Is 1080p really worth it on a 40"

Paulie-W

Well-known Member
Can anyone shed some light on this for me please. I`m looking into getting a 40", but don`t know weather or not to go for one of the newer 1080p panels or not. My viewing distance is about 9`, don`t play games etc, and for ref all my kit is in my sig. Got around £1000 to spend.

Any thought would be much appreciated.
 

LCR_Dave

Active Member
the general view here is unless its over 42" you cant see it any difference,as long as your not holding your nose on the screen watching movies, for that sort of money just ignore the 1080p and look for a good quality tv based on reviews from the site,
Dave
 

Paulie-W

Well-known Member
here we go again... people; some years ago they invented a "SEARCH" function... try it and be amazed


Yeah i know. Been there, done that :mad: If i wanted techno babble i wouldn`t have started this thread. How about the "If you don`t have anything to contribute SHUT THE :censored: UP" method. Sometimes people don`t understand the technicalities of certain things, and just want a bit of laymans help. I did read the bit from NicolasB on 1080p but it didn`t give me a definitive answer.
 

phusebox

Active Member
Yeah i know. Been there, done that :mad: If i wanted techno babble i wouldn`t have started this thread. How about the "If you don`t have anything to contribute SHUT THE :censored: UP" method. Sometimes people don`t understand the technicalities of certain things, and just want a bit of laymans help. I did read the bit from NicolasB on 1080p but it didn`t give me a definitive answer.

the only way to inform someone is by laying out the (technical) details; it is up to you to decide if it's worth it or not.

People are going to disagree on this subject; so if 8 people say yes and 5 say no, what are you going to do?
 

Paulie-W

Well-known Member
People are going to disagree on this subject; so if 8 people say yes and 5 say no, what are you going to do?


More research i guess.

But it really irks me when someone can take the time to jump in and waffle on about using the "search" function (which on this software isn`t all that great), and not post anything constructive or helpful.
 

Bluestu

Standard Member
More research i guess.

But it really irks me when someone can take the time to jump in and waffle on about using the "search" function (which on this software isn`t all that great), and not post anything constructive or helpful.

Couldn't have put it better myself - for what it's worth I am in a similar position and was still unclear after searching previous posts.

Never understood the cyberpolice mentality but then again I don't suffer from inadequacy either!
 

stormy

Well-known Member
More research i guess.

But it really irks me when someone can take the time to jump in and waffle on about using the "search" function (which on this software isn`t all that great), and not post anything constructive or helpful.

Yeh, its not the best thats for sure.

My take on 1080p is if you can afford it go for it, if you plan on using a PC or PS3 on it then the 1080p WILL certainly make a difference.

If its just TV and movies then the it all becomes a bit blurry. I would argue personally that 37" is the dividing line, smaller than 37" get 720p and 37" and above 1080p.

Having said that I would personally love to see more 32" 1080p TVs which would be great for PC work and great for TV.

But as someone else said, if you take 12 people you will get 6 people saying one thing and half a dozen saying the opposite. :)

Mike
 

Helicon

Banned
If you're sitting the correct distance from the screen, 1080p won't make sufficient difference to warrant spending the extra for a 1080p panel. Stick a 1080p 42" plasma next to a Fujitsu 58 series running 720p and i'll bet most people will ask which is the one running 1080p.
 

Paulie-W

Well-known Member
Cheers Helicon.

I guess it`s going to be between the Sony & Sammy then :D ....................... Now where`s those reviews :rotfl:
 

Keiron

Well-known Member
if you plan on using a PC or PS3 on it then the 1080p WILL certainly make a difference.
Can I ask why you say that, especially with regard to the PC as a source (I don't know anything about playstations).
Why would 1080p be more important for an image from your PC as opposed to a DVD/HD-DVD/BluRay or whatever?
 

reaper12

Active Member
Because 1080p is 1920*1080, which is a much better resolution to use a PC at. If you have a 720p panel it will only get a resolution of 1366*768. Games etc look better at higher resolutions on a PC :)

And 1080i looks awful on a PC, As your are only running at 30hz.
 
