[mythtv-users] 1080p minimum TV size

Brian Walter blwalter at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 17:59:27 UTC 2007

Brian Wood wrote:
> David Fishburn wrote:
>> Try searching this forum for buying TVs, very difficult since TV is
>> mentioned a zillion times.
>> I am in the market for a new TV (still using my 27"  Sony).
>> I have been following a number of threads on advice for TVs, they are all good.
>> I have also read the OT: Why 1080p? thread.
>> I didn't really see anything that indicated a minimum TV size where
>> changing from 720p to 1080i to 1080p would be worth while.
>> In my case, I think I am looking at the 40" zone.  Not that big of a
>> room, but huge compared to the 27" we are using now.
>> Given a 40" TV, can you notice a difference between the 3 resolutions?
>>  1080p is really the new thing in the store which comes at a premium.
>> I am trying to figure out if it is worth while to spend the additional
>> bucks.  If we end up saying it is not worth it since the TV is too
>> small to see a difference then great, I will save my money.
> A lot depends on what material you plan to view on the set. You will not
> see 1080p over the air or from cable any time in the near future, you
> can get that only from Blu-Ray or HDDVD right now.
> A lot of people don't see the difference between 1080i and 1080p, but of
> course the makers and the salespeople see the difference, in their
> profits and commission checks.
> beww
So when myth tells my that a certain network recording *is* 1080p as 
opposed to 1080i, it's not?


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