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OK I decided on a DLP HDTV!!!!

by JonM81 / September 27, 2007 11:29 PM PDT

OK so, after several stores and hours of research, we have decided to get a 50-56" DLP Rear projection TV. We really like the new Samsung 56" 1080p Slim HDTV the best. (forgot the model no.) I think its 5676S. Any reasons NOT to buy this DLP? Its about 1800.00, 300-400 more than what we wanted to spend, but like this better than the smaller LCDs. I see theres alot of good talk about Sony DLPs here, is Samsung not as good? I know Samsung is popular with LCD and Plasma...

Another Q: We will be getting DVR HD soon, I plan on using HDMI cables and surge protection. Is there any other items I need? One salesman was trying to sell me some kinda cable softener (i think thats what he called it).

Anyway, let me know if I am on the right path.


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by jostenmeat / September 28, 2007 3:33 AM PDT

is a good choice for essentially maximizing the display size for the buck. I have one. Sony doesn't make a DLP. I think Sony has superior video processing compared to most brands out there. One thing with Samsung DLP's, or perhaps any DLP, is the SSE or Silk Screen Effect. Some people happily compromise this trait since they can get a 67" for $2.5k. 67" on most any other tech is a ton of money. If it doesn't bother you at all, its a good buy. Some people experience rainbow effect, I never noticed it.

I have never ever heard of a cable softener.

Sounds like you are on a decent path. Check out the Sony sxrd threads here to for a different RP option.

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by JonM81 / September 28, 2007 6:04 AM PDT
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Yeah, I am thinking of comparing the Samsung 5676S and the Sony 55" A2020. I am reading horro stories on the Samsung... Sony is a tad more, but could be worth it in the long run!!!

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I don't know where you live but...
by stuntman_mike / September 28, 2007 6:51 AM PDT
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if there is a Best Buy, Circuit City, Sears, or PC Richard in your area, I would go with the Sony. They should Price match J&R's price for the 60A2020, which last time I checked was $1799.

I think even most DLP owners would tell you that the SXRD's picture is a little better.

I am not hating on DLP. It gives great bang for the buck. But with some of it's shortcomings are measured against other technologies (and all of the different display technologies have their own laundry list of shortcomings) I just prefer to stay away from it. Definitely can not stand the idea of moving parts (color wheel) in a TV. But to each their own. And their are some pretty DLP displays out there so if it looks good to you, then that's the right choice. Regardless of what I, or even any expert says.

Good luck.

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