I said 120hz for living room
Because I plan on keeping it for 6-10yrs, i'd get just about every feature possible, .....and besides 70" tv's are heavy and difficult to transport.
if thats not enough ...techno geeks read this
if your lazy ... it explains 120hz is basically for smoother frame rate
This article is actually very good, as no, it doesn't say that 120 Hz gives smoother frame rate (whatever that means) but that it is specifically made to counter some of the numerous defects of LCD displays. Unfortunately, it introduces others, like completely unnatural movements. These articles are good so that people at least understand that LCD are the worst technologies of all amongst TV. But hey, they're flat and cheaper (NOT! RPTV are actually cheaper).
Back on topic, I don't expect HD to become standard before at least 5 years. I would say in 10 years (so in 8 years from now). But any amateur in the field knows that already, and that's why I know pretty well that people saying the Wii is doomed because of HD are delusional. And I'm talking the currently HD signals here, which means 1080p max.
Someone already explained that TruHD is a sound format, among the mess that is HDTV norms.
And Wojtas, I don't think you understood your brother. There are norms already for HD broadcasts and it says 720p or 1080p. Thoe that broadcast 1080i are not in the norm. 1080i is too poor and harder to compress, so 720p should be used instead of 1080i, as it allows for more quality for the same bandwidth. 1080i is only for TV shows or documentaries on HD media.
There is no super HD resolution foreseen for the home. People that talk about higher than 1080p resolutions for the home:
- don't understand the purpose of HD
- don't understand why these specific formats where chosen
- probably believe the THX sound they have at home is the same norm that the THX in theaters
To sum up, they're clueless or delusional. Or are drowned in piss contests.
Finally, instead of cluelessly asking for "even better signals", we should rather ask for broadcasters to display 1080p signals instead of 1080i, because we're not even here yet.