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HemiEd
05-13-2005, 05:36 PM
I bought a new 36 inch HD TV in January of 04, two guesses why. :) Anyway I have had a lot of trouble (four break downs in 13 months) and have been successful in getting the manufacturer to take it back through Best Buy. ($1600) I do not like any projection TV that I have seen, thus I bought 36 picture tube model mentioned above. At that time the LCD units were well out of my price range. Does anyone have a recommendation? HD is a must, insights are appreciated and it has to come from Best Buy.

Fairplay
05-13-2005, 05:54 PM
May i ask what brand of tv you bought that is giving you such trouble?

HemiEd
05-13-2005, 05:56 PM
May i ask what brand of tv you bought that is giving you such trouble?

Toshiba, 36HF73. Incredible picture when it works. Damn thing weighs 160 lbs.

Fairplay
05-13-2005, 06:03 PM
Tell me about the weight thing. Im going to buy a flat screen sony tv LCD when those things come down in price. The one i want (32 inch) costs currently $2200. Too much be be to justify spending at this point.

I was going to get a 34 inch Sony flat creen both those things way too much and are bulky.

Every review i read point to Sonys for best picture and quality etc. So personally im going with that brand. Which i have 2 and both have been very good.

HemiEd
05-13-2005, 06:12 PM
Tell me about the weight thing. Im going to buy a flat screen sony tv LCD when those things come down in price. The one i want (32 inch) costs currently $2200. Too much be be to justify spending at this point.

I was going to get a 34 inch Sony flat creen both those things way too much and are bulky.

Every review i read point to Sonys for best picture and quality etc. So personally im going with that brand. Which i have 2 and both have been very good.


The weight grows proportionately with the screen size on a cathode ray tube. The glass thickness on the front part of this 36 is probably close to an inch by my guess. (I was in the TV business from 74-82, now they have progressed well past my competence)

Being a USA product homer, I bought this unit because it is made in Pennsylvania. The last time this thing broke down one month out of warranty, I took the chassis out and took it to the repair shop without the cabinet and tube. They sure did give me funny looks when I brought it in that way. ROFL

I am leaning towards a 50 inch LCD unit, but have no experience with them.

Fairplay
05-13-2005, 06:17 PM
Projection tvs never impressed me at all. Thats good you're not going that route. Jeez Hemied i thought all tvs were made outside the US these days. Are you sure they still produce some in the states?

HemiEd
05-13-2005, 06:21 PM
Projection tvs never impressed me at all. Thats good you're not going that route. Jeez Hemied i thought all tvs were made outside the US these days. Are you sure they still produce some in the states?


I will pay real close attention to the Sonys, tired of problems, appreciate the information.

I am positive about the Pennsylvania production. It says so right on the back of the unit, on the picture tube and it also stated it on the box. Toshiba has been very cooperative once I got around Best Buy. They paid half of the labor and all of the parts without much grief on the out of warranty claim. (still cost me $153)I told them they would hear from me again. I think I wore them down with my Fed Ex letters and phone calls. :)

BIG_DADDY
05-13-2005, 08:48 PM
I have a 36" Sony Wega flat screen and will keep it for 12 to 18 months more when Plasmas should go about as low as they are going to. My father is in the business so he could tell me exactly what is best and why for what you want to spend and recommend something really reliable if you want me to ask. I am going to talk to him Sunday as he is traveling now. Let me know if your interested.

http://www.larsonshomefurnishings.com/electronics.htm

HemiEd
05-13-2005, 09:19 PM
I have a 36" Sony Wega flat screen and will keep it for 12 to 18 months more when Plasmas should go about as low as they are going to. My father is in the business so he could tell me exactly what is best and why for what you want to spend and recommend something really reliable if you want me to ask. I am going to talk to him Sunday as he is traveling now. Let me know if your interested.

http://www.larsonshomefurnishings.com/electronics.htm


I would truly appreciate it Big Daddy! These things have passed me by but I am pretty sure I want a plasma. thanks.

jspchief
05-13-2005, 09:24 PM
I was going to suggest a Toshiba.

I have the exact same model you have, and love it. Like you said, the picture is amazing.

What kind of problems have you had? Hopefully you just a got a lemon, and mine will continue to perform well.

HemiEd
05-13-2005, 09:34 PM
I was going to suggest a Toshiba.

I have the exact same model you have, and love it. Like you said, the picture is amazing.

