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Old April 11, 2008, 01:31 PM
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FWIW, 720p is actually 1280x720, but for some reason almost all 720p tv's are either 1024x768 or 1366x768, therefore requiring some sort of image scaling no matter the source, whatever, my 42" panasonic plasma is beutiful.

Plasma is still better, better blacks, better for motion, better saturation and better colour.

LCD made headway in areas with bright lighting or direct sun, but the newest batch of plasmas addresses this.

Im plasma all the way, the 1080p line from panny this year is amazing, models end in 80/85
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i have never owned or sat in front of a plasma for any length of time, but i have been told by a few people in the last few years that plasma screens bug their eyes and give them headaches. you might want to try to watch a movie on the one you are going to buy (if you choose a plasma) and see how your eyes feel.

also, heres a chart showing all the video standards...seems a bit late but still handy.


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Old April 11, 2008, 03:53 PM
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I have sat in front of mine for many an hour, no issues.



If you stare at a bannana for too long you;ll get a headache
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If you stare at a bannana for too long you;ll get a headache
Haha woot.
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FWIW, 720p is actually 1280x720, but for some reason almost all 720p tv's are either 1024x768 or 1366x768, therefore requiring some sort of image scaling no matter the source, whatever, my 42" panasonic plasma is beutiful.

Plasma is still better, better blacks, better for motion, better saturation and better colour.

LCD made headway in areas with bright lighting or direct sun, but the newest batch of plasmas addresses this.

Im plasma all the way, the 1080p line from panny this year is amazing, models end in 80/85
How did they address it?

The issue (as I understand it from my research/shopping last spring) was the glass covering plasma displays.

Panasonic had some out last year with a special coating on the glass, but while it improved upon older models, you can only go so far with a coating before you start to affect the image under the glass.
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I have sat in front of mine for many an hour, no issues.



If you stare at a bannana for too long you;ll get a headache
yeah i dont imagine it happens to too many people, but i have talked to 2 or 3 people who got headaches from the 1st and 2nd generation plasmas.

ps - i never get a headache from bannanadance, but sometimes i get a little light headed...
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1080i vs. 1080p HDTV: should you care? - Fully Equipped - CNET reviews

A little out of date but this article really sums it all up.
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I did a lot of shopping and poop sheet looking both types of screens, finally got a Pany Plasma 42"
Then had the built in tuner run the cable channels.
No HD box needed now.
I will wait till there is more available.
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Just get your behind into a FS store and check them all out, while they have the same image on. That's what I did last year and chose a 37" Panasonic Viera LCD (Panasonic Canada - LCD TV - TC-37LZ85).

If you want a larger screen, Plasma is the only option.

edit: nice explanation of the LCD vs. Plasma debate on the Panasonic site: Panasonic Canada. Bottom right of page.
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Whoa, the viewsonic I was looking at is half the price! I wonder why that Pany is double the cost?

Thanks for all the info, this is great stuff for me to work off from. To put my new TV to the ultimate test I'll put the dancing banana on it...
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