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i want a 50'' tv and feel like going with plasma cause its cheaper but to get a good deal I have to go with 720p. How much of a difference would 720p be from 1080p? Is it real noticeable? Also, I have choices from Samsung and panasonic and really like samsung - I have 3 samsungs and have not had any issues. So what do you think? Opinions, suggestions and criticism will be appreciated. Also, no gaming mostly tv and bluray. Cant touch a lcd for under 1200.00 for this size. Actually LCD is 52'' no 50's for LCD.
Edited by mrpep - 3/25/11 at 8:57pm
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All blu ray dvds are 1080p so why not get a 1080p tv so you can use its full potential
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WOOOO!!!! someone looking at plasma!!! can you show me the samsung you were looking at? truthfully at 720p plasma looks like 1080p on a LCD or LED.

Edit: I love my samsung 51" plasma. The new 2011 models are amazing.
Edited by nbmjhk6 - 3/25/11 at 8:52pm
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How about a 62" 2160p tv....

Oh wait not out yet.

1080p is the way to go.

    
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For bluray, you will definitely want 1080p. Plus since a 50' tv is so big, the difference between 720p and 1080p will be much more noticeable than on a smaller screen since the pixels will be spread out more. I would not look to buy a 720p tv at this point in time. As for brand, I am also a samsung fan. Bravias are nice as well
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Definitely 1080p, 720 will honestly look too pixelated on a 50' screen, at least for me...
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WOOOO!!!! someone looking at plasma!!! can you show me the samsung you were looking at? truthfully at 720p plasma looks like 1080p on a LCD or LED.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2870543&catId=

This is where I am at! So what do you think? I really want the cheaper deal but may have to get the 1080p - good points on the bluray being 1080p
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Get the 1080p! YOU CAN DO IT!
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2870543&catId=

This is where I am at! So what do you think? I really want the cheaper deal but may have to get the 1080p - good points on the bluray being 1080p
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN51D490A1DXZA try getting this or http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN51D450A2DXZA I just bought the second one and WOW is it amazing. Made a big improvement over last years model. the second one also supports 1080p though it only says 720p.
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Panasonic are best @ plasmas my 42 plasma is sweet, i can tell difference in color compared to my 120hz tn monitor , just gaming on it not as good. i can feel the delay but its sweet for moives and tv . 1080p ftw. or higher ps3 gt5 is sweet on it too.
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