Blu ray will likely look outstanding on most HDTVs, certainly compared to SDTV or DVD resolution. The real issue is whether or not buying a 1080p HDTV instead of 720p at sizes less than 50" makes a difference at typical viewing distances. In any case, a blu ray disc with 1080p will be downsampled to match the 720p native resolution of your Panny, but will still look great. No worries. Enjoy it.
Hey everyone, I just joined and I have a question. I have a 42" Panasonic HDTV. Its only 720p. Would it be worth it to get a Blu ray dvd player? My cousin is a big electronics guru and he said it would be fine because my TV is smaller than 60". Something about if you had an 720p 60" tv you wouldnt get the quality of a Blu ray as you would with a 60" 1080p tv. I thought I would ask around and get some more opinions. Thanks!