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siliconvalleytiger
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Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?

I'm thinking about getting a TV to play XBOX only. Would a 720p panasonic plasma be good enough? Don't want to spend the extra cash on a 1080p.


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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
How big? Anything under 42" you won't be able to tell the difference between 720 and 1080.


siliconvalleytiger
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
42 inch.

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dgnx6
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
i use a proscan 32 inch 720p and i cannot tell the diff between that and my other friends more expensive one. All i use it for is ps3 and it works just fine. Esp since not all the games you play will be in 1080p anyways.


LuckySo-n-So
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
Most video games are 720p.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
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Most video games are 720p.



this

even my mw2 still will only play in 720p


siliconvalleytiger
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
Thanks. I'll go with the 720p then.


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shel311
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
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Most video games are 720p.


Yep.

If you're really just getting it for video games, you don't need the 1080.


Funny you started this thread, I bought the same exact TV a week ago, only I sprung for the 1080p.

Got it for $699 at Sears, too good a deal to pass up for a 1080p Plasma.



siliconvalleytiger
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Got it for $699 at Sears, too good a deal to pass up for a 1080p Plasma.


Online or store pickup?


shel311
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How big? Anything under 42" you won't be able to tell the difference between 720 and 1080.
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How big? Anything under 42" you won't be able to tell the difference between 720 and 1080.


You know, i've always heard this and always assumed it was true.

But looking at the same Panasonic Vierra 42 inch plasma in 720 and 1080p at Best Buy, you could very easily tell a difference.

So, now I don't really believe that general statement about the 42 inch and below any more.


siliconvalleytiger
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shel311


Do you like the TV? What's your feedback on it?


shel311
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Do you like the TV? What's your feedback on it?


I absolutely love it, and the best part is, I haven't even watched a blu-ray to use the 1080p.

I've been real busy with family in town and new house renovations.

But regular HDTV and PS3 games look absolutely amazing.

I have a 46 inch Sony Wega as well, not too old, maybe 3 years. And even without seeing 1080 yet, it is unreal just how much better the picture is when playing NCAA 2010, lol.

The "game mode" feature is pretty sweet as well.


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shel311
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Online or store pickup?


They had it online, but I went and picked it up.

Same 1080p is showing for $759 now on Sears's website, i believe.



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SlowFlowPro
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
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But looking at the same Panasonic Vierra 42 inch plasma in 720 and 1080p at Best Buy, you could very easily tell a difference.

you do know they change the settings on TVs to get you to buy the tv that will make them more money, right?


PatrickPetersonBeast
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
get hdmi cord tho


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PatrickPetersonBeast




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SlowFlowPro
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get hdmi cord tho

not from best buy

THIS is where they make their money


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
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not from best buy

THIS is where they make their money


yea you can buy one for 5 bucks on ebay but they suck. Its like the shite ones comcast gives you. I dropped 80 bucks on mine at gamestop and it was definitely worth it


SlowFlowPro
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
you can get them online (not just ebay) for cheaper. always


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Is a 720p HDTV good enough for video games?
i got one that was made for high def games, no way im using that shite other than on my ps3. when i had dish network they gave me a half decent one and the one verizon gave me when i got fios is a good quality one


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