Found 4th Jan 2010
Can someone tell me if there is alot of difference between a 720p and a 1080p? I am looking for a 26" t.v for my Sons room so he can play his xbox on it. And does anyone know of any great deals at the moment. Thanks.

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Hi There,

There is a difference on quality of picture, but on a 26" screen you could not really see the difference.

the 720 or 1080 refers to the ammount of pixals there are in one line across the screen so the more pixals there are the better the picture (if you are putting a HD signal into it)

but if the TV has 720P then it will have 1080i,

the difference between 1080i and 1080p would not be noticeable on a 26" screen

Hope this helps a bit

Agreed... on a 26" you are not gonna notice any difference. TBH the smaller more detailed pixel count of 1080p will most probs be too much on a 26" anyway... my kids both have 26" lcds in their rooms and 720 through the PS3 in more than fine.

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Thanks guys, Argos have an Alba 26" with freeview for £199.99, don't think i'm going to get any cheaper, and i know that some people say Alba are rubbish but i think they have improved. If anyone knows of a better deal can you let me know please?

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roughly a 360p difference

Id personally avoid the alba coz they are naff quality. OK for the first year then will fall apart, if you even get a year out of it. If you have the extra cash id keep an eye on Tesco for their Panasonic 26" to come back in stock at £250... far far better quality and one of the best brands on the market... you wont be dissapointed. Also i think there is a 26" Samsung floating around for that price and even an LG. All are much much better and worth the extra £50 for piece of mind years down the line.

Most xbox games are 720 anyway, and as others have said at that screen size it won't be very noticeable if you view 1080 movies, so I wouldn't bother spending the extra just to get full HD.

Well, with HD Ready TV's they go up to 1080i
Full HD TV's go up to 1080p

On a TV of less than about 42", you won't notice the difference between 1080i and 1080p unless you are sitting inches from the screen.
So just go for a HD Ready TV and set it up for 1080i and go for a good brand such as Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic or Samsung and you won't be going wrong.

DarkKnight;7421257

Well, with HD Ready TV's they go up to 1080iFull HD TV's go up to 1080pOn … Well, with HD Ready TV's they go up to 1080iFull HD TV's go up to 1080pOn a TV of less than about 42", you won't notice the difference between 1080i and 1080p unless you are sitting inches from the screen.So just go for a HD Ready TV and set it up for 1080i and go for a good brand such as Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic or Samsung and you won't be going wrong.



Sony sets are pish, other advice is sound.

sony sets are pish whats that mean sony is top of the range ya prob wont get better do you knoe=w any thing about brands and tvs sony make some of the best tv sets there is

tradeingplaces45;7425045

sony sets are pish whats that mean sony is top of the range ya prob wont … sony sets are pish whats that mean sony is top of the range ya prob wont get better do you knoe=w any thing about brands and tvs sony make some of the best tv sets there is



Negative, pannys are far better.

Sony haven't made decent LCD's yet as far as I am aware.

Every LCD a see from the Sony Bravia range is pish. The sets are not even there own. Taken from other manufacturers, sony are struggling it seems to keep up with the market.

at that size it wont matter at all.

a lot of content can sometimes look better at 720p than 1080p..depends where u get the content from i spose but nothing worse than a bad rip

Must agree with Adam here. Personal choice but for me Pannys are far better in terms of quality over the past years. I think Sony have now fallen to number 2 spot in the 'highstreet commercial market'. Have to word that correctly before the tech heads come up with the Kuro and such like ;-)

Panny for me is the best out there atm. I have 2 Sonys in the kids bedrooms, a Panny in the kitchen and a Samsung in front room... so based on experience ;-) However Adam... i wouldnt say Sony sets are pish... cant compare them to Alba Technika etc etc. They are still top sets but for me the Pannys do edge them. I do think Sonys are better than Samsungs though... which is why i rate them at number 2 lol.

Squelds;7421227

Id personally avoid the alba coz they are naff quality. OK for the first … Id personally avoid the alba coz they are naff quality. OK for the first year then will fall apart, if you even get a year out of it. If you have the extra cash id keep an eye on Tesco for their Panasonic 26" to come back in stock at £250... .



It did come back in to stock, but it had gone up to £299.

Every little helps Tesco....:roll:

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dcx_badass;7441862

Both wrong, HD ready takes a 1080i input and downscales it to 720P.I'd go … Both wrong, HD ready takes a 1080i input and downscales it to 720P.I'd go for a 1080P, not necessary but if you ever plug a PC into it, then it makes the difference.


Exactly how I see it to. I still cant work out why some people have their ps3s outputting in 1080i to a 720p TV. Surely this is counter-productive.
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