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Old 11-17-2008   #2
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Default Re: Is Blu-Ray worth it with a 720P plasma?

Originally Posted by GrtGrfx View Post
I have a very good Denon DVD-1920 player which upconverts my DVDs from 480P to 720P, and that I display on a 2007 Panasonic 42" professional series 720P plasma display. Granted, upconverted DVD video is still slightly soft compared to native HD from, for example, my DirecTV HD channels, but a BD disk would have to be downsampled from 1080P to 720P anyway.

Is a BD player's superior resolution going to be wasted (additional features aside) with a non-HD display like mine?
If you don't have 1080p I would not bother with Blu ray unless you want uncompressed sound. Also with a 42inch TV unless you sit less than three feet from the screen you won't notice the difference between 1008p and 720p. Taken an eye test lately
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