[mythtv-users] OT: Need a new HDTV

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Jan 15 21:31:11 UTC 2007

Dewey Smolka wrote:
> On 1/14/07, Mark <fairlane at springcom.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone got any good links to research on HDTV's or a recommendation
>> for some?  I don't have a good handle on this sort of thing yet.
>> My current SDTV is dying and I'd like to get a nice replacement that
>> works well with Myth.
> First suggestion: think about your requirements and what you're willing to pay.
> You can find all kinds of advice on the relative merits of LCD vs
> Plasma vs Projector elsewhere. In short it comes down to this: LCDs
> are great until you get to displays larger than 40 inches or so;
> Plasmas cost out the ass, handle contrast marginally better than LCDs,
> and are best in formats greater than 40 inches; and projectors which
> offer a low cost for the massive picture size, but have the
> disadvantage of bulbs that need to be replaced at not inconsiderable
> expense.
A projecter which does 1080 will cost you a lot.

The bigger plasma screens use an inordinate amount of power.


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