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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-05-2005, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at DLP's in hte $1500-$2500 range... any recommendations?

The Panasonic 50 incher is my top choice right now (MSRP $3300, employee price $2200, price on random web stores $2150-$2500 or so) but it would be nice to have a few other options, esp if they cost a little less... not that I'm counting on that.
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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-05-2005, 11:36 AM
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The DLPs are nice and low-maintenance. I just didnt like the limited viewing angles and the quality of the picture in a bright room. I went for the Plasma instead.
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Make sure you ask about the bulb cost, and whether or not they are prone to burning out.

We have a 42" Samsung DLP TV, and it's great - except that it seems like every 6 months one has to replace the bulb. At $200 a pop, that can add up.


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we have a 42" DLP TV by Panasonic.. and we had 4 pixels go dead because of shot bulbs and whatever else the problem was... we have factory warranty and the aftermarket, and they still won't replace them until more blow out, and with our luck the warranty will be out by the time more blow out. I would just go with a Plasma, or if you have from just go with a projection screen you can get niceones that look hella good.. like if you have a whole wall 102" now thats hot.
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My roomie has an LCD projector and it rocks. I can't stand big TVs that dominate the room. The only negative is that it won't work in a bright room. But then if the sun's out, you shouldn't be indoors.

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Make sure you ask about the bulb cost, and whether or not they are prone to burning out.

We have a 42" Samsung DLP TV, and it's great - except that it seems like every 6 months one has to replace the bulb. At $200 a pop, that can add up.
wow ! so much for my impression that they were low-maintenace. this just makes my decision to go with plasma even better. btw, if you're worried about the plasma screen burning out... they last 12-15000 hrs on avg. presuming you watch between 2.5-3 hrs a day, that's 12-15 yrs of viewing !
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my dad's dlp hasn't had anything wrong with it and he's had it for over a year now. The viewing angles are great IMO. Bright rooms do make it hard to see though.

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Make sure you ask about the bulb cost, and whether or not they are prone to burning out.

We have a 42" Samsung DLP TV, and it's great - except that it seems like every 6 months one has to replace the bulb. At $200 a pop, that can add up.
wow ! so much for my impression that they were low-maintenace. this just makes my decision to go with plasma even better. btw, if you're worried about the plasma screen burning out... they last 12-15000 hrs on avg. presuming you watch between 2.5-3 hrs a day, that's 12-15 yrs of viewing !
I've heard the average life span of a plasma is like 3 years...that's crap. Anyway, my dad just got the 61" Samsung DLP and it's damn amazing. He got it from Abe's of Maine for $2700.


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allways searching...i got a 42 inch sony plasma, we got it the first like month they were out. and we have a 62 inch sony HDTV flat LCD...amazing quality

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Um... there are no 62" LCD's. 42" is the biggest LCD sony makes (and that is $10,000)


I know someone who got that exact same Samsung DLP
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