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Is my TV HD ready???

HELP NEEDED! (December 2005)

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CH
chav666
I hope someone may be able to help me out here? I bought a 42" thompson plasma 18 months ago. It doesnt say anything about HD on it - and at the time I bought it I new nothing about HDTV. How will I know if it is HD ready?? What inputs are required? What do the HDready TV's have which set them apart?
MS
msim
If its got an HDMI socket it probably will be HD ready.
GM
nodnirG kraM
chav666 posted:
I hope someone may be able to help me out here? I bought a 42" thompson plasma 18 months ago. It doesnt say anything about HD on it - and at the time I bought it I new nothing about HDTV. How will I know if it is HD ready?? What inputs are required? What do the HDready TV's have which set them apart?

What's its model number?
UU
unregistered user
The requirements for "HD Ready" labelling are here: http://www.eicta.org/files/HDready-175437A.pdf

In summary:
- At least 720 physical lines
- Widescreen
- YPbPr input
- DVI or HDMI input
- Input formats: 720p and 1080i, at both 50Hz and 60Hz
- HDCP
CH
chav666
Thanks for your help guys. Yes, it has a DVI socket. The model is Thomspon Wysius 42WB03SW. Sound promising though. Hopefully I'll be enjoying PS3 games in High Definition sometime soon!
UU
unregistered user
Sorry, it's not a HD display. The spec at http://www.thomson-info.com/TTE/Instruction_Booklets/Plasma/English/42WB03SW_EN.pdf says it's only 852 x 480 pixels.

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