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post #1 of 16
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ok, so my tax refund just got here and I've been looking for a TV and with the refund it pushes me past my save point for the TV. I've been looking around for a couple weeks and have found some TVs that I like from 800-1100.
(Most of the prices are higher because the American here is about $300 cheaper then BB!)
Sony Bravia 720P 7000:1
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1186005983963

Samsung 720P 8000:1
($799 at the local store!)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1169512289365

Sharp 720P 1200:1
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1171058029183
OR
Sharp 1080P 10,000:1
($1099 at local store)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1190678017262


Basically is the 1080P Sharp worth the $300 at 32". This TV will be in my room and I'll be getting a PS3 in a couple months(depending on paychecks and whatnot). Will I see a difference with the PS3 and my PC hooked up at 720P vs 1080P? There is also a 3870 or equivalent in the future too by about May so HDMI will be in use for the PC too by then.

I'm really torn between the TVs and can't decide so I'd be nice for some input from you guys
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post #2 of 16
I'd really recommend going with the 1080p sharp. I have one myself, except it was last years model which had a DVI connector.

Realistically if you are using it as a Computer monitor you'll want to go 1080p which has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. When displaying on that large of a monitor the sharpness will definitely make a difference.

I'd buy another sharp 32" 1080p if i needed it, but trust me you'll really like the sharp.
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post #3 of 16
If you get the 720P it will look nice and you'll be happy, but if a friend brings over a 1080P and sets it up next to yours... you'll be disappointed you didnt spend the extra 300 lol... My computer monitor is a 28" Hanns G and I have the resolution set at 1900 X 1200... its a huge difference over 1440 X 900 and watching bluray movies at 1080p on my 28 inch still look better to me... TMNT bluray at 1080p is pure genius. even at only 28 inches. Thats just my opinion. hehe


I guess what I'm babbling about is, it all just comes down to ... "How good is your vision?" and do you sit as close to the TV as I do? hehe

There's something comforting in the fact knowing there's nothing better in display quality that you could buy for your PS3 if you get the 1080p. Well... for under 1100. )
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post #4 of 16
If you watch blu-ray movies or use it as a non-gaming monitor then get the 1080p TV. Other than that, I'd say get the 720p. I doubt the response time on that TV would make it a worthwhile gaming monitor. HD cable TV is not sent in 1080p so it won't be any help there.
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post #5 of 16
If you ever use it as a monitor, the $300 will be well worth it. If not, it's a closer call. I'd say yes, but only go for it if you can easily afford it. In my opinion it's not a must-have, but a nice upgrade for a chunk of cash.
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post #6 of 16
I'm told on anything less than 37", you will not notice the diffence between 1080P and 720P. my 32" only goes up to 720p/1080i and looks great. I'd go with Samsung, or if you want the 1080P, the sharp.
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post #7 of 16
Sony TV's aren't the best by a long-shot (Samsung make Sonys screens and several of their internal components).
I would go for the 1080p Sharp (Or better still a 1080p Panasonic ^_^ )
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post #8 of 16
I bought the 40 inch version of that Samsung at Bestbuy. It is an incredible TV. Circuit city has a better price and Bestbuy will pricematch if you print out the checkout.

I hooked up my cable TV, DVD player, PS2, Xbox360, living room stereo, and my computer. It still has a few extra connections left too.

I can't wait till the price of the blu-ray players comes down so I can get one of those too.
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post #9 of 16
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It's looking like the sharp 1080P is going to be at the top. Hopefully the prices didn't change for this week too much. Now I just gotta get my dad up to the store this weekend and convince him. It's my money but they pay for my college, so I don't go against them since I don't want loans, lol.
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Good call on the Sharp, make sure you dont forget to get a DVI to HDMI cable also. You'll need it to hook your computer up to it.
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