I am in the market for a new TV to replace my main Panasonic TX-32LZ80L LCD (which will be relocated to the bedroom) I have my sights on a larger set, ideally around 50" and have a shortlist of a couple of Plasma sets from Panasonic, Samsung and LG.
I am not concerned about Smart technologies or 3D availabilty, for me it comes down to it being a good basic monitor only. Sound is dealt with through my Cambridge Audio 640R and surround set-up.
I know that big savings can be made by going for HD ready TV's rather than full-HD models, so I am wondering if this is the way to go? I use a SKY HD box, the odd DVD and alot of downloaded movies using a HD media player. I never play any games on the set but do watch sport and big action films and thrillers. What's the main picture quality difference between a HD ready & Full HD set if you feed it a HD picture from a HD Sky box?
I'm looking at Samsung PS51F4500 or 5500 or D495, LG 50PA650T, Pana TX P50X60B or similar...any more suggestions please? I'm also concerned about reflectivity, (from the Samsungs) as it would be used during the daylight hours too!
Any suggestions, advise or clarification on the HD issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!