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Old 11-19-2007, 10:09 PM
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I figured this fit better here then OOT due to my playing more games then anything else on my TV. Right now i have an Emerson 32" 720P LCD, its a great bargain HDTV and i am really happy with it. However, i feel like i could do a little bigger for the living room. So i am thinking of moving the 32" Emerson upstairs and putting the 26" Westinghouse in storage until we get a house or selling it.

Right now Sears has a 42" Hitatchi 1080i/720P Plasma for like 600 and some change after some deals until Weds. I am really thinking of getting this, the only thing that has stopped me is the lack of 1080P obviously. The reviews very well, and it seems to be quality. I guess i just want to see if you guys think its worth getting this or just wait a year or two until 1080P comes down in price.

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http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...2&sLevel=0

Any questions, shoot.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:23 PM
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Seems mediocre at worst. 1080p isn't worth waiting for on a 42" TV.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:24 PM
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The vast majority of games are not (and will not be) native 1080p this generation, meaning you will see no actual difference - just upscaling. I went through this same decision myself pretty recently. Ended up going with a 720p for less than 1/3rd the cost of a comparable 1080p. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.

1080p's just not worth it unless you are really into HD-DVD/blu-ray but even then, you're not going to see a major difference on a 42" TV if you're sitting more than a few feet away from the set.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:34 PM
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get it

u need 60" to see any benefit from 1080p

and 90% of ur source material isn't 1080p for next 5 yrs anyway
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:45 PM
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I have that TV - paid 800 something a few months back. I have been very happy with it.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:45 PM
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When the source does become mostly 1080p, will it still look great in 720p?

I have an Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive if it helps.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:22 AM
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4 High, why not just drop by Best Buy or somewhere with demos setup? You can see what it looks like for yourself. But yes, it will still look great in 720p.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:29 AM
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Well i actually work at Sears, thus how i know about it. It doesn't look that good to be honest, but every single review i have read has said it looks amazing in home, so much better then compared to the store. Normally i would shrug this off, but literally every review i read raved about in home picture and also eh'd at the in store picture. We have it set up using some crappy Coaxial cables and its also been bumped around a ton and its settings are probably messed with, so using the in store model as a demo prolly isn't that good of an idea.

For 600 and change i think its worth it, i guess im just doing some internal debating.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:31 AM
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Says it costs 775...what deals are you using to get it down to 600+?

I assume they have to do with you working there but if not then let me (us) know.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:37 AM
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They have a deal going where if you apply for a Sears card in store you get a 10% off pass for 3 days. Then i get 10% off for working there. Which brings to like 630 plus tax.
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