What kind of problems have you had? Hopefully you just a got a lemon, and mine will continue to perform well.


It started out with going dead after a month. A power transistor went out. The tech said you should wait a least a minute between switching from high def to regular and back. (I was doing that a lot trying to get my wife to see the difference but she still can't)
2nd, it went just white. It was the high def board.
3rd, it lost horizontal sinc, another transistor.
4th. it lost blue. The people turned green and when you adjusted the hue to make them look right, the Jayhawk blue was muddy looking instead of blue. turned out to be another high def board. I did not believe the tech though, I think it was probably a color output transistor or something like that and he was soaking me and Toshiba since he knew we were jointly paying the bill.

I just asked them to extend my warranty for a couple of years and they decided to let me return it. Best of luck with yours, I agree I got a lemon.

Fried Meat Ball!
05-13-2005, 09:41 PM
Whatever you do, get a big screen... porno rules on big screens.

jspchief
05-13-2005, 09:42 PM
It started out with going dead after a month. A power transistor went out. The tech said you should wait a least a minute between switching from high def to regular and back. (I was doing that a lot trying to get my wife to see the difference but she still can't)
2nd, it went just white. It was the high def board.
3rd, it lost horizontal sinc, another transistor.
4th. it lost blue. The people turned green and when you adjusted the hue to make them look right, the Jayhawk blue was muddy looking instead of blue. turned out to be another high def board. I did not believe the tech though, I think it was probably a color output transistor or something like that and he was soaking me and Toshiba since he knew we were jointly paying the bill.

I just asked them to extend my warranty for a couple of years and they decided to let me return it. Best of luck with yours, I agree I got a lemon.Interesting. Sounds like a lot of your problems were related to hi def. I don't have a hi def tuner yet, so who knows if I'll have problems. I got the extended warranty, so it shouldn't matter.

HemiEd
05-13-2005, 09:48 PM
Interesting. Sounds like a lot of your problems were related to hi def. I don't have a hi def tuner yet, so who knows if I'll have problems. I got the extended warranty, so it shouldn't matter.

Oh man, you are really going to like the picture when you get the high def.
This is the one time when I was wrong not buying the extended warranty. They wanted about a third of the price of the TV for it. I have a 12 year old 27" RCA that has never broken down and a 6 year old 32" Philips/Magnavox that has never broken down. I thought it would be a waste of money to buy the extended warranty. I guess I should be glad all of this crapt happened early. Best of luck with yours, get the HD when you can, you will love it.

Miles
05-13-2005, 09:54 PM
Have you looked at the DLP and LCD Rear projection sets?

Something like this would be nice.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6476583&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03006&id=1077628470384

HemiEd
05-13-2005, 10:00 PM
Have you looked at the DLP and LCD Rear projection sets?

Something like this would be nice.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6476583&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03006&id=1077628470384


My buddy is trying to talk me into DLP, he bought one right after I got this one. It just pales in comparison to CRTs and Plasma in brightness. I have yet to see any sort of projection that does not have directional issues. They certainly are more economical than Plasma. I will look at the model you pointed out here, thanks.

Miles
05-13-2005, 10:34 PM
My buddy is trying to talk me into DLP, he bought one right after I got this one. It just pales in comparison to CRTs and Plasma in brightness. I have yet to see any sort of projection that does not have directional issues. They certainly are more economical than Plasma. I will look at the model you pointed out here, thanks.

Do you have a home theater store near you? They would probablly have a better chance of having the TV's set up correctly and not have all the overhead flourecent lighting.

My overall impression of the DLPs it that they can be really close to plasma. They have better black levels but not quite as crisp of a picture. Neither will have the picture of your CRT but IMO the CRT's are just not big enough.

If you find your set on plasma you may be able to find a decent 42" for 2k or so. I just saw one at my local frys today for that and it was true HD rather than the EDTV's you see going for that.

