Are the new Samsung HLR series worth it compared to the older HLP series???

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  1. Mike Lee

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    I was looking to buy the HLP5085 but read that the newer HLR series is out. Is it worth the extra cost? I believe the HLR has a built-in tuner and a newer projector and dlp chip...

    I know nothing about hdtv...would like recommendations though...i have about
     
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    $3000?? Look at Sony and even the more bargain Pansonic LCD RP's....


    The HLR's are a pretty big jump in technology and performance over the HLP's in my opinion anyways.


    New DLP light engine I think....
     
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    John, which models do you recommend? I saw a few sony lcd rp next to some samsung HLNs...the sonys noticeably better
     
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    I'm not a fan of DLP.... So I am weak on them.

    I'm a rainbow see'r big time.
     
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    no, i meant recommendations on the lcd rp...
     
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    Well the Sony's for sure. I also like the Panasonic, but it has more screen door effect than the sony's.

    Sony's are the best LCD RPTV's out there. I mean, you can get like 1' away and still no screen door can be seen.
     
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    john, which sony model# do you recommend? i'm looking for a 43"-50"

    what is a screen door effect???
     
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    Sort of where you can see the actual panel grid. Maybe somebody else can explain it better than me.

    Often you will read about people moving their seating back a little more so it cannot be seen. But as I said if you look for it on one of these newer Sony LCD Rear Projections, it just isn't there at all.

    KDF-50WE655 $2795 at Circuit City right now with free delivery. That's the 50", I always suggest the largest size but of course. [​IMG]
     
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    thanks...i'll look into it but i noticed that it doesn't have an NTSC tuner. won't i need this to watch non-hdtv with an antenna or can i just use a vcr?

    again, i don't know too much about TVs.
     

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