Buying new TV, looking to spend under 2500

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  1. Mike Milillo

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    Hey everybody, I need a new television. I wanted something in the 42-50 range, probably a 46 or 47 inch. I was leaning towards DLP. We do play some video games, so I was concerned about burn in issues.

    How much better are the DLP's over the last generation of rear projections? I see many of these older sets selling for 1000-1500 now.

    What are the advantages of a DLP, is it a much better picture?

    I heard that they don't burn in either, is that true?

    Do DLP's have better viewing angles as well?

    thanks for the help guys.

    Samsung makes a DLP that is 47 inches, how is that one?
     
  2. John S

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    DLP technology is progressing nicely. Newst gen, definetly a little better than the previous / first gens.

    Veiwing angles still on the poor side.

    Burn-in definelty shoudl not be a problem.

    The biggest probalem still with the technology, is some people, well a fair percentage of people, see rainbows as they move their eyes to different points on the screen.


    All technologies have their pros and cons, DLP is certainly no exception.


    Now the latest Sony LCD RPTV's, sure seem to do well on the viewing angle thing even over DLP.

    Bang for buck, is still in the CRT RPTV's favor. Still my preference in the under $1500 or less arena.
     
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    Mike,

    Samsung continues to be our #1 brand for DLP TV's and customers have been very satisfied with the performance of the '63 series. DLP is brighter than a traditional CRT and offers a smaller footprint. Definitely no burn in issues and vs. LCD rear projection DLP offers better color accuracy and a smoother image. Samsung just lowered their costs to dealers so their entire line just became a little less expensive. They also offer a HL-P4674W which uses the HD2+ chip (better contrast ratio). The Sony looks good for LCD but I still prefer DLP.
     
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    by the sony, are you talking about the one I linked?

    Are LCD's immune to burn in?

    The newer samsung you spoke about, Is that something that can be found on bestbuy.com?

    I am going to check now, thanks for the help
     
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    oops
     
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    SD on an HDTV is always a crap shoot.

    I know since getting my 60", I sure no longer value SD programming. I used to complain about upconverted material on HD feeds. But no more, I recently hooked straight SD back up, and found it quite unwatchable for me.
     
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    when you say SD, is that just analog cable, or does it include digital cable and sat?

    What is better about the newer chips as oppossed to the older chips in the samsungs
     
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    SD, anything not broadcast in HD.... Yes, digital cable is definetly included in this.

    In DLP, they keep increasing the speed of the color wheel, to minimize people see'n the rainbow effect.
     
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    >"So, If I have digital cable or sat TV hooked up, will the picture like like crap, unless it is hdtv or dvd?"

    No.

    Some stations on some providers are crap, some stations on some providers are very good.

    It varies dramatically.

    I have Dish network and some SD channels are very good, and some suck. That's true of every provider.
     
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    No?? huh.. lol I'll call the answer a definet "Maybe" myself. [​IMG]
     
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    ok, so if you guys were in my position, would you go with the samsung.....

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....product&cmp=++

    Is there anything I should know about this set that may hinder future acceptance?

    Is it missing any key ports that I might need to have in the future?

    thanks again for all the help guys
     
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    I haven't looked at that set specifically, but make sure it has an HDMI plug for HD-DVD and possibly Blu-Ray players.
     
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    Is this what you mean?

    "2 HDTV/DTV component video inputs, DVI input, HDMI A/V input and D-sub 15-pin PC input"
     
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    What are some good rear projection LCD's that are in the 2000-3000 price range?
     
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    I compared a lot of these sets in the last several months.

    First, I was fairly convinced I would get a DLP set. Then, when I went shopping Labor Day weekend, I was down to the Samsung 5685 (Kirk) and the JVC 61Z585 (LCoS) set. I ordered the JVC, as I was pretty impressed with the picture and I was paranoid about myself or anyone else seeing rainbows on my TV.

    It took until the end of November until the JVC came into stock. During that time, the new Sony XS955 series LCD sets came out. I saw those and was VERY impressed. Great picture... Best blacks I've seen on a LCD set. And screen-door-effect was minimized, even at close distances (better than the Hitachi's IMO). I ended up switching my order to the Sony 60XS955. I had to wait until late December to get it as the store I bought from needed to special order it. (They had loaned my a Samsung 5663, so I didn't want to just bail on them.)

    So, I reviewed a lot of sets in my process of getting a new TV. I thought initially I would get a DLP for sure... changed to LCoS... and wound up with LCD.

    All of these technologies have their advantages and disadvantages. You need to look for yourself and decide what you like the most.
     

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