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Help! - DLP vs LCD vs Plasma

by mbrass123 / June 11, 2007 3:22 AM PDT

I am looking to purchase my first HDTV and have no idea where to start.I want to spend $1000 max and looking for the best TV for this price. I am looking for bang for my buck, but do not want to sacrifice too much.

This is going to be the living room TV and needs to be of a decent size. I can get a 50 inch Toshiba (DLP) or 46 inch Sony (LCD projection) for this price, or I can go to smaller LCDs and Plasmas. Do I need 1080p or will 720p do just fine.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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For a $1000 and 50" your choices are some what limited.
by jcrobso / June 11, 2007 3:37 AM PDT

I feel that RP DLP sets have a better picture picture than LCD RP sets.
Both have a lamp that will burn out in a few years.
In this price range sets tend to be 720p. John

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Rear projection
by kcfvegas / June 11, 2007 3:39 AM PDT

With your budget rear projection will be your best bang for the buck choice. If the TV is less than 50" you don't need 1080p, because unless you are sitting closer than seven to eight feet, you probably wont see the difference. One thing I recommend is to go as big as you can. In R.P.s some good choices are Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi. Stay away from RCA, Magnavox, and Zenith. I would not look at LCD or plasma, because at your budget you'll only be able to get a really small screen.

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