Originally Posted by jokeaccount
Would it be wise to go with 50'' PX80 at 720P? My watching distance is gonna be 7ft. Is 1080P worth it at that distance.
FWIW, I went to CC yesterday to sleuth HTiB's for my soon to arrive (on Tuesday) 50PX80. To The right of a 50PX75U...I think it was,isn't that one a 720P?...was a bigger Sony 1080p LCD. Frankly, it was blowing the Panasonic away. Of course it should for something like 2 grand more
I couldn't tell the qualitative difference the other day while comparing 720 vs, 1080 plasmas at Fry's, but the difference was CLEARLY
obvious in this case.
As I moved closer to the screen, the "screen door" effect did become apparent significantly sooner on the Panny than the Sony. I will be going back today and will verify model numbers...
Again, I don't know what the settings were and that could have been a significant factor in this comparison of picture quality.
What I found much more interesting however was the comparison btween the px75u, and the 1080p Panny (700U?) to the left. As these tvs were closely lined up with the same HD feed, I could see that the Sony had a "tighter" pixel pattern than the 1080p as well. But thats an issue of $$$ more than any criticism of the Panasonics.
Saw nothing there to make me regret my Panny purchase. I need a car way more than that Sony.
Anyway, as I moved back from the two Pannys, I began to lose visual on the "screen door" at about 5 feet (I have about 20/15 corrected distance eyesight.) on both sets. By 7 feet I could see no difference between the two.
My viewing distance will be 12 feet at home.
So, short answer is, recommend visiting some stores to compare as that decision is entirely subjective.
And for the sound system?
I'm no audiophile, and this investment is straining my budget, so I have settled on the Yamaha YHT-380.