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Marty Mac Ver 2.0
01-24-2009, 08:57 AM
I came across the Mitsubishi WD-60735 Projection TV
60-Inch 1080p DLP Rear Projection HDTV for $1200 last night at Frys Electronics.

I found a 52-inch Toshiba Regaza for $1300 and a 52 Sony Bravia (not 120mhz) for $1400. Both are LCD

What are your thoughts? Just kind of curious to hear feedback from DLP owners.

HC_Chief
01-24-2009, 09:36 AM
I like my DLP a lot. You get a larger screen for the same cost as a smaller LCD, with similar quality picture.

The newer DLPs are much slimmer.

If it's going in an entertainment room, I'd go with the DLP. If it's for a smaller room, go LCD (or plasma - those prices have come way down; but if the room gets a lot of direct light from windos, plasma will be hard to see due to the reflective screens - LCDs do not hav that same issue)

Marty Mac Ver 2.0
01-24-2009, 10:40 AM
this TV would be in hybrid great room/eating/kitchen. I have a 53-in panasonic wide screen that is being moved into a game room. Just need something new.

HC_Chief
01-24-2009, 10:50 AM
this TV would be in hybrid great room/eating/kitchen. I have a 53-in panasonic wide screen that is being moved into a game room. Just need something new.

I'd go with a wall-mounted LCD

Marty Mac Ver 2.0
01-24-2009, 10:52 AM
yeah, that's on my brain too. I was impressed by the Toshiba TV. It looked as every bit good as the Sony and Samsung LCD.s

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-24-2009, 02:12 PM
If you are going to get a DLP, do yourself a favor and spend another 200 bones for the Samsung 61A750. It's the best DLP on the market, and with the LED engine, you'll never need to replace the lamp. Furthermore, you won't have as many motion artifacts or background noise from the spinning of the color wheel.

HC_Chief
01-24-2009, 02:30 PM
If you are going to get a DLP, do yourself a favor and spend another 200 bones for the Samsung 61A750. It's the best DLP on the market, and with the LED engine, you'll never need to replace the lamp. Furthermore, you won't have as many motion artifacts or background noise from the spinning of the color wheel.

Seconded. I have the Samsung DLP w/ LEDs - picture is brighter and clearer and from what I've heard, lasts longer. No color wheel = one less thing to break.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-24-2009, 04:47 PM
If you were going to compare TVs, I'd tell you to look at the 61A750 and compare it to Samsung's own 52A650. It's a better LCD than either that Tosh or the Sony, and you can find them online, shipped for around 1500.

Fruit Ninja
01-24-2009, 05:10 PM
I have a 65 inch Mitsubishi DLP i bought about a year and a half ago. Picture is great. when i hook up my PS3 to it and play it, shit looks amazing. Also, Animal Planet kicks ass in HD. lol

They are just big, had to replace the bulb once already though. Warranty covered it.

BigMeatballDave
01-24-2009, 07:23 PM
I'd Never buy a DLP.

Scorp
01-24-2009, 07:57 PM
Forget those and buy this:

Panasonic VIERA 50" 1080p 480Hz Plasma HDTV w/Anti-Reflective Filter & 3 HDMI - TH50PZ80U $1,349.99 with free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16889187083

The Bad Guy
01-24-2009, 08:33 PM
480hz? Holy fucking christ. I didn't even know they made things like that.

The Bad Guy
01-24-2009, 08:34 PM
If you do buy from Newegg, sign up for a live.com account so you can get the cashback.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-24-2009, 08:46 PM
480hz? Holy fucking christ. I didn't even know they made things like that.

That's b/c it's bullshit marketing to try and compete with 120 hz refresh rates of LCDs. It's still a 60 Hz TV.

They divide the TV into 8 "sub fields" each which refresh at 60 Hz and say that because each sub area of the TV refreshes at 60 Hz that the total refresh rate is 480 Hz. It isn't. The TV refreshes at 60 Hz.

If you divided an LCD into eighths it would be a 960 Hz TV.

BigMeatballDave
01-24-2009, 09:12 PM
That's b/c it's bullshit marketing to try and compete with 120 hz refresh rates of LCDs. It's still a 60 Hz TV.

They divide the TV into 8 "sub fields" each which refresh at 60 Hz and say that because each sub area of the TV refreshes at 60 Hz that the total refresh rate is 480 Hz. It isn't. The TV refreshes at 60 Hz.

If you divided an LCD into eighths it would be a 960 Hz TV.Regardless, Plasmas refresh quicker than any LCD can.

MIAdragon
01-24-2009, 09:13 PM
I was looking at some of the new LED tv's holy crap I want!

Lzen
01-24-2009, 09:24 PM
That's b/c it's bullshit marketing to try and compete with 120 hz refresh rates of LCDs. It's still a 60 Hz TV.

They divide the TV into 8 "sub fields" each which refresh at 60 Hz and say that because each sub area of the TV refreshes at 60 Hz that the total refresh rate is 480 Hz. It isn't. The TV refreshes at 60 Hz.

If you divided an LCD into eighths it would be a 960 Hz TV.

No shit? Damn. HJ, you seem very knowledgeable about HDTVs. Thanks for that info. Good stuff to know.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-24-2009, 09:30 PM
Regardless, Plasmas refresh quicker than any LCD can.

Anything below 8ms is imperceptible, and most high end LCDs currently refresh at 4 to 6ms. Furthermore 120 Hz LCDs have a huge advantage because they don't have to perform 3:2 pull down of film images, which are natively shot at 24 frames per second, in order to get them to correlate correctly with their refresh rates.

This is tantamount to saying that someone would be a fool for not listening to CDs in original red hat audio when you can get the same performance out of a FLAC file.

kpic
01-25-2009, 04:59 PM
If you do buy from Newegg, sign up for a live.com account so you can get the cashback.

I buy from Newegg all the time - what is a live.com account??

The Bad Guy
01-25-2009, 08:14 PM
I buy from Newegg all the time - what is a live.com account??

It's microsoft's search engine. They apparently have deals with companies that if you use the cashback search option, and follow the links to other sites through theirs - they will give you cash back after 60 days.

Go to live.com, and then cashback in the top to see what I mean.

KCBOSS1
01-25-2009, 08:20 PM
I have a 46" Toshiba DLP that I had for like 13 months before the light engine went out. I originally spent $1400 on the TV and just after the warranty expired, I had to buy a lamp $200 and another $600 to fix the light engine. Yep, $800 worth of repairs on a $1400 TV in less than 2 years. I'm taking it to the dump and wrote an article on here slamming them. Never again. I will buy a LCD now after what I've studied about.