"HP MD 5880n Excellent Picture, very bright. Best 1080p processor out there. Forget Sony!!"on by pomcul
Pros This is by far the best 1080p on the market. Smart design, love the front patch panel easy to access. The menus are easy to use and the sound has a built-in surround. Picture is bright and the clean.
Cons The factory red is not perfect, but very minor and you can fix it with the picture menu
Summary I had this HP Md5880n (58 in/1080p) TV for 2 months and highly recommend it. Don’t get the 720p the picture is so much better with the 1080p processor. I am getting a second one for the bedroom. The furniture that comes with the TV hides all the cables and makes very clean especially with the black color design. I had an issue with it which was my mistake and called HP customer service and within 1 minute, I was talking to qualified rep and got it fixed within 10 minutes. I am impressed. The customer service is as good as Apple, which I can’t say as much for the Sony.
Guys HP has made an excellent product here and it is worth checking it out.
Pros the only future proof tv with 1080p inputs
Cons pip could be better
Summary I do not understand what the reviewer is talking about. This tv accepts and displays 1080p at24/30/60 fps over hdmi inputs and 24/3o fps over component inputs.I bought this tv without seeing it after reading a review by CNet senior editor David Katzmaier in another magazine. Mr Katzmaier described the picture quality of HP as beeing close to that of $13000 Qualia and better than any other RPTV he had tested.
I am glad I bought this tv. The picture is stunning and I can hardly wait for the new hd/blue ray dvd players with 1080p outputs which only this tv can accept.Updated
I wish I had never bought this piece of %#$@ It has had loud humming from speakers and color wheel besides other problems. Dealing with HP support is another nightmare-They have no resolution! I can not even get their so called senior case manager to return my phone call after leaving numerous mesages. Imagine spending $5000 on a tv which gives you a migraine. I am not the only one with problems with this tv. Numerous other people have posted on other forums. Hopefully a class action lawyer will find this worthwile to look into.
Pros Amazing picture, future technology protection
Cons None that would have dismayed me.
Summary Why buy a hdtv that is already obsolete? HP was very forward thinking of the consumer when they made this tv available. I bought one sight unseen at hpshopping.com. Got delivered around Christmas. I would have paid double for the pride and joy it gives me and knowing I'm ready for 1080p inputs from bluray or hd-dvd means I won't have to buy another tv when it arrives. Gotta love it...and yes, jaw dropping 2 million pixels. Only the Sony xbr offers that display but why they would not have incorporated 1080p input is beyond me. Love my HP.
Pros Good Picture, great sound, the inputs and remote were well thought out.
Cons HP is having problems with the 2 HDMI inputs I could not get sound from them, I am currently waiting for a patch kit.
Summary the cost for a 58" 1080p DLP tv was great. The picture is not as bright as the Lcos (Sony and Jvc) technology, however it was not even a contest when it came to handling dark color's. I was extremly disappointed when I did not get audio from my HDMI inputs. I am awaiting a software upgrade from HP, they could not guarantee me a date that this issue would be resolved. HP new the problem existed and did not seem too concerned when I called. How can you sell a TV when it has bugs in it. Even with my disappointment I still give it a rating of 7.5.
Pros Photographic picture quality
Cons Odd shaped sparse remote
Summary I don't know how many times I went to Costco looking at and comparing the DLP's and the plasma tv. It was obvious that plasma had brighter and clearer picture but they were all smaller screen size at higher price and I was wanting to replace my aging 55" Toshiba. Then there were issues like burn-in and degrading picture quality over time on the plasma tv.
Then I read Mr Katzmaier describing the picture quality of HP as beeing close to that of $13000 Qualia and better than any other RPTV he had tested.
I went to HP site and ordered one sight unseen and I am glad that it met and exceeded my expectations.
The picture from Comcast HD broadcast is as near photo quality as it gets. And thats at 720p which is as high as Caomcast gets. I'd like to see what its going to like at 1080p when Blueray comes out!
There are two HEMI inputs and I suggest using HEMI out (from Comcast DVR, for example) for best quality picture.
Perhaps the "wobulation" technology used by HP, as used in their printing technology that overlaps the pixels, that makes the picture so film like.
Anyway, when I go to Costco now I go right past the TV department and look for something else to buy.
Another thing, in couple of years, all I have to do is buy a new projection lamp and the picture will be as good as new.