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CRT TV and HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by phatmatt1215, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Feb 7, 2009 #1 of 12
    phatmatt1215

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    I'm not sure if this is the right area to ask this question in. My mother has an "HD ready" CRT TV. Will she actually be able to receive HD content, and if so, will it be any good at all? I was always under the impression that CRT's do not give off a very good HD picture.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2009 #2 of 12
    Guesst925XTU

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    I have a 27" 1080i CRT TV in one of my rooms and it gives better picture quality than my 32" 720p LCD!

    Both are connected to HR20-700s with component cables.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2009 #3 of 12
    denvertrakker

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    More information is necessary to give a good answer. "HD Ready" can mean different things. What size TV? Brand? Model? Age?
     
  4. Feb 8, 2009 #4 of 12
    carl6

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    Brand and model will certainly help us answer your question. There are a couple of considerations. Does it have built-in digital (ATSC) tuners or only analog (NTSC) tuners? What type of inputs does it have (hdmi, component video, composite video, s-video)?

    Typically "HD Ready" means that the TV does not have a digital tuner and requires some type of external receiver to get HD. The TV might be able to use a 720P or 1080i input - my guess is that the best it will handle is 720p.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2009 #5 of 12
    concorde1

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    I had a panasonic CRT.................capable of 1080i. Absolutly perfect picture. Sold it because it was too small. (27")
     
  6. Feb 8, 2009 #6 of 12
    Grentz

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    As long as it says HD Ready it should have an HD input, most likely component. No big deal if it does not have an ATSC tuner if you are using it through satellite anyways.

    It probably can handle up to 1080i actually as most HD Ready CRTs will accept both 720p and 1080i. Either way it does not matter much as both are about the same in terms of quality.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2009 #7 of 12
    phatmatt1215

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    Thank you all.
     
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    redsoxfan26

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    I have a CRT HDTV that does 1080i but not 720p.
     
  10. madaur

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    From what I can figure out that TV does not display HD. I think it was a posting error on some off the web sites that were trying to sell that TV.
     
  11. mcbeevee

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    According to the specs on this site, this tv is not HD compatible.

    Sansui DFTV270

    HDTV Compatibility: No
    TV Scan Lines: SDTV - 480i


    :)
     
  12. Grentz

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    Not HD but does have component inputs that should provide a bit better quality over svideo/RCA
     

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