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1080p vs 1080i (720p) -- Is 1080p worth it?

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by Nick, May 12, 2008.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    The...
    "Unless you are into video editing, or extreme graphic computer use,
    1080p does hardly anything at all except hit you in the pocket book!"


    More @ http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lcdtv/1080p-vs-720p.html
     
  2. HIPAR

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    It won't be too long before the argument is moot. Most of sets at the local Best Buy that are 32 in or bigger are 1080p models. I haven't seen anything smaller than 32 in with more than 768 rows of pixels. That's probably due to manufacturing limitations governing smaller screens.

    --- CHAS
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yeah, the article was obsolete before written.
     
  4. ebaltz

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    As a reminder, the only way you will see 1080p is from a Blu-ray movie (or your own 1080p recording) or a 1080p video game. There are NO broadcast/cable/sat channels that broadcast in 1080p. So the question is probably better stated, do you own a blu-ray player or PS3? If yes, then you may want 1080p, if not, there is nothing you can see in 1080p.
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Most of my relatives come to me for audio/video advice.

    The last 4 or 5 that I've spoken to have all purchased 720p sets, on my recommendation. I fully agree with that author. Basically, if you're not going to be getting a blu-ray, there's no need for 1080p. And even if you are getting a blu-ray, the distance screen size equation has to be correct.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would say it is not that modern advises you are doing; sort 2 years old, from past , umm.
     
  7. Tom Robertson

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    Remember, resolution is part of the distance:screen size equation. My goal is a screen that mostly fills my visual range and looks GREAT! (normally sit in row 3-6 in a theatre depending on the size of the "parking" lot between screen and row 1.)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Absolutely resolution is a part of it (hence the 720p/1080p discussion). The screen size vs. seating distance equation can dictate resolution. Sorry if I implied otherwise.
     
  9. Tom Robertson

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    :) Wasn't sure if you were or weren't. Glad we're on the same page.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  10. Cholly

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    +1
     
  11. Tom Robertson

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    There will be a couple other ways to see 1080p. XstreamHD, delivering content via satellite, will be 1080p for most content.

    Also some internet downloads are/will be 1080p as well.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  12. bidger

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    Correct, Tom, and add Vudu to that list.
     
  13. P Smith

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    I would not recommend to buy 720p TV sets these days. Only 1080p !
     
  14. Tom Robertson

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    Well, if you're buying a 15" one as a portable, then maybe. ;)

    Someday, I'm going to need to replace my 65" as it is component only (and only has 1 1080i input.)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  15. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Depends on who's buying it.
     
  16. P Smith

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    For retired ppl it goes same way. Millionaires don't asking advises of the kind so far. :D
     
  17. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Can someone translate this for me, please?
     
  18. Thaedron

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    For me the question isn't whether you have a PS/3 or Blu-Ray player today, but whether you expect to have one during the useful life of the TV you are considering for purchase.
     
  19. bidger

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    That assumes that Blu-Ray will always be the only way to get 1080p content. As Tom pointed out earlier in the thread, that won't be the case.
     
  20. Cholly

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    Why not? It is questionable whether the difference between 720 and 1080 is really noticeable to most people on sets under 55 inches. Since broadcasting in 1080p is not currently possible, the only people who will have any need for 1080p receivers are, as noted before, people with Blu-ray players and a few special services.
     

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