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Novicane
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is it REALLY that much of a difference? REALLY?

2/1/2009 5:04:25 PM

moron
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yes

2/1/2009 5:04:53 PM

dyne
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there is a difference, but if youre tryin to save and get a new hdtv on the cheap, 720 is still pretty awesome, im happy with mine.

2/1/2009 5:18:29 PM

Nighthawk
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1080p pwns all.

And yes you can tell a big difference.

2/1/2009 6:21:07 PM

confusi0n
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It's the difference b/w a 2.1 megapixel camera and a 0.9 megapixel camera

you tell me.

2/1/2009 6:32:12 PM

Wyloch
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Yes. No question.

2/1/2009 6:56:46 PM

timswar
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I can tell the difference from our couch (about 10-12 feet away from the tv) between a 1080p program and a 720p program.

My fiance, however, can't tell the difference.

Just depends on what you're looking for/at I guess. Also definitely depends on your screen distance. Up close even she can see the difference and 720 makes my eyes hurt.

2/1/2009 7:16:57 PM

jchill2
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Depends on the TV, and the programming. If you're going to watch a lot of blu-rays, 1080p is a must. You can get by with just 720p on TV or 360.

It's also a general rule that the difference is only noticeable at a certain distance with a certain size.
10 feet and 42 inches is the point where 1080p is noticeable, IIRC. There's a chart, but I'm too lazy to find it.

2/1/2009 10:44:06 PM

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It's really difficult to tell the two resolutions apart. what's easier to see is the difference in a 720 tv vs a 1080p tv. typically your 1080p tvs will have higher contrast, lower response times(lcd), and better video processing. if you take a 1080p tv and send it a true 720p signal you probably won't notice the difference at normal viewing distance.

2/2/2009 2:25:39 AM

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Quote :
"is it REALLY that much of a difference? REALLY?"


yes, completely worth it

2/2/2009 8:29:27 AM

Opstand
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I have a 37" LCD with native resolution of 720p. I've seen Blu Ray discs on larger screens at 1080p and I can tell a difference, but at the time when I bought my LCD you couldn't touch a 1080p screen for under $1k and I scored mine on sale for $700. Plus Blu Ray players at the time were absurd (and still are) and I don't see myself switching any time soon, so it didn't make sense to get a full HD set.

If you are buying a set today though, shop around and you can find deals on >40" sets in 1080p that are hundreds of dollars cheaper than just 6-12 months ago.

2/2/2009 11:23:20 AM

ryan627
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YES

2/2/2009 12:24:32 PM

StingrayRush
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if you don't have a blu-ray or ps3, then no. i've got a 50" 720p samsung plasma that i think looks great

2/2/2009 12:52:15 PM

philihp
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YES. there is a difference.

Your broadcast content, however, is mostly 1080i. Almost all Blu-ray content is 1080p. A couple PS3 games (Wipeout HD for example), and even fewer 360 games are 1080p, while most are 720p. Expect the PS4 and X-Box 720 to be totally 1080p.

2/2/2009 1:05:07 PM

bous
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i'd only get a 1080p tv for future's sake.

i deal with tons of 720p/1080p movies and it is VERY hard to tell the difference, if at ALL, from 10 feet away. 42" lcd 1080p vizio.

20/15 vision

[Edited on February 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM. Reason : ]

2/2/2009 1:16:18 PM

quagmire02
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"i'd only get a 1080p tv for future's sake.

i deal with tons of 720p/1080p movies content and it is VERY hard to tell the difference, if at ALL, from 10 12 feet away. 42" lcd 1080p vizio plasma 720p samsung.

20/15 vision in one eye, 20/30 in the other "


yeah, i guess i'm not one of those people with amazingly perfect vision that exist all over teh intarweb but not in the real world...i'll call just about anyone who claims that the difference is noticeable at 12' on a 42" screen a self-deluding liar (closer or a larger screen might be debatable)

that said, the difference between 720p and 1080p when i bought my HDTV was $250 and not even remotely worth the money at the time (and the way my room is set up, not worth a $150 premium now, in my particular situation)...as noted, there are three reasons i'd go 1080p:

1.) price difference is negligible, and as such:
2.) future-proofing, and
3.) using a computer on a 720p screen (in the case of an HTPC, for example) sucks donkey balls

[Edited on February 2, 2009 at 2:06 PM. Reason : 20/30 FTL]

2/2/2009 2:00:44 PM

TreeTwista10
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So when are networks going to start broadcasting in 1080p? 1 year? 5 years? 10 years?

4/23/2016 8:51:25 PM

TreeTwista10
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and this is what jchill2 was talking about 7 years ago

4/23/2016 10:36:53 PM

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