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What displays should I be looking at in the $1000 or under range?


Also, what are key dif between LCD and Plasma displays these days?
 

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.. screen size? seating distance? 1080p or 720p? .. etc.?


better blacks, fluid motion, more like crt's of lore.


My bad
Seating distance about 8 feet, want 1080p was hoping for about 42" set


Are you saying plasma has better blacks, more fluid motion compared to LCD?


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.. Panasonic 46pz80u; 6ave, +72; free shipping.


Panasonic 42pz85u; B&H, 6ave, US Appliance, Newegg; free shipping.



yes, to question (+) better off-angle viewing.
 

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Good deal guys thanks for the info.


One other question, what is the lamp or hour rating (not sure how plasma works) on these Panny sets?
 

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Good deal guys thanks for the info.


One other question, what is the lamp or hour rating (not sure how plasma works) on these Panny sets?

.. same as LCD's; ~100k hrs till half-life.
 

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.. same as LCD's; ~100k hrs till half-life.




Guess you could say that is a bit better than the lamp in my RS1
Wow, that is amazing to me.
 

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you may be able to find the 50A450 under 1K too....


happy hunting
 

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I would go for either the Samsung or Panny 50" 720p sets (A450 or PX80). The price per performance with those two can't be beat! I have the Samsung one, no regrets from me. I had $1200 saved for a TV. Now I have enough cash left over to pick up a PS3 after buying it.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions and we have not ruled out 720p, but we are leaning toward 1080p.


My only thought with 1080p is blu ray obviously is mostly native 1080p which we will be watching a lot of and I would think a native 1080p set would be better for this.


What about cable though. We will be getting Comcast. Are most stations 720p or 1080i?
 

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I'm in the same boat. Have a 2 year old Sammy dlp and I'm thinking about just getting a new set instead of replacing the bulb when it goes here pretty soon (and just selling the set bulbless on craiglist). Reading with interestin!
 

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I forget what stations broadcast in what format....but the Motorola DVR/HD box they (Comcast) give you sends either a 1080i or 720p HD signal to your set. You manually set the box to send your preferred signal. It does NOT send a 1080p signal....FYI.
 

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I forget what stations broadcast in what format....but the Motorola DVR/HD box they (Comcast) give you sends either a 1080i or 720p HD signal to your set. You manually set the box to send your preferred signal. It does NOT send a 1080p signal....FYI.


Thanks for that info.


Do the Panny plasmas handle a 1080i signal good?
 

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Thanks for that info.


Do the Panny plasmas handle a 1080i signal good?

yes, i have the 720p panny plasma and it handles 1080i and 1080p for that matter much better than 720p. now i just need to buy a 720p source for it
 

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yes, i have the 720p panny plasma and it handles 1080i and 1080p for that matter much better than 720p. now i just need to buy a 720p source for it


Thanks. That is interesting.....I would think it would handle its native signal better than a 1080i or 1080p signal?
 

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Thanks. That is interesting.....I would think it would handle its native signal better than a 1080i or 1080p signal?

its native, as for most flat panel '720p' displays, is actually 768p, so it's never actually receiving its native signal. That to me is an argument for a 1080p display singe at least sometimes you'll be able to feed it its native resolution. So some upscaling is required, probably why downscaling form 1080 looks better. Sometimes i wonder what DVD/720p looks like on a 1080 set since it has to interpolate that much more information to create the image.


I don't kick myself for not getting a pz80 instead though, because it looks good enough for me for my first HDTV.
 
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