October 22nd, 2007, 01:48 PM #1
HD with TV's under 42"
Everything I have seen says that 720 is all that is needed for TV's under 42" and that over that is should be 1080.
Any comments or suggestions? I am looking for a couple TV's about 32-37" for my sports den and want to know if the 720 vs 1080 for the smaller screen matters.
Any help would be appreciated.......thanks
October 22nd, 2007, 01:52 PM #2
I have a 32" Samsung television that is running 720p. HDTV and Xbox 360 looks fantastic. I don't see a need to get 1080p in a screen this size. If you go 40" and above you need the extra pixels to fill up the larger screen area so if you decide to step up into 40"+ then 1080p is definitely the way to go.
October 22nd, 2007, 01:57 PM #3
Thanks................I am looking at a 37" LG model 37LC7D which is on sale at Circuit City for $889.........I think I might go with that (it's 720p)
October 22nd, 2007, 02:02 PM #4
that's an incredible deal. I got a 32" Samsung LNR-3296D and I got it for $1300 back in August 2006. It's flat out sick how much LCD's have come down lately.
Originally Posted by GALLY
My ex wife made sure to show off her new bedroom TV. 40" Sony Bravia 1080p that she got for only $1500. lol..yeah, upstaged in the TV dept by the ex-wife. Not good. lol
October 22nd, 2007, 06:53 PM #5
At least you got to keep the El Camino.
Originally Posted by OrangePuck
October 22nd, 2007, 08:53 PM #6
720p being better for smaller tv's and 1080i being better for larger TV's is bull****. When it comes down to it a huge majority (95% or more?) aren't going to notice the difference between the two. If you are doing lots of replaying in slow motion of sports games then 720p is going to be better (as you don't miss things like you do with interlacing). For anything else it is almost irrelevant. Not to mention different channels broadcast in different formats. ESPN may do games in 720p while CBS does shows in 1080i Plus most HDTV's today support both formats.
I'm assuming you weren't comparing 720p to 1080p. There would be zero question of which is the better picture regardless of the screen size. 1080p is overkill for me because TV stations don't broadcast in it.
October 22nd, 2007, 09:46 PM #7
October 22nd, 2007, 09:56 PM #8
I got a 37" Vizio 1080i for $699 at Circuit City.
There really isn't much of a difference in 1080i or 1080p and yea your likely to never see any TV show in 1080p anyway cus it takes way too much bandwidth to broadcast it.
Why spend $600-$700 on a TV that only gets 720p when you can get 1080i for the same price?
October 22nd, 2007, 10:27 PM #9
I just quit at Circuit City, and I was selling TVs there, so here is the skinny;
Under 40", there are very few TV's that offer 1080p - the 32" Sharp Aquos being one of them.
720p and 1080i picture quality is about equal. 720p has larger pixels, but they are all always ON (p = progressive). 1080i has smaller pixels, but the odd lines and even lines switch on/off every 1/30th of a second. Obviously your eyes can't tell the difference, but it makes a HUGE difference compared to a 1080p (all pixels on all the time). 720 to 1080i though looks pretty much exactly the same on most formats.
The thing to consider; REGULAR HI-DEF IS STILL ONLY 720 / 1080i COMPATIBLE! Regular hi-def sports will not look any better! Go into a Circuit City on a Sunday and see the high def game on a 1080 and 720... you won't be able to tell the difference! 1080p broadcasts may be the wave of the future but they are still years away.
The only things that you can see in 1080P are Blu-ray, HD-DVD, and PS3. Anyone who tells you 1080P is not worth it (at either size) if you are using these next gen DVD players is dead wrong. The picture becomes almost 3D and is absolutely incredible compared to the 720 (which still looks great just not as amazing/3D).
So if you aren't going to be using a blu-ray or hddvd player, you are getting nothing out of your 1080P. Definitely stick with the 720 or 1080i (doesn't matter either way) for regular high def usage. But if you want to be ahead of the curve and/or are using those players, 1080p is the way to go.
Hope this helped!!
P.S. I just got the Element 32" 720p for my room (499.99) and love it! 24 months no interest with a Circuit City card too (anything 499.99 and up right now is 18 or more months no interest financing at CC). Happy TV-buying!
October 22nd, 2007, 11:34 PM #10
The 720p tv's also get 1080i. Like USCKF31 said unless you have a ps3 or blu-ray player there is no use for 1080p yet.