If someone gave you $1500-$2000

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  1. Father John A

    Father John A Stunt Coordinator

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    What display would you get? The rules are:

    1. No FP, too much light in room
    2. 42" minimum
    3. No CRT RP
    4. You can't spend any additional money

    This is a real world exercise, if I can move quickly.
     
  2. John S

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    A Pannasonic ED Plasma.
     
  3. ManW_TheUncool

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    Does that include shipping? [​IMG]

    I haven't been following too closely to know whether Toshiba's DLP RPTVs are good, but if I were you, I'd definitely give them a serious look. OneCall.com has the lower end versions of their 46" and 52" priced at ~$2K right now -- have no idea why they're the same price.

    http://ww3.onecall.com/PID_23599.htm

    You should probably factor in the occasional need for bulb replacement though as these things typically only last for 3000-4000 hours and typically cost $300-400 to replace.

    _Man_
     
  4. Travis_R

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    I love my Mitsubishi 42"
     
  5. Ronn.W

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    A plasma EDTV, definitely. Either Panasonic, Zenith or LG. Base it on whatever you can get that's cheapest, the sets are very similar.
     
  6. Shane Martin

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    The first thing I'd do is get an understanding wife [​IMG]

    I'd "settle" for a Panasonic ED Plasma but I'd be longing for a larger screen like the 55" Mits CRT I bought for the same money. I paid $1700 this past year including delivery and setup and don't regret it one bit. WAF be damned. My room is plenty bright and the PQ is stunning.
     
  7. Craig

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    You can get some good mailorder deals on plasmas these days, 'course you've got to feel comfortable with buying expensive items online.

    I saw a Pioneer 42" EDTV plasma for $1850 + shipping, and a 42" Panasonic EDTV for $1900+shipping over at Tigerdirect.com.

    You've got kind of a limited playing field without CRT based RPTVs, and a 42" screen isn't that large. If you could swing the DLP models at OneCall that was mentioned earlier you might be more satisfied as far as screen size.
     
  8. Father John A

    Father John A Stunt Coordinator

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    OK, thanks so far.

    I decided I would rather steer away from Plasma. I have children and would be worried about burn in.

    It looks like I need to wait until either DLP or LCD RP are in my price range.
     
  9. Joe C.

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    fr. john...

    about plasma burn in... a plasma is made of a buncha little picture tubes... same material really. if your crt has never burned in, its unlikely a plasma will either.

    you can probably find a sony 42we655 42" lcd rp for 2200-2300 if you look and can spend the extra cash
     
  10. Travis_R

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    just out of curiousity.......why no FP allowed
     
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