Buying a new RPTV, suggestions?

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  1. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Stunt Coordinator

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    Not sure where to start. I have heard great things about Mitsu's but not much else. Here is what I'm looking for and maybe you guys can steer me in the right direction. I have about 3500 to spend (a little negotiable... hoping to catch a 2003 tv on a good sale before 2004's come out)

    I'll use the TV for 25% DVDs, 25% HDTV, and 50% satellite tv. Definetly want a 65" + widescreen TV. Where should I start looking?

    thanks guys!


    Jim
     
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    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    If you have light-control (like in a dedicated HT room or if you mostly care about critical viewing at night can can get-buy with a normal "TV" for day-time viewing) I DEFINITELY urge you to go FP. Come September we should have some great new options out there at some really attainable price-points.

    Nothing beats the impact of a 100" screen. It's *real* home-theater [​IMG]

    p.s. still saving for my own FP while my room gets ready.
     
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    What are the chances of putting together a complete FP system (PJ, screen, mounts) for under $2000 in the near future?
     
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    When I bought my Panasonic PT-L200U in June Projectorpeople had it bundled with a 16:9 67"x38" Da-Lite Model B matte white pull down screen for $1099. I spent $60 for my PJ mount (it is actually a TV wall mount designed for up to 27" TVs). The future is already here. Search this forum and the "digital projectors under $5000 USD MSRP" area at avsforum.com.
     
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    Wow! That's pretty good. Is it feasible to plug things like cable boxes and videogame consoles into that sort of setup?
     
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    Yes. It has component in, S-video, VGA, and AV (yellow RCA for video and red and white RCA jacks for audio) inputs. Read this thread.
     

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