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Big Screens - Big Choices... a little help?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by woodstuck, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. woodstuck

    woodstuck Junior Member

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    Hey All -

    Now I do not want to read all the manuals, and I do know a little, but the prices are all over the place... Gaming on this bad boy is as important as TV or movies.

    You have LCD, Plasma, and DLP -

    I am considering a 65" Mitsubishi DLP with of course full 1080p resolution, 120Hz, DLP-HD TV with 3D enhancements and this is a rear projection screen.
    ($1400)

    I want to know TV life versus LCD or Plasma, I have the space, I do not care if it is skinnier or heavier - I care about viewing resolution, multiple direction viewing, etc. - Anything else I should know or be concerned about? (I know gaming contrast controls help too)

    I know we have some Audio/Video experts here somewhere - Give me your thoughts?

    Thanks Man,
     
  2. Alex Brooks

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    Myself, I'm a LCD fan, Plasma is just a no IMO, if you plan on using it a lot (I guess you are) - Plasma wouldn't be a good option, the bottom of the tv gets VERY hott and has been known to catch fire in some cases.
     
  3. darkmobius

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    please don't buy a DLP dude just cos its cheap....those things are heavy compare to LCD/plasma, its gonna be a pain to move it in and out, unless of course you pay extra for ppl to move it for you. I wouldn't suggest Mitsu brand for TV either. Some safe brands are Sony, sharp, LG and Samsung, though most likely more expensive. But its for the long term so please reconsider!

    I saw some crazy ass deals before in futureshop/bestbuy, a 52inch full HD Sony Bravia was $1500 and includes home theatre system, if i remember correctly. Even without the system, the TV itself is cheap, I got my 40inch Sony Bravia for $1750 including shipping. See the huge difference??

    Try and get 120hz refresh rate too if you can afford it, again its for long term since its better for fast action like football and stuff. Gaming wise, I don't see a difference between 720p and 1080p while playing call of duty 4, then again maybe 40 inch is too small still? I think its big enough.

    Hope that helps
     
  4. hwolfpack6

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    Definitely get an LCD. Although it's more expensive, it doesn't burn out (Plasma), and it's not heavy. Anyway, seriously, what's the difference between a 50'' LCD and a 65'' DLP? They are all basically the same size once you get to 50'' - big ENOUGH :) .

    Agreed with darkmobius, get a 120Hz 50'' LCD. You will be happy with it, plus, you can plugin your desktop via VGA and work on a 50'' screen with some picture in picture going (A movie in the corner or w/e you want I guess).
     
  5. TheInternetHustler

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    Although the prices are tempting, I hate DLP. We have 45 and 55 inch plasma and are about to get a 65 inch LCD. The 55 is panasonic(sp?) and it is really nice. I think LCD or plasma is the way to go.. If you really want a big screen and you intend on watching a lot of movies, then maybe getting an actual projector would be a good choice as long is it nice and you have good lighting what not...
     
  6. Keedev

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    If your going to get any dlp, get the led dlp series from Samsung..
     
  7. woodstuck

    woodstuck Junior Member

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    Thanks Everyone...

    Just what I was afraid of... (reconsiderations)

    I will continue to look for a deal, I also thought home theater surround sound would be added as many of the audio alone on these TV's suck.

    How are these LCD's for viewing from the sides? And gaming is good and clear?

    Thanks again... (lights a doob and checks out the Best Buy flyer that came in the mail)
     
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    personally, i like DLP for TV and Games and only see the wall hangability/cool factor as the big benefit to LCD. I don't care for plasma. LCD projectors are cool in certain places (no windows)
    i've been watching the tirger direct newsletters and have seen some pretty stellar deals. make sure you get 1080p, no matter what route you take.
     
  9. MuonTrail

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    Have a look at Samsung's new LED tvs. I've got one and it's frickin' sweet. I haven't really done any gaming on it yet (except playing Mario64, which isn't really a decent test :D) but it's got a pretty wide viewing angle. I don't know what the "official" viewing angle is.. but I can stand right beside it and still see the picture.
     
  10. mightybh

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    Plasma is getting much better than LCD now days. Just 3 years ago I would not even consider a plasma screen but now they are much more long lived and reliable. Plasma will also give you deeper blacks.

    Whichever one you go for make sure its 1080p and not i. Quick action games look amazing on the new 600 hertz TVs as I have experienced myself the other day.