Yeah, your friend's experience with a cheapo 17 inch LCD in an editing system gives us deep insights, not into the actual home marketplace, but with the depths to which you will reach to "support" an "unsupportable" argument. In a few years, a set that small won't be adequate in a home in Lisbon, or Manchester or Hanoi. John (technology AND economics) Willkie -----Original Message----- From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Craig Birkmaier Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 1:56 PM To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption At 12:22 PM -0400 7/1/04, John Golitsis wrote: >There seems to be a silly premium attached to a "TV" LCD display versus a >"Computer" LCD display, but you can turn any PC LCD display into a TV by >adding a device such as the NextVision series by ViewSonic. The end result >is often significantly cheaper then an LCD "TV" of equal size. There aren't >a lot of 16:9 LCD computer displays at this point, but without burn-in to >worry about, does it matter? As the article noted, there is an "unsupportable " (in the long term) premium on LCD TVs, except for some of the non-name brand units like those mentioned by Bert, which more accurately reflect what the price could or should be. But there is also a question of getting what you pay for. A friend bought a 17" Sceptre LCD TV for use in his video editing system. The "video performance" was so bad that he gave up on it, and it now is being used as a computer display on a PC. Also keep in mind that adding video processing capabilities to an LCD panel is not free. The NTSC tuner is cheap, but you also need an image processing sub-system to handle de-interlacing and colorspace conversions including gamma correction. And there are extra connectors. What may be more likely in the future is that LCD panels will simply come with a DVI connector and possibly a USB port for control. As John notes is to easy to provide the desired I/O externally. Widescreen computer displays are growing in popularity as the panel sizes get bigger. ALL of Appl's LCD displays are now widescreen (typically 16:10); and the top of the line Powerbook model now sports a wide screen. Once you have 700-1000 lines vertically, it begins to make more sense to make the display wider so that documents can be displayed side by side. Regards Craig ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.