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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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HDTV advice...

so i just purchased a 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p LCD television. i love it. it's fantastic. etc. etc. BUT now that ive decided i do NOT want a wall mounted TV, im seriously considering selling it via Craigslist or something and buying the 50" Samsung HL-S5087 1080p DLP television. i figure i can sell the Aquos for a little under $2000, since it has a 4 year warranty attached to it that expires in November of 2010. ill even throw a Monster 6ft component cable in with it...but that's neither here nor there. my question is: should i really be considering this? ive done all my research and have decided on the price/feature/performance ratio that the Samsung offers, and i know it is a great TV...but is it worth getting rid of my ridiculously cool 42" Aquos? any opinions are welcome thanks.
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I have a similar samsung DLP. Mines a older model. I love it. My friend has a newer Sony wega LCD projection and I'll take the DLP over it anyday. No motion blur, no screen door effect. Plus they fixed the rainbow problem with the second generation. go for it.
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It depends on your apartment setup... LCD tends to be brighter and have better visibility at angles than does DLP. But if you have a long thin room where you'll be looking at the DLP pretty much straight on, then you can get away cheaper that way.

That being said, you're going to take a hit on resale... and probably won't end up with any better deal than if you had just kept the LCD, not to mention the LCD's smaller size and ease of movement.
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Re: HDTV advice...

[quote author=edrection link=topic=68572.msg1185019#msg1185019 date=1170539902]
I have a similar samsung DLP. Mines a older model. I love it. My friend has a newer Sony wega LCD projection and I'll take the DLP over it anyday. No motion blur, no screen door effect. Plus they fixed the rainbow problem with the second generation. go for it.
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ed, I have a 1 years old samsung dlp and it seems to have a seashell kinda thing at the bottom of the pic, is this what you are referring to?
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no, Im not sure what the seashell is. Lood up DLP on wikipedia, it will explain the rainbow.
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By the way, brand new 42" Aquos 1080p LCD"s sell for like $1700, so I can't imagine you getting near $2k for a used one.
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i was banking on the 4 year extended warranty to bump up the value...always ask higher, right?

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[quote author=s4in7 link=topic=68572.msg1185197#msg1185197 date=1170547049]
i was banking on the 4 year extended warranty to bump up the value...always ask higher, right?
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[quote author=small town king link=topic=68572.msg1185199#msg1185199 date=1170547138]
[quote author=s4in7 link=topic=68572.msg1185197#msg1185197 date=1170547049]
i was banking on the 4 year extended warranty to bump up the value...always ask higher, right?
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yeah but not over what they retail for.
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