Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Guide to the Best HDTVs for your Xbox 360

Nowadays, gamers often find themselves stuck with a next-gen system and an old TV set. How can they afford a PS3 and not own a kick a*s TV...? Anyway, that's why moving to the next-gen era includes the purchase of newer devices, among which an HDTV. As such, we've made available this list of HDTVs to choose from, in order of picture quality. Xbox 360 owners and future purchasers of one of the items listed below are advised to calibrate their new HDTV using a copy of DVE or AVIA. This applies to any HDTV.

Definition: High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). HDTV is digitally broadcast, because digital television (DTV) requires less bandwidth if sufficient video compression is used.

Flat Panels(LCD, Plasma)

50" Pioneer Elite PRO-1150HD
50" Pioneer Plasma PDP-5080HD
42" Pioneer Elite PRO-950HD
42" Pioneer Plasma PDP-4280HD
50" 1080p Pioneer Elite PRO-FHD1
58" 1080p Panasonic Plasma TH-58PZ700U
50" 1080p Panasonic Plasma TH-50PZ700U
58" Panasonic Plasma TH-58PX600U
50" Panasonic Plasma TH-50PX75U
42" Panasonic Plasma TH-42PX75U
42" Vizio Plasma
32" Sony KDL-V32XBR4
32" Sony KDL-32S3000
37" Vizio LCD HDTV
32" Vizio LCD HDTV
22" Viewsonic LCD Monitor
20" Viewsonic LCD Monitor

Rear Projection(CRT, DLP, LCD, LCoS)

70" Sony SXRD KDS-R70XBR2
65" Mitsubishi 1080p DLP WD-65733
61" Samsung 1080p DLP HL-T6176S
56" Samsung 720p DLP HL-T5676S
50" Samsung 1080p DLP HL-T5076S
50" Samsung 720p DLP HL-T5075S
46" Samsung 720p DLP HL-T4675S

Projectors(DLP, LCoS, LCD)

Optoma HD81 DLP 1080p
Mitsubishi HC5000BL LCD 1080p
Panasonic PT-AE1000U LCD 1080p
Mitsubishi HC3000U DLP 720p
Panasonic PT-AX100U LCD 720p
Mitsubishi HC1500 DLP 720p
Optoma HD70 DLP 720p
Infocus IN72 DLP 480p

Remember that without a calibration you won't be able to get the most out of your TV!