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DLP Rear Projection TV

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Raymond G, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. Raymond G

    Raymond G Agent

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    Has anyone seen or purchased any of the new DLP Rear Projection TV's?
     
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    Phil A Producer

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    I have not seen the (65 inch) Mitsubishi but the chain of stores near where I live that carries them has indicated that to get the best results may require a screen upgrade. From what I understand the color on the pictures tends to be jumpy when one moves their head around. I have only gotten the info from their sales people since I am in the beginning stages of looking around while I contemplate finishing the basement and moving my current set down there.
     
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    Saw a Panasonic and it looked great..
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  4. Raymond G

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    The Panasonic is the one I am looking for. I did see the
    55" Hitachi and wasn't impressed. It was playing the Matrix
    DVD and the picture was very grainy.
     
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    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    The price for what you get is not worth it IMHO.
    Get a new 16x9 panel (1.78:1), 720p DLP front projector (with the upcoming "black" DMD chip and re-formatted color wheel from Texas Instruments for improved black level and color fidelity with reduced rainbow artifacts) and a widescreen Stewart GrayHawk screen (depending on projector brightness and light conditions in the room) for less than what I've seen these RPTV's going for and get better picture quality and a bigger image.
    Just be sure to wait for DVI and FireWire connector compatible projectors to catch on or you'll probably waste your money.
    Dan
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  6. Raymond G

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    Would you be able to set this up and remove it once a year.
    The company I work for moves me around at least once a year.
    What other equipment would you need to make this work. I
    already have a DVD player,a VCR, a stereo system and a
    Directv system?
     
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    I've had the Panasonic PT-52DL10 for almost a year now, and in general I have been very happy with it.
    Strengths:
    No burn-in problem
    Bright enough for room with windows and full daylight
    only 18" deep
    very light, easy to move
    lots of AV inputs (3x component, 4x s-video/composite inc. one set of AV inputs on front, 1 svga on front)
    accepts 720p native
    Weaknesses:
    Cost (although recently I have seen them new for $7k-$8k, and a floor model for $6k)
    True resolution is 1280x720, so 1080i is scaled (but the 1080i pictures are still outstanding)
    Black level is a bit weak, especially in a dark room watching dark scenes
    SVGA input only takes up to 1024x768, and is really a 800x600 native (1024x768 is scaled down)
    not very many on the market, so it is tough to compare notes with other users
    I don't use the built-in tuner, so I can't comment on that.
    When I decided on this set, plasmas were substantially more expensive than they currently are, and there was no 50" plasma available. If I were looking now, I would be looking closely at the DLP set v. the new Panasonic and Pioneer 50" plasmas, and weighing the trade-off between better black levels and the potential for burn-in.
     

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