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Old 11-15-2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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I am looking into a 42" (47" just would be too big for our room). I like the plasma but I do game (360) and I am told the power consumption is a lot more. Now at Panasonic's web site they say that burn is no longer an issue but I worry. I don't want to ruin the screen. We also have a funky space so we can't site directly across from the screen so viewing angle is an issue. Anyone have a great screen that they can recommend?

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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Neither. Go DLP.


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Old 11-15-2007, 07:38 PM   #3
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:46 PM   #4
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I just went through this with my father in law. Short answer, go LCD.

The average life of a plasma is 20K hours. That is really not too long considering the cost. I am not a video game person, but I have heard plasmas are not good for them at all, and cannot for the life of me tell you why.

I have also heard that DLPs are being phased out by the high end stores. They are still redily availible at the mass market electronic outlets like BB and Circuit City. They are neat, and have a longer life than both LCD and Plasma, but it is a projected light technology. There will be a lower quality picture (in more cases than not) tha the other two.

I will have to say, the Sony Bravia KDL46XBR4 is by far and away the best TV to meet your needs. I say this after many hours of pain.

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:51 PM   #5
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We have a 50" DLP HD TV. SWMBO is kind of impulsive when purchasing things and she liked this one and decided to buy it. I actually had to talk her OUT of buying the 54" version and it was her money.

I like new toys but I'm also pretty easy to please. A big TV is a big TV to me. I'm not paying close enough attention to tell that much of a difference between a 2,000 dollar TV and a 5,000 dollar TV. But that's just me.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:52 PM   #6
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LCD...plasmas don't last as long and they're still too damn expensive
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:54 PM   #7
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I have a buddy that has a LCD projector. We play Xbox and light is not an issue as it has a lot of lumen's ( not sure how many ). Looked at plasma and really didn't like the price or quality for the price. You'll loose a little quality but for a 5th of the cost would be worth it. LCD screen is ok but the projector gave him a lot more flexibility of where he wanted to put it. He had the ability to use 42" or go up to 72" if he had the screen space. Imagine a 72" Halo 3.
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See from what I saw the lcd and plasma were pretty similar price wise. I am really thinking LCD.
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I have a 65" HD DLP Mitsubishi. I needed one this large because of the size of the room. Plazma was way too expensive. LCD was also expensive and I didn't like the way the picture effed up when the camera panned. DLP has a great picture. I blew the wad last year with a Yamaha receiver, and 6 Klipsch speakers for surround sound. Makes watching TV a pleasurable experience.
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