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LCD
Pros

Size, can easily be hung on wall
Aesthetically pleasing (excellent wife approval)


Cons
Lamp can die after 60,000 hours or so (you will replace by then)
Cost to size ratio


do you guys think my pros and cons are about right? Any more?
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Hope this comparison helps. It's in no particular order. I own an older rear projection TV and like it, but if I were in the market for a new one, I'd either get an LCD or a DLP rear projection. I like to play video games so I'd never buy a plasma.

Rear Projection:
  • Very large unless you get one of the newer DLP TVs
  • Good image quality - but the red/green/blue lamps can go out of alignment causing fuzziness (you can self adjust it...and I'm not 100% sure that this applies to the DLP style)
  • Cheap

LCD:
  • Latest technology
  • Great sharpness and clarity
  • A little less contrast than plasma
  • Will never burn in - great for video games
  • Flat and doesn't take up much room
  • Can hang on the wall - a good mount costs ~$150

Plasma:
  • Flat and doesn't take up much room
  • Old technology - was first attempt at flat TV
  • Better contrast than LCD
  • Short life
  • Burns in really easy - terrible for video games unless you want to see a speedometer when you're watching TV
     
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Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
Hope this comparison helps. It's in no particular order. I own an older rear projection TV and like it, but if I were in the market for a new one, I'd either get an LCD or a DLP rear projection. I like to play video games so I'd never buy a plasma.

Rear Projection:
  • Very large unless you get one of the newer DLP TVs
  • Good image quality - but the red/green/blue lamps can go out of alignment causing fuzziness (you can self adjust it...and I'm not 100% sure that this applies to the DLP style)
  • Cheap

LCD:
  • Latest technology
  • Great sharpness and clarity
  • A little less contrast than plasma
  • Will never burn in - great for video games
  • Flat and doesn't take up much room
  • Can hang on the wall - a good mount costs ~$150

Plasma:
  • Flat and doesn't take up much room
  • Old technology - was first attempt at flat TV
  • Better contrast than LCD
  • Short life
  • Burns in really easy - terrible for video games unless you want to see a speedometer when you're watching TV

DLP from what i have seen, has a significant lag when playing games. I have owned DLP before and was getting a .25 -.50 second delay on games. Why do people continue to say plasma causes burn-ins? Older models (prior to 2006) have been known to cause burn-in, however newer models do not have the same issue. They (newer models) have many different ways to prevent and even fix burn-in. Most new models include screensaver (not helpful during gaming) or what is called "pixel shifting" or in Pioneers case "Pixel Orbiting", which slightly (can not be noticed by the user) move the image one or two pixels at a time. This prevents burn-in (since the image is not in the same place all the time). Also, if you do have a burn-in issue, then most sets offer a burn-in fixer (usually a white or solid background) which stays on the set for a few hours which erases the ghost image.

I hope this has helped resolve some of the concerns with plasma. Other than that your pros / cons are pretty right on.
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Hmm i heard you cannot play the PS3 on a Rear Projection... Is this true or just a rumor?

I own a PS3 and i wanted something a bit bigger yet cheap with good picture, so i was thinking along the lines of a rear projection TV...
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For RP-CRTS the color seem better, and if I remember correctly, the Blacks are blacker. Plus it seems smoother, because rather than pixel rendering, it is projected.
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Are you able to play PS3 and other consoles on a rear projection TV? i've heard its bad for it...
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