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1 posted on 10/17/2006 4:01:38 PM PDT by george76
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To: Las Vegas Dave

The lighting is much brighter in a showroom than in your home, and bright lighting favors LCDs.

To truly compare, shop in a store with a darkened room full of TVs.


2 posted on 10/17/2006 4:06:19 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I love my DLP! :)


3 posted on 10/17/2006 4:06:58 PM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: george76

My Sony XBR CRT gives the best PQ you'll see in a TV.About the only drawback is that they weigh about a half ton.


4 posted on 10/17/2006 4:11:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: george76

Plasma! Still the best.

If I ran mine 24/7, in 6 or 7 years I'll replace it for around $500.


6 posted on 10/17/2006 4:20:48 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: george76

I rather enjoy my two LCD's I got on clearance (both for less 1000 combined), took forever to tune the pictures in good but hey they still look ten times better than SDTV.


9 posted on 10/17/2006 5:01:01 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: george76
I've been looking at a 46" LCD. Maybe I'll reconsider the plasma.

Being a greedy capitalist pig does have its advantages. ;-)

10 posted on 10/17/2006 5:04:30 PM PDT by TheBigB (So I'm over at Elvis's place, bangin' on the bathroom door, goin' "C'mon, did you die in there?")
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To: george76

The latest breakthrough is the Laser DLP, which offers better resolution at half the price of plasma.


11 posted on 10/17/2006 5:09:14 PM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: george76

My new Panasonic plasma shows burn-in on hockey games (only shows up on the very white ice of HDTV, not noticeable otherwise.)

The burn-in lasts about 24 hours and then goes away so I am not completely flipping out. But I am careful now not to leave it on one channel for more than an hour if it has one of those dumb lower corner channel signatures.

But sports in HDTV (on the plasma) just blows your mind. Movies and Discovery and PBS documentaries are also amazing.

But I'd buy a Sony LCD next time.


16 posted on 10/17/2006 5:42:54 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: george76
Here's an interesting article on the next emerging television technology here.

You didn't think television technology stopped at the plasma, did you? It's called SED TV and it's essentially a bunch of miniature CRT's bundled side by side together.

The article does a good job of pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the plasmas and LCD's so it's informative in that regard. (Like how black is still somewhat gray on a plasma since the plasma cell that is trying to be black is still on, emitting light to reduce latency). Cost? Comparable to plasma.

I still have my 10+ year old 35" Mitsubishi tube and if SED plays out, I will have skipped the LCD and plasma generations for this.

18 posted on 10/17/2006 5:56:50 PM PDT by GreenAccord (I'm GreenAccord and I approved of this message)
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To: george76

We have a 60" Sony DLP and absolutely love it. No burn in, it's relatively light in weight, has a clear, crisp picture, and no blurring.


25 posted on 10/17/2006 7:09:39 PM PDT by ncdrumr
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27 posted on 10/17/2006 11:56:34 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (HDTV ping list, please ping or FReepmail me if you would like your name added.)
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I am definetly going to buy a new big screen for Christmas. I have up to 3 grand to spend. I plan on financing at 0% and paying the tv in total at the end of the 0%. Better to leave cash in my savings. OK this is our needs. The main user is a quad and on his rest and rejuvenate days to get back up and out he typically has his tv on 15hrs a day

Favors 1 or 2 channels, not a surfer We were told a LPD would burn out too many lamps with that much use. Still don't get why LCD was not a suggested choice other that warbler issues or was that on the LPD? Plasma is the choice the salesman was pushing and advice for no burn out was to adjust certain color levels. I am sooo confused. But the big issue is having the tv on around the clock on our home bound days. Also we plan to add speakers/reciever behind us on the wall (his bed sits up against that wall) for sound because of the high level of noise in our living area due to medical equipment running non stop. We already know we want 65 inch or a just a tad smaller and yes we have the room. We want extended warrenty, in home service and a replacement set if ours needs to go to the shop. Our area is really rural so our to choices are Radio Shack or Sears. They both carry Magnovox or Sony. PLease HELP!
36 posted on 10/19/2006 12:47:54 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: george76

My personal soap box is that anything you buy will not only be good, it will be very good. It will far surpass anything you have now, and you'll love it. As far as quibbling between competing technologies I think that it sort of goes like this

Plasma - If money is no object and/or you want to hang on wall like a picture.
DLP - For screen sizes >= 50 inches.
LCD - For screen sizes < 50 inches.

But like I said, it's all good. Don't fall victim to analysis paralysis. I've had a DLP for 2 years and love it.


39 posted on 10/19/2006 12:58:55 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: george76

We purchaced a 61" Sony
Outdated will have buy a new Lamp @ $140 every yrs but it i whay he wanted and what we had in cash plus the 4 yr warrenty in home service 4 $179


45 posted on 10/25/2006 3:21:47 AM PDT by Global2010
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