Upgrade Fever!

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Mike_ R_R, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Mike_ R_R

    Mike_ R_R Auditioning

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    I currently own a Sony KP-57WS520 (great RP TV!) However, with the advent of all of this new technology I am currently in the market for an upgrade. My price range is $3000-$5000. Please feel free to give any advice on what I should be looking for. By the way, picture quality is my top priority. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    Um, in large screen displays, CRT-RPTV offers the best PQ. That is, unless you have a dark room and want to go with a front PJ.

    What size are you thinking? Can you do a front PJ?

    What is wrong with what you have? The new microtechnologies all have shortcomings.

    Are you willing to go smaller screen size?

    Thanks
     
  3. Mike_ R_R

    Mike_ R_R Auditioning

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    Actually the problem I face is ambient light. During the day it's very hard to see a decent picture even with the blinds drawn. I am aware that the CRT-RPTV's have the best overall picture quality, but have read elsewhere (i.e.Sound & Vision) that some newer version's of microtechnologies have come alongway's in regards to black levels in particular. I would like to stay in the 50"+ range, so a direct view is probably out of the question as is a FP as noted earlier.
     
  4. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    It sounds like you want a very bright display. So, we are talking LCD RP, DLP RP, or Plasma. Of the three, I believe plasma is the best compromise. With that in mind, I would recommend the Sony KDE-50XS955. Available for about $4,600.
     
  5. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Mike_R_R, some fever you got, that t.v. is less than a year old and you want ot upgrade already. Is there anyway you can darken the room a bit more. Room darkening blinds or curtains that would add to your decor without upsetting it and function to assist you in watching t.v. I have the 51 inch of that model and I tell you I love it. If I leave the door open upstairs and the front door uncovered the light shines through and I still see a pretty good picture. Just a thought.
     
  6. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    What about just taking the plexiglass off the front of the RPTV?

    At least you can do that with the crt rp units ...

    Regards
     

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