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Gateway Closes All Stores!!!!
Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:40 PM
There are friends I know who have purchased Gateway systems who had nothing but problems. Could be operator error. However, it is impossible for me to recommend a brand since "I build my own".
"In an effort to increase your cable and satellite bills beyond the point of affordability and to further pad the pockets of our executives..."
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Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:57 PM
Posted 07 April 2004 - 03:02 PM
Posted 07 April 2004 - 04:32 PM
Posted 07 April 2004 - 06:11 PM
here is is what I found in quite a few studies online. It directly supports what I said before,
No, what you said before was that plasma screens leak gas, and need to be periodically "recharged", which is untrue. The lifespan issue is unrelated. All televisions, regardless of the technology involved, will fail eventually. It is reasonable to expect to get 10+ years out of any set, though most people replace them before that much time goes by, especially these days, with the technology constantly advancing the way it is.
My bedroom TV, a 14-year-old 27" Mitsubishi, recently bit the dust. I moved my HDTV into my bedroom to replace it, and bought another, larger HDTV to replace that one! And I expect to replace it, too, in 2 or 3 years, with a fixed-pixel device, whatever happens to be "hot" at that time. Probably LCD or DLP, or one of the variants that will be hitting the market soon. I would have done so now, but my budget didn't allow for LCD or DLP, and I don't think they are quite ready for prime time yet. CRTs still provide the most bang for the buck, but I expect prices on the fixed-pixel devices to drop dramatically over the next few years.
Posted 07 April 2004 - 07:22 PM
might cost a little more but you'll be much better off.
Posted 07 April 2004 - 09:24 PM
I also went into Circuit City and looked at their tv's. A sales person showed me where they had a name brand tv that he said was only there for 3 or 4 months and he showed me the pixels that have already went out showing me the yellow tint to those pixels. It was a plasma tv. I will not buy a plasma tv after seeing that.
I have to agree with Gary again
Posted 08 April 2004 - 06:44 AM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 08:33 AM
"It is reasonable to expect to get 10+ years out of any set" Yip, I will be getting 25-40 years out of my LCD, and I will not have to replace anything to get there, and you will have gone thru 3-5 plasma's. But that is not realistic, I would never keep a TV for more than 20 years, but resale will most likely be higher on something that works, then something that is dead.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:18 PM
Stosh I never once said that they "leak gas". I said they need to refilled or recharged
OK, fine, though I don't see how they could need to be "recharged" unless they leaked. But regardless, what you said is still NOT TRUE! It isn't even possible - the cells are sealed! Why is that so hard for you to accept, when the proof has been provided to you? I know people believe what they want to believe, regardless of the facts, but please...
Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:22 PM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 01:44 PM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 09:30 PM
so do you agree that out of a plasma left untouched/unchanged and an LCD left untouched/unchanged, the LCD would last much longer?
That could well be, but I don't really care that much. Both would last well beyond what I would need from a TV. Picture quality is my number one concern; how long the set lasts is less important to me than the "wow" factor I get as I watch my DVDs and HD broadcasts.
With that in mind, it seems to me that LCD and DLP are both better technologies than plasma. When the time comes for me to buy a fixed-pixel device, I'll take a long hard look at everything that is available, and make my decision. If I were buying today, I'd most likely go for LCD or DLP (HD2+).
Posted 09 April 2004 - 04:00 PM
Posted 09 April 2004 - 04:05 PM