Hog Rider
05-13-2005, 10:52 PM
http://www.consumersearch.com/www/index.html

DaKCMan AP
05-14-2005, 07:38 AM
Been very, very happy with the Mitsubishi WS-65615. I haven't been very impressed with some of the plasmas and wary about LCD's burning out. DLP's look good from what I've seen, but are expensive as well. The HD picture on the Mitsubishi set is amazing. Good brightness and color.

http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/televisions/details.asp?id=60

arrowhead20
05-14-2005, 09:37 AM
Plasmas have a set amount of hours in theri lifespan, something like 30,000. that roughly totals out to be about 7 to 8 years of use, then its only good for use as a coffe table. I have a 52'' DLP, and i love it it doesnt need to be realigned, its better on your eyes than Plasma, and it only weighs about 50 LBs.
i would definitely look into them. I used to sell them at Best Buy, and everyone i worked with would rather have a DLP than a plasma anyday

arrowhead20
05-14-2005, 09:39 AM
Plasmas canot be recharged with the inert gases that make its picture, thats why it only has a set amount of hours.

Saulbadguy
05-14-2005, 09:40 AM
I doubt i'd buy a Sony unless you can get a good deal on it. Its a quality product, but overpriced. They are always a few hundred dollars more than the competition because of their name alone. I like Panasonics, Mitsubishis, and even Samsungs. Stay away from RCA, Zenith, and other off brands.

arrowhead20
05-14-2005, 09:43 AM
if you find you like the DLP's definitely look into Samsung.
they were the first to liscence the DLP chip from Texas Instruments and make the TV. they have 4 generations of DLP, whereas everyone else only has at most 2.

HemiEd
05-14-2005, 09:45 AM
Thanks very much to all of you. I have some ammo now, should be able to make a good choice. I truly appreciate it! I will give DLP another good hard look. :thumb:

crossbow
05-14-2005, 09:46 AM
The price of All current TV technology is gonna drop like a led zeppelin in about two years. Motorola just announced a new technique for producing non-tube displays. It has none of the problems associated with the plasma and TTL styles. It can be made as thin as a credit card. They already have a 14 inch size and are getting set up to produce up to 52" models.

Mr. Laz
05-14-2005, 09:54 AM
Plasmas have a set amount of hours in theri lifespan, something like 30,000

new plasma standard is 60,000


just bought this one ... good price, good picture

best buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=QUFOI5D3ZDQSVKC4D3EVAFY?skuId=6621907&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03006&id=1083713246603)

HemiEd
05-14-2005, 09:54 AM
The price of All current TV technology is gonna drop like a led zeppelin in about two years. Motorola just announced a new technique for producing non-tube displays. It has none of the problems associated with the plasma and TTL styles. It can be made as thin as a credit card. They already have a 14 inch size and are getting set up to produce up to 52" models.

I am aware of the new Mot technology, thanks, but do not have the luxury of waiting past the next few days. Besides, after them C#chsuckers basically moving out of here for China, I might abstain from TV if they were the only choice. I recently attended a conference where the Mot Ceo was a speaker, what an ass. He basically said that Americans have no work ethic or educational system.

HemiEd
05-15-2005, 06:57 PM
new plasma standard is 60,000


just bought this one ... good price, good picture

best buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=QUFOI5D3ZDQSVKC4D3EVAFY?skuId=6621907&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03006&id=1083713246603)

I looked at that one, no room for a projection unit in my little room so got this one:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6376539&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat31800050028&id=1077624868469

Thanks again everyone for all of the help, it will fit the spot perfectly!

Valiant
05-15-2005, 07:19 PM
Do you have a home theater store near you? They would probablly have a better chance of having the TV's set up correctly and not have all the overhead flourecent lighting.

My overall impression of the DLPs it that they can be really close to plasma. They have better black levels but not quite as crisp of a picture. Neither will have the picture of your CRT but IMO the CRT's are just not big enough.

If you find your set on plasma you may be able to find a decent 42" for 2k or so. I just saw one at my local frys today for that and it was true HD rather than the EDTV's you see going for that.


Im a huge DLP fan... They didnt have them out when I bought last... But for directional issues most big screens do not have the problem anymore... As long as you have the right cables and connections DLP are as close to plasma pictures and cost considerably less...

Logical
05-15-2005, 07:44 PM
My only recommendation is Mitsubishi. Best damn big screen TVs on the market IMO. Don't know if Best Buy carries them, if not Toshiba makes good quality as well.

Vegas_Dave
05-15-2005, 07:45 PM
My father is looking right now. I can say that the DLP screens are probably the best picture quality I can see. I can always see the pixels no matter how good the TV (even compared to top models out right now), but the DLP screens are different and do not use the same RGB pixel tech like everything else.

