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    HD TV question...

    I was at Best Buy fantasizing about having a big TV today. I am looking at probably getting a 40-46" Samsung LCD, as I have heard that they are the best for the money. Now my question in....is 1080p really worth all of the extra dough? I noticed that you can get a lot more TV in 720p for much cheaper than in 1080p.

    I have always been set on getting 1080p, but when I was there today I could not tell a whole lot of a difference. Does anyone have suggestions or comments from personal experience? Also, any suggestions on where to buy a TV at a good price? Thanks in advance!


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    Re: HD TV question...

    I would never, ever by anything less than a 1080p or i HDTV. 1080p is preferred. BIG difference, BIG

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    Re: HD TV question...

    When I buy something expensive like that, I'm going to buy it right. No sense in buying something I know is less than what I want and I'll likely or even may want to replace it later.

    As far as location, I'm a fan of Travis Audio/Video in Des Moines.

    Great prices, intelligent sales employees and from what I've heard (have not had to use it yet) - great service.



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    Re: HD TV question...

    Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think 1080i looks just as good as 1080p, unless you're close to the screen. It's difficult for our eyes to distinguish a difference between interlaced and non-interlaced graphics at a distance.



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    Re: HD TV question...

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think 1080i looks just as good as 1080p, unless you're close to the screen. It's difficult for our eyes to distinguish a difference between interlaced and non-interlaced graphics at a distance.
    Right. 1080i vs 1080p - small difference.

    780p vs 1080i/1080p - significant difference.



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    Re: HD TV question...

    the tvs that have 1080p may not have had 1080p programming to it, in which case you wouldn't be able to tell...



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    Re: HD TV question...

    Most HD broadcasts are in 1080i. At this time, to my knowledge, there are no 1080p broadcasts. I bought a 1080p TV to try to stay ahead of the technology curve.
    HD TV's are great, I am waiting (feels like an eternity) for the DVD format war to be over so I can buy an HD DVD or Blue Ray player.


    Last edited by Cybone; 10-29-2007 at 03:25 PM.

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    Re: HD TV question...

    Actually, no broadcast has 1080p to the best of my knowledge. The only way to get 1080p right now is via a DVD player.



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    Re: HD TV question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybone View Post
    Most HD broadcasts are in 1080i. At this time, to my knowledge, there are not 1080p broadcasts. I bought a 1080p TV to try to stay ahead of the technology curve.
    HD TV's are great, I am waiting (feels like an eternity) for the DVD format war to be over so I can buy an HD DVD or Blue Ray player.
    Blu-Ray will win for the same reason VHS beat out Beta. The porn industry has chosen, almost exclusively, to use the Blu-Ray format. It was something I read... I promise.

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    Re: HD TV question...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Blu-Ray will win for the same reason VHS beat out Beta. The porn industry has chosen, almost exclusively, to use the Blu-Ray format. It was something I read... I promise.

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    And you tried it out for scientific research as well?



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    Re: HD TV question...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Blu-Ray will win for the same reason VHS beat out Beta. The porn industry has chosen, almost exclusively, to use the Blu-Ray format. It was something I read... I promise.

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    Re: HD TV question...

    I haven't decided which I'm buying yet, but here's how I look at it: Nobody's going to look at a 1080i tv and say "that picture lacks". It's the difference between saving some money and knowing you have the better technology.

    Different strokes for different folks. Both views have merit, imo.



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    Re: HD TV question...

    Another question... If you were going to buy a flat panel TV to be used in a bar/restaurant about 14 hours per day, would you go with Plasma or LCD and why?



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    Re: HD TV question...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Blu-Ray will win for the same reason VHS beat out Beta. The porn industry has chosen, almost exclusively, to use the Blu-Ray format. It was something I read... I promise.

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    I think the internet already won the porn war. It may not have the influence it did in the 80's.



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    Re: HD TV question...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Blu-Ray will win for the same reason VHS beat out Beta. The porn industry has chosen, almost exclusively, to use the Blu-Ray format. It was something I read... I promise.

    - keep.
    Also, Disney has picked Blu-Ray as well, and we all know the Disney and the Porn industry run this country....conicedence? I think not



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