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TwystedMonkey March 30, 2008 04:51 PM

... I got a new TV
 
Just to let you know the ... in front of the title is because I went from a 27inch Tube Television to a 40 inch LCD Widescreen and it been 4 days and I am still in shock... But anyways onto the question my new treasure brings up. Technically I have 4 items hooked up to the TV and I still think there are 4 more I am not using... But back to the subject they are a Cable Box, DVD player, VCR and My Wii. What I don't think it good is how they are connected which is AV cables for the cable box Component for the DVD Coaxial for the VCR and S-video for the Wii. Now I have new connection options open to me namely HDMI. Now would it be worth my money to buy a Blu-ray player or to look for for a Harddrive DVD recorder with HDMI output. The Prices are similar but the Recorder is a little cheaper. Another thing is I need to get component Video cables for my Wii... Damn and I have to say though its a dead format 100 bucks for an HD DVD player seems like a wicked deal... if I could even still find one that is. Oh yeah the TV I have now is the Samsung LNT4042.

Cptn Vortex March 30, 2008 04:58 PM

Congrats!!! That's awesome, and happy birthday! A Playstations 3 is a great choice for a Blu-ray player, media center, and gaming console.....

tzetsin March 30, 2008 04:58 PM

nice tv :) how does the Wii play on it? have you tried any shooting games? As for the blue ray... i'm not sure about where you live, but in my town a ps3 is far cheeper than any stand alone player i've seen, and can play games too ;)

tzetsin March 30, 2008 04:59 PM

lol damn, cptn, you beat me to it

TwystedMonkey March 30, 2008 05:06 PM

only slight issue is the butchering that would take place if I tried to bring another gaming system into my home..

tzetsin March 30, 2008 05:08 PM

I dont suppose you could put your computer or laptop on that samsung and tell me what its max resolution is could you? I just bought a sharp and when i hook on my laptop it drops the resolution to an ungodly 1024 x 768... might not seem so bad on paper, but in practice that resolution is definatly not doable on a 46" inch screen. I'm thinking about taking it back to get the samsung equivilent if it can do better resolutions.

tzetsin March 30, 2008 05:10 PM

Lol, i know exactly what you mean... but it really is justafiable to get the ps3 vs the standalone at this time. Just show her your thread, she'll se that your not making it up ;)

CasheKicker March 30, 2008 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tzetsin (Post 49052)
I dont suppose you could put your computer or laptop on that samsung and tell me what its max resolution is could you? I just bought a sharp and when i hook on my laptop it drops the resolution to an ungodly 1024 x 768... might not seem so bad on paper, but in practice that resolution is definatly not doable on a 46" inch screen. I'm thinking about taking it back to get the samsung equivilent if it can do better resolutions.


Is that because of the TV or the Video Card in your laptop can't support the 1080p via to the tv

JD March 30, 2008 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tzetsin (Post 49052)
I dont suppose you could put your computer or laptop on that samsung and tell me what its max resolution is could you? I just bought a sharp and when i hook on my laptop it drops the resolution to an ungodly 1024 x 768... might not seem so bad on paper, but in practice that resolution is definatly not doable on a 46" inch screen. I'm thinking about taking it back to get the samsung equivilent if it can do better resolutions.

You might need to connect your PC using HDMI/DVI. VGA doesn't always support the correct resolutions. I use a DVI-to-HDMI cable on my HTPC which allows me to run 1920x1080 (1080p).

TwystedMonkey:
Cable Box (assuming it's HD cable) should use Component or HDMI.
DVD player should probably be component as well, though if its not an upconverting one then composite/s-video would be fine for it.
VCR doesn't matter really, not going to look good regardless. Do you honestly still need a VCR?
Wii use component for the best picture quality.

I wouldn't buy a DVD recorder, get the Blu-Ray player and enjoy that HD. If you need to record TV, get a PVR from your cable company.

Oh and don't buy cables from large retail stores, you just get totally ripped off, especially on HDMI cables. Get your cables from TigerDirect or someplace else.

Cardboard box with DSL March 30, 2008 05:34 PM

+1 for a PS3 (take the beating...Its worth it:bleh:)
I love my PS3 works amazingly well for movies (DVD and Bluray), great gaming console and works well for a media device. Music quality is great, picture slideshows are really cool, and best of since firmware 2.0 the PS3 now supports most video file types (namely avi and xvid files). The only video format that I have had trouble with so far is .ogm, its a fairly uncommon file type and really annoying since barely anything supports it.


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