However, if you are in the $4k and up range, I can say that the LCD projection screens have the sharpest picture from a distance (color vividness wise)

HemiEd
05-15-2005, 08:06 PM
My only recommendation is Mitsubishi. Best damn big screen TVs on the market IMO. Don't know if Best Buy carries them, if not Toshiba makes good quality as well.



My father is looking right now. I can say that the DLP screens are probably the best picture quality I can see. I can always see the pixels no matter how good the TV (even compared to top models out right now), but the DLP screens are different and do not use the same RGB pixel tech like everything else.

However, if you are in the $4k and up range, I can say that the LCD projection screens have the sharpest picture from a distance (color vividness wise)


The deed is done, see post 28. Now only the second guessing to deal with. ROFL

Logical
05-15-2005, 08:13 PM
The deed is done, see post 28. Now only the second guessing to deal with. ROFL

Congratulations, enjoy.

HemiEd
05-15-2005, 08:33 PM
Congratulations, enjoy.


Thanks man, we are pretty excited about it! :D

BIG_DADDY
05-15-2005, 08:36 PM
I looked at that one, no room for a projection unit in my little room so got this one:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6376539&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat31800050028&id=1077624868469

Thanks again everyone for all of the help, it will fit the spot perfectly!

Hard to miss anything on that, congratulations.

CASHMAN
05-15-2005, 08:39 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6388553&type=product&id=1077625453350

I am looking at getting this TV, any good or bad news on it??




CASHMAN.

BIG_DADDY
05-15-2005, 08:43 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6388553&type=product&id=1077625453350

I am looking at getting this TV, any good or bad news on it??




CASHMAN.

I don't like any projection TV's, the picture just isn't close to the same IMO.

CASHMAN
05-15-2005, 08:45 PM
I don't like any projection TV's, the picture just isn't close to the same IMO.

But other then that its a good set to get???



CASHMAN.

BigMeatballDave
05-15-2005, 08:48 PM
Projection tvs never impressed me at all. When was the last time you watched one? A friend of mine has a 57" Sony, about a year old. Excellent picture. Granted, not as clear as plasma or LCD, but good size for the money...

HemiEd
05-15-2005, 08:50 PM
Hard to miss anything on that, congratulations.


Thanks, bring on the Chiefs season! :p

BigMeatballDave
05-15-2005, 08:52 PM
Stay away from RCA, Zenith, and other off brands.20+ years ago, they were top of the line - how times have changed...

BigMeatballDave
05-15-2005, 08:57 PM
I doubt i'd buy a Sony unless you can get a good deal on it. Its a quality product, but overpriced. They are always a few hundred dollars more than the competition because of their name alone. They've lowered their prices, at Bestbuy, atleast...

BIG_DADDY
05-15-2005, 08:57 PM
But other then that its a good set to get???



CASHMAN.

To me picture is everything. I would always rather have a smaller picture with higher quality. Plasma's will start to approach their bottom in another 12 to 18 months. I am going to hold out till then. I love my Sony Trinitron Wega 36" flat screen, it just weighs a ton but the picture is better than anything that's not high definition and it's only $899

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6494126&type=product&id=1077628885796

HemiEd
05-15-2005, 09:03 PM
They've lowered their prices, at Bestbuy, atleast...


The equivilent Sony was $2000 more, shocking.

Manila-Chief
05-15-2005, 09:04 PM
Congrats HemiEd!!! I'm kinda envious of your excitement of waiting for it to be set up!!! Enjoy!!!!!

Hey guys! Can I ask you experts a question or 2 about T.V.'s .... we leave here middle of Dec. for StateSide assignment and then retirement. Which means I'll be in the market for a T.V.

I'd love to have one of those $5,000 units but not quite possible on a missionaries salary.

I recieve CNET's newsletter emails. They have had a few issues regarding T.V.'s. One of those guys said that a CRT HD set really gave the sharpest picture. Is that correct information?

I think the prices will fall in the next year but if I were buying now I would get ... the Sony ... 30" Widescreen FD TrinitronŽ WEGAŽ HDTVKD-30XS955

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start?CategoryName=tv_hdtv_tube&ProductSKU=KD30XS955&INT=sstyle-tv_HDTVWidescreen-catpfeature-KD30XS955

What do you guys think? I'm just trying to get educated. And after living outside of the country for a bunch of years it is going to take me a while to learn about all of this stuff!!!

Edit...

