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On a 50in TV is it worth paying more for 1080?

post #1 of 6
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Is there much of a difference between a 50in 720p TV and a 50in 1080p TV when viewing HD over cable or say a HD DVD player.
post #2 of 6
anything smaller than 50 inches, the difference between 720p & 1080p are very slight. I would do 1080p for 50 inches.
post #3 of 6
I agree. At 50", go 1080p.
post #4 of 6
Depends how far back you sit. For a person of normal eyesight, anything more than 10 1/2 feet (2 1/2 times the diagonal screen size) from eyes to screen you cannot see the difference. Anything less than 8 1/3 feet (2 times) you can. In between, it depends on the input.
post #5 of 6
There is a distance/resolution chart floating around this forum, and it shows difference between 720p and 1080p. For a 50" TV one starts to see the difference at less than 10 ft. away, gradually until one can see the entire difference at 6 ft. away. I have a viewing distance of 8.5 ft., and I will be getting a 1080p TV, for my next TV, and get 37.5% of the difference.
post #6 of 6
I just went through the decision process of choosing between 720p and 1080p. One of the reasons why I ended up buying 1080p was also to future-proof the TV for a little bit longer since more 1080p will become available as the years pass. I see it the same as buying a little more powerful computer now so that I'll be able to go longer without replacing it in the future. I don't want to have to replace my TV anytime soon.
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