I have like $1200 that I can spend on a HDTV. I started out a couple days ago from knowing zero about sets to feeling a little more comfortable now. For the space I have in my place I feel like a 42 inch TV is as big as I should go for now.
I have an xbox 360, so I will be gaming a little bit. When I game I will be sitting like 5 feet or so from the TV. I also have an HD-DvD player. I watch movies more than I watch standard TV shows, except for sports. I am always watching sports. My normal viewing distance will probably be 8-10 feet. I just wanted to add those facts for whatever they are worth.
Here's the TVs I have narrowed it down to.
1 - Pioneer Kuro 4280HD - I love this TV. It's just honestly a little out of my price range right now. BB had the 50' for only $2K and I would have loved to buy it if I could. The 42' was also $2K so I have hope that maybe it would go on sale. Online I think I have only found it for like $1600 at the cheapest. Anybody have any idea when and if these TVs will be dropping below $1500 ?
2 - Panasonic TH-42PZ77U - This TV is 1080p and I've found it for a lot cheaper then the Kuro. $1200 shipped brand new. I wouldn't have to wait to buy a TV any longer, I'd have a 1080p set even if it is only 42' , Panasonic make good plasmas, etc. Seems like a really good deal. The only thing that is holding me back is how nice the Kuro looks.
Somebody help me out here and tell I couldn't go wrong either way. Is the 720p Kuro worth the extra $500 more than the 1080p Panasonic ? Somebody tell me the Kuro will be on sale for like $1299 next week or something. lol I would love to wait for the new Panasonics to come out, but I probably couldn't afford them unless they were somehow magically this cheap right away.