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1080P LCD 40-42in or a 720P Plasma/LCD 46-52in?

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a very simple yes or no will suffice. thanks
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1080P LCD 40-42in or a 720P Plasma/LCD 46-52in?

a very simple yes or no will suffice. thanks
I don't see a "yes or no" question; it looks more like a "which one" question.

I think it would be important to know how far your eyes would be from the screen too - if you're say 10 feet away then there's probably no need for 1080p.

Also, would you need the TV to input 1080p? Or just scale all input resolutions to 1080p? What would you be watching on the TV?

FWIW, i've been looking hard at the various 40" and 46" 1080p LCD TVs at stores with a good feed and i still prefer the images on the good Plasmas directly next to them.

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"it's just a simple question" that's been asked about 300 times already. Please do a search before flooding the forum with ANOTHER post with the same exact question.
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the only one that is flooding this forum is you w/your no commital answers so if you don't like the question then refrain from cluttering up the forum like you said. problem w/ techies like you, is that you can't give the average joe a straight answer without a 30 minute desertation on our questions.
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Did you even attempt to do a search before posting your thread? Of course not!!! Because if you did, you would have gotten a result of pages and pages of questions and answers to your Thread. Put some time into searching before asking a question. After doing a search and you can't find an answer to your question...........THEN POST!!!!! That's why this forum is flooded.
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damn newbs!! There is a button at the top right of the forum that says SEARCH. Use that first! There are literaly over 300 threads with this same exact subject and it's been answered over 300 times already.
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You asked a simple question, and you received a simple answer - Do a search. But it seems you aren't satisfied with that answer, although it is the most appropriate answer.

Here's some advice. Others on the forum will be MORE THAN HAPPY to help if you first try to help yourself, especially when it comes to asking a question that that has been answered over and over. I guess you think that just because you posted that everyone should repeat themselves. This is what frustrates others here the most. There is a wealth of knowledge here as you already know, just help everyone help you by doing a search first.
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Even "if" the search was used,
it's a question that can only be answered by the one who asked it. ;)

How can you expect some anonymous usernames on a bulletin board
tell you which one will look better to your eyes? :confused:

1) Go to a store that sells TV's
2) Pick the LCD, Plasma, LCOS,RPTV etc....that looks best (TO YOU)
if it fits your budget, meets your needs at your preferred viewing distance go to #3

3) Log onto AVS and tell everyone why your TV is the best
and brag to all the other n00b's why they should pick the same one you did :D

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orbital517 and conan48, you guys need to relax, geeeeez, those replies were unnecesarily rude. Dude just wanted an opinion, not a horse whipping.

eljonron,

If this purchase will be in use for 5+ years, and you plan on venturing into 1080p bluray or hd-dvd in the next year or two I say go 1080p (making sure the set accepts a true 1080p signal). Otherwise 720p will do fine. RandyWalters and PioManiac also made great points.

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orbital517 and conan48, you guys need to relax, geeeeez, those replies were unnecesarily rude. Dude just wanted an opinion, not a horse whipping.
I agree: if you have nothing of value to add: do not post here

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I don't see a "yes or no" question; it looks more like a "which one" question.
Hey, he did ask for a very simple yes or no. ;)

I say yes to plasma (any resolution) and no to LCD. :D

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thanks for the advise. and to set the record straight i did search. all i wanted was a straight yes or no to my question without having to cut through all the technical stuff. and i got it. thanks.
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thanks for the advise. and to set the record straight i did search. all i wanted was a straight yes or no to my question without having to cut through all the technical stuff. and i got it. thanks.

Unless you are going to be watching the LCD from 3 feet away, definitely go with the Plasma. :)

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keeping it simple: i own displays using both technologies, and so far i prefer plasma.

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Plasma rules!
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thanks for the advise. and to set the record straight i did search. all i wanted was a straight yes or no to my question without having to cut through all the technical stuff. and i got it. thanks.
I would have been happy to answer your question with a yes or no, if you had actually asked a yes or no question. You didn't. Then proceeded to gripe at others responses. Your title is: its just a simple question 1080P lcd vs 720P Plasma/LCD. It said one VS the other, not even one OR the other. So I opened the thread to see: 1080P LCD 40-42in or a 720P Plasma/LCD 46-52in? Can you explain to me how to answer that with a yes or no? Looks like you might be asking whether to get one or the other or whether they are good or bad? You got me, but I'd double check your "question" before embarassing yourself any further.
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No.

That's my answer, and I'm sticking with it. No to what, I don't know!
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Here's your simple answer to a non simple question.
(1) Glare problem, then get LCD
(2) Dual use with PC, get 1080p input LCD
(3) Not close viewing, 1080p not of value
(4) Getting BR/HD-DVD, get 1080p
(5) Have money to burn, get 1080
(6) Otherwise, get 720 plasma.

The simpler answer, get LCD because that's what I'm getting.

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Ditto to wtr_wkr's advice - just to add one thing, just test drive a few sets at the stores, running the type of content you expect to use the set for (SD, HD, games, DVD, PC, etc.), and go with what your eyes find most pleasing (and wallet).
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I would have been happy to answer your question with a yes or no, if you had actually asked a yes or no question. You didn't. Then proceeded to gripe at others responses. Your title is: its just a simple question 1080P lcd vs 720P Plasma/LCD. It said one VS the other, not even one OR the other. So I opened the thread to see: 1080P LCD 40-42in or a 720P Plasma/LCD 46-52in? Can you explain to me how to answer that with a yes or no? Looks like you might be asking whether to get one or the other or whether they are good or bad? You got me, but I'd double check your "question" before embarassing yourself any further.
looks like you are the only one who couldn't figure it out.
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