1080i Pioneer or 1080p Samsung?
I am in the process of upgrading my a/v setup. I'm starting with the screen and am currently a little torn. Your expertise would be appreciated.
I like to the look of the Samsung LE46F86BDX. It is 46 inch, a good size for my living room, comes with full HD had has been extensively well reviewed.
Then there is the Pioneer PDP 508XD. 42 inch, but that's fine too, seems to have had rave reviews everywhere but only comes in 1080i flavour.
I know I should audition both, and I will, but my question is: should the lack of full HD on the Pioneer put me off in any way? I'll be partnering it to a Blu-Ray player (probably a PS3), and expect to download HD content. We may also take the Sky HD service, but since this isn't in full HD I don't see that as a factor.
I don't expect to replace this panel for five years (the current one was acquired seven years ago), so will upgrading to 1080i only be a decision I may come to regret?