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TV HELP - 720, 1080????

littlehoneyz Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
looking at buying
LG 42PJ350 42-inch Widescreen HD Ready 600Hz Plasma TV

will it be ok for sky HD and PS3 or am i best getting a 1080p one?

also what is best, LCD or plasma?
idearly its 42 inch i want
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
For a 42 inch I'd have thought 1080p would be a must.
#2
plasma or LCD
do sky even broadcast in 1080p
#3
littlehoneyz
plasma or LCD
do sky even broadcast in 1080p


not yet, but they may well do in the future. the PS3 definitely does.

1080p is a must.
#4
so 1080p yeah
what about plasma over LCD

non of the guides online make sense
banned#5
depends how far you sit from the tv

you wont notice the difference between 1080 or 720 from over 5 feet away on a 42"
banned#6
#7
whatsThePoint
plasma is rapidly being dropped on small (>42) screen sizes


whoever told you that hasnt a clue, cos apart from panasonic who make a 37" plasma, the smallest is a 42" and pretty much always has been.

its unlikley sky or virgin will be able to broadcast as full HD 1080p and see good results, it uses up too much bandwidth.
hence broadcasting at 720p or 1080i and letting the box and screen scale to the native res of the TV screen
#8
emhaslam
littlehoneyz
plasma or LCD
do sky even broadcast in 1080p


not yet, but they may well do in the future. the PS3 definitely does.

1080p is a must.


Wrong on both fronts.
#9
slackrat77
whatsThePoint
plasma is rapidly being dropped on small (>42) screen sizes


whoever told you that hasnt a clue, cos apart from panasonic who make a 37" plasma, the smallest is a 42" and pretty much always has been.

its unlikley sky or virgin will be able to broadcast as full HD 1080p and see good results, it uses up too much bandwidth.
hence broadcasting at 720p or 1080i and letting the box and screen scale to the native res of the TV screen


can you explain a little more
#10
moob
emhaslam
littlehoneyz
plasma or LCD
do sky even broadcast in 1080p


not yet, but they may well do in the future. the PS3 definitely does.

1080p is a must.


Wrong on both fronts.



can you explain a little more
#11
explain what?

Panasonic make a 37" plasma, no one else does and as far as I know, never really did.
its not economical.
from a 42" and above, a plasma will give you more accurate colours, no wide angle viewing problems and no greyed out blacks.
http://www.valueelectronics.com/

did a test with colour calibration. Panasonic plasma won
#12
littlehoneyz
slackrat77
whatsThePoint
plasma is rapidly being dropped on small (>42) screen sizes


whoever told you that hasnt a clue, cos apart from panasonic who make a 37" plasma, the smallest is a 42" and pretty much always has been.

its unlikley sky or virgin will be able to broadcast as full HD 1080p and see good results, it uses up too much bandwidth.
hence broadcasting at 720p or 1080i and letting the box and screen scale to the native res of the TV screen


can you explain a little more
A 1080p broadcast uses as much bandwidth as upto 4 720p channels. So broadcasters would rather have 4 720p HD channels than 1 1080p channel.
banned#13
but they do display in 1080i but they compress it so heavily it may as well be 720i
#14
to bring this back to simple terms

for a 42inch, 1080p set

should i be getting a plasma or a LCD

we are sat about 5/6foot away from the TV
banned#15
littlehoneyz
to bring this back to simple terms

for a 42inch, 1080p set

should i be getting a plasma or a LCD

we are sat about 5/6foot away from the TV

plasma - no doubt about it
#16
littlehoneyz
to bring this back to simple terms

for a 42inch, 1080p set

should i be getting a plasma or a LCD

we are sat about 5/6foot away from the TV


Just remember you don't absolutely need a 1080p set like some seem to suggest - depends on what you're going to be watching most of the time, but if you're viewing regular tv most of the time and not playing games and blu-ray content every minute of the day, 1080p is not really needed.

It's more important to get a panel that processes the picture well. Best advice is to go somewhere where they panels with the same content, and see what one you prefer the look of, then balance your needs with the price tag etc.
#17
Agree with csiman, I have the 550 of this tv and sky HD looks absolutely superb on it. Most people with LCD's comment on how good the picture on my tv is. I have yet to see a 1080p LCD that has an equivalent picture to mine. I sit around 6-8 feet away too

Go for it, you will not regret it

SD looks so much better on a 720 plasme too rather than a 1080p LCD.

Not sure about the ps3 side of it as I do not have one but the stand alone tv you will find hard t obeat.

£360 is a great deal IMO.


Edited By: greg_68 on Sep 19, 2010 12:38: .
banned#18
greg_68
Agree with csiman, I have the 550 of this tv and sky HD looks absolutely superb on it. Most people with LCD's comment on how good the picture on my tv is.


To blow this comment out of the water 99% of people I've spoken to don't have a clue what LCD they bought, they don't even know what HDMI is. So your 'people' quite possibly are running it through scart on a Wharfedale 720i LCD.

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