Posted by Charbax on March 16th, 2006
It’s the second biggest big LCD TV screen manufacturer from Taiwan. I am being filmed by the press lady because she could not find anyone at the stand who could talk on video. At that booth I got some information about price difference between 720p “HD Ready” and 1080p Full HD, supposedly the price difference is only something like 10 or 20$. Probably, just after the world cup, the big brands will change all the “HD Ready” screens out with Full HD LCD screens for approximately the same price. So my recommendation is to not buy “HD Ready” LCD, rather look for the availabillity of Full HD screens for reasonable prices, or get a 1000$ “HD Ready” projector for the World Cup to be your temporary semi-HD screen solution, as the 1080p projectors might take longer to be available to consumers, and while most available HD content is 720p anyways. Even though the videos from my site are in “HD Ready” 720p, it’s best to have a Full HD screen that is more future proof. I could for example some day re-encode all my videos from the HDV 1080i source and re-release them as 1080p in a higher bitrate.