TV Recommendation

Discussion in 'Displays' started by BrianMe, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. BrianMe

    BrianMe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, I've found out that the JVC DiLA 52" is just too big for where we want to put it, so now I'm looking for TVs in the 46" range. I've been checking out the Samsung 46" DP (4663) and like it a lot. Right now I can get it from Circuit City for $2069 with 10% back in CC dollars with 12 months financing or another 5% back. Either way, comes in around $1800. I'm a bit concerned for a couple reasons:

    - Some people mention issues with sound delay.
    - The new models coming out look sleeker, have the HD4 technology, and built-in HD tuners, but price will probably be $600 more at street price.

    This TV will be used mostly for SD, maybe some HD, some DVD. It will not be hooked to a HT system, that is reserved for the theater room that I'm setting up in the basement.

    Am I looking at too much here? Should I be looking at some good 36" SD TVs instead? HD content will be limited, and most SD will be 4:3 anyway. Anyone have any recommendations, FAST?!

    Brian
     
  2. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Oconomowoc, WI.
    Real Name:
    Jim
    Maybe you should just get a 4:3 set, 32-36" set. It's too bad you can't fit a 55" TV. I am selling a 55" Mitsubishi widescreen in excellent condition, asking $995.
     
  3. John_Stra

    John_Stra Extra

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a sammy DLP and love it.
     
  4. BrianMe

    BrianMe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    I went ahead and bought the Samsung. Taking into account taxes and CC rebates, total was about $1850. It fits PERFECTLY into the space we were trying to fill. Wouldn't have wanted to go larger or smaller really. I bought Incredibles on the way home to reward my 4 year old for being so good during our move and we watched it last night. WOW! Nice. My wife is still dissapointed that there are black bars on top/bottom on a "widescreen" TV (without stretching it). I tried to explain to her about different aspect ratios used....blah...blah...it didn't go over well. She says the black bars give her headaches. Sure.

    Now, to find a stand. Anyone have a good recommendation on a stand to fit this unit? Something that is not much bigger than the TV itself (maybe 48"), has place to hide the wires, glass shelves, and is inexpensive but not cheap?

    Brian
     
  5. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Oconomowoc, WI.
    Real Name:
    Jim
    It's probably the DLP technology giving her headaches, not the black bars. Some people are affected by headaches and the rainbow effect from DLP's.
     
  6. BrianMe

    BrianMe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, it's not the rainbows, it's the black bars. They distract her. It was the same on our old 4:3 52" CRT projection TV. DLP has nothing to do with it. I'm still wondering why I have black bars. Maybe my DVD player output needs to be changed. Hmm?
     
  7. John S

    John S Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anything wider than 1.85:1 will have them.

    But you absolutely have to set you DVD player for a 16"9 display or your not getting what you have paid for.
     
  8. Andrew Grall

    Andrew Grall Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 17, 1999
    Messages:
    645
    Likes Received:
    0


    Hmmm... If she is really getting headaches, I would really doubt that this is the cause. I have never heard of this before...
     
  9. TheBat

    TheBat Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 1999
    Messages:
    3,083
    Likes Received:
    28
    Real Name:
    Jacob
    I got the samsung 47 inch rear projection from sam's club.. it came with a free tv stand.

    JACOB
     
  10. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    6,017
    Likes Received:
    0
    Neither have I.
     
  11. BrianMe

    BrianMe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    So now you guys are doctors, huh? I didn't ask you to comment on my wife, I asked for comments on the TV.
     
  12. Andrew Grall

    Andrew Grall Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 17, 1999
    Messages:
    645
    Likes Received:
    0


    Ummm... yeah. Yes, I am. [​IMG]

    Oh, not that kind of doctor though... But my wife is!

    Seriously though... It sounds like a strange reason to get headaches, and DLP sets are known to give some people headaches.
     

Share This Page