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Well I had my mind set on a Sanyo 42" CE42FD90 but I have now had second thoughts after seeing the price of just getting a HD ready (720p) screen. Is there a real noticeable quality difference and also will 5ms vs 8ms response time be noticeable?
    
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if the screen size of the 720p tv is less than 32 inches then there isnt much of a difference between 720 and 1080 because i have a 32 inch 1080p tv and i can tell the difference between 720 and 1080 (btw the tv that i got is in my system its under the monitor)
    
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Yes, big difference between HD Ready and Full HD. HD ready (the spec) has a res of 1280*720 and an HD ready screen physically has a res of 1360*768. Full HD is 1920*1080.
The difference in response times, not so much of a difference.

If you are going to be watching blu-ray, then yes, at 42 inch, you will see a difference unless you are more than around 10ft away from the screen. After that, it won't matter.

If you are using it as a PC monitor, you'd be silly not to get full HD.
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Well, everything is getting HD now. I would get 1080p.

About the response time, I seen people saying there is no difference between 2 ms and 5 ms which is kinda true if you are jsut a general user, but I reckon you will be able to notice the difference between 5 and 8 ms.

I am not master of TV's but this is just what I think.

TV's are for long term use for me. Its not like a new graphics card comes out for TV therefore upgrade or content comes out thats unplayable on a TV(other than 3D and all), once bought it will there untill its out of date which is around every 3-6 years.
    
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post #5 of 14
Yes 5ms or below is better don't go over. I'm sure it costs lesser or affordable that's the reason its 8ms. If you are on a 32" screen HD Ready is no problem since its not that big so the image quality or resolution won't be noticeable but if you are going 40" above then its better to get a Full HD.
post #6 of 14
Well i got a 1080p tv plasma and i can see the delay in it. i only use it for ps3. I hate the delay in monitors/tvs. But if some one dose not point it out to you , you should be fine. I would read reviews and try for that Most manufacturers lie about specs. But most ppl dont care or misinformation.
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post #7 of 14
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My Monitor is 2ms 80,000:1 C/R
And the HD ready would only be 32", but the distance would be about 15ft so im thinking 32" would be too small for gaming at this distance.

=E= Also yes, Once my laptop is sorted I would be hooking up the Blu-Ray to the 42" as well
    
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Doesn't TV still stream in 720p at best?

Only thing that really uses 1080p is bluray, no?
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post #9 of 14
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Ye but for gaming. Well I now dont know, if 32" would be big enough that would be nice as I can save a bit of cash. At a distance of 10-15ft playing an FPS, would 32" suffice?
    
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post #10 of 14
They're so cheap now. Why settle for something 5 years old? Go 1080P or go home. Also, if you're watching/playing anything fast paced, 5ms or less.
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