1080p vs 720p, What is the difference?
1080p LCD Tvs are more expensive than 720p TVs. Why is that? It is because a 1080p TV offers 1920 x 1080 pixels. That means they display every pixel transmitted by High Definition broadcasts. This means everything the camera crew at the Super Bowl sends out, ends up on your screen.
Is 1080p worth the extra cost?
Generally speaking, a 1080p lcd tv costs 25%-35% more than a 720p model, but with the ever dropping LCD TV prices this spread is getting smaller in terms of real dollars. The cheapest solution can end up being more expensive in the long run if you later decide to want to upgrade to a 1080p model.
Why should I spend the extra money?
- Ultra crisp 1920x1080 HD broadcasting leaves nothing out
- Minimal extra costs for sub 47" TVs
- Longer timeframe of ownership. May delay the purchase of your next LCD TV.
Why I should I settle for the 720p?
- At plus 50" TVs the upgrade costs can be prohibitive
- You'd rather save the money for an OLED TV purchase in the future
- You aren't watching High Defintion TV, you just want a slick flat panel