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I'm moving into a new apartment soon and am looking for a new tv.

It will most likely be going in my bedroom - so I'm looking for something between 32-42.

I'm leaning towards a 42 720p Panasonic plasma (but I'm not positive because it's 720) Would the plasma be my best bet or should I go with a Samsung LED 1080p with 60hz tv?

I'm on a little bit of a budget so I'm not looking to spend over like 450.

Any suggestions on what I should buy?
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I'm moving into a new apartment soon and am looking for a new tv.

It will most likely be going in my bedroom - so I'm looking for something between 32-42.

I'm leaning towards a 42 720p Panasonic plasma (but I'm not positive because it's 720) Would the plasma be my best bet or should I go with a Samsung LED 1080p with 60hz tv?

I'm on a little bit of a budget so I'm not looking to spend over like 450.

Any suggestions on what I should buy?


I would chose almost any plasma over a comparatively priced LCD. See review of the Panasonic X60: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1476175/test-report-panasonic-tc-p42x60-budget-plasma/0_100 (Not sure about availability since Panasonic's PDP production ended in early December).



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720p would be prefer as most content is upscaled to 1080p . so natively all hd content is in 720 p , p is for progresssive . some content is 1080i . i means interlance .

also your viewing distance to the tv has to be less the 6 ft from the panel regardless of technology of flat panels if you want to take advantage of viewing 1080p .

also costco has 51 inch plasma under 6xx amount and its 1080p

also over the air antenna wil receive hd channels just most are just digital standard definition .

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720p would be prefer as most content is upscaled to 1080p . so natively all hd content is in 720 p

 

Not true.

 

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also your viewing distance to the tv has to be less the 6 ft from the panel regardless of technology of flat panels if you want to take advantage of viewing 1080p .

 

Really not true.

 


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I would chose almost any plasma over a comparatively priced LCD. See review of the Panasonic X60: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1476175/test-report-panasonic-tc-p42x60-budget-plasma/0_100

 

Is the data in that link correct?  The screen is natively 1024 horizontally?  Not 1366 or so?


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Is the data in that link correct?  The screen is natively 1024 horizontally?  Not 1366 or so?

Yup, it's correct. No 720p plasmas sold these days come with 1366x768 resolution anymore. Even the bigger 50/51 inch panels are 1024x768 anamorphic resolution. (Horizontal size of a pixel is bigger than vertical) Panasonic was the last to hold up though. It's the reason I went with 1080p instead of 720p. I play hell out of my Xbox 360 and wanted nothing more than 720p, but when I actually used a 720p LG plasma, I was disappointed with lost detail because of such weird resolution. Now I have the 1080p Panasonic plasma and I guessed correctly: They look like ass.

I'm still contemplating buying a 51 inch Samsung D550 plama. (The last 1366x768 plasma Samsung has made) The scaling on Xbox 360 games is unfortunate.
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1080i would be the max res native some carrier give , games like xbox 360/ps3 natively are scaled with less the 720p . what i what trying to tell the op was that most content with exception blu ray and ps4( i assume xbox one as well but cannot confirm.) and upscaling then descailing could cause mroe processing time as opposed to just running a game at 720p with exception as i said ps4 .

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okay mr expert what is your ideal viewing distance recommendations?
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okay mr expert what is your ideal viewing distance recommendations?


Most of that "can't see it" concept seems to stem from a chart made by Carlton Bale.  That was determined originally based upon eye charts and the calculations for static image acuity.  But among the problems there are that the eye charts were based upon being able to recognize a particular glyph, not determine if one looks better than another.

 

There's also an issue regarding the difference between seeing an individual pixel vs. seeing an image improvement.

 

We've been around and around this one here at AVS.  Far, far too many issues to rehash here.  Belongs in one of these threads instead, in order of recent activity, the largest and oldest thread being the 2nd one down.

 

Reasons To Be Optimistic about 4k: Viewing Distances and Viewing Conditions.

4k by 2k or Quad HD...lots of rumors? thoughts?

4K Resolution Is Visible vs 1080p on 55″ TV from 9′ Viewing Distance

Interest In A 1080 vs 4K Shootout? Can We Get to the Heart of the Matter?

Inexpensive: <$2k - 4K TV about to enter US

 

Pay attention to Irkuck's arguments (the argument that 4K is not valuable past a close distance) and Chronoptimist's (the opposing viewpoint, that I share).  A lot of research to get up to speed with in there.


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