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by sobishop / July 17, 2006 6:06 AM PDT

I have a dilema. I have been studying TVs for quite sometime now. I know what I want but I can't decide between the different technologies that are currently available.

To me, LCD's currently seem to be the more stable of the three I'm considering and here is why:

Plasma - "Burn-in" (especially with video games)

DLP Projection - $200 to $300 lamp that gradually becomes darker and then needs replacing as soon as the warranty ends (knowing my luck)

LCD - Possible "dead" pixels (only visible if you get really close)

I didn't even bother including a CRT. I'm not about to lug around a 200lbs+ TV. Also, I don't have the room to set up a projector, so that was instantly ruled out.

Of course there are other variables to consider; price, screen size, etc....

I need your help guys. Tell me what you decided on and how you feel about your purchase so far. Do you regret it or are you happy and feel confident that you made the right choice.

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by Psych Doc / July 17, 2006 6:13 AM PDT

LCD never quite looks "right." The colors are overly saturated and there's just something articicial about the way it looks. Oh yes, it has a lot of "wowiw, zowie" effect, but that wears off quickly.

DLP is simply unwatchable. The limitations in viewing angle are simply unacceptable unless you plan on being dead center on axis in front of it every time you watch.

Plasma remains the way to go!

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by stewart norrie / July 17, 2006 9:45 AM PDT
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You should never ask which display is best in In fact all 3 displays look great you have to take the time and see which on you like. My opinion is I love the picture on my d.l.p. toshiba 72" It does not dim out watching from the sides has tons of brightness and the picture is razor sharp. And to back up this statement They use 3 chip d.l.p. technology in movie theaters. I do agree plasma sets look ok but right now they are to small and tooo expensive. The best way is to go to a high end retailer and check out there displays because they are calibrated properly and hooked up to a good vidio hi-def sourse and in the proper setting good luck stewee

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by alfred3x / July 17, 2006 1:50 PM PDT

The new Sony SXRDs should be a good choice. Price is pretty good for the value of the TV (1080p for PS3 since you mentioned gaming). The 50 inch is only about 75 lbs, which is pretty comparable to the other three options you mentioned.

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