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Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by purtman, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Yes, they are. 2013's are the last model year.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    When it comes to audio/video equipment it's a matter of personal preference and not someone's idea of the only way to go. :rolleyes:
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Beauty is in the eye of the one doing the looking.

    I have a small 37 inch Vizio and it is very nice. I did not have any problem adjusting the level of the backlighting. Some of the preset levels are not adjustable and some are.
    I have a 46" Samsung that is very nice and my son has a 52" Mitsubishi that is awesome. Of course the Mitsubishi cost way more than the Vizio and the Samsung added together.

    Definitely make the decision for yourself as to which one to buy.
     
  4. lparsons21

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    Actually it is the 2012 models that are the last. No new ones coming this year. Whatever is out there is what is available.
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Sure, lots of personal preference involved, but very few would put a TV in a home theater (or a HTIB, or many other things). Just like the actual Theater, Home Theater is normally about immersion and scope.

    Yes, I knew they were done, but thought the current models were 2013 models (like they do with cars, the new model year actual comes out the previous June), but thanks for the clarification.
     
  6. satcrazy

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    Great...
    Which model would that be?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    dpeters answered above. For internet functionality, should you not already have it in your bluray player, you can always add a $50 Roku or Apple Tv or .... :)
     
  9. purtman15

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    Understood. I've seen a few so far that just didn't impress me. I like your analogy to the milk.

    I did go out today and see one that was decent. I wasn't planning on looking at it, but happened to be near a Best Buy and checked it out. It wasn't up to what I'd want, but at least that and your comments opened up my mind a little bit. Any thoughts on good projectors?
     
  10. spartanstew

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    why did you register under a different user name?

    I think that's against the TOS.

    As far as projectors, you'll never see a good one at Best Buy, because projectors are meant for dark rooms - and BB is loaded with fluorescent lights. It's best to find an actual home theater store that has home theater rooms set up - that's when you'll see what they can really do.

    I've been out of the projector game for a bit, but Panny's and Epson's have always been good and reliable. You can probably find the Epson 3020 for under $1500, and the Panasonic 8000 for under $2500. There's other options in between those two as well, it just depends on your budget and throw distance (where you'll place the projector).
     
  11. purtman

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    Thanks. That's interesting. I had trouble logging in this afternoon and requested my password. I used my e-mail address, and they gave me the purtman15 info. There was a problem with my purtman account, and I had to re-create it. I hadn't been on in a while, and I'm surprised it logged on. I did e-mail to get the password reset and received the e-mail to reset it. I copied and pasted and didn't realize that it had given me the purtman15 log-in. I'll get it straightened out. I've e-mailed the moderators to get it straightened out.

    If I do do the projector, I figure I'll go for at least a 100-inch screen. May as well if I'm going to go all out.

    Thanks everybody for your help. You've been very helpful and given me things to think about.

    Now if I can only get my ID issue straightened out, I'll be a happy camper.
     
  12. spartanstew

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    Yes, I'd say 100" minimum, but a lot depends on your throw distance and seating distance

    Also, there's a long thread(s) over at avs regarding how to paint your own screen, and while I've never done it, it seems pretty simple and the results I've seen are fantastic (and it's cheap).
     
  13. Rickt1962

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    I LOVE My DLP Mits its a 65" had it for 6 years ! And no motion blurr unlike the other flat screens ! After 5 years I started to notice the colors wernt so bright so got on the internet , it was the bulb. No biggy it cost me $ 65.00 or so took me 3 minutes to install ! So simple and the other modules in the back of the TV are easy to get to also ! So if something ever does fail it will be easy to FIX Unlike a LCD wer u throw it out ! Past 10 years the ones I use for my PC I have been thru 3 ! They dont last as long as the old CRTs did !
     
  14. Rickt1962

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    I will soon be looking for a New Flat screen for my Bedroom wall like a 42" or so. The problem i will have is I need two cable input jacks. Since I have Comcast they broadcast HD local channels on it. And the other jack is my secondary Cable thru out the house that Has my private channels RF modulated on. Like DTV,DVD,Security camera. My Mits 65 has two works great !

    P.S. I Hope the Electronics Industry will give us lower priced RF Modulators in HD soon !
     
  15. purtman

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    I'm not sure if one of you reported me for having two accounts, but if you did, thanks. I had some issues with this account a while back. I had to create a new one, and I never really used it. When I couldn't log in the other day, I had forgotten my password. When I requested it, it gave me my temporary account. I'm all set now. Thanks!
     
  16. justsam

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    For a Home Theater, I am a real fan of front projection.

    I recently moved from a home where I had built and dedicated one of the bedrooms as a small home theater, with a projector, and that was a real theater like experience, as opposed to watching big screen TV! I do not have that in my current home and do miss it.

    You descibe being a sports fan, and the large screen can really bring that home. Of course it depends on room size, but I consider large screen something above 100". Of course with proper projector it can be any size that suits the room.

    The cost will be less than a large screen LCD, and you are not paying for a tuner and RF section in the TV that few ever use.

    Don't forget proper audio to go with it. Does not have to be over the top, just honest surround with sub woofer.
     
  17. bobukcat

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    I'll second the recommendation for Plasma and Panasonic in particular. I have a 65VT30 we are very pleased with.
     
  18. CCarncross

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    I'll 3rd it..Panasonic 60GT50 Plasma here....
     
  19. Rich

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    You'll get a better 2D picture with a Panny 3D set. I've never used the 3D option on mine other than to briefly try it out once.

    Rich
     
  20. Rich

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    Or just about any BD player or streaming box. I do not use the Smart features on my Panny plasmas. No 5.1 sound.

    Rich
     

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