Topic: 720p vs. 1080p

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In the future, I plan on hopefully replacing my family's currently depressing 480p TV in order to prevent cutoff HUD in Wii U games. I did a quick search on the web and found the a 720p TV is a lot more affordable. However the part of me that wants higher tech longs for 1080p. One user review I read said that they had a TV with each resolution and didn't see much of a difference. Does anyone else think so? Also, does 720p cause any parts of any Wii U games' HUD to be cutoff the display?

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Well, if all you want is for the image to fit the screen, then you'd be fine either way, and generally 720p TV's are cheaper. However, I prefer 1080p because it is sharper; however, if you are looking for a 1080p TV I suggest looking into one with at least a 120hz screen refresh rate; otherwise you might get in trouble with motion blur. 720p is the same aspect ratio as 1080p, so you wouldn't have any problems with HUD cutoff. Another thing to consider is the size of the TV you want; if you want a large TV (40-60" or so) I would suggest 1080p, but if you only want a smaller TV (19-32") 720p will most likely suit you just fine.

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1080p or bust.

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Get 1080p; otherwise you're not going to get the best graphics for any game that is true 1080p.

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I have another question too. Right now I have a 720p HDTV that works perfectly fine. Is it worth it to buy a whole new tv when I get my Wii U?

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I have another question too. Right now I have a 720p HDTV that works perfectly fine. Is it worth it to buy a whole new tv when I get my Wii U?


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Just depends on budget. If you want a cheaper tv that looks good then go 720p. But if you want the whole package get 1080p for sure. 720p still looks good though. - Dayman
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720p definitely looks good. I have a 5 year old 720p tv and I enjoy it. I bought it because I just couldn't justify the money I would have spent at the time on a 1080p tv. I convinced myself for years that I made the right choice. Then my father in law got a new 60" 1080p tv... I brought over the empire strikes back on blu ray on his advice. I very quickly became upset, confused and envious! Lol. The picture was remarkably different. The sharpness and crispness of a 1080p is quite outstanding. Also it's a little difficult to explain, but remember motion blur? Probably not, but when you watch a movie and the main character runs down a corridor (Han Solo running through the Death Star while being shot at by lasers), the action will blur slightly. In 1080p, this doesn't happen. It keeps up with the movie's action! It is remarkable. You really have to see it to believe it.
So, needless to say, I will be buying a new 1080p shortly to go along with the WiiU that Santa will bring the family. My old work horse 720p will be going downstairs as an alternate, along with the Wii.
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Going by the title. 1080p.
If all you want is to not have any image cut-off a 720p TV will do.
If it's a long term investment I would go for 1080p.

However do remember that it matters what the panel type and back lights are.
A full backlit 720p OLED TV is going to look better than an edge-lit 1080p LCD.
Sharp also have 4 colours instead of 3. SHARP: RGBY OTHERS: RGB.
Also I would avoid 3D TV's if you're not bothered by it. It will make your wallet happier,

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