It's clear to us now, even the manufacturers don't know what is 1080p
and what isn't
. Well, maybe they just don't care. TWICE's report from SINOCES
(Chinese CES) indicates many manufacturers are putting the 1080p tag on everything they can, if a TV can accept a 1080p signal but not display it, and even on displays that don't do 1080p at all. As they note, it's not such a big deal yet in China because until HD DVD and Blu-ray launch there won't be much at that resolution to watch. They also mentioned Chinese manufacturers looking at the US market as a hard one to enter because of low-priced 1080p displays like the Westinghouse LVM-47w1
. Hisense, who manufactures the Best Buy house brand and HP televisions, was showing a 71-inch 1080p plasma based on the LG one we've seen before
, maybe you'll be getting an in-store demo sooner than you think.
Conspicuous in their absence apparently are EVD and VMD
based players, targeted as low cost alternatives to HD DVD and Blu-ray using old school red laser technology.
[via Home Theater Blog