a serious gamer or are into watching high def DVDs. 720 is so much higher quality than "old" standard TV & you can't even see the difference at over 5 feet from the screen unless an enormous screen. I have a RPTV. RP is the budget entry into HDTV. I would move the internal lamp personally though as that part is fragile & rather expensive. Then the older color wheel is also very delicate. The newest Samsung HL-T series eliminates those be being an LED DLP.
Are you catching the drift? RPTVs are a bit delicate. I would recommend an LCD for light weight, reliability & maximum brightness. The LCD sets in larger sizes have been coming down but are still a premium at that size relative to plasma.
Then when it comes to international capability, that's a ball of wax by itself. Some who know those things should respond. There are matters of perhaps plug & voltage converters plus compatible internal set tuner.
I need some help. I'm active duty military and have special circumstances regarding moving the TV which happens every two years or so (new set of duty orders).
My old crt finally died and now it "must buy" time. At first I thought that I'd just get a plasma but the military will not cover damages when moving plasma tvs. Some household goods (HHG) people tell us that the military won't even accept plasmas in HHG shipments any more because of the claims for damage.
Then I started looking at LCD but can't seem to find something that is big enough (greater than 10' viewing distance), doesn't have really reflective screens (lamps in the living room, windows, etc.)
Now I'm looking at RPTVs. But again, relatively light and easy to move would be good.
I'd like to buy in at the higher end of the HD 1080p technology curve because I can't afford to tech refresh very often (military pay and all).
Finally, my next set of orders is to Japan so international capability would be a plus.
Someone please help.