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Old 12-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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32" TV question

Hey, on a TV this size does 1080 make a difference or not and a 120 refresh rate or am I just wasting money? Should I stick with 720 and 60 hz?

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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Kinda depends on where you're going to use it. If it's for the kids room may not be worth it. We just bought a 32" for our RV and got the 1080p 120. We bought a Vizio at Sams, and the price was really only a few dollars more so we figured, WTH. It is nice when we watch blu-rays and you can tell a difference, but the difference is minimal.


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Old 12-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #3
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Depends on what you will be watching.

60 Hz is terrible for 'flicker' and for ghosting, even with non-sports shows.

120 Hz is the bare minimum, and for sports anything less than 240 is annoying. If it is the only TV you will own, then it is less an issue, but watching sports on a plasma (600 Hz) or a better LCD/LED unit 240 Hz and then going to a 60 Hz unit, it would be annoying.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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I honestly don't know if I can tell the difference! I guess I need to do a side by side.

I have 53" in my basement that's a 1080. It's four years old and don't know the refresh rate. I thinks it's 120. I have never had any issues with not liking the image.

The new TV will go into the family room to replace am existing 27" tube HD TV that's a built in. I have limited space because of the built in and I do not want a large TV in the FR
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:00 AM   #5
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Go with 1080
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:55 AM   #6
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For a 32" you're probably not going to see a difference between 720p and 1080. You'd have to get around a 50" before you can really notice a difference and even then you'd have to be sitting pretty close and watching a quality BluRay movie.

A higher refresh rate would be helpful if you're going to watch sports or a lot of fast action type stuff but even then a lot of people can't notice a difference between the two and half the people that say they can are full of $h!t. Yeah, technically the 1080p running at 120hz is a better picture but we don't watch tv's with a magnifying glass to count pixel density or computers to record actual screen refresh rates etc.

In the real world a person sits in his living room 8, 10, 14 feet from the tv screen and cant see the tiny differences between the two. The advantage of 1080p would be higher pixel density for a given screen size meaning if you were sitting really close to a 50" tv you could make out the difference in pixel density. No one I know watches a 50 or 60 inch screen from 2 1/2 feet away. At average viewing distances you can't see a difference. Unless you're a tv tech geek or "audiophile" type person that needs the latest and greatest save your money and buy a quality 720p set.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:04 AM   #7
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The previous post is true, hence why I didn't comment on pixel density rather than refresh rate.

The refresh rate has a bigger impact than 720 vs 1080.

For a 32 inch set you could manage with 480 if you could find a 480 set. haha.

If you can afford the 120 or 240 you will be happy. If it is the only TV you will own 120 will suffice.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #8
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...i prefer the refresh rate and pixel count of a nearly vertical, nearly flat wrangler windshield...

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