Originally Posted by pete4
I And since new player will support 1080p, hopefully the argument that " you don't need 1080p TV since there is no 1080p source available" will die of natural causes soon thereafter.
HAHAHAH, are you serious?
How long has BluRay been coming out for? Its been at least 3 years now and probably longer, but I canâ€™t rely on my memory. While I think we will see it this year I don't think that we are going to have a flawless transition into 1080p nirvana. Especially since we can't even get the problems with HDMI straight and thatâ€™s the only means by which the DVD players will deliver 1080p.
I find it funny that Sony is releasing the DVD player with 1080p, but pushing back the Playstation III while citing issues relative to BluRay.
Anyway, I don't mean to sound like a pessimist, but the stars really do need to align just right for any real hope for 1080p this year. The good news is that Verizon is pushing the envelope with the FIOS technology. In my opinion, if there is something to get excited about, FIOS is it.
One other personal comment... I wouldn't buy a 1080p plasma until you have a chance to see one in person (real world pplication). That's a whole lot of pixels to light up and its going to be a surprise if the panels perform up to par in the contrast/brightness area.
That's just my two cents, but I will be the first to admit that I don't know my head from my A$$ when it comes to this stuff. On the flip side, I do know what looks good to me when I see it :)