Whats up everyone,
I am thinking about getting the Panny TH-42PWD8UK for my studio apt, which will go in a nook about 16' x 11' (with a big window on the right side of the tv.) I will be using it mostly to watch standard Comcast digital cable, a lot of which I'll record on DVR (I don't watch many sports). I'll probably watch digital cable and DVR 50% of the time, watch DVDs 30% and play Xbox 20% of the time. I found the tv for about $1800, I just have a few questions before I buy it and break the bank.
1) Does this tv have good PQ for both the standard channels I'll be watching (NBC, TBS, HBO, etc) and for DVDs? I just got out of college and this will basically be the first tv I've ever owned, so I'm obviously not extremely picky.
2) Does the tv have a decent stretch mode or am I basically gonna have to watch tv with the grey bars (which means IMO that I'm basically gonna be watching a much smaller tv than 42")?
2) If I get the new Xbox 360 in November, am I gonna really regret not getting an HD that can support the 1080i? I'm not a very avid gamer either, I play Xbox occassionally so again I'm not extremely picky but would like to pay for whats worht it.
3) If the answer to the above is that HD is absolutely the way to go, how much more am I looking to spend for an HD tv similar to the TH-42PWD8UK (about $1000 or so more?)?