720p BluRay Discs?

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  1. soulx
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    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    I have a 'Sony KDL32L4000' as my primary television at the moment. Not that good, but it'll do. Anyways, if I purchase a BluRay player, how will the videos look considering that it will only display in 720p. Will the difference between SD be dramatic or barely noticeable. Is a PS3 a good choice for a BluRay player? I think so since it has an upgradeable firmware. Your opinion?
     
  2. Hatsu

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    A PS3 would be good for Blu-Ray, and it also offers games with it [​IMG]

    720p will still look great!
     
  3. Sefi

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    You'll notice a big difference between SD and 720p. 1080i/p is better but the difference between 1800i/p and 720p is not as noticable as it is between SD and 720p.

    A PS3 is a great blu-ray player. If you don't get a PS3 I would recommend any name-brand player that is updatable. I have a PS3 myself and use it mostly for blu-ray, but I do have a few games as well. Don't forget that is also an upconvert DVD player as well, and can play plenty of media such as divx files.
     
  4. omgdaniel

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    On a 32" television, you won't be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. Up until the mid 40" televisions you'll see a difference but with something so small it'll be hard. And besides, many blu-rays play at 720p anyhow.
     
  5. ZeWarrior

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    For movies? I disagree. Blu-ray in 1080p = AMAZING!! but in 720p, it doesn't look too much better than an upscaled DVD IMO.
     
  6. soulx
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    I guess I'll have to get a new '1080p' television. I'll wait a while.

    I was hoping for a major difference from SD.
     
  7. Maz7006

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    Well there is SOME difference when it comes to movies, but like ZeWarrior said its not as good as 1080p... this is only considering films.

    Bottom Line:

    From SD to HD 720p there is a major noticeable difference... which is basically what you want.
     
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    I have a 32" HDTV and can tell an ENORMOUS difference between 720p and 1080p. Enormous as in the picture quality is probably at LEAST 40% better looking. It's not quite as much of a leap going from SD to HD, but it's still VERY noticeable.
     
  9. omgdaniel

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    Really depends how close you are to the tv.

    http://s3.carltonbale.com/resolution_chart.html