Went looking for a tv today...

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  1. Dont Go Away

    Dont Go Away New Member

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    Was offered this tv (except 57" instead of 73") for 1622.00 if we can pay it off within 90 days and 2800.00 if we do a 2 year "lease" at $119/month. All the same specs as this link except for the size. Good deal?

    http://www.shopaarons.com/sa/default.aspx?PID=865&SCID=70&tabid=227

    Oh, and they will add that stand for an extra $10/month. :dunno:
     
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    dlp :barf:

    panasonic plasma from a reputable store >
     
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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    or just spend a lil more and get a Pioneer Elite plasma
     
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    I knew everyone would think dlp=shit but it was extremely light and surprisingly thin. I dunno, I guess it's something to think about.
     
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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    If you have the $$ seriously go Pioneer plasma or Panny plasma if you have less $$
     
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    This kind of thing should be in a sticky at the top of this forum.
     
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    how do a tv's weight and size affect picture quality?

    Definitely go with a Pioneer or Panasonic plasma.
     
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    why finance a TV ????
     
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    ok i sell tv's dlp's bulbs will burn out anywhere between 4000 to 600 hours ( 2 1/2 to 3 years) and then you have to replace the bulb...so do some research on bulb pricing for the model... rear projections are being phased out, sony no longer manufactures their version of a rear projection and other companies are going to follow suit shortly.

    rear projections have a lesser viewing angle than plasma or lcd
    they look very vibrant color wise brand new however, after time the bulb dims and the colors fade...

    also when transporting a dlp television you must keep it upright at all times because of the color wheel...if you tilt the television you can dislodge the color wheel and it will fly out and shatter most or all 2+ million mirrors inside the tv.

    i would go with an lcd or a plasma, more reliable, better colors, more viewing angle, thinner ( you can get some of your sq ft. back in your room if u wall mount it)
     
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    holy lurker
     
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    Hmm, I didn't know anything about a color wheel shattering, sounds like bad news. So, if I decided to get a dlp that size, what price should I be seeing? I originally wanted an LCD but DLP's are cheaper, plus LCD get that weird burn-in if you forget to turn it off.
     
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    :hsugh: you need to do some homework. LCD's don't burn in, plasmas could, but the new technology makes it pretty idiot proof.

    DLP's are cheep and you pay for what you get
     
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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    There are type types of DLP tvs. DLP with color wheel and lamp and LED DLP.

    If you're stuck on wanting a DLP at least check out the LED engine DLP tvs.
    The new LED based DLPs are equipped with red, blue and green LEDs which provides both the primary colors and illumination in one device. This eliminates the color wheel mechanism and metal halide lamps required by traditional DLP designs.

    LCD's don't get burn in, they can have ghosting issues if the refresh rate is too high. Older plasma tvs had problems with burn in or bad image retention which is totally different. Newer plasma have almost eliminated this problem.

    Only disadvantage with plasma might be from glare if you watch tv in a room with alot of light; also, they consume more power than an LCD.
    But having said that, good plasma tvs can produce deep black, rich colors, and amazing picture quality.
    I'll take a good Panny or Pioneer plasma any day over most new tvs.

    But, honestly why not check out a Panasonic plasma at a local store.
    Also what is your budget? If you have a higher budget then check out a Pioneer Plasma.
     
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    Pretty low budget unfortunately. Maybe somewhere around $1200?
     
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    you can easily get a 42" panasonic plasma, for 1500 you can probably get the 50"
     
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    Bobby Digital Drunk you are bruced.

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    I like my Sammy DLP that i got about 2+ years ago. But i do have to say my dad bought a 42" panny plasma last week and holy shit that thing is beautiful.
     
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    So I found a 42" LG LCD at Best Buy for $1100. Anyone own one or have any comments on purchasing that particular model?
     
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    :ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh:

    LG = fucking garbage. Get the panasonic for the same price. Holy fuck, it was recommended 90 times in the damn thread. Every fucking day there are threads titled "What tv should I buy?" and everyone always says panasonic or pioneer. Panasonic 42px80u can be had for around $1000 at retail locations and alot cheaper online.
     
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    Panny all the way!
     
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    "Pioneer Elite > Pioneer > Panasonic > all other tvs" should be added to the sticky edu at the top of this forum.
     
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    DLP /yourself

    Dont even bother bro. Srsly.
     
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    my brother in law has a DLP and hates coming to my place because he realizes how big of a mistake he made on his tv.
     
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    I'm still extremely happy with my 42" Panny 60u.
    IMO the PQ beats some of the newer 1080p 120hz LCD tvs!!!
    Only regret is I wish I would have gotten the 50" at the time I bought it.
     

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