I'm new here need some advise

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  1. jeremyLIT

    jeremyLIT Auditioning

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    I am looking for a big screen that is atleast 46" and not more than $2500, what would you all recomend? I have heard that on some big screens video games images get burned into the screen, is this true? Any advise on this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. John S

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    If your worried about burn in. LCD is the way to go.

    Search search search.. A really hard call, because you can get quailty 60" CRT Rear Projection displays in the $1300 range.


    My favorite LCD projection display right now, is the newer Sony's.
     
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    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Please post here in Display Devices when asking for specific purchasing advice. The Basics area strictly is for general discussion at the beginner level, not for asking what to buy.
     
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    saw Sundays Circuit City ad listing the Samsung 46" DLP for $1999...thats the lowest price I've seen at a retail store.
     
  5. Ted Lee

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    be sure to read this primer...good info on the newer technologies.

    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/art...&page_number=1

    i personally also like the sony lcd's. i'm actually really close to getting the 60" 955 lcd. whether it's the 655 or 955 series, they're both really nice. plus, no burn-in issues. i think you can get a 42" sony lcd for about 2400, the 50" is about 2700 -- but those are the 655 series.

    if you're going to go dlp, take a look at the samsungs. they're really nice, but i think they may be out of your range...not sure.
     
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    I got the Smasung 46 DLP...LOVE IT!!!!!
     
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    I agree that the Sony Lcd or the Sammy 46" is the way to go. I personaly like the Samsung and if you can indeed get it for $1999....GET IT!!!!!!!!
     
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    Who sales the samsung for 2000? I would like to check one of them out. What features did you most look for when buying your big screen?
     
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    It really depends from person to person. Make dure it has DVI inputs and that the technology is the one you want....ie....DLP, LCD, Lcos or CRT. I say the thing about DVI because most of the sources coming out in the future will have DVI output...such as Blu-ray and HD-DVD. Make sure you like the picture quality most of all though. I am more of a front projector guy so maybe one of the RP experts can add some info.
     
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    actually, i think hdmi is going to become the standard...since it includes *both* audio and video on the one cable.

    i rarely see any new gear with dvi anymore. usually if it has dvi, it will also have hdmi...but most of the new tv's only have hdmi.
     
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    LOL!! Yeah I just re-read my post and realized what a fool I was......didn't eat my wheaties I guess!!
     
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    Hey.. Last night.. I went with a friend to CC...

    He got a beautiful 60" Panasonic LCD Rear Projection for $2800. The set performed very well next to the Sony 70" LCD RP.

    And as far as the add on warranty goes. I have to give CC some props. This guy had a 7 year old 4:3 Panasonic ED CRT RPTV finally die on him and deemed unfixable by the repair people. They gave him a $1525 credit for a new HDTV. Of course he was looking at all the around $1500 to $2000 HD CRT RPTV's. Then he finally came over to me and said well I brought you along for your opinion, so lets have it.

    I then escorted him over the the 60" Panasonic. I said this LCD RP HDTV for $1300 difference after the credit is a no brainer.

    He had his two sons with him, and they just stood in front of it mouths hanging to the floor until we got one loaded up in the pickup and were ready to go. [​IMG]
    They seemed very happy. The guy wasn't so sure what his wife would think when he got home, I'm a little worried as I have not heard hide nor hair from him since.
     

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