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Old 01-21-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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We need a new TV for the new addition and apparently all the big electronics stores are having sales before the Super Bowl. Any body have any suggestions on which brands are better? How about LCD vs. Plasma? Obviously we want to go HD because the technology is headed that way, but I really haven't researched this topic at all and now feel I have to make a snap decision due to these prices.


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Old 01-21-2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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www.dlptvreview.com
www.plasmatelevisionreview.com
www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com
LCD vs Plasma

I am still on the old 27 inch tube tv's found a few links for ya tho. You might also wanna check out bestbuy or futureshop websites as they have review sections.

I dont know much about them but have always thought if i was gonna upgrade i would look at these "DLP" televisions.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:40 PM   #3
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Can you control light in the room? Go huge. Here's my family room.


I don't have the exact model, but look for the Mitsubishi HD1000u online. You can find it for about $900 or less and is 720p resolution (HD). You can go 110" wide or more depending on your room. You'll pay the same amount for a 42" LCD.

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Old 01-21-2007, 10:44 PM   #4
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WOW! Thats nice im more then jealous.

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Old 01-21-2007, 10:49 PM   #5
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Yeah, what size is your room?

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Old 01-21-2007, 10:53 PM   #6
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I wanted to get a projection system, but was put off at buying a replacement bulb at $600.00.

I went with a 65" Toshiba Rear Projection HD system a couple of years ago .

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Old 01-21-2007, 11:21 PM   #7
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I think the best LCD for the money is made by VISIO. If you buy at COSTCO you cannot go wrong. They have the best warranty in the business.

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I use to work in an electronic store, in specific the Home Theatre area. If you want to mount it on the wall get a plasma over a lcd, better colors, better contrast, smoother picture, and larger size for the money. Pioneer and LG are my top two, Pioneer is the best out there right now. If you don't a rear projection DLP, Samsungs and Mitsubishi's in particular are very nice. If this is going to be your all around tv and then look in to the extended warranty on the DLPs, but only if they cover the light bulb. If this is going to be a dedicated movie watcher don't worry as much. For some people front projection works, but only if you can totally darken the room, most screens and even worse wall paint will amplify any light in the room. There are some black and gray screens out there which won't kill the contrast but they are usually more expensive than the projector. Before a tv catches your eye remember, brightness is useless, even the darkest tv it the store will need to be turned down in your home. Contrast numbers are usless also, there are no standardized units are measurements. Look at the peoples faces in the picture, do they look like a normal person on tv or do they look like they spent the winter in Wisconsin (pale). On a picture with things actually going on how dark is the black, the darker the better. This will be your contrast, the thing that makes things look like they are in the foreground, mid-ground or background. And smoothness is still better than sharpness, when looking at the picture see if smooth curves are exactly that or do they look like steps(biggest problems with lcds IMO). As I said I USED to work at a electronics store, no longer so I'm not trying to sell you anything, just giving you the heads up.

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Wow Sause that is very helpful, thanks. I'll keep this in mind when we go shopping, I had no idea that LG was so good.

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I have a 60 inch DLP Mitsu and love it.

1080I for under 1500 bucks.

It looks like you can dip your hand in to it..

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