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Old 09-10-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Thanks to the OP for this thread and to those who've responded. My 7 year old Mitsubishi is starting to have purple and green lines so I have a sinking feeling I'm going to be in the market for a new TV soon and have no idea where to start!
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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^^LOL I know the feeling. It took me about a month of research and price-watching before I made up my mind.
I'm very happy with the Samsung I ended up buying.

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Old 09-10-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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On second thought, I do not recommend a DLP, as you say the room is too bright for plasma.

A DLP TV is excellent if 1) you watch it in a dark room (I hear the glare is pretty bad in the light) and 2) you don't want to wall-mount it (they are not quite as thick as rear-projection TVs, but they are not thin like LCD or plasmas, either). The reason they are so inexpensive seems to be that they are dying out because most people want a super-thin TV for aesthetic reasons (that seems to be at least part of the reason why soundbars are so popular now).
DLP is rear (or front) projection. The newer LED sets do very well in lit rooms. They're inexpensive because...they are inexpensive to build. There's very little R&D to support now.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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DLP is rear (or front) projection. The newer LED sets do very well in lit rooms. They're inexpensive because...they are inexpensive to build. There's very little R&D to support now.
I know DLP's are rear-projection (I also understand there are DLP front-projectors, but I mean an integrated DLP TV) I just mean the older kind of rear-projection TVs (I believe they used CRTs to project?) DLP's are vastly different.

Yes, they do take up a bit of room still, but imagine impressing your friends with an 84" or 93" TV.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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On second thought, I do not recommend a DLP, as you say the room is too bright for plasma.

A DLP TV is excellent if 1) you watch it in a dark room (I hear the glare is pretty bad in the light) and 2) you don't want to wall-mount it (they are not quite as thick as rear-projection TVs, but they are not thin like LCD or plasmas, either). The reason they are so inexpensive seems to be that they are dying out because most people want a super-thin TV for aesthetic reasons (that seems to be at least part of the reason why soundbars are so popular now).
Or want a TV that doesn't need to hide in a dark room to provide a good picture. I have a 55" LCD/LED set primarily because I don't have to worry about ambient light wiping out the picture. I have a skylight over and just a few feet in forward of the set, and two 8 foot sliding doors that face the west in our living room.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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