OK, be honest how big is it really?

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  1. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

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    Your display of course. I am just curious as I just upgraded to a FP system. Here we all claim to be huge movie buffs (or we probably wouldnt be here) and although I know that budget plays a bigger role in your display size than probably any other factor so I'm not saying that anyone needs a certain size. Just trying to get a rough idea of what the average might be. So on with the poll.

    1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio?

    2) What technology is the display (direct view, RPTV, FP, plasma, etc.)?

    3) Is your display HD ready?

    4) How long have you had this size display?

    5) What was your previous display size?

    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions (ie RPTV vs FP) SAF, etc.)?

    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)?

    8) What are your future upgrade plans?
     
  2. ChuckDeLa

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    1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio?
    27", 4:3
    2) What technology is the display (direct view, RPTV, FP, plasma, etc.)?
    um, direct view I guess? whatever a normal TV is
    3) Is your display HD ready?
    LOL
    4) How long have you had this size display?
    like 3-4 years
    5) What was your previous display size?
    23", I think?
    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions (ie RPTV vs FP) SAF, etc.)?
    I had some extra cash at the time, it was the best I could afford
    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)?
    Hell no. Too small, and I want a widescreen
    8) What are your future upgrade plans?
    Buy a widescreen RPTV as soon as I can afford it.
     
  3. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

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    I posted the poll right before I had to leave for lunch, so I didnt get a chance to respond myself.
    1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio? 83 inch 16:9 native front projection
    2) What technology is the display (direct view, RPTV, FP, plasma, etc.)? LCD front projection
    3) Is your display HD ready? Yes, native 16:9 LCD panels with all the scalers and inputs necessary for HD.
    4) How long have you had this size display? About 3 days [​IMG]
    5) What was your previous display size? 32" Sony VVega
    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions (ie RPTV vs FP) SAF, etc.)? Price to size ratio. I couldnt justify spending almost twice as much for a smaller picture size out of a large foot-print box and having to deal with the same issues as far as room lighting anyway.
    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)? It looks great on everything except regualar TV, although so far I've only watched the Orange Bowl, and I dont think sports looks good in non HD on even a big RPTV.
    8) What are your future upgrade plans? None according to my wife, if I want to keep certain parts of my anatomy intact.
     
  4. Patrick McCart

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    1. 36" 1.33:1 Sony Trinitron (1999 model)
    2. Standard "tube" television.
    3. HD? Are you kidding? [​IMG]
    4. Since early December.
    5. 20" RCA tube TV (1992 model)
    6. Well...I recieved it as a hand-me-down when my father got a 43" rear projection HDTV. [​IMG]
    7. I'm 99% happy with this TV. The quality is excellent...my only problem is that I'd like a function to get rid of overscan.
    8. Probably a 16mm projector. I like film. [​IMG]
     
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    1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio?
    60-inches, 4:3; i feel like a large 4:3 display gives me the best of both worlds: i can watch satellite/sports/non-widescreen broadcasts in 4:3 as I like them, and still have a large viewing area for widescreen format DVD
    2) What technology is the display (direct view, RPTV, FP, plasma, etc.)?
    analog RPTV
    3) Is your display HD ready?
    no
    4) How long have you had this size display?
    2 years
    5) What was your previous display size?
    27-inches
    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions (ie RPTV vs FP) SAF, etc.)?
    landed a whale of a deal
    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)?
    yes
    8) What are your future upgrade plans?
    undetermined: i'll wait for HD broadcasts to become the rule rather than the exception before I'll upgrade
     
  6. Morgan Jolley

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    I'm not sure of all the stuff in the Scootplex, maybe my dad would know everything.

    1) about 5' x 8' (maybe a few inches off), 16:9

    2) FP

    3) HD ready

    4) I think about 4-5 years, maybe more, plus one that was there way back in the early 90s

    5) I don't know

    6) A mix of wanting it and being able to have it, and possible screen size with best image quality

    7) Yeah, I guess

    8) I dunno

    NOTE: The backyard screen is about 10' x 20', but I didn't put responses for that one.
     
  7. Lew Crippen

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    1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio?
    34”, 16:9 Sony & 30”, 16:9 Samsung
    2) What technology is the display (direct view, RPTV, FP, plasma, etc.)?
    Both direct view
    3) Is your display HD ready?
    Yes to both
    4) How long have you had this size display?
    Six months and four months
    5) What was your previous display size?
    90 cm, 4:3
    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions (ie RPTV vs FP) SAF, etc.)?
    Physical room, lighting conditions and WAF
    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)?
    Very pleased
    8) What are your future upgrade plans?
    HD STB for the Samsung, replace existing speakers, happy with display(s)
     
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    1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio?

    51" 16x9

    2) What technology is the display (direct view, RPTV, FP, plasma, etc.)?

    RPTV

    3) Is your display HD ready?

