found to be an issue on the older 16:9 Sonys.

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Which HDTV is best for high motion video
by jcrobso / October 31, 2005 2:44 AM PST

Well DLPs can have the rainbow effect on fast moving shots due to the color wheel.
The newer LCoS sets don't have a color wheel and are fast. Sony and JVC newest models are this type.
Of course there is the "OLD" CRTs that don't have any of the problems but are big and heavy. John

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