Originally Posted by scsnospam
At approx. 12 feet distance, do you think the new 58" 1080p series will be worth it? I've seen the resolution chart, and it does show no benefit of 1080p...
I'm viewing my 60U from about 12 feet and LOVING it. I can't imagine what kind of tangible improvement the new 1080p model could offer other than spec sheet bragging rights, but I haven't seen one first hand so I guess I can't say authoritatively that it isn't worth it.
I can say that I'm very happy with my 60U.
I've just gotten beyond the initial break in and tweaked the picture settings away from flat zeroes top to bottom. I used setup numbers that I got online at another site that shall remain nameless and that I have seen referenced several other places...
Picture Mode Standard
Color Temperature Warm
These were the numbers they had in the picture setup on a TH-58PX600U, a TH-50PX60U and a TH-42PX60U after ISF calibrations to 6500K. Each of those sets had the same picture setup numbers and settings after their respective ISF calibrations so I felt pretty safe using them on a TH-58PX60U and the results are more than satisfactory.
After inputting those settings my picture absolutely pops. I have a tough time visualizing a big improvement on a 1080p display but again...that is pure speculation on my part and who am I. I could be half blind for all you know.