Dear Santa â€“ well ok Iâ€™m old enough to know that he doesnâ€™t really exist, but Iâ€™m trying to keep with the spirit of things here â€“ here is what Iâ€™d like for Christmas.
I know some of you might find it strange that Iâ€™m considering a rear projection TV, but having seen the picture quality of this beast, there is no way Iâ€™d consider a plasma and LCDs are too expensive in this size. Besides, rear projection DLP TVs offer picture quality as good as a DLP projector â€“ Iâ€™d get a projector if I had somewhere to put it â€“ but in a single box solution. The SP50L7HX is not as deep as traditional rear projection LCD TVs and it has a much better contrast ratio and brightness level than most plasma and LCD TVs.
With the SP50L7HX having a native resolution of 1,280 x 720 and an HDCP compliant HDMI connector itâ€™s also HDTV ready. As if this wasnâ€™t enough itâ€™s also got component video and a D-SUB connector for high quality video input from say an Xbox 360 â€“ you can even use two inputs at the same time in split screen mode. And besides, it also looks really cool, something most plasma or LCD TVs donâ€™t. But I know both Riyad and Benny will disagree on this point since they both want TVs you can hang on the wall, which you canâ€™t really do with a rear projection TV.