$2500 price point

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  1. Mark_Faust

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    Hey all,

    I have been out of the HT arena for a while due to a new child... Long story short, my 50"/15yr old/Hitachi Ultravision RPTV has just about had it. I have been holding out for a while because of the changes involved with a new tv. Here are the specs I am looking at:

    Price Point: $2500
    Distance to TV from Main seats: 11-12ft
    Size: going to 16:9 means I would like to go to at least a 55"
    Watching prefs:TV/HDTV/DVD - 40/40/20 (no HD now)
    **I will be switching from regular cable to DirectTV or Dish depending on the amount of hd channels available**

    Any help would be greatly appreciated....thx
    Mark
     
  2. Mark_Faust

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    75 looks and not a response?? help a guy out here....
     
  3. Joseph DeMartino

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    I wrote a pretty long reply, and the board seems to have eaten it. (This has happened with a couple of other posts this week.)

    Here's the short version: I've also been out of the TV market for a long time, with no HD service available and no money for upgrades, I saw no point in torturing and/or tempting myself. Now I can get HD service and my financial posistion is better and I've started looking.

    At your friend's price point he's mostly going to be looking at CRT-based RPTVs, maybe a few LCD or DLP projectors. LCD panels are simply too expensive at the size he's interested in. Prices can jump by $1,000 going from a 42" to a 50" or larger LCD, to the point where they can't really compete with plasma at the upper size range in the flat-panel market.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  4. Jack Ferry

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    Is front projection an option for you?
     
  5. Mark_Faust

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    Unfortunately not at this time..
    The distance from wall to wall is only about 13ft..Toss in a couch and TV width and I only have about 10..

    Besides, I might be moving next spring and dont want to put any more holes in the walls if possible...

    thx for the comment

    Mark
     
  6. Arthur S

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    You might just want to sit tight till you figure out if you are moving in the spring.
    But here is the top rated micro-dsiplay rear projector from the November 2005 Consumer Reports.

    Sharp 56DR650- $2,500. The ONLY rear projector: micro-dsiplay or crt that got the highest rating on HD programming. This is a DLP

    If you want a bigger screen and HD performance is not as important to you, the JVC HD-61Z886-$2,800 is a good choice. The is a HD-ILA.
     
  7. Sam Posten

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    Well under your budget is the Sony 50A10, might check that out if under 55" is doable. The 60" A20 is in that range too I guess but not nearly going like gangbusters as the A10 from what I hear...
     
  8. Barry_B_B

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    Check out the Samsung HL-R5067W; this is the one I want but plans on hold for now [​IMG]



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