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Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2008, 01:22:45 PM »
For what it's worth - even though I kicked this conversation off - we've decided to hold off for now.  We need a new roof and some plumbing which came to light after the storm this week...  (actually we've needed a new roof for a while - but have been putting it off... :)

Oh well - we're thinking next fall now for the tv.
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Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2008, 02:23:43 PM »
How the hell are you supposed to watch Ratatouille on your new roof and plumbing?  Bad decision!

(OK, just kidding.  Sometimes real life gets in the way of fun purchases, I know)
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Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2008, 03:14:50 PM »
heheheh...you just like having that movie theater like experience with that 90 foot picture on the wall don't you ;D

Every time I go to Costco I see several people wheeling out $1000+ plasma sets, one after another.  Not to say there won't be new technologies that will replace plasma, or that LCD doesn't compete already.... and I'll be the first to say, our HD projector is just miles and miles better than any plasma set out there (though it's not viewable in a bright room)
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Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2008, 09:03:09 PM »
Mike,

I did compare 1080 i to 1080 p with similar format-ie cable tv or Blu Ray.There is no doubt that P is better(more resolution by far) but it depends on the content.From what I saw,using standard cable,the image was worse on the P version,using Blu Ray or HD Cable,much better on P-in fact,if you are using HD content,then the obvious choice is P,but for regular DVD(even with upsampling to 1080 i)or regular cable,to me,the i version was better.The dif. in price between i and p is not great,a few hundred.