Any decent 720p TVs 60+ inches?

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  1. dboniuk

    dboniuk Master Guru

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    After consideration, I have decided that it makes no sense to buy a 1080 TV that will upconvert everything it is exposed to, thus reducing the clarity of the image. Since everyone is pretty much broadcasting at 720p and regular DVDs are even less than that....

    My problem is that the marketing machine is trying to show 1080 at everyone because of course a higher number is better. I can't seem to find any 60+ inch TVs that are only 720p.

    Anyone?

    DJB
     
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    Anyone have any views on this one?

    JVC HD-61G787 61" LCOS Rear Projection TV


    TIA

    DJB
     
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    Blu-Ray will be truely 1080p, no upsampling there.

    Besides upsampling the non-techie way to describe resizing. Some HDTV sets can resize the video to display at 1280x720 or 1920x1080. While technically it's in HD resolution, the it's self will be whatever res it was broadcasted in. 1080i sources that are film encoded (24 fps) can actualy be deinterlaced via 3.2 pulldown to true 1080p. 1080i sources that are TV encoded (29.99 fps) can't be deinterlaced to true 1080p, but run as 540p.

    Curently all 1080i sources are TV encoded. 1080i = 540p.

    The cheapest way to get a large screen is to buy a DLP projector. You can make screen 60" and beyond.
     
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    most HDTV 720p standards are really cheap nowadays. You can get a Samsung DLP 720p 61" HDTV for about 1500 shipped free from amazon.com

    But honestly 1080i is fvcking amazing. Don't diss it because when compared to 720p the difference it unbelievable.
     

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    Thanks for the replies. Hmm, I don't understand how 1080i could look better than 720p. 1080i is using only 540 line of resolution per frame and interlacing the frames, while 720p is using 720 lines of resolution per frame. On a frame by frame basis 720p is actually giving you more of the information.

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