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Adam_S

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I'm looking to make the plunge into HD soon, going to plunk around 2000 on an HD set, possibly the DLP-LED 61" samsung, but possibly a plasma or lcd. but anyway I now discover that most of what I knew about HT (from about six or eight years ago) isn't terribly relevant anymore.

What're the merits and disadvantages of Plasma versus LCD? I haven't seen a clear explanation of this anywhere, AVS segregates them so people don't fight, does HTF have anyone who can explain both in an unbiased manner.

Has the burn in problem been solved? I remember this was an early worry with flat screens.

What's with HDMI? There are different versions of it? what do the different versions do differently? are they backwards and forwards compatible with each other? Is it a physical difference or a data transmission difference?

Blu-ray stand alone or PS3? I'm leaning towards PS3, but remember how unreliable the PS2 dvd player was.

HD AUDIO formats? Are they all lossless? What should I look for in a receiver that is compatible with these?

Are there any other 'new' cables like HDMI I need to worry about?

Is upgrading to 7.1 from 5.1 worth it?

I have Digital Video Essentials, will I need to get a new version to calibrate my HDTV?
 

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