[mythtv-users] OT: Type of HDTV
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Fri Nov 17 09:15:32 UTC 2006
On 11/16/06, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/16/06, MacNean Tyrrell <dardack at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 11/15/06, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 11/15/06, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > On 11/15/06, MacNean Tyrrell < dardack at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > I've been searching for a good discussion/website on the pro's and
> > con's of
> > > > > LCD, DLP, LCD Projection, and Plasma. I haven't had much success. I
> > was
> > > > > wondering what the mythtv community used, believed was the best TV,
> > and if i
> > > > > missed this discussion already, I apologize.
> > > >
> > > > one site you may want to check out is: http://www.avsforum.com/
> > > > they deal with all types of home theatre equipment and have forums for
> > > > discussions...
> > > >
> > > > http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=9
> > >
> > > Really, each have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the
> > > right TV for you may not be the right TV for me, etc.
> > >
> > > Basically it comes down to:
> > > Plasma - Expensive, bright, excellent color, wide viewing angle (to
> > > the point of useless)
> > > LCD - Not as pricey as plasma, bright, decent color, wide viewing
> > > angle (to the point of useless)
> > > Rear Proj. - Cheap, large screens. Color, brightness, viewing angle,
> > > etc. vary widely depending on the model and exact technology being
> > > used. These have traditionally been the most "trouble" but newer
> > > models are much better. Definitely purchase an extended warranty with
> > > these as they usually include at least one bulb replacement as well as
> > > covering any defects, etc.
> > Oh no doubt on the DLP. See this is my dilema now (didn't know this when i
> > first posted), my LG DLP which i purchased 2/05 has been in the shop 5 times
> > and is broken again. LG is allowing me to exchange it through BestBuy (who
> > i bought it with), now I have to wait 5 business days for BB to contact me,
> > but looking at best buy's website and LG's website, it appears that LG does
> > not make DLP's anymore (LCD and Plasma only with directview now? dont' know
> > what that is). So i've read alot yesterday on AVS, which BTW not too
> > thrilled with the website, and Is it true plasma is really fragile? I have
> > kids, but i hear LCD's have ghosting issues because of refresh rates. So
> > hard to figure this all out, just don't want to make a bad decision. Don't
> > get me wrong, i liked the DLP, if i had known it was gonna be this
> > troublesome i wouldn't have bought one, i just believe i had a bad lemon,
> > because me and my brother in-law both bought DLP's at the same time and he's
> > had no problems what so ever.
> Plasma's are pretty fragile, but if they're wall mounted then it
> should be a problem (unless a baseball gets thrown at it...). LCD's
> shouldn't have ghosting, at least not the good ones...
> DLPs are prone to lemons, its the nature of the beast. Some will be
> great, some won't, though even this vary's by model. Some models will
> be 90% lemons, some only 30%... Which is why its so important to have
> the warranty.
> It does look as though LG no longer makes any rear projection HDTV's,
> pushing their large format Plasma and LCD ($$$!).
> p.s. please clean your replies, thanks for bottom posting though!
The only suggestion I can offer is buy a Extended Service Plan.
I NEVER, EVER buy an ESP... but in this case, I will and you should.
My 32" LCD TV ( No extended Service plan ) went out after 6 months.
I had to box it up and send it in for service. It came back, powered
on and broke right away... I had to box it up again and send it
back. Never has so much trouble in my life.... for HDTV.. get a ESP.
The shipping alone cost about as much as an ESP. I could have
just taken it to the store and got a replacement out of stock.
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