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HD and SD

by steelhawk128 / October 15, 2015 10:58 AM PDT

Can I please get all your opinions on something? I have a friend who was trying to figure out which new HDTV to purchase. 720 or 1080 or the new Ultra HD/4K. She only has standard cable, not HD service. I told her it don't matter what tv you get your picture won't be any clearer just because of the pixels with standard def cable? She told me I was wrong, am I? I feel like I am not. Thanks for any responses.

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you're wrong
by James Denison / October 15, 2015 11:05 AM PDT
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Color TV is still better than Black and White, no matter the pixel count. Laugh

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There are charts and more
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2015 11:08 AM PDT
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But without HD service you probably want to get something around the size they had before or else it's all blown up, grainy, pixelly and not that good.

What was the old set?

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42" Vizio
by steelhawk128 / October 15, 2015 11:25 AM PDT

They had a 1080 42" VIZIO BEFORE. What I am saying is , there won't be any clearer picture no matter what tv they get if they stay with standard definition cable and don't use HD service. My question is, pixels don't matter if your not using and HD box anyways. If they use Standard definition cable box, a 720 pixel, 1080 pixel, ultra HD won't matter correct?

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Then stick in that class TV
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2015 11:30 AM PDT
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SD vs Hd
by steelhawk128 / October 15, 2015 11:40 AM PDT

I really just want to know if pixels even matter if you aren't using an HD cable box. Yes or no

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Since a 720p was comparable in this link, no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2015 12:02 PM PDT
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But what if she wants to watch bru-ray someday.
by Oldartq / October 15, 2015 2:11 PM PDT
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For about the same price, I will take the one with the highest resolution every time (of course that's only me).

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