- Dec 16, 2001
Well I originally was going to get the Tosh65' but I want to go that extra mile. What set would make my HT shine?
I second what Aaron has to say. When people are spending over 2K, WHY would they get a TV? (Not commited to HT I guess)
I think MOST people on this website are "commited" to HT. I doesn't make a difference if we have a projection, tube or whatever kinda of T.V. Not everybody has the room or the budget for a HT room that they can make almost totally dark. (Most of us have wifes also)
But to get back the subject, If I were in your shoes Joel I would go with the regular line of Pioneers~~~~ http://ww2.onecall.com/PID_12733.htm
It is 3600 total. That leaves you plenty for a professional calibration and an extended warranty. If you like the Tosh it is a very nice set also just spend the dough to get it calibrated.
WHY would they get a TV? (Not commited to HT I guess)
Larry I don't feel that my 65" Toshiba is a "TV". If you have ever taken the time to look(if you do care at all about home theater)you would see that rear projectors have the same type of tubes as a front projector.
A tv is someting that sets on the counter in my kitchen. A rear projection set is something to be proud to have in your home and should not be looked down on by you or anyone else.
I'm curious, does this type of comment make you feel superior to us poor, stupid rear projection set owners?
If you have ever taken the time to look(if you do care at all about home theater)you would see that rear projectors have the same type of tubes as a front projector.
If you're talking about your typical 7" CRT based RPTV, I got to disagree with you. Your typical front projector is a very very different animal. However, if you're talking about a RPTV based on 9" tubes like the Philips 65" mentioned above or the Mitsubishi Diamond 73" (none of the smaller ones have it), then you're right. The 9" CRT's on those machines will give you a front projector quality picture.
However, I do agree completely with the sentiment. RPTV and FPTV both have their place in HT, just like plasma units.