need suggestions for new HDTV

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  1. Mopar03

    Mopar03 73-9 OT Supporter

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    my parent's are currently in the market for a new TV. it must be more than 40" and $1600 max (ideally closer to $1200 or so, but definitely willing to go up to ~$1600). physical size and weight is not a huge concern, so they're definitely considering rear projections as opposed to LCD's or plasmas. they want something that will give a quality picture and will need as little maintenaince as possible.

    there's a 51" hitachi in all of the local ads around here for $800 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7846502&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat95100050004&id=1142299121359)....1080i. is this a decent tv? do rear projections still give put out better pictures than the LCDs and plasmas in stores now?

    we've also seen other various smaller sets (closer to 42"), both in LCD, plasma, and DLP form for around $1300. I've heard from many people that the general rule with the flat screens is LCD for anything smaller than 42", and plasma for anything larger. do you guys have any suggestions? we're going to try and stay away from the cheaper brands like westinghouse, etc.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    personally, I think the LCDs and Plasmas have better picture than the rear projection units.
     
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    Well if size is not an issue I would get a DLP. IMO they look outstanding. I guess just go out and look at all the different types, make sure when you get down to the ones you like to have the sales man put in a movie or something and make sure its in HD and just compare them and see which you like the best.
     

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