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Old 09-12-2006, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Well, I think im gonna break down and buy a new TV tomorrow.

Haven't made up my mind 100% yet, but its very tempting.
This is the TV I am looking at.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsu...oductDetail.do

The deal is very tempting too. no interest for 24 months. Lower price then normal, a 100 dollar gift card by mail when I buy it, which I could use to buy a HDMI cable.

Damn circuit city.
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give it 2 months. The deal will be sweeter on Black Friday.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:31 AM   #3
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Why projection when you can buy a 42" plasma for the same price?
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:56 AM   #4
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Plasma TVs don't have as high resolution at that price. I'd also consider this for the same price:

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000A6KQVW
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:10 AM   #5
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Plasma TVs don't have as high resolution at that price.
What he said. I'm not entirely hip to all this crap, but I'm pretty certain I've read that a plasma TV needs to be bigger than 42" to be in its native resolution. That means, at 42" or smaller, for optimum picture, you don't want plasma.

Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:20 AM   #6
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I don't want to go bigger then 42", cause I am in an apartment right now. and I would rather buy from circuit city then target for tv's especially for the 24 months no interest.

I am still debating though. I am thinking about waiting still till I have my other credit card paid off.
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:46 AM   #7
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aren't you unemployed?
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:57 AM   #8
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aren't you unemployed?
Nope, Start my new job Wednesday. And I am making 20% more then I was at my last job.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:05 AM   #9
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Rear projections are pretty good for sceen size per buck and yer u can get cheaper plasmas but they suck balls. A true HDTV ready plasma is going to set you back by 2-3k fro a decent one so thats a dam good price.

Ive just got the Spony wega which is that 3LCD thingy 50" and i think its pretty good as long as its dark and you have a good signal. I dont think much of all this HDMI crap though, im happy with good old RGB/component, i reckon its just as good over short distances.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:09 AM   #10
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Why projection when you can buy a 42" plasma for the same price?

Why is it people think plasma tvs are the best ones to have. I think its funny when I hear someone brag that they have a plasma TV. Must have seen too many episodes of cribs or something. Everytime someone starts a TV thread someone chimes in about getting a plasma. They suck! As soon as you get it home and turn it on take a good look at the picture and know that from that day on your screen will slowly get dimmer and dimmer. Depending on how much TV you watch and the settings you use will determine how long it will last. Sure you can crank down the brightness and try to limit your TV time but why settle for that? You know the display model was cranked up to maximum to get the wow factor. Then there is the fact that you better not play video games on it or watch a channel that puts a logo in the corner of the screen or you will wear out those spots faster. Plasmas are practically obsolete.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:11 AM   #11
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I'm thinking about this one now too.

Its a 50" DLP HDTV. Only 100 bucks more, for 8 more inches.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsu...oductDetail.do
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:12 AM   #12
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Why is it people think plasma tvs are the best ones to have. I think its funny when I hear someone brag that they have a plasma TV. Must have seen too many episodes of cribs or something. Everytime someone starts a TV thread someone chimes in about getting a plasma. They suck! As soon as you get it home and turn it on take a good look at the picture and know that from that day on your screen will slowly get dimmer and dimmer. Depending on how much TV you watch and the settings you use will determine how long it will last. Sure you can crank down the brightness and try to limit your TV time but why settle for that? You know the display model was cranked up to maximum to get the wow factor. Then there is the fact that you better not play video games on it or watch a channel that puts a logo in the corner of the screen or you will wear out those spots faster. Plasmas are practically obsolete.
yessir! they loose on average 25% of brightness in 1.5-2 years.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:21 AM   #13
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what about lcd's
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:56 AM   #14
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Why is it people think plasma tvs are the best ones to have. I think its funny when I hear someone brag that they have a plasma TV. Must have seen too many episodes of cribs or something. Everytime someone starts a TV thread someone chimes in about getting a plasma. They suck! As soon as you get it home and turn it on take a good look at the picture and know that from that day on your screen will slowly get dimmer and dimmer. Depending on how much TV you watch and the settings you use will determine how long it will last. Sure you can crank down the brightness and try to limit your TV time but why settle for that? You know the display model was cranked up to maximum to get the wow factor. Then there is the fact that you better not play video games on it or watch a channel that puts a logo in the corner of the screen or you will wear out those spots faster. Plasmas are practically obsolete.
Plasma TVs are not obsolete. It is still a very young technology. BTW I am about to start year three with my plasma and there is not one problem with it.
It is as bright and colorful as the day a bought it. No burn in at all. I have had my ps2 and game cube connected to it, and I also watch spike and showtime without logos burnt into my screen. I suggest taking your anti-plasma propaganda some place else.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:09 AM   #15
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I wouldn't touch a plasma at this point.
on the midsize, LCD is the way to go, on the topend, its all about 3DLP setups.
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Why is it people think plasma tvs are the best ones to have. I think its funny when I hear someone brag that they have a plasma TV. Must have seen too many episodes of cribs or something. Everytime someone starts a TV thread someone chimes in about getting a plasma. They suck! As soon as you get it home and turn it on take a good look at the picture and know that from that day on your screen will slowly get dimmer and dimmer. Depending on how much TV you watch and the settings you use will determine how long it will last. Sure you can crank down the brightness and try to limit your TV time but why settle for that? You know the display model was cranked up to maximum to get the wow factor. Then there is the fact that you better not play video games on it or watch a channel that puts a logo in the corner of the screen or you will wear out those spots faster. Plasmas are practically obsolete.

