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    tv's?

    im looking to buy a new tv in the nest couple of days...i know it s been discussed at length around here b4, but couldnt find any threads...any suggestions whether i should get plasma or lcd? also, is there a big differance between 720p and 1080? thanks ahead of time



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    Re: tv's?

    A difference that you will actually notice? Probably not. Unless we're talking really, really big.


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    Re: tv's?

    prolly 42 " or so..



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    Re: tv's?

    Here are the basics you need to know, for LCD stick to the P's with Panasonic and Pioneer. For LCD you are looking at the S companies with Sony, Samsung, and Sharp.

    If you are looking at anything smaller than 50", save the money and go with 720p, as you can't see the difference. If you want to get out on the web there are some interesting articles that get into the science to prove that. Basically, any difference you see in a showroom is calibration differences between sets and a mental thing on the part of the viewer.

    You didn't specify exactly what you were after, but Panasonic sells a 42" 720p plasma that can be found on sale for around $800-$900. The home theater nuts over at AVS forums are really big on it for being a great combination of value and quality.



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    Re: tv's?

    From Wikipedia:
    To distinguish the difference between 1080p and 720p with the human eye with 20/20 vision and a 50 Inch screen, you need to be sitting within 6 feet of the screen.
    And that is assuming you have a true 1080p source. I'd go with 720p and save the extra money...just my opinion though.



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    Re: tv's?

    You have to get 1080p and at least a 9 foot screen. Anything else, you are just wasting time.



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    Re: tv's?

    Another thing to remember in the LCD vs Plasma decision is the lighting in the room. Plasma screens can tend to have issues with glare, so a plasma is going to do best in a room where you have control over the light. If you have a lot of natural light coming in that you can't block out, LCD may work better for you.



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    Re: tv's?

    I went with a 52' Plasma Samsung 1080i

    The plasma has a greater viewing angle and comes in the larger models.

    The difference if I am correct in the 1080i and 720p, is noticable but alot of the channels don't broadcast in 1080i, the come across at 720 so it doesn't matter if your TV is capable of higher definition.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the Plasma.


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    Re: tv's?

    Quote Originally Posted by timc243 View Post
    You have to get 1080p and at least a 9 foot screen. Anything else, you are just wasting time.
    quoted for truth!



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    Re: tv's?

    Anything over 32" they recommend going 1080p. I like LCD's myself. If natural light is going to be an issue in the room at all, go LCD. Plasmas work fine in a dark room, I just don't think their picture is as crisp.

    Brands: Personally, I like Samsung. I have 2 32" LCDs and love them. Parents have the 46" and it is awesome. Look around, I think American or Best Buy is having some nice sales on right now. Toshiba have a nice picture also.

    HD on these is amazing, and Blue Ray is unbelievable. Got Lost Season 3 in HD and it is absolutely incredible. Best HD player out atm is, believe it or not, the Playstation 3.



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    Re: tv's?

    52 feet? Wow, you must have a big house.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    I went with a 52' Plasma Samsung 1080i

    The plasma has a greater viewing angle and comes in the larger models.

    The difference if I am correct in the 1080i and 720p, is noticable but alot of the channels don't broadcast in 1080i, the come across at 720 so it doesn't matter if your TV is capable of higher definition.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the Plasma.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    52 feet? Wow, you must have a big house.
    I get lost in it some times, which leads me to forget how to mark inches vs feet.


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    Re: tv's?

    The whole 720p, 1080i, or 1080p comes down mostly to how big the TV is and how close you sit to it.




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    Re: tv's?

    So if you're sitting more than 10 feet away from a 50" TV than you won't tell the difference between a 720p and a 1080p.

    I think one important feature that very few people look at is how is the picture with SD. When you go to Best Buy or American they are always showing HD, Blu-Ray, or upscaling DVD's/ A lot of people are surprised when they get home and realize that everything else looks like crap.

    Having said that, I would just buy a good 40"-50" LCD 1080p and call it a day. Make sure it has at least 2 HDMI inputs.

    And always get as big as your budget will allow because I promise you the TV that you think is huge now will look small in a few months.


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    LG... all the way!



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