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Old 07-26-2006, 12:37 PM   #16
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You should definately choose a projection-style TV over plasma for one simple reason: plasmas can't be repaired. They're basically disposable because of that reason.

Just buy a good 1080i projection TV and you'll be happy. I have a 42" Samsung and am VERY happy with it. It also cost a lot less than a plasma and I won't have to replace it if there's a problem down the road.
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:32 PM   #17
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Re: Plasma vs. LCD

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Read up on screen resolutions. Alot of plasmas can't display full hi-def.
NFL is shot is 720P. Make sure the set you can buy can properly display it. If you dont, you will get a screen that looks like its chopped off in the corners. I have a friend with a dell plasma 42 inch, you can't even see the score...

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TV Reviews: LCD, HDTV, Flat Screen & Plasma Televisions & more - CNET

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HDTV-Resolution and TV Picture Quality

My best advice is go to the store and look at the tv's you like. Compare them to other floor models.


oh back on topic: The sony Sony KDS-R60XBR1 Reviews. Projection TVs Reviews by CNET.

looks awesome!!! i dont know if they make a smaller version.

I was also going to recomment CNET. They do a good job reviewing all aspects. I recently bought a 40" LCD Samsung and i'm very happy w/ it. The sound is not great but the picture is. Most of the time you'll be running the sound through a theatre system or stereo system anyway. I did some major research and finally decided to just get the one that looked the best and didn't cost the most.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:56 PM   #18
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Re: Plasma vs. LCD

They say, "Plasma is the choice now--but LCDs are gaining fast":
PCWorld.com - TV Screen Battle: Plasma vs. LCD
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:59 PM   #19
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Re: Plasma vs. LCD

Remember back in the day when it was easy to buy a damn TV.

Man, things are really complicated now.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:01 PM   #20
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They say, "Plasma is the choice now--but LCDs are gaining fast":
PCWorld.com - TV Screen Battle: Plasma vs. LCD
that article is a little dated - 2002
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:23 PM   #21
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I thought that was the whole appeal of LCD is that they dont flicker, such as with LCD computer screens, they dont flicker so they are better for your eyes
I don't know about new LCDs but old LCDs had piss poor refresh rates (~30 hertz) and the higher the resolution the more noticeable it was. They also suffer from trailing artifacts when things are moving quickly.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:27 PM   #22
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Remember back in the day when it was easy to buy a damn TV.

Man, things are really complicated now.
Yeah, you could choose from 13", 19", or 25". If you picked the 25", you had to decide if you wanted just the tv or a console tv like most grandparents bought!
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:28 PM   #23
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I don't know about new LCDs but old LCDs had piss poor refresh rates (~30 hertz) and the higher the resolution the more noticeable it was. They also suffer from trailing artifacts when things are moving quickly.
Yeah that used to be the main issue with LCDs, I don't think it's as much of an issue anymore and it's only improving with the newer models.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:29 PM   #24
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Yeah, you could choose from 13", 19", or 25". If you picked the 25", you had to decide if you wanted just the tv or a console tv like most grandparents bought!
Seriously, now you really have to take some time and do some research. Especially for the $$, it's more of an investment that it used to be.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:42 PM   #25
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Still waiting for the price skimming to go down. Prices are droppping but not enough for me just yet. I think by the time the switch to digital cable takes effect prices on these tv's (LCD/DLP) should more closely reflect production costs rather than "new technology" novelty costs.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:52 PM   #26
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Seriously, now you really have to take some time and do some research. Especially for the $$, it's more of an investment that it used to be.
I understand. I took the dive into "big wide HDTV for football games" last year.

When my wife complained I was watching too much football, I told her "Look, they designed the TV for football games, don't you see how the screen is shaped like a football field?"
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