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[Feb. 22nd, 2010|01:51 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I'm thinking of getting a new telly, specifically this one. It's only HD ready, and not full 1080p though. People who know about tellies, to what extent does this matter? The main HD things I plan to use it for are playing XBox 360 games, and playing games/watching blu-ray/watching .mkv files streamed from my computer, if that makes a difference.

[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2010-02-22 02:17 pm (UTC)
Disclaimer: I Know Nothing.

I have read elsewhere that 1080p really only makes a noticeable difference at 40"+, or if you are sitting right on top of the telly.

FWIW, we've got a 32" HD TV that's only got 720p, and HD Content looks ace.
I suspect any more discussion of 720p vs 1080p turns in audiophile-gold-plated-leads willy waving. But then I am a luddite.

For a more indepth and detailed answer, http://www.avforums.com/forums/televisions/892251-hd-1080p-720p-important.html
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[User Picture]From: pink_weasel
2010-02-22 04:45 pm (UTC)
Based on all the houses I've viewed in the last few months, it's got to be enormous, at least as big as one wall in the room it's going in. Beyond that, nothing matters. Opticians are probably going to be cashing in.

Edited at 2010-02-22 04:45 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: strange_powers
2010-02-22 04:57 pm (UTC)
For the price, that looks really great. LG have a great reputation and all the reviews I can find for that telly are very positive.

As Ant says above, at 32" 720p is more than adequate. I can tell the difference between 720 and 1080 on my 40" Samsung playing the 360 and PS3, but only just. I advise plumping for a component cable I'm sure for your Wii so it'll play at 480p - that was a noticeable jump in picture quality.
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[User Picture]From: nikh
2010-02-25 03:17 am (UTC)
Broadcase HD tv in the UK is 1080i rather than 720p.

Are you ever likely to want to use it as a computer monitor (for anything other than just watching video)? That's probably where resolution (or lack of it) has the most immediately noticeable effect.
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