Panasonic TH42PX80 or Sony KDL 40L4000

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    Alright folks, I know I'm opening up a much bigger can of worms by asking you to compare a plasma and an LCD but, the only real way I can afford a new telly at the moment is through a catalogue. :( I know I'll be paying a bit over the odds but considering it's interest free, I can live with that. Anyway, the best two tellys I can afford are these two. I ordered the Sony about 3 weeks ago but it's taking bloody ages to come and, especially since I'm having SKY HD installed tomorrow, I'm getting impatient. Right now I have a Sony KDL 32U2000 and it's just not cutting it anymore.

    I know there are a few different things to consider (one's a bit bigger, one's plasma etc.) but, overall, what would y'all recommend?

    P.S. - The other big factor I forgot to mention is that obviously one is Full HD and one isn't. But, would you agree that since most PS3 games are 720p, most of my downloaded HD content is 720p and SKY HD is 1080i, that I don't really need full HD? Help! :S
     
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    The PX80 over the L4000 by a country mile.

    just make sure you don't pay over the odds through the catalogue :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm tempted to go change my order right now but...any specific reasons for thinking that? I'll be hooking up a PS3, Sky HD, Xbox 360 (old one through VGA at the moment) and a Wii. Do you think I'll be missing out in a year or two by not having Full HD?

    Also, I'll occassionally be hooking up my laptop via DVI > HDMI.
     
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    The thing about FULL HD is that it really doesn't matter unless you want the extra pixles when using it as a monitor for your PC, or you sit about 5ft from it.

    What people fail to realise about a 1080p set, is that as soon as there is any real movement on the screen (say a whole action film or fast paced game), then detail is immediately lost. I tested this with 2 nigh on identical pioneer screens, one was a 768p screen and the other 1080p. Took me ages to see any difference (about 10mins and some real concentration with casino royale and starship troopers blu-rays), and the only things better on the 1080p set was some finer detail on the actors face and his hair.

    Plus 95% of games out there on PS3 and X360 are actually native 720p or lower, with only a sprinkling in 1080p, e.g. Wipeout HD.

    As I always say to people, 1008p is like the cherry ontop of a cake, and more pixels does not mean better picture quality :thumbsup:
     

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