View Full Version : hdtv -> edtv

01-10-03, 03:15 PM
I was wondering if anyone ownes one of the edtv (enhansed definition televisions). I saw a 42" widescreen plasma by Sampo over at costco. I have even come across a review that gave it really good reviews. I just wanted to know more about the diference in hd and ed. i know the price is 2999.00 for this baby. 6,000 for simular hd's. has anyone got one? well, let me know. Thanks all

01-10-03, 05:01 PM
do not touch that EDTV with a ten foot barge pole

It is not worth your money.

The difference is the EDTV is the lowest digital TV standard, with DTV being hte middle and HDTV being the top standard of Digital TV.

Basically the differnce between the standards is the resolution.

The data below was taken from the FCC website: (condesnced to smaller for from origanal)

HDTV: 1080x1920 @ 16:9 ratio

DTV: 720x1280 @ 16:9 ratio

EDTV: 480x704 @ 16:9 or 4:3 ratio

NTSC: 480x640 @ 4:3 Ratio

What the more expensive display have that the display u are looking at is resolution!! Imaging the diff in playing a game on a 42'in monitor at 800x600???? wouldn't that suck????

Hope that helps

go into best buy or somewhere like that and look at there Digital TVs and ask them all of the differences....look at a EDTV and a HDTV side by side if you can...then u wil see the difference

01-11-03, 01:53 PM
cool that is exactly what is was looking for in this.. thanks for your time in letting me know. :)

01-11-03, 01:56 PM
no probs!!!

even when getting a HDTV make sure that u get one with a high native resolution (for a 32/36" TV 1024x768...something around there) will surfice. but anything bigger needs a higher resolution