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Postby XmasDVD » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:00 pm

As I understand it, you want to get a '1080p' Television - that is the BEST of the 'p'-s
If you see a great deal on a 60-inch LCD HDTV 720p - skip it, IMHO - get the 1080p

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Postby MikesTooLz » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:39 pm

yes 1080p is bes however you cant really tell the differance from 1080i and 1080p if you look at them side by side.
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Postby crizza » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:42 pm

I'm a cableguy, I deal with these all day everyday. Most of my subs cannot tell the difference between 720 and 1080. I have 1 1080 and a 720 at home and I can tell the difference but my wife can't. So if the 720 TV is a good enough deal I'm buyin.

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Postby steffj89 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:20 pm

my dads tv is a high end 52 in 1080p....mine is a cheap end 720- 32 inch....

i cannot tell the difference overall other than size.
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Postby killasnake » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:01 pm

There is only a slight different between 720p and 1080p. Average consumer that buys a tv cannot tell the difference, most of the time they just want to tell friends and family that I have a 1080p tv. :P

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Postby svngpvtry » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:22 pm

I think it is important to note that if you are getting a TV thats under 40" its virtually impossible for the eye to discern the difference between 1080 and 720. So if you are getting a 32" dont even waste your money for the 1080p.

But it is quickly going to get to the point where people arent even making 720 except in the ultra low end cheap chinese brands, you know the ones you have never heard of.

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Postby crizza » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:24 pm

Anyone taken a look at the LED Tv's. I have had a few LG's in customer homes. I have never seen such a great picture and some of the thinnest TV's ever.

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Postby svngpvtry » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:24 pm

and on the other end of that, if you are getting some 60" monster then 1080 is a must. Of course I cant think of a single 60" that isnt 1080. Believe me you think you might not notice but hook up a blu ray to it and you WILL notice the difference between the two especially in the 50"+ sizes.

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Postby XmasDVD » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:22 am

Great information everyone! Keep the replies coming please!

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Postby steffj89 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:34 am

the size you look at also depends on the size of the room your putting it in, even the best model 60 in 1080 will not appear as crisp in a smallish room.....
our room is 13X20 and we could go a bit larger(looking @ 42 in for BF) but too big and its overpowering

and honestly the 32 in is fine in here hubby just wants bigger one
compared w/ the older versions we replaced a 27 in stereo sanyo....this one looks HUGE to me screen wise.
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Postby Valtar » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:45 pm

Over the air, Cable and Satellite content is 720p or 1080i. If you want to see 1080p you need to hook to a High Definition DVD, either Blu Ray or HDDVD.

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Postby cpatrick2202 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:52 am

Valtar wrote:Over the air, Cable and Satellite content is 720p or 1080i. If you want to see 1080p you need to hook to a High Definition DVD, either Blu Ray or HDDVD.


Yep..if you want to watch Blue Ray..and actually get "Blue Ray"..you have to have 1080p AND you must actually hook it up with the HDMI cables..LOL :wink:

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Postby killasnake » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:28 am

HDMI cables are the same, brand named or not . They will give you 1080p quality.

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Postby Matt1981m » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:47 pm

yeah exactly...check out http://www.monoprice.com....they have some cheap cables, and just about anything else A/V related u can think of...pretty cheap too!!!!

u can get a 30ft flat HDMI cable (in wall installation) for less than what walmart has their cheapest 6ft HDMI cable for...

also u can get about 4-5 lcd/plasma wall mounts for what best buy sells them for

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Postby jediknight » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:25 pm

svngpvtry wrote:and on the other end of that, if you are getting some 60" monster then 1080 is a must. Of course I cant think of a single 60" that isnt 1080. Believe me you think you might not notice but hook up a blu ray to it and you WILL notice the difference between the two especially in the 50"+ sizes.


You are correct that you will see a difference. I am sure others have said this already, but make sure you have distance with a larger TV. I believe a 50" at a 1080p it is recommended approx 6 ft away. Larger into the 60's you can go from 8-12' for better view.


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