Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by grue, Mar 18, 2007.
THey're similarly priced, but I think the SXRD is just going to be too damned big for my apartment.
That + screen + blackout curtains is going to add up in a hurry. Hell, the projector alone is 1.5x as much as either of those TVs.
I'd go with the LCD.
they sony is beautiful
Yeah, but it's also huge, which has positives and negatives. Plus, bulb replacement ftl
buy a warranty
Both are good. Flip a coin.
Chances are I can replace it myself cheaper than buying a warranty, it's just annoying to have to worry about it.
I should look at the power draw for each, I wonder how much my electrical bill will go up
i work at circuit city, the warranty is cheaper than the bulbs
Depends on a large variety of factors, but that's one of the main reasons I'm leaning towards the panel. Takes less space, probably draws less power, and I don't have to worry about bulb replacements.
4 years = 2 bulbs, bulbs are like 250-350 a pop, warranty is usually less than that, plus it covers any other crazy shit that might happen, light engine or something
Yeah, but you can really only get those warranties if you're buying through a large retailer, which I won't be. Realistically, I'm gonna get the panel just because bulb replacement is a pain in the ass to have to worry about.
where you buying it from?
An internet retailer, presumably. 1080p TVs are hideously expensive here, and I'll save several thousand dollars this way.
my dad has the samsung 46" 1080p flat panel LCD and my friend has the sony 60" 1080 rp lcos sxrd.
between the two, I'm more pleased with the deinterlacing on the sony, but the sony doesn't accept 1080p over component video while the samsung does. xbox 360 and hd-dvd looks beautiful on both of them. they're both wonderful tvs.
my dad needed a flat panel, and I'm confident there was no better option for him for even double the price he paid. my friend had no depth limitations and wanted something huge, so the sony was the better fit for him. they each have quirks, but either would be great for most people.
my dad got the samsung on sale with a rebate at circuit city and paid less than my friend did online for the sony.
where do you live?
I'm also giving some consideration to the 1080p 40" Samsung. It's about a thousand bucks cheaper than the 46"
Australia. The 40" Samsung is about $2,500 US here
sony projector FTL
I added another line to that post about the price.
my dad has a 37" flat panel LCD as well that seems really really tiny compared to the 46" from a similar seating distance. I can't imagine using anything less than the 46" anymore
Yeah, I'm a little worried about that. Then again, I've been using my 20" computer display as my TV for a non-trivial amount of time. I'm gonna go to the store and hook up my laptop over HDMI and see how movies look coming frmo my drive, and I'm gonna measure the actual screen and tape it off on my wall, see how it looks.
there are charts for how large your screen should be at certain seating distances
It was the perfect size for my old room. In my new room, I'm about a foot closer than I would like.
The only thing I dont like about my tv is, sometimes, fleshtones have a shade of green around the edge of faces and shit. I need to get my shit calibrated.