im thinking of getting an hdtv but am on a serious budget. im looking for something for my bedroom so i dont want something too big, maybe like 32 or 37 and figure i can save money by going with 720p but dont want to take a major hit in picture quality. so how big of a difference is there? would a regular person be able to tell the difference? it would be for tv and xbox360 not really movies cause i dont have a blu-ray player
at 32" the difference is only minor. Honestly, even on my 46", you have to be looking really carefully to see a difference between the two. 1080p will be better, but on those size screens, it probably won't be a big difference.
wait are you guys being serious, im just like the op, and am looking for a 32 in but am on a budget of 300$, its impossible finding a good 1080p at that price. My distance is about 2-3 feet now and in a year about 8-10 feet. I am gonna use it for both ps3(bluray and games) and computer(games). is it worth getting 1080?
If you don't have a 1080p source, I don't feel that there is any reason to buy a 1080p tv when on a budget. Broadcast televsion, cable, and satelite aren't displayed in 1080p and I'm not too sure about the 360, but I doubt it will matter.
It seems like everyone is concerned about the numbers, I'll take a samsung 720p set over a 1080p visio.
To be honest when I got my 37" Toshiba, It was setting with 4 other 37" sets, all 1080p, the Tosh was the only 720p set out of the bunch, needless to say not only could you not tell a difference at normal viewing distance but it also had better overall picture quality than the other 4 (Sony, Phillips, Samsung, Sharp) it was sitting with. I have never regretted the purchase and it still accepts 1080p as an input. like others have said if your vieiwing your tv at an acceptable normal distance (usually 1.5 - 3 times the picture size in distance) then its gonna be hard to tell on anything less than a 42-46" set.
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