Better off to wait for technology to mature?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by DaveDickey, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. DaveDickey

    DaveDickey Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Folks,

    I've been studying, checking, reseaching, and re-checking HT Forums for about a month now. It's an enjoyable and addicting new hobby. You catch the bug, and you are consumed! I have upgraded everything in my modest home theater... except for my TV.

    It appears to me that digital / HDTV has just not arrived yet. Am I wrong?

    Here's what I've found:

    *RPT's are huge, heavy and they need expensive calibration and maintenance to look their best.

    *CRT's are heavy and too small to fully display the impact of home theater.

    *DLP's are expensive and display analog signals (standard satellite, cable) poorly.

    *LCOS is a new, expensive, and unproven technology.

    These are just my observations from what I've seen in stores and read about in forums. It seems to me that the dreaded "buyer's remorse" is almost assured if one delves into the TV market right now. Especially with the pace at which technology is improving.

    I'm hoping that someone will tell me I'm crazy and wrong, and that way perhaps I can justify clicking on that "Buy Now" button. [​IMG]
     
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  4. DaveDickey

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    Thanks for the input fellas. Bob, you obviously know your stuff. No doubt there. The fact that the signal providers have their proverbial heads in the sand is reason enough for me to wait. I do so reluctantly, however.
     
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  6. DaveDickey

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    Bob, Thank you for the information and web link. I have heard about you on other HT forum and I respect your opinion. I primarily watch news channels and nature / science programs on TV. I have a standard DirecTV setup with Direcway high speed (what a joke) internet. I'll check out the site you recommended.
    Thanks again, Dave
     

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