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Rear Projection TV

by EdYos / February 20, 2008 3:38 PM PST

I read that LCD TV's are better for brighter rooms (which I have) than Plasma TV's because they provide less reflection, but I can't find any info on how Rear Projection TV's do in that regard. Are they generally better or worse than an LCD? I'm considering purchasing the Sony KDS50A3000.

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(NT) Rear Projection is not good for bright rooms. John
by jcrobso / February 20, 2008 9:08 PM PST
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I love my 55A3000 but it's not in a bright room.
by Rollbar / February 20, 2008 9:15 PM PST


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RPTVs like the A3000...
by stuntman_mike / February 21, 2008 2:22 AM PST
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have matte screens and therefore do not give off reflections and glare.

An A3000 would be ok in a bright room because of this, coupled with the fact that the bulb is plenty bright. It still would depend on how bright the room is and how much control you have over the lighting, and if the TV is facing the light or window directly.

I definitely would not say that you absolutely can not buy an RPTV, but it will not be as good as an LCD though.

Good luck

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by Riverledge / February 22, 2008 2:59 PM PST
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by EdYos / February 23, 2008 3:07 AM PST
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Funny,I realize they're "has beens". Apparently Sony will no longer make rear projection tv's at all but for a value shopper like myself, It's hard to pass up paying half the price of an LCD. $1000 for a 50in plus the stand for free brings back the A3000 to life!

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by Riverledge / February 23, 2008 10:54 AM PST
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TRUTH IS THAT IF I HAD THE EXTRA CASH, I'D BUY THE 60"A3000 IN A HEARTBEAT NOW, and find a place for it later.

If you can find one, buy it!!!

Best wishes,


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(NT) Agree on the Sony RPs.
by Coryphaeus / February 23, 2008 9:26 PM PST
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