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    TV HELP - 720, 1080????

    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

    18 Comments

    For a 42 inch I'd have thought 1080p would be a must.

    Original Poster

    plasma or LCD
    do sky even broadcast in 1080p

    littlehoneyz

    plasma or LCDdo sky even broadcast in 1080p



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

    1080p is a must.

    Original Poster

    so 1080p yeah
    what about plasma over LCD

    non of the guides online make sense

    Banned

    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"

    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

    emhaslam

    not yet, but they may well do in the future. the PS3 definitely … not yet, but they may well do in the future. the PS3 definitely does.1080p is a must.



    Wrong on both fronts.

    Original Poster

    slackrat77

    whoever told you that hasnt a clue, cos apart from panasonic who make a … 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

    Original Poster

    moob

    Wrong on both fronts.




    can you explain a little more

    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.
    valueelectronics.com/

    did a test with colour calibration. Panasonic plasma won

    littlehoneyz

    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

    but they do display in 1080i but they compress it so heavily it may as well be 720i

    Original Poster

    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

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    littlehoneyz

    to bring this back to simple termsfor a 42inch, 1080p setshould i be … to bring this back to simple termsfor a 42inch, 1080p setshould i be getting a plasma or a LCDwe are sat about 5/6foot away from the TV


    plasma - no doubt about it

    littlehoneyz

    to bring this back to simple termsfor a 42inch, 1080p setshould i be … to bring this back to simple termsfor a 42inch, 1080p setshould i be getting a plasma or a LCDwe 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.

    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" 19th Sep 2010

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    greg_68

    Agree with csiman, I have the 550 of this tv and sky HD looks absolutely … 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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