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720p vs 1080p

Need some help here. Is there a huge difference between 720p and 1080p? Because there's a HUGE price difference.
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Money talks. It is a huge difference. It's too bad that most stores don't have them for display anymore cause it's "outdated" but you can clearly see the differences.


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so... 1080p for the long haul eh?

I heard 2160 is going to be the new standard come year 2015?
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Technology always improve, you can never "keep up".


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If you got the money, go 1080p, if you're a simple kind of person, but have extra cash to upgrade on your POS tube TV, 720p is 100's times better then regular tube TV

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What do you watch? If you watch regular DVDs and standard def video, then you have no need for 1080i/p. However, if you have hi-def cable or OTA hi-def and/or a Blu-ray player, then you need a 1080p set. Realize that there is very little hi-def content right now and unless you have some, you are wasting your money.
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Re: 720p vs 1080p

Unless you're watching a lot of Blu-ray (or plan on it), stick with 720. HD broadcasts are mostly if not all strictly 720p, so there's no point.


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how would you NEED to have 1080p to watch Hi-Def? That's pure BS LOL, its just provides a little more clarity then 720p during Hi-Def viewing, but 720p serves its purpose quite well if you don't want to spend the extra $500 - $700 on a TV. Now, if you find a great blow out sale one weekend or something, then hell, go for the 1080, but you're not losing out if you go with a 720

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Consumer reports says 1080p is indistinguishable from 1080i/720p on sets smaller than 50".

My experience:

Comcrap sneaks in a 1080p movie now and again on on-demand unadvertised. I've seen it on a 50" Sony SXRD. You are like man, King Kong looks insane, and then you hit the display button and instead of 1080i it says 1080p and then I want a 1080p TV.

I have two 720p sets, 42" Sony and a 32" Sharp. They both look awesome and if you never see a 1080p picture you will be ok because 720p/1080i are light years ahead of the old standard definition and are very satisfying.

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+1, I have a 720p 40inch Samsung that I purchased after staring at it next to a 50inch 1080p on the wall of Best Buy, wasn't impressed with the 50 inch as I was with the 40inch.

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