Why are most 42" Plasmas 1024x768 instead of 1366 x 768?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Kyle McKnight, May 14, 2006.

  1. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    I'm just curious if there's a specific reason that most "HD" 42" plasma TVs don't offer the full benefits of 1366 x 768 resolution and instead opt for 1024x768? I've got a 32" LCD that is 1366 x 768, and I must say I really want to upgrade to a 42" Plasma (my last TV was a 40" CRT RPTV HDTV (Toshiba TW40x81)). It just bothers me to think that I will be going to a lower-resolution TV that is actually larger than what I have now.
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    If you will notice the size of the individual pixels on the 42" units versus the 50" units using 1366 x 768 ... you will see that their sizes are similar.

    Up to now, they couldn't make the plasma pixels any smaller ... simple as that.

    With the advent of the 1080p panels ... for the larger sizes ... if the pixels are smaller ... expect that to eventually trickle down.

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