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Since this set has a built in tuner the lack of 720P input capability
wouldn't be a problem.
Unfortunately there's no way to avoid a set going obsolete. There will
,however, never be a 1080P that is broadcast.
"LG" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I'm thinking about getting the Samsung TX-R3080WH over the Sony
Widescreen FD Trinitron® WEGA® HDTVKD-30XS955 - both
flatscreen/widescreen CRT's with HD and comparable features. I think
the Sony's picture is slightly better than the Samsung, but the depth
of the cabinet (or less depth) of the Samsung has me sold.
My concern is that the Samsung does not process 720p as part of its HD
capability. It does process 1080i and 480i and 480p.
Does this mean that if the broadcast is in 720 I have no HD capability?
Is the contest settled between the two formats in the industry? Will
there be a 1080p eventually, making a set like this obsolete? Should I
insist on a set that has both 720 and 1080?
Thanks in advance,