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confused about lcd vs. rear projection lcd vs. dlp

by dtres / January 24, 2006 12:06 PM PST

I have a cabinet, width 40.7 inches, and approx. 30-32 in. above floor for a family room tv. The viewing angles can be as great as 45-50 degrees. My kids like to watch from the floor and the sofa puts us at approx 18-20 inches below the tv. I've checked the sony bravia, sony kdf-e42a10 and the samsung 42 dlp. We have HD signal. TV is for all use, not just DVD. Playstation too. Viewing angle is a potential concern with DLP and the rear projection LCD. I can shim the back, but will the side angle be a problem? Would you spend the money for the Bravia considering it will not be wall mounted? Sales help has given me conflicting information. Help! Any input is appreciated. I would like to make this purchase soon

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by HTHMAN / January 25, 2006 2:14 AM PST

Why not get a Plasma or flat panel LCD. Wirh either, viewing angle would not be a problem. Any rear pojection will have a narrow viewing angle.

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Not Really....
by Psych Doc / January 25, 2006 2:29 AM PST
In reply to: Consider

...Actually flat panel LCD also suffers from the viewing angle limitation. Perhaps not as badly as RP systems, but not in the same league as plasmas.

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by HTHMAN / January 25, 2006 12:30 PM PST
In reply to: Not Really....

That is why I have plasma. You can view it from about anywhere you can see the screen. No so with my old CRT RP set-you all have to sit together.

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confused about lcd vs. rear projection lcd vs. dlp
by jcrobso / January 25, 2006 2:51 AM PST

When it comes to wide viewing angles plamsa rules!!! OK, direct view CRT also, but you are limited to screen size.
Go to the store and look at the sets from different angles, slowly walk around the set, straight on(90deg.) then to one side 20, 30, 45 deg. Squat down if you have to see what it looks like. John

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LCD flat panels have a greater viewing latitude.....
by Riverledge / January 25, 2006 12:21 PM PST

than most people think. 45 to 60 degrees off-center is more than watchable. Of course plasmas and CRT will win out when available. Probably
why most sports bars have multi-plasmas & CRTs.

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