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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2005, 09:28:55 PM »

And who doesn't like moving a 5 year old tv into their bedroom that's twice the size of the one they had in there?
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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2005, 09:32:23 PM »

And who doesn't like moving a 5 year old tv into their bedroom that's twice the size of the one they had in there?

:-D  That's exactly what I did when I bought my Vega.  I moved my 27" tv that I had in my living room to the bedroom.  I also bought a Sony DreamSystem home theatre with the new tv so I moved my old home theatre to my bedroom as well.  Now I can watch porn with surround sound.  I farging rule!  ;D
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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2005, 10:23:20 PM »

Plasma owners like to deny that their televisions have shorter lives and are more fragile.

Non-plasma owners like to invent facts to prove their misconceptions.

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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2005, 10:28:40 PM »

...Non-plasma owners People like to invent facts to prove their misconceptions.

If you can't beat them, then you might as well join them.  Fixed.

Sorry to interrupt the rythym of this otherwise superb "Sassy call and response thread about televisions."

Riveting.
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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2005, 10:31:02 PM »

So what is it about them that might give them a shorter life?  Is it something related directly to the screen?  And what kind of life span are we talking about with them? 

Many years ago, when the technology was very new, the half-life of the screen (the amount of time before the screen loses half its brightness) was relatively short. The manufacturers have improved the product so that is no longer the case (plasma manufacturers now quote half-life figures that are comparable to other types of TVs). Unfortunately, the reputation of the old plasma sets has stuck.

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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2005, 10:32:53 PM »

So what you're saying is that you own a Plasma TV, and you're trying to convince yourself that it doesn't suck.
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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2005, 10:52:21 PM »

So what you're saying is that you own a Plasma TV, and you're trying to convince yourself that it doesn't suck.

While you're trying to put words in my mouth, maybe you should review the thread and consider the amount of actual value you've brought to the discussion.

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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2005, 10:57:17 PM »

Aw jeez man, can't you take a joke? 
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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2005, 11:05:48 PM »

And who doesn't like moving a 5 year old tv into their bedroom that's twice the size of the one they had in there?

:-D  That's exactly what I did when I bought my Vega.  I moved my 27" tv that I had in my living room to the bedroom.  I also bought a Sony DreamSystem home theatre with the new tv so I moved my old home theatre to my bedroom as well.  Now I can watch porn with surround sound.  I farging rule!  ;D


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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2005, 11:06:57 PM »

Of course I can. But your claptrap just bores (and irritates) me.

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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2005, 11:26:10 PM »

there's relatively no difference between a DLP and a Plasma screen if you are further than 7 feet from the screen while viewing. no ones eyes are that good.

even within 7 feet, it's very hard to tell the difference. almost impossible, considering that there are so few televisions that show true HD resolution (1080p)...there's a difference between converting it, and showing it true. and virtually nothing is actually broadcasted at 1080p. most of the broadcasts are at 720p or 720i.

so basically, the only descernable difference right now between an LCD, DLP, or Plasma is the user preference. and there wont be for a while yet.  buy whichever you'd like the best basically. most HD televisions can at least convert ever possible resolution.

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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2005, 03:07:21 AM »

Wingspan, I would make that last post my signature if I could.

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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2005, 07:13:49 AM »

Good info, Wingspan. My biggest issue with DLP and other rear-projection systems is off-angle viewing. Some models are pretty bad when you step just a few feet to one side, or even if you are sitting higher or lower than the ideal.

My neighbor just picked up a Wega LCD rear-projection set a week or so ago, and the off-axis viewing is very good. Not quite what mine does, but much better than I've experienced in the past.

Lad, when you go shopping for a set, be sure to get up, walk around a little, and check out the picture from different viewing angles. Most sets will be very nice if you're right in front of them, looking straight ahead...but the better ones will still look good even if you're not sitting in the best seat in the house. :)

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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2005, 07:38:06 AM »

Good info, Wingspan. My biggest issue with DLP and other rear-projection systems is off-angle viewing. Some models are pretty bad when you step just a few feet to one side, or even if you are sitting higher or lower than the ideal.

while plasma has the best angle veiwing. don't lump DLP with the standard rear projection (like the plasma myths), the DLP sets have a veiwing angles comparable to plasma.
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Re: I'm in the market to buy a television & need assistance.
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2005, 07:41:07 AM »

also...when going for any HD set (LCD, Plasma, DLP) be sure to see it with a standard broadcast. considering thats at least 90% of your veiwing...some of the high end televisions are pretty weak when it comes to a standard broadcast.
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