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.
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.