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720p

nats

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720p plasmas can be had for a song while they last, for mostly sports with an occasional movie In a light controlled room,Would the picture rival a good lcd?(sony bravia)
 

Towen7

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Resolution is over-rated and misunderstood by most consumers. The "need" for 1080p is dependent on the combination of screen size and viewing distance. While you may be able to see a slight difference between a 1080p set and a 720p set when doing head to head comparisons, is that slight difference worth the price? Another question is whether you are okay with knowing that you don't have the latest/greatest?
 

Yesfan70

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For me, if you can control the light very well in a room then plasma would be my only option. Some plasmas (particularly the Panasonics) have an anti-glare screen. Still not as good as a LCD's, but better than having a standard screen. Even though LCDs are getting better in PQ, I still think plasmas have better detail (especially with blacks) and their higher refresh rate is a no brainer for the sports fan.

EDIT: (just seen T7's post). I have to agree about 1080p vs 720p. I have a 720p 50" plasma. Mine was about 1600 when I bought it. Now you can get one for about half that. If I had to buy a TV today, I would get the exact thing I have now and save my money.
 

Rope

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I wouldn't consider 1080p, unless the display is over 50", and seating is ultra close.

I view my 720p from 8', and have no desire to own 1080p.

Rope
 

Yesfan70

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Rope said:
I wouldn't consider 1080p, unless the display is over 50", and seating is ultra close.

I view my 720p from 8', and have no desire to own 1080p.

Rope

50" 720p display, 10-11ft for me. I still don't have any regrets. Matter of fact, I would like to add a second one downstairs.
 

nats

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im thinking about moving the 46 in bravia into the living room and getting a 50 inch plasma in the sports/movie room. Just dont want to be dissapointed in the plasma compared to the sony since a 50 inch would be to big for the living room. Plus it has a lot of light
 

apcarandang

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it will be hard to see the difference between 720p and 1080p at 10 feet. However if you go over the 50 inch range 1080p might be a worthwhile investment once you get to the 60-inches and above.

I still have a 720p 50 inch plasma and am completely happy with it.
 

nats

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i went with a 50 1080 p because i sit 7 ft away ,otherwise if it was 10-12 ft i would have went with720p
 
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