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Are DLPs Noisy?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Dave Sayer, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Dave Sayer

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    Well my old Sony 22" has given up the ghost so its time to come into the 21 century. Like many before me of I go into the valley of confusion, Im sure the salesman can smell us lemons out at 100 yards!
    Thinking I need a 42" plasma I start looking at those and realised I should be buying a set with HD possibility. Picture quality is top of the list, unfortunately I dont have the budget to go with it.
    Having worked out that the sets are usually around £2000 for HD (found Hitachi for £1389 with hd compatability) I turned around to walk out and saw the Toshiba 46wm48p. Comet were showing a dvd of a Grand Prix and it stopped me in my tracks. The price is around £1550 although Ive got it down to £1368 on the web.
    Thing is I had not heard of DLP tvs, but had heard bad things of rear projectors poor picture and vision angles. Reading through 2 hours of threads are the fans/wheels noisy? Having ducked down in the shop it was apparant the picture got a lot clearer/brighter. How noisy are the fans and colour wheel as anything like a humming really bugs me, how long do the bulbs last? I would be grateful for any replies. Cheers
     
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    As well as all of that (the answers to which, you will find here with a bit of browsing and/or searching) please make yourself fully aware of the rainbow issue with single chip DLP devices, and ensure that none of you/your family (etc) are part of the minority who simply cannot tolerate them.
     
  3. fugitive

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    I've got the Toshiba 52" and it is very quiet. The noise has never bugged me.
     
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    Have had my Sammy SP46L6HX a week now, and having played around with the settings am very pleased with it, I can't see any rainbow effect, and you can't hear the fan unless you stick your ear right next to the back of the cabinet.
    My daughter has a 42" Panasonic plasma and I have to say the Sammy DLP picture is far better.
     
  5. ayrshiredude

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    Well I have the new Samsung 46" DLP and I find it pretty noisy. There seems to be 2 sounds which I presume to be the colour wheel spinning and the fan. This produces a high pitch whine which is pretty obvious during quiet parts. When I turn the TV off the whine stops but the fan keeps going for a about a minute.
     
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    I have the toshiba 46 and it can be a bit noisey when the sound is low on a night. But most times i watch it i have the amp running so sound never really bothers me.
     
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    my samsung sp50 makes no sound at all unless u put your ear at the back of the tv and close to air vent :)
     
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    My Sammy SP46L6 is quiet - you have to go to the back of the TV to hear anything.

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    my LG 44 dlp is very quiet, you can hear the fan if you put your ear right up to the set but as I sit a few feet away I don't have any problem with noise at all. :thumbsup:
     

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