bigh0rt wrote:pokerplaya wrote:bigh0rt wrote:Do it right. Get the 1080p.
Why, though? I've read all over the place that nothing is broadcast in 1080p yet, and that if you are getting a TV smaller than 50" you can't see the difference anyway. And I don't have a Blu-Ray player.
But I do have an x-box...which is what is my concern right now.
My friend's 360 looks better on his 1080p than it does on my 720p. Blu Rays look better, and even if you don't have one now, you will in the future. Channels will be broadcast in 1080p before it is time for you to buy a new TV.
I'm generally just always of the opinion of if you're going to do something, don't go half way, do it correctly and for the long haul. This is a television you're going to have for quite some time, so you should want its capabilities to hold for as long as possible, even if they aren't being used currently. I think that saving yourself $100 right now is a long term mistake.
The difference is a lot more than a $100 bucks. At Best Buy a Panasonic - 42" 720p Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV is on sale for $999.99 while the Panasonic - 42" 1080p Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV is $1,499.99.....$500 bucks is a big difference.
Also a LG - 42" 720p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV is $899.99 while the LG - 42" 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV is $1,199.99.
I know there are better deals on different models but even so the difference is often more than $100 bucks, especially for the models I'd consider buying.