Quote: Originally Posted by AlexT2889
But is it HONESTLY DEEPLY THAT DIFFERENT BETWEEN 720P AND 1080P? I ask because I'm trying to research a lot in short amount of time and there are many different perspective answers.
Honestly, I feel there is absolutely no difference whatsoever between 720p and 1080p when it comes to the display. It's only the source material that matters. Here is a nice forum post on the AVS forums more or less backing up what I am saying;
I recently upgraded my television and cost was not a factor really in my decision and I went into the store and bought the Panasonic 720p plasma display. The guy at the store didn't even try to recommend anything else because it was obvious that I knew my stuff. I used the money saved on my tv to buy a blu-ray player, an HDMI cable and some movies. Still had money left over.
I've hung around in the AV world and on various forums and am pretty well read on the subject. Most people who try to convince you otherwise base it strictly on "more has to equal better". But the limitations of human vision don't necessarily mean that you will be able to actually see this difference.
The only time I recommend a higher resolution will be if you are hooking up a computer to the display. That is really the only time I would recommend going higher than 720p. If it's just for HDTV and movies....paying more for 1080p is wasting money.