Oh, and if I buy I'll be looking at Best Buy or something that has a discount .... I'm just comparing types of T.V.'s and sort of a price range!!!!

CASHMAN
05-15-2005, 09:19 PM
To me picture is everything. I would always rather have a smaller picture with higher quality. Plasma's will start to approach their bottom in another 12 to 18 months. I am going to hold out till then. I love my Sony Trinitron Wega 36" flat screen, it just weighs a ton but the picture is better than anything that's not high definition and it's only $899

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6494126&type=product&id=1077628885796


But other then that its a good set to get.



CASHMAN.

BIG_DADDY
05-15-2005, 09:25 PM
But other then that its a good set to get.



CASHMAN.

ROFL Nobody makes a better TV than Mitsubishi bar none. I was just trying to get you away from the projection approach.

CASHMAN
05-15-2005, 09:29 PM
ROFL Nobody makes a better TV than Mitsubishi bar none. I was just trying to get you away from the projection approach.
:drool: I underdtood that i was just asking if it was a good set to get, and thanks for the tips i will look at the one you put in your post. My aunt and brother-n-law bought the 65 inch one last week and it looks good, but i will still look around.




CASHMAN.

Manila-Chief
05-15-2005, 09:29 PM
ROFL Nobody makes a better TV than Mitsubishi bar none. I was just trying to get you away from the projection approach.

Hey, I'm trying to learn and not be a smart aleck .... is this based upon ratings of T.V.'s or upon your personal experience? I was unaware that Mitshubishi make a quality T.V. .... see, I'm learning already!!!

HemiEd
05-15-2005, 09:29 PM
Congrats HemiEd!!!
One of those guys said that a CRT HD set really gave the sharpest picture. Is that correct information?

Thanks, I sure thought the CRT model that I had gave an incredible picture. I just got a lemon. I gave $1600 for it Jan of 04 to watch the Chiefs in the playoffs and SB but we know what happened to that. Heck, they are half that price now almost.

Logical
05-15-2005, 09:34 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6388553&type=product&id=1077625453350

I am looking at getting this TV, any good or bad news on it??




CASHMAN.

I own that model (only a couple of years older) and it has been fantastic. It should be a great choice.

CASHMAN
05-15-2005, 09:36 PM
If you are in KC or near ULTIMATE ELECTRONICS is going out of bussiness and everything is 20% off there price, just a heads up and sorry if you allready no.




CASHMAN.

BIG_DADDY
05-15-2005, 09:44 PM
Hey, I'm trying to learn and not be a smart aleck .... is this based upon ratings of T.V.'s or upon your personal experience? I was unaware that Mitshubishi make a quality T.V. .... see, I'm learning already!!!

My family is in the business. www.larsonshomefurnishings.com Pop's says once their sold they almost never come back an nobody takes better care of their customers even outside of a warranty, Sony doesn't even come close in that department. As far as picture quality they run with anyone there as well.

Manila-Chief
05-17-2005, 02:02 AM
Thanks, I sure thought the CRT model that I had gave an incredible picture. I just got a lemon. I gave $1600 for it Jan of 04 to watch the Chiefs in the playoffs and SB but we know what happened to that. Heck, they are half that price now almost.

Hey man, when you have had a chance to watch it for a couple days please come back and give us your evaluation of it and lemon you first bought. I'm interested in learnin.

I've done a little research and it seems CRT gives the best quality with Plasma coming in a close second???

I hear that about prices cut in half ... hope they continue to drop and go down half again by this time next year.

Miles
05-17-2005, 02:39 AM
I've done a little research and it seems CRT gives the best quality with Plasma coming in a close second???

I hear that about prices cut in half ... hope they continue to drop and go down half again by this time next year.

The best picture quality is usually going to be CRT. The two major drawbacks of the CRT sets is the small size and high weight (really only an issue if you move around). Also the smaller screen size tends to make the picture look better when comparing them the larger sets.

IMO there is really no clear second best technology if you are also looking at price. The manufacture and build quality are a big factor. The mid to high end plasmas have an excellent picture but it also comes with the high price tag. Many of the lower end plasma sets can look rather mediocre and may not display a true HD signal.

A good DLP/LCD (Samsung/Sony) rear projection can look pretty close to mid end plasmas and at a fraction of the cost. They take up more space than plasma but weigh about the same. IMO these offer the best value but it basically comes down to personal preferance and your particular needs.

