Re: Is Blu-Ray worth it with a 720P plasma?
I mistakenly bought a Panasonic 50" 720P TV at Costco, thinking it was a 1080P. I took it home, hooked it up to my Sony Blu-Ray and it is more than perfectly fine. At a distance of about 10' away, I doubt anyone could really see the difference. With standard DVDs, yes, but not with BluRay. I highly recommend using the movie "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty and Madonna as a reference DVD. Buy both, watch the difference in both color saturation, refresh and trailing rates, and sound.
Afterwardss, you can give the standard DVD to someone on your Christmas list.