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Old 06-10-2008, 10:30 PM   #31  
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One other point. In brick and mortar stores they usually use a 720p source for general viewing. As a result you would not see a difference between 720 and 1080. Rest assured, I see a difference between 1080i and 1080p and I am over 60!!!!!!
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:51 PM   #32  
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Rest assured, I see a difference between 1080i and 1080p and I am over 60!!!!!!
If that is true, then there is something wrong with your set, because there is no difference between 1080i and 1080p unless the deinterlacer is screwing up really bad.
One other possibility, of course, might be if you are comparing a Hitachi ALIS display with a conventional 1080p display, but even then . . . .
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:17 AM   #33  
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A 42" 720p TV might have a very slight difference compared side by side with a 42" 1080p
But, You will Not be watching both of these TVs side by side at home.
It's all in you're own perception.
I think the TH42PX80 has a great picture.
And basically for the same cost as the 1080p I can also buy a blu-ray player to watch on my 720p
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:22 AM   #34  
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Hey guys, I just joined to ask a few questions of my own and there seem to be some knowledgeable people in this thread so here goes...

I am looking to upgrade my current Olevia 27" LCD (3 years old, not one single problem besides being too small). I am reading a lot of good things about the TH-42PX80U and it is about $1000 at circuit city and $900 at sears. I think I have decided on Plasma over LCD, from what I have been reading it seems to be a great technology and offers up richer colors/deeper blacks at a more affordable price than LCD's.

I have a Toshiba HD-A2 as well as xbox add on to watch my collection of HD-DVD's and I plan to buy a PS3 to play as well as to start my collection on BR movies. I watch mostly SD directv channels, but also love watching movies (both SD and HD). I play video games on occasion. I sit about 7-10 feet from my tv. I don't personally feel that I need to spend more money on the 1080p version. From what I have read, it seems as though the 720p will work just fine. After all I have been satisfied with my 720p Olevia LCD. I think it looks amazing when watching my Planet Earth Series. It looks a little less amazing when watching some scenes in Transformers, but overall I have been happy.

Do you guys think I will need the 1080p? Should I pony up now so as not to be disappointed later? Or if I am happy now with my 720 will I still be happy with it in a 42" version?

Thank you all so much! I need advice from people who actually have a passion for this kind of stuff, not just making commission.

I'll second Pasta's opinion. Unless you're rolling in moolah, it doesn't make a lot of sense to go 1080p at anything less than 50". FWIW, I consider myself a darn critical viewer and I went 720p for the new 37" set in the bedroom, and I think I must have checked out about every set in that size range. The extra $500 just wasn't worth it to go 1080p. BTW, BR looked pretty stunning down converted to 720p on a 42" Pioneer Kuro when I saw it demoed. & my plasma looks more "natural" than lcd. OTOH, when I replace the main set (55" class) in the primary HT room, you're darn right it's going to be 1080p.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:32 AM   #35  
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I appreciate the response, but I am asking your opinion based on the things that I explained that I would be using the tv for. I am looking at the TH-42PX80U right now, but I am curious as to whether or not I should ante up and get the 1080p version. Is there any practical reason as to why I would need the extra lines of pixels? I think the 768 resolution would be enough for my needs, but I wanted to get a general consensus on the matter before spending the 1,000 bucks. Thanks!
I would not spend the money for the 1080p. $1000 is WAY too much for what wont end up being any performance increase. And, 42 inches is even MORE reason to not overpay for 1080p.

Stick with the TH-42PX80U, it will be a great plasma!

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A 42" 720p TV might have a very slight difference compared side by side with a 42" 1080p
Since when ??
WTF ?

That might be true if you are comparing 720p to 1080i.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:07 PM   #37  
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since the human eye can not discern the difference when the picture is compressed on a 42" screen and you are sitting more than 6 feet away from the screen.

do you understand the point I was trying to make?
maybe it is a "better" picture but it is a more expensive picture and 42" 720p is pretty darn good.

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Old 06-13-2008, 12:13 PM   #38  
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For anyone wishing to argue about or weigh the advantages vs the disadvantages of 720p/1080i vs true 1080p I submit this link to this thread with an abundance of facts, figures, & opinions on the subject very informative and enlightening....

http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=51077
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do you understand the point I was trying to make?
I guess not.

Geez.

Sorry.

Chill out.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:08 PM   #40  
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I have finally decided on a panny but Iím stuck at the dreaded 1080p/720p decision . The viewing area I will have will be 8 to 10 feet for movies, sports and general programming. So off I went to my local brick and mortar store to take a look. Well I stood about 8 feet back looking at the 50PZ80U AND 50PX80U which were next to each other and I couldnít tell the difference with my 40 year old eyes. Now before you tell me this is a no brainer I just want to make sure I wont be missing something if I donít get the 1080p set. Sears has the 50PX80U for $1300.00, which is a grand less , then the 50PZ80U. If there is an advantage to get the 1080p version I would like to here why. How does blue ray look on a 720p set?
You will be extremely happy with the 720p. I have one and its great. If you do go 1080p, Costco had a (not sure the model #) 1080p Panny plasma for $1999 not too long ago. Comes with a 2 year warranty.
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I guess not.

Geez.

Sorry.

Chill out.
didn't mean to offend anyone.
I guess I just reacted to you cursing at me with an acronym. WTF?
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didn't mean to offend anyone.
I guess I just reacted to you cursing at me with an acronym. WTF?
It's OK.

No BFD.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:56 PM   #43  
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Awesome thread - lots of good opinions/info here! The 720p versus 1080p debate is is the last thing I am resolving before getting the Panasonic TH42PX80 (720p).

In case anyone hasn't seen the below review (I'm too new, and can't post the actual link yet), it adds to my sense that 720p would satisfy my TV/DVD/bluray needs quite nicely for a few years to come at least:
h**p://w*w.hdtvtest.co.uk/Panasonic-TH42PX80/Picture-Quality/

And the truth is that the only reason I am even considering a HD tv right now is because the prices have become so affordable for the 720p sets. The comparably sized 1080p sets are just more than I am willing to pay at the moment.
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