Fairplay
05-17-2005, 03:33 AM
If you are in KC or near ULTIMATE ELECTRONICS is going out of bussiness and everything is 20% off there price, just a heads up and sorry if you allready no.

CASHMAN.



Well that retail outlet came out of the shoot quick but fell flat on its face.
Thats too bad.

DaKCMan AP
05-17-2005, 05:21 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6388553&type=product&id=1077625453350

I am looking at getting this TV, any good or bad news on it??




CASHMAN.

My parents got the WS-65615 earlier this year. They are pleased with it and the picture is outstanding.

HemiEd
05-17-2005, 06:52 AM
Hey man, when you have had a chance to watch it for a couple days please come back and give us your evaluation of it and lemon you first bought. I'm interested in learnin.

I've done a little research and it seems CRT gives the best quality with Plasma coming in a close second???

I hear that about prices cut in half ... hope they continue to drop and go down half again by this time next year.


Will do, it gets delivered today. :thumb:

Dartgod
05-17-2005, 07:16 AM
Here's a good forum for researching television brands and technologies. The cover everything from CRTs, CRT projection, DLP, Projectors, Plasma, LCD and so on. It's very active (nearly 150,000 members and 5.5 million posts), it was very useful for me when I was researching a big screen purchase recently.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/

We ended up buying a Panasonic 50" DLP and I cannot say enough good things about this set. I was about ready to purchase a Samsung until I saw them side-by-side and the Panny clearly had the better picture quality. The viewing angles are the best I've seen in a projection TV.

http://www.glubes.ns.ca/images/pt50dl54.jpg

HemiEd
05-20-2005, 03:08 PM
Hey man, when you have had a chance to watch it for a couple days please come back and give us your evaluation of it and lemon you first bought. I'm interested in learnin.

I've done a little research and it seems CRT gives the best quality with Plasma coming in a close second???

I hear that about prices cut in half ... hope they continue to drop and go down half again by this time next year.


Well, as promised, here is an update. Installing it was a real bitch. I had to go to the Chiropractor the next day, this thing weighs over 120 lbs. Holding something this expensive over my head gave me a real rush, similar to the time I wired in a new breaker box "hot."
I spent most of the first evening trying to hook up my DVD, Direct TV, Comcast Cable, Surround Sound and DVR. In just a short year and a half, they have obsoleted most of the cables I already owned. My wife spent all of the next day making things mostly functional. I have watched it for a few hours now, incredible. The DVD that I watched last night (National Treasure?) was truly like being at a movie. We are still jacking with trying to get everything working and have relented to paying someone to come out tomorrow. This is more than I anticipated by far. Someday soon, I hope it takes it rightful place of just being a TV. :)

BIG_DADDY
05-20-2005, 03:10 PM
Well, as promised, here is an update. Installing it was a real bitch. I had to go to the Chiropractor the next day, this thing weighs over 120 lbs. Holding something this expensive over my head gave me a real rush, similar to the time I wired in a new breaker box "hot."
I spent most of the first evening trying to hook up my DVD, Direct TV, Comcast Cable, Surround Sound and DVR. In just a short year and a half, they have obsoleted most of the cables I already owned. My wife spent all of the next day making things mostly functional. I have watched it for a few hours now, incredible. The DVD that I watched last night (National Treasure?) was truly like being at a movie. We are still jacking with trying to get everything working and have relented to paying someone to come out tomorrow. This is more than I anticipated by far. Someday soon, I hope it takes it rightful place of just being a TV. :)

My TV weighs like 350 lbs. Gotta move it next weekend too. :cuss:

BigRedChief
05-20-2005, 03:13 PM
theres a thread in the help desk section that has mucho info in it about hdtv and projection and all the latest techno gizmos associated with TV's.

HemiEd
05-20-2005, 03:17 PM
theres a thread in the help desk section that has mucho info in it about hdtv and projection and all the latest techno gizmos associated with TV's.

Thanks, I do not go up there much, I will check it out! My other one was HD as well, can not believe how much the connections have changed. :thumb:

Dartgod
05-20-2005, 03:24 PM
Thanks, I do not go up there much, I will check it out! My other one was HD as well, can not believe how much the connections have changed. :thumb:
Ed, check out the A/V forum link I posted earlier in this thread. Awesome forum that is very active. Think of this place X 10.