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42" not taking advantage of 1080P

10-16-2007, 12:55 PM
Been reading thru the threads on this forum and came across this statement a few times. Because I will be picking up my 42" Regza later this week I am wondering why I won`t be taking full advantage of 1080P. Why only 50" and larger? Just curious, have no intention of returning my "jackpot". An explanation(hopefully not too techinal)would be appreciated. Thanks guys.

10-16-2007, 01:27 PM
if you sit close to tv 1080p will help in 42 inch, i won't suggest paying $400-$500 extra for 1080p though, some 1080p sets have better processors, so over all quality of SD is better on 1080p sets (my opinion). if you set correctly de-interlaces 1080i from 1080p any 1080i set will be as good as 1080p.

10-16-2007, 01:46 PM
It use to be true that a 42" 1080p flat panel would not really look that much better then a 720p flat panel and you would really need to go up to at least a 50" flat panel to see any real difference.

I don't think that is actually as valid as it was because along with the 1080p resolution increase there has also been improvements in response times and deeper blacks which add increased contrast and also make the colors pop more.

So I think you can see a difference on the latest 42" 1080p flat panels but I think it is an combination of increased resolution , improved color and black levels that have been improved with the newer models.

Read some of the comments by owners of the new 42" flat panels especially the 42" Panasonic plasma TH-42PZ700U 1080p.

10-16-2007, 01:47 PM
if you connect a game console or a computer, you will for sure be able to take advantage of 1920 X 1080 resolution.

There are a lot of very satisfied, even happy, people with 42' Plasma TVs with only 1024 X 768 resolution. Not even really HD-- but some still have GREAT picture quality for watching TV and SD DVDs.

10-16-2007, 03:01 PM
Thanks guy: I should have stated that this is a LCD. Now, you`re gonna like this;) When I went to buy it I thought I was getting the one with the 720p res. Cause at Future shop the 720p is $1599 and the 1080pRegza is $1699. Now, I bought the Regza at the Brick for $1399.:banana: I just couldn`t believe it. At my age:o no xbox or games. But we are used to watching a 26" crt from a viewing distance of 12 to 13 ft. This puppy will be watched from approx.9to11ft distance. I`m hoping that when connected to my HD box,it will knock our socks off. I posted for comments because I was a little concerned about some of the threads I have been reading about it being too small a screen to get the most out of the higher res. Now, that you know what we have been viewing for the past 18 years,do ya think maybe, just maybe, we will see a huge improvement? It sure looked "sweet" in the store. And good reviews as well. Only knock on it was the (viewing angle). not a problem in our rec-room.

10-16-2007, 03:09 PM
Now, that you know what we have been viewing for the past 18 years,do ya think maybe, just maybe, we will see a huge improvement?Dude your going to flip out !!!!!!!!

10-16-2007, 03:30 PM
Nice confidence builder, makes me think I made a smart purchase.Too bad I have to wait till tomorrow or Friday to get this sweet machine in my house.:offtopic Hey, remember the posts from s70driver? Man, I wanted to reply-"you don`t need an HDTV for Sesame Street".:lol: Thanks again