Originally Posted by Grant
Well shit, now you tell me. Can you explain where you got that rationale from or cite your source?
No source... just from experience.
Most people (as well as all the loudmouths here yelling WRONG) have never seen a properly set up demo to compare the two i.e. a true 1080p display matched to a true 1080p source next to a true 720p (not the 768 native that most consumer plasmas really are) hooked to a native 720p source. It's all about pixel mapping. The so called "experts" here have probably seen a demo where the difference is obvious because of poor scaling. Even with BluRay or HD-DVD, you're still not seeing a fair comparison because there are many more factors involved in the final output (quality of the transfer, scaling done by the player, scaling done by the set)
is the only one that made sense, when hooked up to a PC, then yes, the difference CAN be seen because a PC can output a native
signal (1080, 720, whatever) and therefore there no scaling involved.
I'm not saying that they are the same, they are not. I'm not trying to defend one versus the other. All I'm saying is that people are very quick to knock 720p displays on this case, without the proper knowledge, who knows, they might not ever connect it to a true 1080p source... in which case, they'll have 1080p for bragging rights alone.
Pixel mapping & matching and proper video processing are a lot more important than max display resolution, i.e. think audio for a moment, max-watts vs RMS-watts and you'll understand my logic here.
You can start the name calling now, which is to be expected in DFWstangs.