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Why buy a 720p hdtv when you could go 1080p?

A lot of people jump back the minute they hear about a 720p HDTV, why? They seem to think that 1080p is the only way to go, well, it really isn't, it all depends on the size of the screen you are planning on getting.

Everybody seems to think that they need to buy 1080p. 1080p is based on the resolution that will be produced. To be exact the resolution is 1920x1080p. 1280x720 is the native resolution for a 720p screen. This basically means that if you are buying a monitor for a pc or for gaming as long as it's a 22 inch or below you really only need a 720p screen.

They can still take a 1080p signal but will be converted to the optimum resolution. This means you don't have to splash out a fortune for a 1080p monitor that is basically wasted, the 720p will do the same job!

Another factor to think about is the fact that digital television is not yet in 1080p. They are actually pumping out either 720p or 1080i so as far as television goes, there really is not need for a 1080p screen. That's not to say that there will never be, of course they will upgrade but for the sake of a few hundred quid, it's worth going 720p.

While it is obviously better to have true HD for gaming and bluray video, 720p will do an excellent job. So if cash is a problem then don't feel like you are getting short changed with a 720p screen, just upgrade when it suits you better!

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