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|Originally posted by overtime
I'm just pointing out the fact that prices seem to be converging to a more palatable difference. HD was $1400 more just a few weeks ago (I still see this number being bandied about when it isn't true). And a 50" HD was "only" $1200 more than that. Some people might prefer the ED at any price difference and that certainly is their perogative but that wouldn't be my choice. So the question just becomes...at what difference $$ is HD worth it to a person? Even if I only notice a small difference that might be worth several hundred to me. It might be worth $10 to the next guy and $1000 to someone else.
I sit anywhere from 5' to 15' from where the plasma screen would be. At 5' I'll see the screen door on either a 42" ED or a 50" HD but I will not on a 42" HD. At least, that has been my experience while reviewing these sets at various retailers.
Once I'm at 8'+ the picture looks very very similar (HD v. ED) with a tiny edge going to the HD set. I can still notice the rez difference up to 12' when there is small text on the screen (and ONLY with HD broadcasts). Beyond 12' I don't notice any differences at any time.
There is also a good chance I'll do some messing around with HTPC in which case HD is much better.
I still haven't decided what I'm getting but right now I'm leaning towards either a 42" or 50" HD (or possibly a 43"...). I have not ruled out a 42" ED.
I think too many people just dismiss the 42" HD as a "waste" because of the cost difference instead of stating what that difference is and letting people decide if its worth it to them.
|Originally posted by igreg
Is the Philips warranty worth an additional $379?
|Originally posted by bastid
thanks for the reply. Is the tip of the HDMI cable small enough to fit through a 1" tube? I know that with DVI, it's pretty big and I would have to have close to a 2"-3" opening to fit one through. Is the HDMI smaller?