True Plasma's crisp display will usually last 7-8yrs, after this you will begin to see lack in color. But DLP's use a backlight bulb which last typically around 80,000 hours so they also need to be eventually replaced. Also specifically with DLP rear-projection sets, some viewers experience a rainbow effect where viewers can see streaks of color on DLP TVs, especially when moving their eyes across the screen. The burn in you mentioned has been greatly exaggerated. Burn-in occurs when a relatively static image such as a stock ticker, a network logo, or a letterbox bar gets etched permanently onto the screen. The potential for burn-in is greatest during the first 100 or so hours of use, during which time you should keep contrast rather low (less than 50 percent) and avoid showing static images or letterbox bars on the screen for hours at a time. After this initial phase, plasma should be as durable as any television technology. Many panels also have burn-in-reduction features, such as screensavers and pixel orbiting. As for clarity, Plasma beats DLP in all categories. A quick search will show research for this.
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uhh
the rainbow effect is only a problem on low-end colorwheel DLPs, 3DLP setups like I am talking about dont have this problem.
btw, a backlight bulb is typically user serviceable, a plasma screen component isn't.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:25 AM   #18
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the rainbow effect is only a problem on low-end colorwheel DLPs, 3DLP setups like I am talking about dont have this problem.
btw, a backlight bulb is typically user serviceable, a plasma screen component isn't.
3DLP technology is currently only for use in stand alone projector systems, not TVs.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:34 AM   #19
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doh! I just assumed they had already integrated them.
(I would rather have a projector+screen anyway)
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:12 AM   #20
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DLP SUX (rainbow effect,flicker,just being projection)....plasmas are the best because they offer the same pop as a crt!! LCD is nicce but they suffer from slow response time and poor blacks

there are people trading out their DLP'S for plasmas everyday over here lol

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pioneer alrdy has a 1080p 50 inch and panasonic will have a 50,58 and 65 1080p plasmas.... BOOM!
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:15 PM   #21
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I found a nice 42" plasma HDTV I like, but its about 500 bucks more then what I as looking at.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:28 PM   #22
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A hundred bones for an HDMI cable? Are you serious?
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:52 PM   #23
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The best TV's are still CRT. Its funny everyone talks about DLP/LCD/SXRD/Plasma's.
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:21 PM   #24
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I'm thinking about this one now too.

Its a 50" DLP HDTV. Only 100 bucks more, for 8 more inches.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsu...oductDetail.do
Well now I am REALLY considering buying this. Walked into best buy today and this TV was on sale for 1699. normally 1999. Plus they had no interest for 18 months. Then he tells me this. If I buy the tv, and want directv installed, they will install it for free, Plus if I get the hd programming, I get 250 bucks off the tv. Install is free, delivery is free, setup is free. Jesus christ. So for the tv, stand, directtv stuff, and hdmi cable, it would come out to 1828 including tax. About 100 bucks a month. **** I really should just do this.
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:45 PM   #25
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Well now I am REALLY considering buying this. Walked into best buy today and this TV was on sale for 1699. normally 1999.
Amazon.com has this television for $1250 SHIPPED, and no sales tax depending on your state.

I will never go to a retail store for this type of purchase.

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A hundred bones for an HDMI cable? Are you serious?
Again, retail stores have a 300% markup on cables. An HDMI cable should cost you about $20 if purchased online. And don't fall for the 37 different kinds of HDMI cables marketed by Monster Cable... HDMI is digital, and your picture is going to look exactly the same no matter what you use!
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