Originally Posted by Elemental1
I am curious of what is giving you that impression. Is it an unproven review or your own observations?
Both. I actually struggled with trying to "fix" the issue for quite some time before I ever saw the review. 720p especially for sporting events should appear virtually indistinguishable in sharpness/detail to 1080i with the advantage going to 720p in lack of pixellation artifacts. This is the way my 50 inch Sony RP LCD performs as does my NEC 50XR5 pdp. If this is not the way you see it, you aren't seeing 720p at its full resolution.
I think it's very likely that if I and others have noticed the problem and
it just so happens that this was the first generation Panny consumer model pdp to accept 720p over yPbPr and
it says in the OM that "720p signals are converted to 1080i before display" and
the HT mag measured poor resolution on the 42 inch 50U for 720p that the problem does indeed exist.
Really, the only evidence that it's not
a problem are biased owners who say "It looks fine to me and I don't worry about it". Even among those
many would admit that converting to 1080i in their STB helps the pq for 720p sources.
So what do you think?