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Returning LCD for plasma

h8z2luze
01-22-2010, 03:30 PM
Well I got a LCD cause thats what everyone said to do. Its a philips 47" 1080p 120hz. Well I have seen all the people that see the same thing as me. It looks low budget or to real. I cant handle it. SO I have come to realize I need to return it for a plasma. My question is what one to get for under a grand... I would obviously rather have a 50" and 1080P I guess. Does the difference between 720p and 1080p make enough difference to pay the extra money? What do I need to look for in buying a plasma? I want to get a samsung or panasonic I think.

Thanks in advance. Sorry for all the noob questions but I dont want to make the mistake of buying another tv that I will not like.

puffinmylye
01-22-2010, 03:34 PM
Well I got a LCD cause thats what everyone said to do. Its a philips 47" 1080p 120hz. Well I have seen all the people that see the same thing as me. It looks low budget or to real. I cant handle it. SO I have come to realize I need to return it for a plasma. My question is what one to get for under a grand... I would obviously rather have a 50" and 1080P I guess. Does the difference between 720p and 1080p make enough difference to pay the extra money? What do I need to look for in buying a plasma? I want to get a samsung or panasonic I think.

Thanks in advance. Sorry for all the noob questions but I dont want to make the mistake of buying another tv that I will not like.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-P46S1-46-Inch-Plasma/dp/B001UAD100/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1264195954&sr=8-11

pappylap
01-22-2010, 04:41 PM
Does the difference between 720p and 1080p make enough difference to pay the extra money?

Congratulations that is 1,000,000 time that question has been asked on this forum!

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HiDefRev
01-22-2010, 04:44 PM
All that you need to look for is the name " PANASONIC ". This will assure you that you have the best HDTV currently manufactured. Personally, I would stick with the S1, G10, G15 or V10 models in the size of your choice. These plasmas have the new NEO PDP panels that are FANTASTIC !! In addition to Amazon.com, check out www.vanns.com . They usually have these in stock. :thumbsup:

h8z2luze
01-22-2010, 04:55 PM
Congratulations that is 1,000,000 time that question has been asked on this forum!.....:D



Cool thanks for being so helpful.......


So is anyone nice enough to answer it? 720p vs 1080p?

I am going to be buying it from best buy if that helps...


THANKS to those of you who actually helped me. :yippee:

oblioman
01-22-2010, 05:04 PM
Cool thanks for being so helpful.......


So is anyone nice enough to answer it? 720p vs 1080p?

I am going to be buying it from best buy if that helps...


THANKS to those of you who actually helped me. :yippee:

At 50" plus me would recommend going with 1080p, this is also dependent upon how far you sit from the TV. Also, if you plan on getting BD,,,1080p is generally accepted as the defacto way to go. Pappy be giving you a hard time because the stickies at the top of this thread have explained in full the differences. Also, pappy is deep into voodoo,,,so be careful around him!! He cursed me a few years ago,,,and now all me can do is drink strong spirits,,,,just to stay sober!!! How weird is that???

h8z2luze
01-22-2010, 05:09 PM
I looked through them and didnt see a comparison section as far as 720p vs 1080p on plasmas...

I could be wrong though.

Thanks oblio! I knew 1080p was better but wasnt sure if was worth the extra 200-300 bucks....

Forum wont let me post url's yet so I just posted names...

Is this a bad choice?

InsigniaŽ - 50" Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV $899


If so I am thinking about this one...

Samsung - 50" Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV $1099


Then again if i am not going to notice a huge difference between 720p and 1080p with ps3 and BD then i was looking at this one...

Panasonic - VIERA / 50" Class / 720p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV $699

CrAkD
01-22-2010, 05:14 PM
Congratulations that is 1,000,000 time that question has been asked on this forum!

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pappylap
01-22-2010, 05:20 PM
Wow someone needs a vacation.....
the.....:D in the post designated it as a J...o...k...e

a brief search turned up these......

http://www.highdefforum.com/high-definition-news-informative-articles/22574-facts-fiction-1080p.html?highlight=1080p+worth

http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/23951-there-big-difference-between-1-366x768-1-920x1-080-pixels.html?highlight=1080p+worth

http://www.highdefforum.com/rear-projection-tvs/24052-1080p-not.html?highlight=1080p+worth

http://www.highdefforum.com/rear-projection-tvs/25159-interesting-article-1080p.html?highlight=1080p+worth

http://www.highdefforum.com/rear-projection-tvs/25272-why-1080p.html?highlight=1080p+worth

http://www.highdefforum.com/hd-dvd-players/22828-1080p-much-ado-about-nothing.html?highlight=1080p+worth

http://www.highdefforum.com/front-projection-projector-tvs/14910-1080p-worth-money-over-720p.html?highlight=1080p+worth

http://www.highdefforum.com/high-definition-news-informative-articles/26751-1080i-vs-1080p-clearly-explained-finally.html?highlight=1080

http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/12397-1080p-time-reality-check.html?highlight=1080

Happy reading! P.S. the only one that can make the decision as to worth it or not is YOU.

h8z2luze
01-22-2010, 05:24 PM
So what I gather is its not worth the money.... If thats true I will get the


Panasonic - VIERA / 50" Class / 720p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV $699