    Yes

    4) How long have you had this size display?

    3 months or so

    5) What was your previous display size?

    27" 4x3

    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions (ie RPTV vs FP) SAF, etc.)?

    Better film viewing

    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)?

    For the most part

    8) What are your future upgrade plans?

    None at present
     
  9. Charles J P

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    Angelo, by my poor calculations, that still gives you about a 52" 16:9 image. Not bad considering you probably paid a lot less for a 60" analog TV than even a 52" HD ready TV would cost. I wonder if 4:3 HD ready sets would sell well.
     
  10. Rob Tomlin

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    46" Mitsubishi HDTV (16:9)
    I've had it for three years and love it.
    Future upgrade: 100 to 120" inch screen via DLP High-Def front projector. The project starts March, 2004! [​IMG]
     
  11. Charles J P

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    Rob, just make sure you spend enough time looking at pjs before dropping the big bucks. I spent time looking at LCD and DLP projectors, and while demoing Episode II, the scene where the alien guys are escorting Obi-Wan around the city where their making the clone army. There is one part where they walk through a bright white door that splits into 3 parts and then opens... each time I watched that scene on a DLP projector I about tossed my cookies. I dont know why, it just didnt handle the motion well. This was on a $10,000 sharp DLP projector (dont remember model # mostly because it was way out of my budget). Any way, point being, dont assume that a certain technology is better without deciding which one is for you. Also, take a lot of demo material that you are familiar with.
     
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    Wow, this is a fun one. New home is currently under construction and will include a dedicated home theater that will use the newer EM focus CRT FP mentioned above for which I have a full set of brand new replacement tubes(Ampro 3600P -- the current projector is an Ampro 4000G).

    I'll probably be going with an 84" or 90" wide 16:9 REAL screen (just using the wall now), and am excited to have it all ISF calibrated etc.
     
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    I just read the previous post and I suggest you just skip over mine as it's too pathetic to waste your time with. 1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio?
    36" 4x3
    2) What technology is the display
    (direct view
    3) Is your display HD ready?
    No
    4) How long have you had this size display?
    3 or 4 years
    5) What was your previous display size?
    20"
    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions.
    All 3
    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)?
    My girlfriend has a 55" 16x9 RPTV...that's right, hers is bigger than mine. No, I'm NOT happy, bigger is better.
    8) What are your future upgrade plans?
    None
    :b
     
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    double post :b
     
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    1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio? 19" 4:3 Sony Trinitron monitor
    2) What technology is the display (direct view, RPTV, FP, plasma, etc.)? Direct View CRT
    3) Is your display HD ready? Yes
    4) How long have you had this size display? Since I started college.
    5) What was your previous display size? 27" Sony Direct View (circa 1996)
    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions (ie RPTV vs FP) SAF, etc.)? Saving space in my 8' x 14' dorm room.
    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)? It is a solid display, but a little too small for my liking
    8) What are your future upgrade plans? 80"+ CRT FPTV after I get out of the dorms [​IMG]
     
  16. Rob Tomlin

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    Thanks for the advice Charles. I am leaning toward DLP, but who knows what will happen in the next year and two months.

    If JVC comes out with a 16:9 native High Def D-ILA model, I will probably go with that.

    I thought the DLP's were getting better regarding the "rainbow effect", but if you were having problems with the Sharp, a top of the line model, that is definitely not a good thing!
     
  17. Charles J P

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    I wasnt seeing rainbows per se, so much as it just made me woozy, and some of the detail looked smeared (for lack of a better word) during motion. Perfect example was we use "What Dreams May Come" as a demo, the scene where Robin Williams first goes to heaven. There are some good closeups of his face and you can clearly see his stubble and pores. But, on the DLP model, when he would move, it was like those detailse smeared and it just looke like one blend color and texture until he stopped moving. Weird. Any way, I didnt see this on the LCD model.
     
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    But dont the LCD models have their own set of problems? I.e., the "screen door" effect?
     
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    Yes, it just depends which looks better or worse to you. My wife (who is not a HT junkie) noticed thae "artifacts" on the DLP as well. The screen door on the Yamaha we looked at first was significantly more noticible than on the sony we ended up getting (which you can hardly see at all).
     
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    1) What is your current screen size and native aspect ratio?

    19-inch 4:3

    3) Is your display HD ready?

    No.

    4) How long have you had this size display?

    3-4 years.

    5) What was your previous display size?

    9 inch TVCR combo.

    6) What is the primary factor that led you to this size display (budget, physical room, lighting conditions (ie RPTV vs FP) SAF, etc.)?

    Budget (was a Christmas gift)

    7) Are you happy with your current display (why or why not)?

    Sure I'm happy, but I wouldn't mind a larger setup.

    8) What are your future upgrade plans?

    Will probably be upgrading to the 27ish range in the next year or two.
     

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