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A friend is buying a plasma.


She is not technical but for some reason has gotten it into her head that she NEEDS 1080P.


This will be a 42" TV viewed at approximately 8 feet.


I have explained that 1080P at that size and distance is pointless; she'd be better off spending the money on a quality 768P set such as the Pioneer Kuro, or to move up to a 50".


Are there any references I can use, such as magazine articles or technical websites, that can explain this in lay-person terms?


Or, am I wrong?
 

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no, you aren't wrong.

however, it's unlikely that you will convince her otherwise. the best way would be to get her in a store that has a 42" 720p set and say to her "wow, will you look at that 1080p display!" and when she says "see, i told you 1080p was better", say "well, except it's 720p"...
 

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It is all a numbers game in the long run 1080p will pay off but that all depends of course. 720 is perfectly fine on a 42" set even a 50" the Pioneer Kuro sets look just as good as most of the 1080p Plasmas I have seen, plus most broadcasts right now and for some time will be 720/1080i, the only advantage is with Blu-Ray you get 1080p/24 which you might be able to squeeze some more resolution out, but I have tested these on the Pioneer Kuro 5080 and the image quality is stunning... 50" and she is sitting closer then 1080p or if she is doing a lot of work via her laptop on the TV 1080p can help. I just saved the money and bought the 50" Kuro 5080 but we are sitting back more than 12 feet..
 

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It is common on these forums for people to refer to 1080p when they really are just talking about 1080 physical rows. More often than not, the discussion has nothing to do with progressive versus interlaced.


On the other hand, the 1080 row physical format is quickly becoming the prevalent standard, and it makes a lot of sense to me for the display format to match the source format.


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..., plus most broadcasts right now and for some time will be 720/1080i, the only advantage is with Blu-Ray you get 1080p/24 which you might be able to squeeze some more resolution out...
 

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Are there any references I can use, such as magazine articles or technical websites, that can explain this in lay-person terms?

Try the new issue of hometheater magazine. the 720p pio beat all the 1080p sets.
 

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Tell her to read this article , and look at the latest issue of Home Theater Magazine. In this month's issue, a 768p plasma bested 5 other 1080p displays in a blind test.
 

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I have the Pioneer 4280HD and the picture is stunning. It is especially good on SD content, which like it or not, makes up a good portion of viewing these days.


If it were me I'd go for the Pioneer 5080HD but she thinks the set will be too big. Even more reason for her to choose a good 768P set.
 

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no, you aren't wrong.

however, it's unlikely that you will convince her otherwise. the best way would be to get her in a store that has a 42" 720p set and say to her "wow, will you look at that 1080p display!" and when she says "see, i told you 1080p was better", say "well, except it's 720p"...

exactly. You need to find a store that carries the 4280 and tell her it is 1080p. She will think it is 1080p until you tell her otherwise. Show her the lowest quality 1080p set you can find and say "that is what 1080p is"... if not, buy the 5080 just for good measure
 

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Tell her Roman said it is not necessary

Tell her Hans says Blue Ray and HD-DVD porn in 1080p. It's totally necessary now that the good people at Vivid video are releasing 1080p porn. Isn't America great when the porn industry basically spurs the invention of the VCR. The original DVD format had multi angle features that only the porn industry utlilized.


Roman, are your margins the same on Pioneer and Panasonic now since the Pioneer price drop? I notice you have good things to say about Panasonic now. You were never negative on panny, but I've seen you make some positive comments about Panasonic.
 
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