difference between HDtv and HD "ready" tv?

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  1. nin10do
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    so an hd tv will cost me about 550£ and a hd ready one about 200£.

    i'm more than willing to spend more if there is a big difference.

    the reason i want it is to hook up to my xobx 360. and i want it running at the maximum possible resolution
    without any of that stretching or interlacing crap.

    do what should i go for?
     
  2. Linkiboy

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    HD ready basically means the receiver can receive HD signals, doesn't mean the actual screen is HD.
     
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    so the ready tv can decode a 1080p signal but plays it at 640p ?
     
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    About 10 times less price and works about as well. Not to mention monitors are usually better than anything purporting to be an HDTV.
     
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    I looked at loads of tv's when I got mine, usually HD ready is 720p and HD tv is usually 1080p.

    They never advertise a tv as HD ready if its not at least 720p, trust me ive looked at loads.

    Always check to see what resolution the tv can display at before you buy!
     
  6. nin10do
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    yeah i ordered mine online yesterday for 9£ [​IMG]

    sure the monitor is hi res but i want a big pic too.
    i'm looking for something around 32 to 37 inches.

    won't have enough money to buy the tv till next month so i'll have to make do with th evga cable till then.

    thanks for the input guys i'll definately go for HD, not hd ready.