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    HD and Screen Size

    This is a discussion on HD and Screen Size within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I bought a 37inch LED Samsung TV three months ago. I have just now upgraded to SKY HD. There is ...

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      HD and Screen Size

      I bought a 37inch LED Samsung TV three months ago. I have just now upgraded to SKY HD. There is a noticeable difference but it is not that great. My theory is that the bigger the TV screen, the greater the improvement in picture quality when switching to HD. Following from this, I think getting HD for a 32" TV is a waste of money.
      What do you think?


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      Re: HD and Screen Size

      Nope I dont agree with that at all. I watch HD content on 20" screens regularly and it's very noticeably better than the SD stuff. If anything the bigger the screen the worse both HD and SD looks due to the pixels being larger:
      Full HD = 1920x1080 pixels
      On a 32" TV that means that each pixel takes up roughly 0.41mm width and height
      On a 37" TV each pixel would take up roughly 0.48mm width and height
      On a 50" TV each pixel would take up about 0.69mm width and height.

      The bigger the pixels the worse it'll look!

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      Re: HD and Screen Size

      i upgraded from a 32" samsung lcd that was good but sd sufferd on it
      then upgraded to a 50" samsung plasma which is better on hd ..and ok on sd pictures

      now i am using a samsung hd box on my sam50" and its better then the pace

      so i am happy plasma 50" wins for me
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      SAMSUNG PS50B450 50" plasma tv.

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-h...d-sky-box.html check this out if our havin probelms

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      Re: HD and Screen Size

      I've a 32" Toshiba and I have to say that (depending on channel as some are better than others) the HD picture is outstanding. I would be extremely reluctant to change it to be honest, unless I had to of course.

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      Re: HD and Screen Size

      Quote Originally Posted by GreenHat View Post
      I bought a 37inch LED Samsung TV three months ago. I have just now upgraded to SKY HD. There is a noticeable difference but it is not that great. My theory is that the bigger the TV screen, the greater the improvement in picture quality when switching to HD. Following from this, I think getting HD for a 32" TV is a waste of money.
      What do you think?
      It's all very subjective. If you don't think the difference is markedly noticeable on your 37" screen, you'll notice it even less on a smaller screen. My advice is to save your money and not bother. No point spending money if you're not really convinced. At the end of the day, and irrespective of any technical considerations, it all depends on what your eyes are telling you. And how much spare cash you have.
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      Re: HD and Screen Size

      Quote Originally Posted by simonmpoulton View Post
      Nope I dont agree with that at all. I watch HD content on 20" screens regularly and it's very noticeably better than the SD stuff. If anything the bigger the screen the worse both HD and SD looks due to the pixels being larger:
      Full HD = 1920x1080 pixels
      On a 32" TV that means that each pixel takes up roughly 0.41mm width and height
      On a 37" TV each pixel would take up roughly 0.48mm width and height
      On a 50" TV each pixel would take up about 0.69mm width and height.

      The bigger the pixels the worse it'll look!
      It all depends how far away you're sitting from the TV. Try watching a 32" from 15 feet away and the try watching a 50" from the same distance. 50" wins hands down.

      Don't quote me but I seem to remember that the TV screen should fill the 60 degrees infront of you. If it's less than that you're TV is too small.

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      Re: HD and Screen Size

      Quote Originally Posted by Kenedin View Post
      it all depends on what your eyes are telling you. And how much spare cash you have.
      In my case, it all depends on what my wife is telling me, and how much spare cash she thinks I have!

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      Re: HD and Screen Size

      Quote Originally Posted by MartinP View Post
      In my case, it all depends on what my wife is telling me, and how much spare cash she thinks I have!
      She obviously doesnt frequent this forum


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      Re: HD and Screen Size

      Quote Originally Posted by stevvi View Post
      It all depends how far away you're sitting from the TV. Try watching a 32" from 15 feet away and the try watching a 50" from the same distance. 50" wins hands down.

      Don't quote me but I seem to remember that the TV screen should fill the 60 degrees infront of you. If it's less than that you're TV is too small.
      Exactly !

      I'm currently reading this on a 22" widescreen monitor at 1680 x 1050, and I think that if I moved the resolution to 640 x 480, I would notice it (yes, I know that's a 4:3 resolution !). But then, I'm only about 20" from the screen.

      In my lounge I sit about 10 feet from the screen, and I watch on a 42" plasma, or for movies and sport I use my Benq HD projector, with a screen size of about 100"

     

     

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