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#1 of 9 Yumbo

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Posted January 24 2007 - 07:05 AM

Hi,

Not sure where this goes.

The HD DVD picture on my 720p screens is impressive.
How much more would they be on a 1080p screen?
Projection at 185".
Is it worth buying one now, or wait for 2nd generation?

Plasma can stay at 720p for now.

Thanks

#2 of 9 Romar Armas

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Posted January 24 2007 - 07:57 AM

Try thinking of it as a Computer Monitor.

How much better is 1280x1024 compared to 1024x768?
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#3 of 9 Yumbo

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Posted January 24 2007 - 08:12 AM

I get a BIGGER picture.

Anyone with both screens - is there much of a difference, compared to difference in price? $1,200 vs. $4,000?

#4 of 9 MarekM

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Posted January 24 2007 - 08:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yumbo
I get a BIGGER picture.

Anyone with both screens - is there much of a difference, compared to difference in price? $1,200 vs. $4,000?

on same size SCREEN you will get more detailed picture.....
same as Romar mentioned..., two different SIZES of screen resolution but on SAME MONITOR, of course you will get more detailed picture Posted Image

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#5 of 9 Cees Alons

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Posted January 24 2007 - 09:37 AM

Except that Romar's example has a much smaller difference, he's right.

720 -> 1080 is the same factor as 480 -> 720. In PC terms, it's 1920 x 1080. So on a huge screen (and if you're not sitting much too far away), you'll notice it!


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#6 of 9 ppltd

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Posted January 24 2007 - 11:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cees Alons
Except that Romar's example has a much smaller difference, he's right.

720 -> 1080 is the same factor as 480 -> 720. In PC terms, it's 1920 x 1080. So on a huge screen (and if you're not sitting much too far away), you'll notice it!
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I had a first chance opportunity to see this difference in my home. After ordering a Panasonic PT1000U (1080P) projector, I was able to do a comparison on a 106" screen. The detail between my 720P and 1080P projectors was very noticable on the better mastered disks, much less on a DirecTV signal. I opted to keep my 720p projector for the time being (do to lack of light output on the 1080p (1100 vrs 2000 lumens) and will wait until Panasonic releases the second gen 1080p projector later this year.
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#7 of 9 Yumbo

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Posted January 25 2007 - 05:06 AM

Is it possible that those of us with 720p screens are finding some HD DVDs to be so-so, and those with 1080p screens are singing praises for the same discs?

#8 of 9 ppltd

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Posted January 25 2007 - 05:13 AM

Quote:
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Is it possible that those of us with 720p screens are finding some HD DVDs to be so-so, and those with 1080p screens are singing praises for the same discs?
With the exception of the poorly pressed HD disks, like Christmas Vacation, Fifth Element etc. I did not find that the case. The Panasonic 100U 720p displays the images with exceptional PQ. When I tried out the 1000U (1080p) there was a marked improvement in detail, but not so much in the overall quality of the picture itself. It did not have the same impact as when I went from a 480i display to the Panny 100U.

In fact, the higher detail the 1080p display has might show more defects in the image that are not picked up by the 720p display. What ever the case actually is, I am looking forward to the day that Panasonic releases their 1080p projector with the same lumen output as my current projector.
Thomas Eisenmann(Last updated 09/30/11)

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#9 of 9 Tim Glover

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Posted January 25 2007 - 05:32 AM

Agree. My 720 setup looks rather marvelous with HD DVD images. It's always the source it seems that dictates this. I can only imagine how truly breathtaking a 1080p unit can look....One day baby, one day! Posted Image





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