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10-16-2005 04:11 PM  12 years agoPost 21
blockatvalpo

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Another great forum is http://www.highdefforum.com. I usually go there for information. I bought a 52" DLP and wouldn't get anything else. If you have the room, you can save money by going with a rear projection (LCD or DLP, I would get a rear-CRT). If you are hooked on hanging it on the wall, you will need to consider how you want to listen to it. Most LCD tvs come with built in speakers and plasmas do not. So a plasma will need a surround sound unit. If it were me and my main tv, I would go LCD, because even though I have the surround sound unit, I don't always want to watch everything in surround sound. It is nice to just turn the tv on and go. I save the surround sound for LOST,movies and a few other random shows. The regular shows (non-hd) are almost worthless because they are not coded in 5.1 or greater. So unless you like it loud or want your surround sound unit to magically make it fake surround sound, get something that you will be happy with. With any tv shop at different stores. There hd feeds will be different and will give you a better perspective of the picture quality. Oh, no matter how good it looks at the store, keep in mind, all non-hd tv shows look pretty crappy. I have the upconvert processor in mine and regular tv doesn't look amazing. How are you planning on getting your hd signal (hd tuner box, cable)?

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10-17-2005 05:36 PM  12 years agoPost 22
IYKIST

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I would go for a DLP 50-60inch rear projection the picture is nothing short of amazing this is nothing like the old 3 bulb projection TV the picture is very natural and IMHO better than plasmas and as for the future i think LCD would replace plasma

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10-17-2005 08:30 PM  12 years agoPost 23
Heli88

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My Sony 50" LCD still amazes me, even after watching it for almost two years. If you are short on space go with the Plasma otherwise LCD is truly outstanding.

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10-18-2005 12:27 AM  12 years agoPost 24
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why do some of you guys think plasmas are more expensve, thats bull, lcds are way more expensive and it depends on what you want it for. Plasmas have superior blacks because they arent backlit, the pixels light themselves, but they usually have bigger pixels(lower resolution) lcds last longer and are the only way to go if you want to use it for computer applications. plasmas are better for movie watching.

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10-18-2005 12:29 AM  12 years agoPost 25
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Honeslty I would get a DPL projector or get nothing for the next year or so. Currently OLCD technology is being refined and when it is released plasma and LCDs will become obselete, therefore making prices plumet in order to compete with its rival technology.

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10-18-2005 12:37 AM  12 years agoPost 26
George Matthews

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Well if you want the best possible picture quality you still can't beat a CRT. A CRT still has the edge in contrast range. My Sony 34XBR960 has by far the best picture of any consumer television. The down side is the smaller screen size and the overall size and weight of the unit.

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10-18-2005 12:49 AM  12 years agoPost 27
blockatvalpo

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Picture Quality is different for everyone. Get what you can afford that fulfills yours needs. I still pick DLP technology, but that is me.

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10-18-2005 01:29 AM  12 years agoPost 28
foo

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yea dlps are the best for rear projection, i assumed this was about flat panel monitors.

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10-18-2005 03:51 AM  12 years agoPost 29
Saint728

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Have you seen the new 102 inch HD plasma TV? Samsung makes it and it's got a 2000:1 contrast. I heard that it will retail for about $100,000.00, not sure if that was US or Australian dollars? They also have a 82" plasma TV for $45,000.00 USD. Here is a link to check it out. http://www.hdtvexpert.com/pages/ces2005pf.htm http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000570023977/

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10-18-2005 01:26 PM  12 years agoPost 30
blockatvalpo

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I'll take an Aqous. I love those tv's.

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10-18-2005 02:48 PM  12 years agoPost 31
IYKIST

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I know Samsung makes 80inch LCD tv and their 50inch DLP rear projection has excellent picture quality and it is also beautiful

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10-18-2005 02:55 PM  12 years agoPost 32
blockatvalpo

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The Samsung DLP's look nice, but I have read a lot of bad reviews about them. They mainly came from gamers who were experiencing the rainbow effect. They resolved the problem with the new chips though.

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10-19-2005 06:46 PM  12 years agoPost 33
foo

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I'll take an Aqous. I love those tv's.
i have the 32 inch aquos, honestly its not that amazing (for what i paid for it a year ago(3000$+USD(i guess theyre cheaper now)))... It makes a nice computer monitor though.

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10-19-2005 09:28 PM  12 years agoPost 34
Pooch

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GIRUY f00!

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10-24-2005 01:56 PM  12 years agoPost 35
blockatvalpo

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I bought a 26" Toshiba LCD over the weekend. I haven't been able to hook HD up to it yet, but regular tv looks pretty good. I will probably buy an OTA tuner for it on ebay. This way I don't have to give the cable company $10 a month for something that is in the bedroom.

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10-24-2005 02:07 PM  12 years agoPost 36
Mattiward

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Well following my first post and reading all your replies - thank you. i've decided on a 32" LCD DVB, HD ready with HD ready DVD player and a wall bracket. I decided 32" would fit on my bedroom wall better than the 42" - I know, i know, in this case big should always be better, but it IS only my bedroom I've also thrown a lot of pennies at the cabling to get the best colours and image available. The next purchase i guess will be a hard drive / DVD writer. would like SKY + but don't really warrant the monthly price.

Anyway thanks once again to you all

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10-24-2005 02:11 PM  12 years agoPost 37
blockatvalpo

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HD ready DVD
So did you get a progressive scan dvd player or one that up-converts?

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10-24-2005 05:05 PM  12 years agoPost 38
Mattiward

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Samsung DVD HD850 progressive i think?

Screen hasn't arrived yet so haven't had a play with anything

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10-24-2005 05:22 PM  12 years agoPost 39
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Plasma altitude issue
I've spent the last 7 years in the low-voltage installation business (home theater, sat tv, data networks, home automation, etc).

4 years ago, after installing a 42" plasma screen for a customer in a village on a mountain nearby, we found that the brand new screen had an unacceptably poor picture quality -- almost no color and nowhere near bright enough.

Had to be defective, right? Wrong. Brought another up (they were at 8700' ASL) AT MY EXPENSE, same problem.

Turns out that neither the manufacturers nor the suppliers I dealt with at the time thought it important to mention that ALL plasma screens suffer this elevation-related problem. Apparently the gas elements in the screen are altitude sensitive starting at about 5000'

The problem gets worse the higher you live. LCD is not elevation-sensitive.

Consider this also when making your choice.

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10-25-2005 08:18 PM  12 years agoPost 40
bagobitz

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Apparently the gas elements in the screen are altitude sensitive starting at about 5000'
tell them that if they pay extra,you'll put it in their learjet it'll work ok in a pressurised cabin,-or will it?

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