"Full HD" on a 42" plasma
Apparently it is virtually impossible to fit a "full hd" pixel count (1920 by 1080) onto a plasma screen below 65 inches, and that Pioneer have performed some sort of miracle by squeezing that number of pixels (and their corresponding gas chambers) onto a 50 inch panel. So why has there not been any fuss made over the two sets from Panasonic (one very recent - TH-42PZ70 - and one fairly recent - TH-42PZ700) which manage to fit a "full hd" pixel count onto a 42 inch panel? Surely this is nothing short of amazing, as it was supposed to be impossible?!
Also, you may have noticed that when I refer to "full hd" I always put it in inverted commas. This is because I disagree with that term, and the way it implies 720p (and 1080i I guess) is not proper high-def. I believe that the difference between a 720p and 1080p resolution is just a matter of suitability for different screen sizes; for a smaller set (say, below 42inch), 720p is the necessary amount of pixels to produce a high-definition image, while on larger sets (above 50inch), to produce the same quality of high-def image, a 1080p resolution is required. But that's probably just me thinking that I'm some kind of expert. And i guess the new Pioneer PDP-508XD proves that even a large, 50 inch, panel can produce an excellent high-def pic with only a 720p resolution although I havn't seen it in action yet.
Anyway, I hope someone can help me.