S

SquintingBadger

Guest
Because 1080p is 1920*1080, which is a much better resolution to use a PC at. If you have a 720p panel it will only get a resolution of 1366*768. Games etc look better at higher resolutions on a PC :)

And 1080i looks awful on a PC, As your are only running at 30hz.

You'll be running at 60Hz, but half the resolution.
 

Keiron

Well-known Member
Because 1080p is 1920*1080, which is a much better resolution to use a PC at. If you have a 720p panel it will only get a resolution of 1366*768. Games etc look better at higher resolutions on a PC :)
Thanks. But the question remains, would the higher resolution be noticeable on the LCD panel, rather than your PC monitor?
 

rondha

Active Member
Cheers Helicon.

I guess it`s going to be between the Sony & Sammy then :D ....................... Now where`s those reviews :rotfl:


Below is not review, but good info, that I just realised my pre-buying survey was not complete because I didn't consider Samsung, a regret too late.

http://news.com.com/Sony,+Samsung+complete+LCD+plant/2100-1041_3-5271407.html

Samsung begins shipment 32-inch LCD TV to Sony
http://www.emsnow.com/newsarchives/archivedetails.cfm?ID=14479

Sony Outsourcing More LCD TV Production
http://displayblog.wordpress.com/2006/09/08/sony-outsourcing-more-lcd-tv-production/

Sony to place more TV panel orders from Taiwan
http://www.emsnow.com/newsarchives/archivedetails.cfm?ID=15178

Sony Looking for Additional Supplier
http://displayblog.wordpress.com/2006/06/21/sony-looking-for-additional-lcd-tv-panel-supplier/

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509626
 

Paulie-W

Well-known Member
Below is not review, but good info, that I just realised my pre-buying survey was not complete because I didn't consider Samsung, a regret too late.

http://news.com.com/Sony,+Samsung+complete+LCD+plant/2100-1041_3-5271407.html

Samsung begins shipment 32-inch LCD TV to Sony
http://www.emsnow.com/newsarchives/archivedetails.cfm?ID=14479

Sony Outsourcing More LCD TV Production
http://displayblog.wordpress.com/2006/09/08/sony-outsourcing-more-lcd-tv-production/

Sony to place more TV panel orders from Taiwan
http://www.emsnow.com/newsarchives/archivedetails.cfm?ID=15178

Sony Looking for Additional Supplier
http://displayblog.wordpress.com/2006/06/21/sony-looking-for-additional-lcd-tv-panel-supplier/

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509626



Thanks matey. Some good info here :thumbsup:

Can i ask what tv you got considering that you say you now regret not figuring Samsung into your equation?
 

Sugus

Active Member
If you're siiting the correct distance from the screen, 1080p won't make sufficient difference to warrant spending the extra for a 1080p panel. Stick a 1080p 42" plasma next to a Fujitsu 58 series running 720p and i'll bet most people will ask which is the one running 1080p.

This is exactly my problem: I was considering the Sony 40W set, my viewing distance will be around 3,5 metres... so I do not really know if the full HD is worth it or not... :(
 

Helicon

Banned
I don't recall the OP mentioning PC monitors........

This is exactly my problem: I was considering the Sony 40W set, my viewing distance will be around 3,5 metres... so I do not really know if the full HD is worth it or not... :(
720p will be enough from that sort of distance - i wouldn't worry about 1080p.....save some cash!!
 

reaper12

Active Member
You're thinking of 1080p30 which I don't know is supported. 1080i is, as the name suggests, interlaced.

Squinting badger, don't take offence, but 1080i is 1920*[email protected] for NSTC or 1920*[email protected] for pal.

Changing the resolution doesn't change if it's interlaced or progressive as you seem to suggest in your reply to me about running at 60Hz but half the resolution. That's why I said I was confused, because what you said doesn't make sense.

Interlaced means that it draws in half the horizontal lines of the picture in one pass and the other half of the horizontal lines in the next pass (odd and even)

Progressive means it's the picture is all done in one pass.
 

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