Any reason not to get a rear projection?

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  1. Jon Sotelo

    Jon Sotelo Auditioning

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    I will have about $2000.00 to spend on a new TV and I really want to get a 16:9 rear projection such as the Mitubishi Platinum 46in or the Toshiba TW 40-81. I don't really want to go bigger than say 50 inches or so becasue my room is so small. I watch a LOT of sports, anime, and widescreen DVDs with not as much television but it is there.
    Anyway I have been told that rear projections are NOT the tv's to have because they have huge problems with them. Breaking down, having to be re adjusted, wearing out quickly, screen burn in from station logos...
    I thought that if properly caibrated, VE, then there were not problems from the burn in. Any truths to this? Should I be looking for a tube TV instead?
    THANKS!
     
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Jon,
    Anyone that tells you an RPTV is any more or less prone to
    failure than any Direct View TV set simply does not know
    what they are talking about. Rear Projection TV's come in a
    couple diffrent flavors the most simple being the tride and
    true CRT RPTV. The CRT versions use 3 TV Tubes each only
    displaying a fixed color R G or B usualy 9" per tube in size
    and they do not suffer from any more or any less longevity
    issues than any other CRT device. Any CRT can get BURN IN
    even Direct View CRT's will develop logo burn in when one
    fixed still image is constantly displayed.
    I have a 61" CRT RPTV and I would not go back to Direct View
    and I will never go back to anything smaller than 45" that
    is for certain! RPTV's these days last 10 or more years for
    most cases. I am not going to say they all last that long
    but generaly speaking it's acceptable to do repairs on a TV
    that costs between 2 and 3 thousand dollars therfore if a
    problem did arise it would be economicly sound to get it
    repaired rather than to replace it. Most CRT tubes in RPTV's
    have at the very least a 2-5 year warranty.
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  3. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    I agree w/Brett DiMichele. I would not go back to Direct View after upgrading my highly reviewed (Brent Butterworth for Video) 1995 35" Toshiba Direct-view (bought a week before the 49er's vs. Charger's Superbowl [​IMG]) to the new Toshiba 50" 16:9 HDTV Monitor.
    The Toshiba 50H81 was not available in California until sometime after August 8th @ Sears, Best Buy, etc., but after viewing the few digital pic's posted by a HT SPoT forum member (he received his around July 20th in Florida), I ordered my 50H81 on July 23rd for $2,075.00 (including FREE SH - no CA tax) and received mine on August 1st.
    I was so impressed on what I saw, the next morning I also posted my http://www.geocities.com/mv_us_2000/Toshiba_50H81_HDTV.html
    Phil
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    [Edited last by Phil Iturralde on October 11, 2001 at 10:57 AM]
     
  4. Jon Sotelo

    Jon Sotelo Auditioning

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    Thanks for the replies, the Tosh 50H81 seems to be just about exactlly what I am looking for! Those pics are Awesome!
    Where did you get your set from?
     
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  6. Jon Sotelo

    Jon Sotelo Auditioning

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    Thanks, I found a reputable dealer that I have delt with before that will let it go for $2090.00 shipped curbside. They can't ship until the end of October but they are official and under warranty. I better get some help bringing it inside thou!.
    Does anyone recommend the extended warranty for this thing? It's about $230.00 for 3 years with onsite repair.
     
  7. Dano_G

    Dano_G Auditioning

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    IMO, you really should consider Mits. Aside from problems you hear about, all R/FPTVs are subseptible. Mits quality and support are really great. Don't take my word, try them and you'll see for yourself.
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  8. Jon Sotelo

    Jon Sotelo Auditioning

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    I did it! I just bought a Toshiba 50H81 It shipped today and delivery will be next week!
    THANKS!!!
    [Edited last by Jon Sotelo on October 12, 2001 at 02:01 PM]
     

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