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Thinking of returning this TV

Yesterday when I was in Walmart I picked up a Vizio D-Series 720p 32 inch TV. My original intent was to pick up a 1080 TV but they did not have them in a size that was under 42 inches. I read that when it comes to 1080p you probably will not see much of a difference between 720 and 1080 if the TV is 32 inches or under.

Thinking about trying this one.

Can you post some facts or opinions on the 32 inch size 1080 and whether or not any difference would be seen at that size compared to a 720?

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It would really depend on how close you sit and what content you are watching. If you are mostly watching cable/satellite or streaming services, you probably won't notice much of a difference, unless you are just a couple feet away, then you might notice a difference.

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It would really depend on how close you sit and what content you are watching. If you are mostly watching cable/satellite or streaming services, you probably won't notice much of a difference, unless you are just a couple feet away, then you might notice a difference.

Well my TV is at the foot of my bed currently and I'm about 4 feet away. I watch TV, watch some Blu-rays and engage in some Xbox gaming on occasion. I wonder what I should do.
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Well my TV is at the foot of my bed currently and I'm about 4 feet away. I watch TV, watch some Blu-rays and engage in some Xbox gaming on occasion. I wonder what I should do.
You will be fine. I am legitimately surprised they still sell 720p sets. Go here https://www.tomsguide.com/us/choose-...ews-24708.html it has a rough guide on screen size and viewing distance.
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Yeah a couple of years ago I needed a 32 inch and bought the cheapest Westinghouse at Microcenter for $110 on sale. It was advertised as 720p, but actually is 1080p and surprisingly the colors are very accurate on it. I installed it in my audio system cabinet which only has a small space for a TV.
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The TV I've been using for about 13 years now is an 18 inch Samsung LED or LCD and it's fantastic. It's 720p and I don't know how they made it but the picture is very, very sharp and the colors are extremely vivid. These newer TV's just don't seem to be as good.
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18 inch 13 year old tv, man hows that for a home theater buff. And newer tv's arent as good...where is the rolling eyes smiley
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It's not about some sophisticated home theater setup. It's simply about televisions. And my 13 year old Samsung is remarkably sharp. I've tried two displays recently and neither one holds a candle to the Samsung. Which is 13 years old.
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Most current tv's will beat that 18 inch lcd you got over a decade ago in color and sharpness, you just compared to a crap vizio tv, if you get a higher series vizio model, then that will beat it.
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I still have a 43" Samsung plasma that is 720p. I remember when I bought the TV it was the only 720 set on the wall in a sea of 1080 sets but it had the best picture quality for the price range. Still looks really good. Not as good as the latest LED sets but better then the entry level sets
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Yesterday when I was in Walmart I picked up a Vizio D-Series 720p 32 inch TV. My original intent was to pick up a 1080 TV but they did not have them in a size that was under 42 inches. I read that when it comes to 1080p you probably will not see much of a difference between 720 and 1080 if the TV is 32 inches or under.

Thinking about trying this one.

Can you post some facts or opinions on the 32 inch size 1080 and whether or not any difference would be seen at that size compared to a 720?
There is a 40” 1080p Vizio D-series if you want that size. My aunt just bought one for our summer place. Just waiting for the Airplay update to come out.
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Yesterday when I was in Walmart I picked up a Vizio D-Series 720p 32 inch TV. My original intent was to pick up a 1080 TV but they did not have them in a size that was under 42 inches. I read that when it comes to 1080p you probably will not see much of a difference between 720 and 1080 if the TV is 32 inches or under.



Thinking about trying this one.



Can you post some facts or opinions on the 32 inch size 1080 and whether or not any difference would be seen at that size compared to a 720?
I went through this exact scenario six months ago. After playing around with 720p and 1080p, I wound up getting a Samsung 4k monitor with freesync.

The 720p was Vizio D and 1080p was TCL. The TCL was better but the 4k Samsung got on sale so it was a no Brainer.

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