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Old 04-28-08, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default 1080p is it worth upgrading?

I have the Samsung 46" 720P DLP HDTV HLT4675S. I use it for 360/ps3/wii/blu ray. With all the new movies and games coming out in 1080p, is it worth upgrading to a 1080p set or should I not bother. A guy at my work said 1080p does not make a difference till you get to 50" and above. Is that true.
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Old 04-28-08, 04:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1080p is it worth upgrading?

I find that the biggest difference comes when I use it to display a PC output. In this situation it doesn't matter whether its 23" or 50", 1080p is required.

Otherwise, for all the things you said you use it for the difference is reasonably minimal. Having said that the new models of HDTVs are probably vastly superior to your set and 99% of new models are 1080p anyway.
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Old 04-28-08, 04:24 PM   #3
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It makes a difference, but the further away from the set that you sit, the less difference it makes.

I personally consider it question of: is it worth it $$ to upgrade. The answer for me right now with a 42" 720p DLP, is no. I have a friend with a 56" 1080p DLP, and it is difficult to see the difference.
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Old 04-28-08, 06:09 PM   #4
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I find that the biggest difference comes when I use it to display a PC output. In this situation it doesn't matter whether its 23" or 50", 1080p is required.
if I tried to run Crysis @ 1080i it would run like crap but if you have the graphics horsepower to run games like that then 1080p makes sense.

Im sticking with my 37" 720p till decent TV's get much cheaper and I have use for one.

The way I see it, If you can see the pixels at the distance you sit from the TV then you should upgrade.
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Old 04-28-08, 07:23 PM   #5
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I don't think it worths the price or in need to have 1080p. Majority of games aren't 1080p native but rather 720p. I was planning to buy 1080p TV but got 720p TV instead. Until next-generation consoles is released, or broadcast switches to digital and/or you plan to buy hundred of Blu-ray for 1080p.

I bet 1080p TV price will drop a lot in beginning of 2009 or after broadcast makes a switch from analog to digital.
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Old 04-29-08, 01:46 AM   #6
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I find that the biggest difference comes when I use it to display a PC output. In this situation it doesn't matter whether its 23" or 50", 1080p is required.

Otherwise, for all the things you said you use it for the difference is reasonably minimal. Having said that the new models of HDTVs are probably vastly superior to your set and 99% of new models are 1080p anyway.
QFT. I'm going plasma myself this time around.
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Old 04-29-08, 09:08 AM   #7
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Default Re: 1080p is it worth upgrading?

I just recently bought a 42" ProScan 1080p TV for $900, I don't think the store had any TV's in it that weren't 1080p.
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Old 05-03-08, 12:06 PM   #8
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I bet 1080p TV price will drop a lot in beginning of 2009 or after broadcast makes a switch from analog to digital.
HD broadcast is what resolution?

im waiting for 2020 when we have a proper fibre-optic network, by then there will be decent holographic tv's though
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QFT. I'm going plasma myself this time around.
Plasmas are dead now
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HD broadcast is what resolution?
Cable and Satellite do 720p for everything other than the high end documentaries.
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Plasmas are dead now
Care to elaborate? Last time I checked plasmas were beating the crap out of LCDs in almost every aspect of picture quality there is. Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Pioneer have all increased their plasma production and the new models are tons better than their lcd counterparts.



Guess which of those are LCD?
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Old 05-04-08, 02:53 PM   #12
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Plasmas have color element lifespan issues, lcd's do not. To explain a little further, in the screen shots you posted you can easily tell which are the lcd's because of the backlight. When a lcd backlight dies you can replace it and the tv works again. While in plasma tv's there is no backlight because the color and the light is produced at the pixel. However the plasma gas trapped in each pixel escapes slowly, and wears out. When this happens, and it will happen, you pick up your tv and throw it in the trash. In addition plasma tv's are brightest when you first buy them, and wear down with age. The wear down is pretty linear with age.
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