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alo8115 karma

I have an honest question as it's something I always wonder.

The Wirecutter seems to always recommend 720p plasmas. I'm assuming the reason for 720p is that the distance you'll be viewing from makes the difference between 720 and 1080p negligible.

The way I use my TV though, it is generally pretty near to me. The furthest it gets in normal use it maybe 5 or 6 feet, but in general it's about 3-4 feet away.

On top of that, most of the content I consume is 1080p as in movies and TV etc etc.

Last point, I also play games fairly regularly and would likely hook the TV up to my PC for playing games though I wouldn't likely use it as a typical second screen on my PC. So connected to PC, but only used for TV, Movies, and Games.

Would you still recommend a 720p Plasma under those conditions?

The things that concern me in my use cases are that from the distance, 720p would be noticeable, because most of my content is at 1080p it would be scaled down and though it would be downsampling I think native would be preferred, and playing games I know that at least in the past Plasma TV's suffered from pretty heinous image retention.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

alo8110 karma

Fun fact: Youtube does support 60fps, but not at HD resolutions.

I believe it has to be 360p or lower, but it might only work with 240p.

alo813 karma

I've heard that it has something to do with coming out before Black Friday rather than on Black Friday.