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Old 09-04-2008, 07:25 PM   #21
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IMO, any TV 42 inches or smaller is not worth getting in 1080p UNLESS you are sitting really close. It would be almost too difficult to even notice the difference of 720p and 1080p at that size.

720p/1080i is a good display for smaller screens like 32 inches. They still look good. If you want 1080p, then I woudl suggest going higher than 42 inches.

As for those size screens and 120hz, it really depends what you will be using it for. Games; go for it. Movies; I highly suggest against it. 120hz is more like a marketing ploy and imo, isn't really that great but that's my opinion. I don't watch sports but I play games, which my panny plasma displays just fine.

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:46 PM   #22
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apparently you havent heard but this holiday season or shortly after 240 HZ is coming out.
So you're saying the next 32" HDTVs are going to have 240hz?
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:58 PM   #23
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IMO, any TV 42 inches or smaller is not worth getting in 1080p UNLESS you are sitting really close. It would be almost too difficult to even notice the difference of 720p and 1080p at that size.

720p/1080i is a good display for smaller screens like 32 inches. They still look good. If you want 1080p, then I woudl suggest going higher than 42 inches.
That's completely incorrect. Have you ever compared a 720p and 1080p trailer from the Apple.com/trailers website on a 1920x1200 24" monitor?
I can absolutely assure you, there is a HUGE difference.

The relationship between 720p and 1080p is completely to do with viewing distance not screen size and sitting 4-6ft from a 32" 1080p set the difference between 720p and 1080p is just as noticeable as sitting 6-8ft from a 50" 1080p set.
The first thing I try to communicate to my crew is that there will be no shaky-cam and no rack zooms, because those techniques are only used to hide the fact that there is no energy. When you eliminate those gimmicks you’re confronted with the reality of the shot you have in front of you, and nine times out of 10 you say to yourself: “This just isn’t working.”
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:24 AM   #24
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That's completely incorrect. Have you ever compared a 720p and 1080p trailer from the Apple.com/trailers website on a 1920x1200 24" monitor?
I can absolutely assure you, there is a HUGE difference.

The relationship between 720p and 1080p is completely to do with viewing distance not screen size and sitting 4-6ft from a 32" 1080p set the difference between 720p and 1080p is just as noticeable as sitting 6-8ft from a 50" 1080p set.



Man guys this has turned into a interesting thread to say the least...


Anyways Circuit City has a Sharp 32" 1080p for like 799.00 plus I have a 8% coupon and also have like 45 dollars worth of reward points that I will be redeeming. I'm really thinking of going that route especially for that price. I should have let you guys know that it is going into my master bedroom and will be viewed from about 6' at the least. Again thanks for everyone's input...now carry on!
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:44 PM   #25
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I checked out the 32" 62U model from Sharp and I found it to be an excellent viewing experience for its size. It's quite a bit quicker than its 37" cousin so motion lag, given the screen size, was still noticeable but not as bad as bigger LCD panels.

I also sat at 6 feet and the jump to 1080p is quite apparent. I have 15/15 vision.

Nice price. The set works best with HDMI and turn film mode ON in advanced user settings.
The first thing I try to communicate to my crew is that there will be no shaky-cam and no rack zooms, because those techniques are only used to hide the fact that there is no energy. When you eliminate those gimmicks you’re confronted with the reality of the shot you have in front of you, and nine times out of 10 you say to yourself: “This just isn’t working.”
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I checked out the 32" 62U model from Sharp and I found it to be an excellent viewing experience for its size. It's quite a bit quicker than its 37" cousin so motion lag, given the screen size, was still noticeable but not as bad as bigger LCD panels.

I also sat at 6 feet and the jump to 1080p is quite apparent. I have 15/15 vision.

Nice price. The set works best with HDMI and turn film mode ON in advanced user settings.



Actually its the 64U thats probally what u meant.....
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:14 PM   #27
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The only people that will tell you that its worth it are the people who got ching-a-linged into forking over the extra cash for a 32" 1080p TV.
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Sorry Sonny, but whether it's a 22" TV or a 120" screen being able to resolve 1080p is only dependant on where you're sitting.

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Actually its the 64U thats probally what u meant.....
No it was the LC32D62U - it's not a current model, but was the first 32" 1080p Aquos offered.

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Aquos-LC.../dp/B000NEDYEC

The 64U is practically identical.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:31 PM   #29
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Sorry Sonny, but I'll have to agree with dolbyblue
I have the same LC32D62U model, which I also use as a PC monitor and I can clearly resolve the 1920x1080 resolution all the way up to 4-5 ft.
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Even if you were 2 feet away....I doubt you could tell the difference between 720 and 1080. Save the money, go with the 720, and apply the savings toward movies or other a/v components.
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That's completely incorrect. Have you ever compared a 720p and 1080p trailer from the Apple.com/trailers website on a 1920x1200 24" monitor?
I can absolutely assure you, there is a HUGE difference.

The relationship between 720p and 1080p is completely to do with viewing distance not screen size and sitting 4-6ft from a 32" 1080p set the difference between 720p and 1080p is just as noticeable as sitting 6-8ft from a 50" 1080p set.
+1
I can see the difference on a 24" 1920x1200 computer monitor, so why not on a 32" TV screen?
We purchesed a 32" 1080p SONY for an attic bedroom on 12/05/08 - love it.

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For a 24" 1920x1200 monitor, 2ft would be about right.
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there are 1080p sets that are better than other 1080p sets, and the same is true for 720p sets, so getting the cheapest 1080p just because it's cheap, isn't your best bet either....... but in any regard, size/viewing distance is the key indicator of what to get.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:15 AM   #31
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Sorry Sonny, but whether it's a 22" TV or a 120" screen being able to resolve 1080p is only dependant on where you're sittinng
+1
If you are out for a new set, regardless of screen size, get 1080p.

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Old 09-06-2008, 04:27 AM   #32
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I bought the KDL-32XBR4 (720p), before the KDL-32XBR6 (1080p) came out. The last time I was in Circuit City they had both TVs sitting within a few feet of each other. The XBR6 had a better picture. The XBR4 has 120Hz and the XBR6 doesn’t. I’m waiting for the KDL-46XBR8.
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Sorry Sonny, but whether it's a 22" TV or a 120" screen being able to resolve 1080p is only dependant on where you're sitting.



No it was the LC32D62U - it's not a current model, but was the first 32" 1080p Aquos offered.

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Aquos-LC.../dp/B000NEDYEC

The 64U is practically identical.




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