[mythtv-users] OT: Type of HDTV

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 19:13:01 UTC 2006

On 11/16/06, MacNean Tyrrell <dardack at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/15/06, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 11/15/06, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 11/15/06, MacNean Tyrrell < dardack at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > I've been searching for a good discussion/website on the pro's and
> con's of
> > > > LCD, DLP, LCD Projection, and Plasma.  I haven't had much success.  I
> was
> > > > wondering what the mythtv community used, believed was the best TV,
> and if i
> > > > missed this discussion already, I apologize.
> > >
> > > one site you may want to check out is: http://www.avsforum.com/
> > > they deal with all types of home theatre equipment and have forums for
> > > discussions...
> > >
> > > http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=9
> >
> > Really, each have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the
> > right TV for you may not be the right TV for me, etc.
> >
> > Basically it comes down to:
> > Plasma - Expensive, bright, excellent color, wide viewing angle (to
> > the point of useless)
> > LCD - Not as pricey as plasma, bright, decent color, wide viewing
> > angle (to the point of useless)
> > Rear Proj. - Cheap, large screens. Color, brightness, viewing angle,
> > etc. vary widely depending on the model and exact technology being
> > used. These have traditionally been the most "trouble" but newer
> > models are much better. Definitely purchase an extended warranty with
> > these as they usually include at least one bulb replacement as well as
> > covering any defects, etc.
> Oh no doubt on the DLP.  See this is my dilema now (didn't know this when i
> first posted), my LG DLP which i purchased 2/05 has been in the shop 5 times
> and is broken again.  LG is allowing me to exchange it through BestBuy (who
> i bought it with), now I have to wait 5 business days for BB to contact me,
> but looking at best buy's website and LG's website, it appears that LG does
> not make DLP's anymore (LCD and Plasma only with directview now? dont' know
> what that is).  So i've read alot yesterday on AVS, which BTW not too
> thrilled with the website, and Is it true plasma is really fragile?  I have
> kids, but i hear LCD's have ghosting issues because of refresh rates.  So
> hard to figure this all out, just don't want to make a bad decision.  Don't
> get me wrong, i liked the DLP, if i had known it was gonna be this
> troublesome i wouldn't have bought one, i just believe i had a bad lemon,
> because me and my brother in-law both bought DLP's at the same time and he's
> had no problems what so ever.

Plasma's are pretty fragile, but if they're wall mounted then it
should be a problem (unless a baseball gets thrown at it...). LCD's
shouldn't have ghosting, at least not the good ones...

DLPs are prone to lemons, its the nature of the beast. Some will be
great, some won't, though even this vary's by model. Some models will
be 90% lemons, some only 30%... Which is why its so important to have
the warranty.

It does look as though LG no longer makes any rear projection HDTV's,
pushing their large format Plasma and LCD ($$$!).

p.s. please clean your replies, thanks for bottom posting though!

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