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Bump. Still looking for ideas here. I'm not opposed to an LCD in the living room either. Just that DLP was a good find.

Looks like we might be buying tomorrow. Just waiting on the income tax check to get here.
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Why don't you look into plasma? I got my Panasonic 42" a little over a moth ago and i love it. Using it as my primary display right now due to space issues. The only down side I see to it, is glare. So when your watching it, you want to have a dark room. But other than that, it is great and I highly reccomend it. Prices are good too, got mine for about $600 off amazon (newest model panasonic 42" non 3d).
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Why don't you look into plasma? I got my Panasonic 42" a little over a moth ago and i love it. Using it as my primary display right now due to space issues. The only down side I see to it, is glare. So when your watching it, you want to have a dark room. But other than that, it is great and I highly reccomend it. Prices are good too, got mine for about $600 off amazon (newest model panasonic 42" non 3d).
What's the differences between the following?

DLP, Plasma, LCD, LED?

The way I understood it...

DLP = Just like the older projection big screens, but much MUCH better. Uses light, has the best picture quality out of anything

LCD = Well, duh. CCFL Backlit LCD panels

LED = LED backlit LCD Panels....same as standard LCD's, but slightly better colors (not a huge deal to me honestly)

Plasma = ???? Fires at Wal Mart????
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
What's the differences between the following?

DLP, Plasma, LCD, LED?

The way I understood it...

DLP = Just like the older projection big screens, but much MUCH better. Uses light, has the best picture quality out of anything

LCD = Well, duh. CCFL Backlit LCD panels

LED = LED backlit LCD Panels....same as standard LCD's, but slightly better colors (not a huge deal to me honestly)

Plasma = ???? Fires at Wal Mart????
This is they way I get it, and it's not far off from what you believe.

DLP(Digital Light Processing): Uses a silicon chip to precisely diffuse and combine colors. Rear-projection set. Does use a user-replaceable lamp. Actually rather light and thin for a rear-projection set, and can give some amazing picture quality and size for the money.

LCD(Liquid Crystal Display): Uses grids of Liquid Crystals switched on/off via electrical signals. Backlit by a non-user replaceable CCFL. Resoloution, contrast, color reproduction and size vary greatly.

LED(Light Emitting Diode): Actually a marketing misnomer, LED TVs are merely LED backlit LCD TVs. There are actual LED and OLED TVs in development and technically available for a high price. LED backlit LCDs usually have better color reproduction, better contrast, sometimes better response times and refresh rates eat up a LOT less power, and give off a LOT less heat. They theoretically should have a longer lifespan as well.

Plasma: Operates just as it says, with plasma. Think of it as a 21st Century CRT. Essentially there are many cells making up the picture. each one of those cells is excited by a high voltage current to ignite them into a plasma, and emit light. It's a lil more complex than that, but you get the picture(pun intended). They use almost as much power, sometimes more than a CRT, they put off a lot of heat, they used to burn out after a few years if not regualrly filled with an inert gas(dunno if that still holds true), and vary in picture quality and resolution greatly. AFAIK, this technology is on it's way out the door as it's not very efficient, and LED backlit TVs and DLP sets are starting to compete with it's contrast ratios and response times.

Wikipedia's Comparison CRT, LCD, Plasma

If I'm too far off on any of these, feel free to correct me fellow OCNers.
Edited by DesertRat - 6/19/11 at 10:49pm
post #25 of 32
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Shameless self bump, since I've gotten almost no suggestions. Gotten a few, but not much.
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I can repeat my earlier advice if it makes you feel better
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I can repeat my earlier advice if it makes you feel better
Well, I did read your advice.

Problem:
I am building this slowly-ish. Here's my planned list to buy as soon as the cash is in....

Living Room:
60" DLP
Yamaha Receiver
Network Media Player
TV Stand

Computer:
Dayton 6.5" Bookshelfs
Dayton T-amp

Bedroom:
40" LCD
Network Media Player

Everything else on that list is going to be bought over time (the better center, surrounds, and all the subs). I just need enough to get STARTED with a great TV for the price, and 2.0 sound on each TV and my computer.
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Ah. I didn't realize that since you still had everything listed.
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Ah. I didn't realize that since you still had everything listed.
It's okay.

I still have everything listed, because those are the parts that I think I want when its all done. Not sure, that's why there's a thread.
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SO what are you getting pio?
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