Depends on how you are approaching this purchase. If you are interested in future proofing as much as possible go with the HDTV 1080p displays. Of course, these are hard to find and cost in upwards of $8000 or more. So you may need to look into a descent 1080i which are usually $6000 and below depending on the Manufacturer. You can always scale back to the 480p resolution of the EDTV displays for optimal DVD quality viewing.
If you are interested in purchasing something that is close to HDTV at a cheaper price, go for the EDTV at 480p. By the way, these EDTV displays are compatible with many of the DVD's currently on the market and actually make the DVD's look like they are HDTV quality. This will give you time to save up for that HDTV 1080p+ display that is currently in the tens of thousands of dollar range.
So to sum up, do you want to put out the most money now for the best or simply purchase something to pacify your desires for now.
Hope this helps.
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I've been researching extensively on this site and others for a plasma TV. The 42" Panasonics seem to be the best bet. There is the EDTV (Panasonic TH42PWD7UY) and then the HD (Panasonic TH42PHD7UY).
The EDTV has gotten great reviews, however, I would think that I'd be out of date really quick and am leaning to gettting the HD just for the future.
CNET hasn't specifically reviewed the HD (Panasonic TH42PHD7UY) so i was wondering if any of you had your opinions.
I know the EDTV is great, but wouldn't the HD be the same except better? Is it worth the money?
thanks in advance