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Plasma or DLP HDTV

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by space86, Aug 21, 2007.

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  1. redbird

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    The new Samsung DLPs have a 16 MICROsecond response time. way faster than LCD and equal to plasma.
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    And I've got one of these, redbird. I'm VERY happy with it. The PQ is outstanding! The colors are so bright and crisp that I feel like I should be wearing sunglasses when watching the thing.
     
  3. B Newt

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    Has anyone heard anything new about the new Mitsubishi LASER dlp tv's? They were demo'd last CES I think????:confused:
     
  4. Lord Vader

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    Haven't heard or seen any of these, and ABT Electronics, the nation's largest electronics store, didn't seem to have these, either.
     
  5. M5Guy

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    I was referring to a Samsung with the bulb; I'm sure the LED models are a big improvement. I didn't know that the LED light engine did away with the color wheel. This will enhance reliability dramatically.

    I'll check them out next time I'm at BB or CC.

    Just like they say, the best today is mediocre tomorrow.:)
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    M5, I spent many days this summer researching the Samsung line and compared it to Sony's XBR line and my favorite big screen TV maker, Mitsubishi. I admit that I had a preconceived bias toward Mitsu when going into my recent HDTV purchase. I so wanted to get a Mitsu, since my current 50" SDTV of theirs has a PQ that is so good one would think it's HD.

    I finally visited a couple stores, including the nation's largest electronics dealer here in NW suburban Chicago, ABT Electronics. In each store I saw the three brands showing something different. What won it for me was when I saw Ice Age on the Samsung while it was next to the Sony XBR and Mitsubishi. The Samsung was the most expensive of the three--$500 or so more; but when I told ABT that Amazon.com had it for $500 less than ABT, the salesman at ABT matched and beat Amazon's price by $20. I went with the Samsung, sadly saying good-bye to Mitsubishi.

    I am now glad I got the Samsung, because so far, it is simply awesome. No glare, no rainbow, no color wheel noise, no bow effect--none of the problems often seen/heard in DLP televisions. And damn! Is this 61" big.
     
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  8. redbird

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    They have red, green, and blue LEDs which sequence off and on so no need for the color wheel.
     
  9. dee99ta

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    Fast action is great. The bad thing about the slim LED DLPs is the vertical veiwing angle. However, you need to think about how you are using it. I have my 56" about 13 ft away. The tv is on a console that is placing the center of the tv at eye level. But if you stand up and walk toward the tv, it will dim noticeably. Fortunately, I don't watch TV like that. So my point is, they have a sweet spot.

    Horizontal viewing is good. No matter where I sit in my living room, I have a good picture.
     
  10. M5Guy

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    I was of the same opinion as you regarding Sony & Mits.; that they were the best.

    I have also revised my opinion & moved Samsung right up there with them. Quite a feat for Samsung considering they were side by side in Wal-Mart with Emerson & Sanyo a few years ago.

    Add Panasonic to the top tier list as far as plasmas; they are consistently rated near equal to Pioneer Elite.
     
  11. thomas_d92

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    Everyone here is forgetting the best way to watch tv and movies . I have a 50" plasma , a 32" lcd and a 20" lcd in the kitchen but my best tv is my 1080P front projector shot at a 106" screen. The other sets do not come close to the projector for picture quality and that total movie and sports viewing experience. If you have a light controlled room ,go with front projection . Once you try it everything else seems average at best.
     
  12. debpasc

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    I am finally biting the bullet and replacing the color wheel in my Sammy DLP. It's screaming when the set powers up and when it powers down, and now a little throughout viewing. The guy is coming next week and it will cost about $500. I only report this because I have seen all kinds of panic posts on other boards about the cost and availablity of the color wheel. I've been really happy with the set -- performance and quality. In late December I will have had it for 4 years and this will be the first time I have had a repair or put money into it -- yes, still on the same bulb though it's possible I just haven't noticed any deterioration and I will be convinced to replace it along with the color wheel. Right now I'm thinking when the time comes to replace it I'll look at the DLP LED.
     
  13. kkimmel

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    Do it yourself? You can buy the colorwheel for $110 or less from Samsung Parts
     
  14. tm22721

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    Get a 50" plasma for daytime viewing and an SXRD front projector (Sony LCOS Pearl) for 100" diagonal theater viewing.
     
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    Yep, it does.... Sony SXRD is awesome!
     
  17. Tyralak

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    What, are you 5?

    I don't set them up. I install the satellite system and connect it to the TV that is already there. There are a very limited number of settings you can change on the Dish system. Those are the only settings I touch due to liability.

    Depends on if you're talking about direct LCD or projection.

    This is true.

    Yes they do. Any technology based on phosphors will burn in. They may not burn in as easily, but they still do.

    It's never made a difference. I've only seen a couple that looked as good as a good DLP or LCD.
     
  18. Tyralak

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    I've seen Plasmas ranging from Visios to Pioneer Elites. And it's usually the same. Oddly enough, the only plasma I've seen with good color transition and minimal aliasing was a cheap Visio. Most other plasmas I've seen magnify picture imperfections greatly, and only look good from a sizeable distance. True, the screen door effect isn't exclusive to plasmas, but I see it on almost every plasma, and rarely on DLPs. You have to sit a good distance away to not notice it. Of course picture quality is very subjective, but I just haven't seen many plasmas that I would personally want to own.
     
  19. loves2watch

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    Don't forget to check out LCOS. Sony has it and JVC has it (they call it D-ILA). For a projection set it has most of the advantages of others and none of the disavantages (no pixilation, artifacting).
     
  20. msmith198025

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    While i wont discount personal preference, Most of what you say about plasma just isnt the general consensus and seems to me to lean more towards bashing of a particular type of panel for whatever reason. But hey to each his own right? If you dont like it you dont like it
     
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