Viewing distance question

jeff.m

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Forgive me if this has already been discussed. I'm trying to decide if it's worth buying a 1080p for my next TV. I've got a viewing distance of about 9'. Like everyone else I want to simply see the best picture, regardless of the type of technology. I guess my question is this:

Should I get a larger set that's 1080p knowing that most of the time I won't be watching stuff in 1080p since television is not yet broadcast in 1080p, or would I be better off getting a smaller TV and be satisfied watching things in 720, or whatever HDTV is broadcast in?

I don't mind spending the extra money on 1080p, but if I'm going to spend the money on it, I'd like to at least get my money's worth.
 

SethH

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Most HD broadcasts are 720p, some are 1080i. Keep in mind, however, that if you decide to get a 1080p set it will scale everything you watch to 1080p. While this isn't as good as a true 1080p source you will still be getting benefit from your 1080p set. If you've got the money, I say go bigger and get 1080p.
 

Jim Mcc

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Also, with a 1080p set, you'll have the advantage(if you buy a HD DVD player) to view them in their full 1080p resolution.
 

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