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Too man decisions for a newbie!!

by adjudd / May 7, 2007 2:27 AM PDT

Hey all, I'm looking at blowing this paycheck on a new TV and it turns out there are a lot more options than I first thought Happy

I'm wondering if I could get some user first instinct was to go plasma or LCD. Wall mounting is not important to me but I liked the look and the large viewing angles that you just dont see in projection...after reading a few of the threads here, it seems like the most common opinion here is that RP is most popular (Im assuming that is rear projection?). Anyone have some explanations for this? Also, I'm not really a "videophile" but I would like a new TV to have at least one HDMI input and minimum 1080i display capability.

As far as price and size goes, I was thinking 40 or 42" plasma/LCD, but if I can be convinced that RP is the better choice I could go as high as 50+ being that they're cheaper.

Anyways, I'm hoping someone can convince me one way or the other. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks everyone!!!

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The reason that RP is so popular is the low cost!!!!!
by jcrobso / May 7, 2007 3:18 AM PDT

As the size of the HDTV increases so dose the cost! But the rate of increase is lower for RP models vs LCD or Plasma.
If you want a 40~42" then get a LCD or a Plasma. John

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RP tv's
by givemeaname / May 7, 2007 3:27 AM PDT

Have better blacks over LCD
Better blacks over most Plasma or tied on the best plasmas
Higher contrast
less to no artifacting compaired to LCD & plasma
Best in standerd def 2nd to crts
more accurate colors then most lcd's & most plasma

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by Riverledge / May 7, 2007 3:32 AM PDT



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best bang for my buck
by adjudd / May 7, 2007 3:37 AM PDT

If possible I'd prefer to stay around the $2000 mark.

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by Riverledge / May 7, 2007 4:28 AM PDT
In reply to: best bang for my buck

AS FOR PLASMA consider the PANASONIC 50" TH-50PX600U, originally priced over $4,200, now being phased out, the prices are currently running for about $1,900 at major on-line sites.

Rear-Projection is available three major types LCD, LCoS, and DLP.
I'm attracted to the LCoS technology, such as SONY's SXRD sets and JVC's DH-ILA models.

That said; I suggest the SXRD line by SONY KDS-50"A2020 or the KDS-55"A2020 models.
These are newly released updates of SONY'S 2006, A2000 series. Both TVs have been restyled for 2007, and for the better. Both sets are
selling for very near $2,000. Do some some price shopping.

As for LCD flat panel, they get quite pricey in any size over 4o".

Best wishes,

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Ditto to what River says.
by jcrobso / May 8, 2007 12:35 AM PDT

Hi River, Question are you still going to have the knee replacement???
I remember you saying sometime in May?? John

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by Riverledge / May 8, 2007 2:24 AM PDT

SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW, the 9th, around Noon-time.
I am a nervous wreck right now, hopefully the pain will be gone when all is said and done.

Thanks again,

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by stewart norrie / May 7, 2007 3:36 AM PDT

This is not like buying a toaster. The t.v. is only part of the picture. with a r.p t.v. you get the biggest bang for the buck I have a 72 d.l.p. set which set me back $4000 a year ago you aint going to get a plasma for that kind of cash. l.c.d. is a good choice for smaller screen sizes but in fact they all look stunning first I would buy the biggest screen size you can afford with hi-def bigger is better also you get a true movie theater experience. second you must feed it You must have hi-def cable or satellite service and add for a small fee the hi-def package this will open you to a whole world of awsome programming and steller sound and picture quality discomvery h.d. theater alone is worth the extra fee. Then after you hear those cheap t.v. speakers you will lust for a sweet 5.1. sound system but thats another story and last you must have a snack bar stewee

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