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Which DLP RPTV do you recommend
13 replies to this topic
Posted December 11 2005 - 01:20 PM
Hi, I have a Toshiba 56H80 and am considering getting a new DLP model. I would appreciate feedack from the members of this forum. 1. Which make/model do you think is best? 2. I hear you may have to replace the lamp on these models every two years or so. Is this true and how much will this cost? Thanks for any feedback.
Posted December 13 2005 - 04:11 PM
With all the flat panel technologies available and front projections systems being so inexpensive, I would have a hard time justifying rear projection as a serious solution (either technically or financially). Keep digging. I am sure you will find what you are looking for. Happy Holidays!
Posted December 14 2005 - 12:36 PM
If you do want to buy DLP, make sure you are not susceptible to the Rainbow Effect. Caused by the color wheel that single chip DLP displays use to create color. Some people see it, some don't. LCD RPs always have 3 chips, so do not suffer from this. But usually, plasma has better blacks, contrast, off-angle viewing, etc, than either LCD or DLP RPs.
Posted December 14 2005 - 12:57 PM
I'd recommend Sony SXRD. Simply the BEST RPTV technology available. I don't recommend DLP. There's a LOT of hype. Harder to calibrate, downconversion artifacts, etc. Sony's LCD solutions are also top notch if SXRD is too rich for your tastes.
Posted December 14 2005 - 05:24 PM
I'm also in the market for a TV soon, and my conclusion[well sort of] was the Sony SXRD[Lycos] as well but I wouldn't discount DLP at all especially for better black levels, and tad bit more uniform picture towards the edges.The screen door effect on most LCD TV's including from Sony was just too much for me to consider it at all. YMMV
Posted December 14 2005 - 10:57 PM
SXRD has near perfect black level, much more than any DLP I've tried to calibrate. The 2 megapixel image has yet to be beaten, even DVD (especially thru HDMI) looks phenomenal. 3 IEEE1394 ports, TWO HDMIs, VGA, Cable Card, Twin View, the feature list is also as impressive as the picture. If you have the means: GRAB THIS TV!
Posted December 15 2005 - 12:49 AM
I've been lusting after this set for awhile now as a replacement for my Toshiba 56H80. I'm hanging onto my Toshiba for another year or so, hoping the price on the Sony LCoS models continue to drop. I'm also holding out for a model that accepts a 1080p signal. I may not need such a feature for awhile, but I'd rather have it "just in case".
Posted December 15 2005 - 02:52 PM
Someday. Not this year. Perhaps next year.
BTW: a Sony rep told me that they WILL accept a 1080p signal. HOWEVER the TV downconverts it to 1080i and then scales that back to the 1080p native resolution. He admitted it's a bass-ackwards way of doing it but there was simply no 1080p devices on the market to test the chipset with.
Posted December 16 2005 - 12:18 AM
That's pretty dumb, IMO. As I said above, I'll wait until they come out with a model that handles 1080p signals properly. I may not need the feature anytime soon, but I would like to make my next set as "future-proof" as possible (I was burned on DVI/HDMI last time), and my current Toshiba 56H80 is still working fine. I can afford to wait.
Posted December 16 2005 - 02:12 AM
You can do what I did. I bought a Toshiba 46HM94. This is a great DLP. I'm more than happy with this purchase. This TV will cover all your 720p needs. Then when the technology offers more room for 1080p to expand, you'll see that there will be more affordable sets. Plus LCoS will be cheaper!
Posted December 16 2005 - 01:22 PM
Get an HP 5880 or 6580 DLP they both accept 1080p through HDMI now. Great reviews, do a search
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