Big TV's

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by nycmatt49, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. nycmatt49

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    Hey guys. I'm in the market for a big TV. What's the best technology out there right now? I'm wanting something in the 70-80 inch range. I know that mitsubishi has that LCoS tv that's 82 inch, then there are 70 inch LCD rear projection tvs for much less money. Also, there is too much light in my house for front projector. Let me know what you think. Doesn't really matter how much it costs
     
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    Many of the front projectors in the price range of those tv's will produce surprisingly bright images...especially when only throwing a 70-80" image.

    I'd look into projectors like the Sanyo PLV-70 rated at 2200 ANSI lumens and still a remarkable 1650+ after calibration...don't count out the front projectors just yet.
     
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    Front projectors are nice, but there is too much light in my house for them to work. They require a room with close to no light in order to view them. I'm thinking that projection lcd is teh way to go.
     
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    I disagree...especially when only throwing 80" images, but it's your cash :)
     
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    well, i looked at the sony lcd-projection, 70 inch tv this weekend. looked pretty sweet, so i might get that one. Thoughts?

    Assuming you are right about the front projector, what kind of cost would i be looking at, and where would you pick one up?
     
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    Here's the Sanyo I was recomending listed at $4500: http://www.avdeals.com/boxlight/cinema20hd.htm

    that's actually the Boxlight 20HD which is the exact same as the Sanyo, but with a white case as opposed to charcoal and sold under a different name. It comes with a 3 year warranty as opposed to the 1 year on the Sanyo badged ones offer...Apart from that they're the exact same projector.

    One thing to note is that you'll need a dedicated sound system with a projector, but that's normally not an issue when you get into this budget range. If you live in NYC, I recommend you find someplace locally to test things to see if you're worries about ambient light are well founded with some of these bright projectors and small screens.

    Being relatively small and easy to ship, front projectors can be had for a pretty good deal online.

    If you decide to go with a rear projection unit, check out http://www.6ave.com/main.jsp . They usually have good prices and their retail stores are in NJ. My roomate bought some stuff from one of their retail stores when I lived in Philly and he seemed to have a good experience.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info. I'm actually in Florida now, moved from NYC. How far away from a screen do these things need to be mounted?
     
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    alright, so that $1500 4805 or whatever model looks sweet, but it has to be too good to be true. I mean, the picture quality can't stand up to a lcd-projection tv. that thing costs a lot less than all of the big tv's i've looked at. how does the quality of the picture stand up to other large tvs, and why is it so cheap?
     
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    That may not be bright enough if you have lots of ambient light
    http://members.shaw.ca/technut/sp4805/

    Check out this thread for more discussion:
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=348164

    Here's some screen grabs using a Sanyo PLV-Z2 (roughly the same brightness as the Infocus) and a 0.8 gain screen:
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=359451&highlight=ambient

    This projector: http://www.projectorcentral.com/mitsubishi_xd300.htm and http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector_spec.cfm?part_id=2184 hasve roughly twice the output as the above two and may be a good choice in the $3k range.

    Watch a projector and I think you'll agree that dollar for dollar, a FP will blow away most of the RP competition. Ambient light isn't what kills a front projector...it's light shining directly on the screen that washes things out.
     
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    I appreciate the help, but i checked out the room in my new house again, and there is WAY too much light in there for a projection.

    So again, i'm looking at the LCD Sony projection 70 inch tv. Any thoughts?
     

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