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Old 03-01-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Sony Bravia 1080i or Samsung 1080P - Need Help

Im replacing my 19inch Wharfedale LCD TV with a bigger and hopefully better TV but im struggling with what to choose.

Its either a Sony bravia 32-37 inch With only 1080i but around 450-550 / Samsung 37 inch 1080P for around 650-700.

I use my tv for playing, watching blu-ray on PS3 (HDMI) and connect my virgin media box through scart. I don't know if I should save a few pounds and get a Top notch sony but not with full HD or go all the way and get a full hd Samsung. Is there that much difference between I and P to pay that much more? Would appreciate the help. Thanks
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:47 AM   #2
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I'd go with the 1080p. Sony and Samsung make some of the best TVs out there. I think you'll be kicking yourself more later on if you don't have the 1080p.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:18 AM   #3
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doesn't matter which brand... get 1080P
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:03 AM   #4
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Alright thanks for advice. I've ordered the Samsung 1080p TV
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Alright thanks for advice. I've ordered the Samsung 1080p TV
apporpriate choice
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:12 AM   #6
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Alright thanks for advice. I've ordered the Samsung 1080p TV
Congrats, great choice! I've seen this one in action, pretty impressed with it.
I am thinking about upgrading my 1080i Sony at some point...
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:14 AM   #7
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I'd rather have 720p than 1080i ...

So, without a doubt, get 1080p !
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:13 PM   #8
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you should of kept your money and bought the 1080i tv...you aren't going to even see the 1080p part of it cause you won't be sitting close enough...
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I'd rather have 720p than 1080i ...

So, without a doubt, get 1080p !
Nothing wrong with 1080i........in the OP's case buying the 1080p is probably the way to go though.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:08 AM   #10
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how is buying a 37" 1080p the way to go??? It would be pointless to buy 1080p for a 37" tv...the OP would have to be sitting no farther then 6ft away from the tv to make 1080p worth it and I doubt he is going to be sitting that close...if he is 1080p is good for him...
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Is there that much difference between I and P to pay that much more?
Yes. 1080p provides a sharper and more detailed image picture. 10800i provides a little less than that, but the difference is noticeable. I'd suggest getting the 37" 1080p. You'll love it.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:30 PM   #12
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The Samsung has arrived. just waiting to re-arrange my room around so i can get it set up. I will be pretty close to it due to this tv being in my bedroom, and my bedroom is pretty tiny 2bh. I'll let you know my opinion on the TV soon.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:27 PM   #14
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Got the TV up and running. The HD Pic is nice on ps3.got to try and improve it though using the settings-thats going to be hard there's so many.
Still hate the moving dots like thing with some images.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:37 AM   #15
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Man advertising sure does work...it is brainwashing everyone to think anytime a tv is in 1080p it is going to be a better looking then a 1080i tv...some cases it is but any tv under 42" it isn't any better then 1080i...
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Man advertising sure does work...it is brainwashing everyone to think anytime a tv is in 1080p it is going to be a better looking then a 1080i tv...some cases it is but any tv under 42" it isn't any better then 1080i...
So you are saying interlaced looks as good as progressive in most cases?
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So you are saying interlaced looks as good as progressive in most cases?
In this case I am saying he wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the "i" and "p"...it is to small a tv and I'm guessing he isn't sitting close enough...like I said any tv under 42" in most cases, 1080i would look just as good as 1080p...and those cases are if they are using it as a computer monitor as well...
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In this case I am saying he wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the "i" and "p"...it is to small a tv and I'm guessing he isn't sitting close enough...like I said any tv under 42" in most cases, 1080i would look just as good as 1080p...and those cases are if they are using it as a computer monitor as well...
I think if he is sitting at a distance up to eight feet, which is not unreasonable, he would most likely see a difference. Especially with motion.
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I think if he is sitting at a distance up to eight feet, which is not unreasonable, he would most likely see a difference. Especially with motion.
LOL again that isn't right...he would have to be sitting inside 5 feet to tell the difference...take a look at this chart...http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/hit...esolution.html
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LOL again that isn't right...he would have to be sitting inside 5 feet to tell the difference...take a look at this chart...http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/hit...esolution.html
Great Chart!

Anyway, I said up to eight feet. That includes five.
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