I'm looking to upgrade from my 29' Philips standard def flat screen TV to HD. And will be using it to watch SKY TV standard definition and for my Xbox 360. Looking to buy a 32' or 40'.
The only things on my list is either a Samsung series 5 LCD or LED full HD TV with HyperReal picture processor, or a Sony full HD TV with Bravia 3 or X-Reality picture processor.
Is HyperReal able to display standard definition and low resolution things as well as standard definition TV's, and Sony's Bravia 3 or X-Reality? I don't want to buy a TV and it can only show HD things perfectly, but when it comes to standard and low definition (as low as 240p and 360p) things, the picture isn't good. Can the HyperReal display interlaced things as well (eg. 480i, 570i). Also which brand has better sound speakers? Samsung or Sony?
I prefer Samsung as they're lighter, use less power, and they seem like a friendlier brand than mega giant Sony. Sony goes into great detail of the video signals and resolutions their TV's can display, and about their Bravia 3 and X-Reality engines. While Samsung doesn't go into any detail at all.
Looking to buy from this store but will consider other retailers near me: http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dsnz/home.jsp
So which HD TV do you have?