Will I regret buying a DLP set after having a good CRT tube set?

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  1. Triad Caniac

    Triad Caniac Auditioning

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    I currently have a Panasonic CT34WX50 34" widescreen CRT tube set. It is properly calibrated and looks phenomenal, especially with HD sources. I have recently considered upgrading to a larger set because my new home will have a much larger great room. I've looked at some sets and read the reviews and had decided on the Mitsubishi 52525 52" DLP, but held off on getting it to save up a few more $$.

    In reading the review of the set in the new Sound & Vision magazine, they talk a little about the set performing better than other DLP sets in the areas of shadow detail, video noise and rainbow effects. And that was after calibration. It made me wonder if I may be disappointed with the picture after looking at a good picture over the last three years, especially on DVD sources.

    Any thoughts?

    Jarrett
     
  2. Ricky Hustle

    Ricky Hustle Supporting Actor

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    No thoughts, but I have the Panasonic CT34WX50 34" also upstairs in my bedroom. I have yet to see a better picture on anything yet. I have a Mits Diamond RPTV downstairs and have seen a few DLP displays.

    If only our Taus were larger!
     
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    My prediction? It depends on how much you value screen size.

    PQ for PQ, you will be disappointed. It's too much to ask of a HD2+ 52" DLP to match the PQ of a direct view, 34" calibrated CRT.

    Frankly, a calibrated CRT RPTV can get a lot closer, but that has form factor limitations.
     
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    I used to have a calibrated 34xbr910 and am extremely satisified with my new Hitachi 57X500 RPTV. In a nutshell, you lose just a tad of sharpness, in exchange for the "you are there reality" you can only get with a big screen. A 34 inch tv looks like a tv no matter how sharp the picture, whereas the big screen RPTV makes you feel like you are at the movies.
     

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