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plasma tvs

I was wondering what difference it makes for the plasma to have 720 vs 1080? We are looking at a 40"-47" and will have it on the wall.  Also what brand is the best?





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Re: plasma tvs

Hey Pjohnston11,

The designations 720p and 1080i reference the number of pixels on the shortest side of a television. A pixel is one of millions of dots that make up the picture on your TV. While 1080i includes more pixels, 720p has a progressive-scan feature that creates smooth images.  1080p combines the features of both the 1080i and 720p.  With a lot of HD signals you won’t be able to see the difference, but if you have a very large screen and intend on utilizing sources like  blu-ray or PS3, 1080p may deliver the best quality picture you’re seeking.   If you want more detailed home theater info, there is a lot of great information on


As far as what brands are good, I would say it really depends on your personal needs and wants, as well as your personal aesthetic. I would suggest trying out brands you have had a good experience with in the past. There are many great televisions out there.

Have fun with the experience!


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