so, im buying a HDTV and im tired of bugging Lee.

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i HAD a sanyo 42' 1080p set, but fortunately for me it developed a bright red motion blur. i was told motion blur was common on larger tvs, BUT, it was giving me the red blur even on scenes that had no red whatsoever, and it was HORRIBLE on gta4. Almost to the point it was unplayable. So i figured id call up the sanyo support.

and before i even finished describing the problem he stopped me and just said to take it back. So im assuming this was a fairly common problem, or he knew exactly what i was talking about. He then went on to describe what was causing it

IF i can get cash back on it (which i doubt, since the box was destroyed) I was going to purchase one for around the same price online.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889101116
that one, its getting rave reviews apparently. the only downside is shipping of a large item scares the **** out of me. I ordered a pc case with glass parts from newegg and it arrived in pieces >_>.

but since store credit is more likely, (2 separate wal-mart employees have told me that i could return it no problem but neither were sure if i could get cash back) I have to pick from the less than stellar selection at the wal-mart store.

im currently eyeballing a samsung, if that is my only option anyways http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5691335 that one (i think)

problem being it only does 720p/1080i and i have a blu-ray player, blu rays are 1080p. Googling around, the ps3 WILL downscale to 720p if set to 1080i and still look about the same. Some even said on a TV under 50' you wouldn't even be able to tell a difference. BUT id rather ask people who can answer me directly rather than just read someone elses post and possibly misinterpret what was going on.

how big of a difference is there between 1080p/720p on xbox 360/ps3, and on blu rays. is it night and day? or is it as something like was mentioned above, that i wouldn't even notice on a 37' set.

should i stick with a 1080p set and train myself to ignore motion blur? ( as most 1080p sets in my price range are poop brands) or go with a smaller, non 1080p set but more reliable brand.


i realize this thread will likely be ignored, the tech bench is usually pretty quiet. but if you CAN help, please do quickly. As im going to try and have this taken care of tomorrow nightXD.


btw im sleepy as hell.
 
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1080i doesn't really look any different from 1080p but I'm not sure about the motion blur, I'm not getting that on my parent's TV.

I have a PS3 and I only see it downscale to 720p if I play a game. I don't think the movie downscale. But you can get true 1080 by just turning off everything but 1080p or 1080i. (May cause huge lag in your games though)

1080p on the 360 is just upscaled. It looks a lot better if you just set it to the 720p resolution.
 
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1080i and 1080p are the same resolutions, the difference is the speed it runs at. I have a 37 incher myself(1080p), and got a PS3 hooked up to it. And when I play 720p games (GTAIV for example) it looks pretty good as long as your distance between you and the screen is at least 6 feet or further. You won't notice a huge difference between 720 or 1080. That is not to say, there is a slight difference. It just looks that bit crispier and better. When I play GT5 Prologue (1080p game) it looks absolutely stunning, at any distance.

My advice, get a 720p TV if you will game a lot on it. Get a 1080p TV if you watch videos a lot. And get the screen size depending on how far you sit away. (Personal prefference: 6 feet=30-37 inch, 9 feet-ish= ~37-40 inch)

And I would definitly advice for a known brand. Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Philips are among the best HDTV's.
 
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http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/LG-4...06150/catOid/-12869/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Imo, the price for this t.v is amazing. If I had the money I'd buy it off the bat. An originally $1400.00 dollar 1080p HDTV with pc compatibility for $1100.00.

But if that's too expensive there are

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Tosh...09557/catOid/-12869/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Which is a pretty nice price.

If you can afford a little more there's

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sams...08216/catOid/-12869/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Some pretty nice t.v's all around imo.
 

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