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

  1. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Nice as a backup. When you've got a house of guests at Christmas wanting to watch an episode of Doctor Who and Amazon is down on one device, it may work on the other.
  2. bobukcat

    bobukcat Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2005
    Good point, and Plasma generally produces a better picture from SD content than LCD.
  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    First time I sat in a showroom and watched the 3D Panny plasmas, I quickly noticed the excellent PQ on them when they were in 2D mode. Made up my mind right there that the next plasma I bought would be a 3D model, just because of the 2D PQ.

  4. jforkner

    jforkner Mentor

    Mar 17, 2004

    Four days after purchasing the TV, it failed---about 30% of the viewing area was marred by vertical lines (see attached). I contacted Sharp and they have been working with me to repair the set. I opted to attempt repair vs. returning the set to Costco. As of today, they are still trying to contact a repair company in my area.

    FWIW, I just (two days ago) replaced my Mitsubishi 57" DLP with a Sharp LC-70C8470U and couldn't be happier. This is a 2012 model with 3D and a variety of built-in apps. Like you, I didn't want 3D; but after comparing the picture quality of some lower-end (600-series) Sharps, including the new 2013 models, I decided the PQ of the 847 was worth the added expense. Plus, I got a good deal on it at Costco.

    After updating the firmware and adjusting the picture settings to a recommended set found at AVSForum.com, I am more than impressed with the PQ. And while I doubt I'll be using the apps much, it is kinda cool to see my website on the big screen.

    My viewing room is pretty well lit during the day, and plasma and many of the other brand LCDs provided too much screen reflection for my environment. The Sharps seemed to provide the least reflection for me.

    Bottom line...couldn't be happier.


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  5. purtman

    purtman Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2006
    Thanks, all. After hunting and looking around, I've decided to go with the actual projector. I've seen lots of good reviews on the Epson - PowerLite Home Cinema 3020 3D 3LCD Projector. I plan to set up a 120-inch screen. It should be great for our regular movie night and the big games.
  6. purtman

    purtman Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2006
    I decided to go with the Epson 3020 projector with a 120-inch screen. No regrets at all. Paid $1429 at Amazon. I've had it up for about six days now, and the picture is awesome. I've also seen some incredible 3D on this. We haven't mounted the screen yet (still have some more items as part of our move), but it still looks great on the wall. Thanks for all of the responses.

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