PS3 & Plasma TV

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  1. EmThor

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    Hey,

    I'm going to buy a 42PV70 panny plasma, but it's only 720p (1024x768 exactly).

    Will it be good for the next 3-4 years for the PS3 and 720p games? (it even receives 1080p via hdmi)

    Is the picture sharp and detailed enough on such resolution plasma screens?

    THX :thumbsup:
     
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    Sounds good to me TBH, but how much are you going to pay for it?

    I have an LCD (KDL-40W2000 1080p), which cost me £1995 with 5 yr warranty. You can now buy it for around £1400 or less. If the plasma is around the same price as this, I would personally go for the LCD.

    But regardless, your games will be stunning as will Blu-Ray movies (remember at the moment PS3 will not play back Blu-Ray at 720p, so will have to select 1080i/p in the XMB).
     
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    I would have thought it would only accept 1080i if the panel isn't 1080 so couldn't display 1080p?
     
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    Correct. It won't display 1080p natively. What it will do is take the 1080p signal and downscale it. Essentially it's not true 1080p.
     
  5. EmThor

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    It can accept 1080p from the ps3 then downscale the blu-ray movie.

    I'm curious about the games' quality such a plasma screen. That sony is too high priced for me, but no question, its a great TV.
     
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    If you're going to be gaming I'd think about getting an LCD over a Plasma... I've got a Samsung 40" LCD and you can pick the same model up for £699 at the moment... 1080i and 720p both look incredible in my eyes, I can't really see how it'd get any better!
     
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    I think it is wise to get a set that can at least accept a 1080p signal but unless you are sitting very close to the screen you will not notice much difference between 1080p and 720p.

    The PV70 is an excellent screen for watching television and movies, but the green fringe issue is noticeable on most fps type games and something you should get a demo of before making your final choice.

    There is also the issue of overscan, the previous model the PV60 overscans and there is no way to correct it (please feel free to correct me if you know otherwise cos I wish there was).

    So although you would be hard pressed to notice the difference due to resolution between 720p and 1080p if you can find a 1080p screen that accepts 1080p over hdmi with no overscan i.e. 1:1 pixel mapping it could well give a better picture.

    There is also the issue of 3:2 pulldown on blu ray films.

    If the PS3 gets updated in the future (and it probably will be) so that it can output at 1080p24 then it could well be wise to find a screen that will accept a 1080p24 source and refresh at a multiple of this to eliminate 3:2 judder

    Having said all this, if the green fringe issue doesn't bother you then the PV70 is a great screen and you will be very pleased with its performance.
     

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