All those threads are pretty old but thanks a lot for doing the search for me :)

CrAkD
01-22-2010, 05:36 PM
does the 720 model have the same improved display as the 1080p model? I would think it didnt but im only guessing.

pappylap
01-22-2010, 05:38 PM
they are old but the information applied is still basically the same a 1080p set will fully display a 1080i/1080p signal none of the video information will be lost as the set has enough pixels to to do it and 720p/1080i fixed pixel display will lose some of the video information it receives as it simply does not have the necessary pixels with which to display it. That is very important to some not so important to others.....like I said pay for it or not is up to you....I generally encourage people with blu-ray or soon to have it to go 1080p to take full advantage of the technology.

oblioman
01-22-2010, 05:41 PM
So what I gather is its not worth the money.... If thats true I will get the


Panasonic - VIERA / 50" Class / 720p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV $699



All those threads are pretty old but thanks a lot for doing the search for me :)

go for it and don't look back. It will certainly look better than the lcd you returned. Just make sure to follow the break in guidelines,,make sure the tv is not in torch mode when you start the break in period,,,and enjoy the Hi Def!!! now you need to search out a surround sound system!!

pappylap
01-22-2010, 05:51 PM
if you do happen to study the older threads keep in mind that in that day lots of HDTVs were CRT sets and they were not fixed pixel displays but did receive and display a 1080interlaced signal they just did it half of the information (540 lines) at a time....Hard as it may be to beleive the CRTs of yesteryear actually displayed more of the video information than the fixed pixel Plasmas and LCD that followed them...thats why many early adoptors of HDTV were disappointed when they thought they moved up by ditching the large CRT and buying one of the new flat screens....facinating stuff really...anyway good luck with your choice either way you will be very impressed with HDTV and Blu-ray

pappylap
01-22-2010, 05:56 PM
Pappy be giving you a hard time because the stickies at the top of this thread have explained in full the differences. Also, pappy is deep into voodoo,,,so be careful around him!! He cursed me a few years ago,,,and now all me can do is drink strong spirits,,,,just to stay sober!!! How weird is that???

The chicken bones tell me you be in for a rough night with the lassie tonight Oblio......not sure what that means so ya' best drink up!:D

h8z2luze
01-22-2010, 05:59 PM
Ok well I guess I have a decision to make...

Can someone please post a GOOD link to break it in? I have read you dont need to break them in and you do... What is torch mode?


Sorry again for all the noob questions but I need to buy it today so im trying to hurry lol. I know.... Bad idea.

pappylap
01-22-2010, 07:40 PM
http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/105519-those-still-concerned-about-burn.html

Torch mode is the brightest setting the display has... in an effort to stand out among the crowd it fools a lot of potential consumers into thinking wow that bright one is the one I want in my home..........As most consumers equate brightness with better, not so for a realistic viewing experience however.

PFC5
01-22-2010, 10:19 PM
Viewing distance plays an important part along with screen size for that distance within your budget as to whether 1080p is worth the cost. The newer 1080p Panasonic plasma panels from the S1 series up use the newer better NeoPDP panels that have better blacks and use 30-50% less power. So that is an improvement beyond the resolution alone.

I would avoid the Insignia TVs as they are using LG (formerly named Goldstar) panels and possibly completely LG with a difference faceplate.

Fill out this questionnaire sticky so we can help the most:

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FYI. Stickies are there to provide much of the repeat info that gets asked here so we do not have to type the same responses 82 times per day to help people with the same questions. ;)

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Rook
01-23-2010, 08:09 PM
The $699 from Best Buy is an X1, it does not have the NEO panel. Although I was at Best Buy today and could not, from 10-12 feet see any difference between a C1 and an S1 (the C1 being an X1 without the better anti-reflection)

US Appliance.com (ABC Warehouse's online store) has a 50" S1 for $969 with free shipping (or a 46 inch G15 for $999).

h8z2luze
01-24-2010, 11:33 AM
Well I got the one that was 699. It looks great. Not as bright or clear as the LCD but movies look so much better on it. Thanks for the help guys.

tRidiot
01-24-2010, 01:18 PM
Don't compare sets in the store.... I know there's not much other way to do it, but unfortunately, you can't rely on anything at the stores. The TVs are NOT set up for proper display, the environment is highly biased (usually) towards LEDs/LCDs, and the salespeople who won't stop incessantly chatting in your ear are both biased and most of the time idiots to boot.

Just saying.... :D

And whether 1080- or 720p is best for you depends in very large part on the size of the screen, the content you'll be displaying on it, and the distance you'll be sitting from it.

h8z2luze
01-24-2010, 03:57 PM
Well its mostly used for PS3. Sitting about 10 feet from it and its a 50"

Phoenixblacke
01-25-2010, 03:05 AM
I think it really depends on your eyes about the 720p vs 1080p thing. My sis can't even tell the difference between sd and hd. But when I watch hi def tv shows in 720p and then something on blue ray in 1080p, to me it's a difference. Try watching something in 480i then watch it in 480p, to me that makes a difference, but maybe some people it doesn't Idk. I buy what looks good to ME, not noone else, ya know?

h8z2luze
01-25-2010, 07:06 PM
Ya. I am sure I could tell the difference. I am fine with what I got for the price though.