1080p is mostly sizzle,,,maybe some day in galaxy far, far away it will be common place. OK in a couple of years anyway.
There are some 1080p sets they are new, new=expensive!!
If you can only afford a Chevy don't go shopping at the Royls Royce dealer.
So far most of the 1080p sets are highend DLP, Plasma and LCoS, no LCD that I have seen.
LCD TVs are not the best for gaming, slow responce times is a problem, but getting better.
A 34" CRT wil be good for gaming and cost $1000 or so.
OK heavy but it will handel games. But again 1080i is the max.
1080i and 1080p have the SAME resoultion,1920X1080!!!
The difference is how it is delivered, progressive or interlaced. This is a big difference as 1080p takes double the bandwidth of 1080i.
Look for the best TV in your price range. John
Hi to the CNET community, it's a pleasure to find a place for tech junkies to unite ^^
Heres my situation. As most you should know by now the next generation of home console systems (namely Sony Playstion 3) are releasing by the end of this year. In tune with that I thought it's finally time to upgrade to a very nice highend TV to keep up with all the new hardware.
To that end, I'm looking for an LCD HDTV with 1080p compatibility through an HDMI input to get the absolute best picture possible. Now I've been doing quite a bit of research these last few days and from what I understand any TV's that actually meet those requisites are very high priced. Ideally I'd like my budget for the TV not to exceed about $1800 USD. This way I can still afford the new surround sound system I'll really need to enjoy all that HD stuff.
Now onto the "actual" question. Is it reasonable to expect LCD TV's to have any significant price drops within the next 4-7 months?Around that time the console should have launched supposedly and if I cannot find a set which supports the 1080p with hdmi in, I'll be perfectly willing to get the next best thing with 720p/1080i. (By the by if anyone is looking a good Tv like that, you would be smart to look into the 32" Panasonic TC-32LX50)
Thanks for reading my little request, would appreciate any answers.