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LCD Rear Projection vs DLP Rear Projection

by gsampras / May 3, 2006 1:03 PM PDT

I am in the market for a rear projection tv, 42" to 60" range. I ve done a lot of reading and research, but I can't seem to find a head-to-head comparison of lcd rear projection vs dlp rear projection, other than better black levels on the dlp's and fewer moving parts on the lcd's. Could someone please give me a better idea of the pro's and con's of the two technologies? Thanks!!

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Ten dollar question with a $1000000 answer.
by yogibm1 / May 3, 2006 2:09 PM PDT

I to was confused on the technology when I was looking at my purchase. I was sold on DLP based on the Technology and what it did compared to LCD. DLP has richer blacks and deeper colors is what I was told. I never saw to big of a difference, I had a problem with DLP because it couldn't create a bright picture. Everything had a dark tone to it. (at least at the time of Purchase.) I ended up picking LCD because of the brighter Screen and the color contrast. Sony KDS-60XS955 is what I bought.

You will hear about screen door effect if you research deep enough. If you get up on the screen of your LCD projection you will see little squares. But I soon found out that they are almost every TV. I don't know what your budget is, so I can only suggest what I would buy if I was in the market for a new TV and the would be the XBR1 projection series from Sony. Great looking TV with a even more stellar picture.

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simple breakdown
by masterying01 / May 3, 2006 3:25 PM PDT

lcd will give you much smoother picture..perfect for playing games. dlp will give you much better colors perfect for watching movies.

there are tv's out there (LCOS) from sony and jvc that will give you good colors and provide a smooth image. as of right now...these are the ones i would recommend. jvc's new line (not even their high end models) are VERY VERY impressive imho. sony's xbr sxrd's are also highly rated.

42inches to 60inches is a big jump. how far are you sitting away from the tv? that will give you a better idea of what size you need.

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JVC
by Larry Pigeon / May 4, 2006 7:13 AM PDT
In reply to: simple breakdown

I have seen the new jvc lcos for sale on the internet. The 56" and 61" 787 (black) and 887 (silver) series. These are 720p. I haven't been to a b&m store lately and don't know if they are on display yet. Since Sony doesn't offer a 720p lcos these sets interest me for economic reasons. Have you seen them and what do you think? Tom

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distance from the TV...
by yogibm1 / May 4, 2006 9:04 AM PDT
In reply to: simple breakdown

Why didn't I think of that...it really was a big part in what size that I picked. Well at least you got it.

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