Full HD on 32", worth it ? can you or can you not SEE a difference ?
Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:30 AM
The JVC was a 24", 16/9 and I liked it. I now face several dilemnas, 26" or 32", and if 32, HD or not.
I read in different reviews and heard from vendors that sitting 3meter from the screen, you can't see any difference between full HD (1080) and 1366x768 on a screen as small as 32". But then some people say they do see a difference. Also I won't have HD TV before a few years. Any input on this ? I have very good eyes (for the moment) but I wouldn't spend 50%more for ...nothing. Anyone got one of those ?
Is this the slowest forum ?
Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:45 AM
Anyways. If you're not going to have a HD source (something to watch in HD) for a good while, there's no real reason to spend more on a 1080p capable TV for now.
To get the extra detail, you need a TV that does 1080p, a 1080p source and also sitting close enough to it (relative to its size). In this case, the source and viewing distance don't play in your favor, so I see little point in spending extra for the 1080p TV (even though I love 1080p).
Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:41 AM
I think that in most cases, the magic "cutoff" point at which you should definitely switch to 1080 comes in the mid 40" range. Again, like crahak said, it depends a lot on your setup and how far away from the screen you're sitting.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:45 AM
Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:22 PM
Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:41 AM
Well, let's see, if you compare a 700 euro 32" 720P to a 800 euro 32" 1080P LCD... I'd say that's pretty close to the same price...
If you shop around enough, you can find prices for a 1080P screen that make the purchase of a 720P screen in the same size moot, even in Europe.
Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:48 AM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:21 AM
You could say that about ANY technology pretty much. Next years' model will be better, faster and all that.
They'll keep lowering response times (and doing other related tricks like black frame insertion), better viewing angles, better color calibration, better backlighting, the gamut will become larger (more bits per pixel too), 120Hz is coming too, upscaling and processing in general will likely get better, extra connections should appear soon (like displayport) and adoption of more recent HDMI versions in some cases, you might get better tuners, eventually resolutions WAY past 1080p, etc.t
And by the time that finally gets mature, it'll likely get replaced by LCoS or something else, which will also need years to improve and mature, only to be replaced with something better at that point.
And they'll likely keep adding "other" features too, like showing JPEG images from SD cards or the like, and it wouldn't be surprising to see HTPC-like "appliances" built-in eventually (DVR & what not).
Just saying, if you want to wait, you could wait forever...
Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:57 PM
Unfortunately, this time, last year's model was better.