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hulu video resolution, 360p vs 480p
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 13, 2008 07:24AM
I was watching a few episodes last night on hulu.com and I was surprised how good the video looks. Then I realized we were watching the "standard" resolution, 360p. Changed to High Resolution, 480p, and the picture seems a little better, but they're both darn good to me.

This was on a 13" macbook, I know for a large screen TV you will definitely see the difference, but that assures me that for most me 720p is good when I finally decide to get a HDTV LDC. I won't buy a huge one anyway, maybe 37" at most, probably 32".

EDIT: i was watching on the MacBook, 13", at probably 2 feet away, in full screen mode.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/13/2008 07:25AM by space-time.
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Re: hulu video resolution, 360p vs 480p
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 13, 2008 07:39AM
If you want a 32" 720p go check one of these out:

[www.vizio.com]

My sons both have them in their dorms and the picture quality is
awesome. It is plasma and not LCD though. Unless you're going
with 120hz LCD get a plasma, motion blur on a std. LCD is
unacceptable to me.



Grateful11
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Re: hulu video resolution, 360p vs 480p
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 13, 2008 09:49AM
the hulu 480p also has much, much better sound



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Re: hulu video resolution, 360p vs 480p
Date: December 13, 2008 12:06PM
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space-time
I won't buy a huge one anyway, maybe 37" at most, probably 32".

If you buy a small HDTV, you will regret it. Get the largest one you can and sit the "right" distance from it:

[myhometheater.homestead.com]
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Re: hulu video resolution, 360p vs 480p
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 13, 2008 12:28PM
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space-time
I won't buy a huge one anyway, maybe 37" at most, probably 32".

If you buy a small HDTV, you will regret it. Get the largest one you can and sit the "right" distance from it:

[myhometheater.homestead.com]

I had a 20" CRT for 10 years, now I am happy with 24" CRT, and I think 32" or 37" LCD or Plasma would be the biggest I'd ever want to go. I am not obsessed with the size of my TV or the car I drive. I also don't need a mansion. I just want a small house.

everyone is different.
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Re: hulu video resolution, 360p vs 480p
Date: December 13, 2008 02:16PM
I guess I didn't explain myself: HDTV is different.

With traditional sets, large screens were somewhat obnoxious, i.e. you had to be quite far away in order to not be distracted by visible picture elements (scan lines, pixels, etc.) and other imperfections. With HDTVs it's the exact opposite. With a good HDTV and signal source, you can get as close as you want yet still not be distracted by visible artifacts of the imaging system.

In a way, buying an HDTV that is too small is a waste of money. In other words, don't bother, just stick with your current set.
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