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Cheap rear projection TV in Argos....any good?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by chanlon1, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. chanlon1

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  2. Laurel&Hardy

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    Damn that's cheap, was £800 not three months ago...

    But I have seen one in action, played for a while and though it is basic it shouldn't pose any problems connection wise unless you're using component. 50Hz 4x3, three SCART's (not sure how many are RGB) plus a side AV connection (no component), and picture quality isn't going to set the world on fire, although admittedly that was the usual 'Dixon's Feed' syndrome and not a DVD. It's not the best example of RPTV I've ever seen but it isn't the worst either - Bush make one that's infinitely worse and now more expensive!

    RPTV advantages - large picture for the money and potentially perfect geometry thanks to the convergence system are two.

    RPTV disadvantages - Possible screen burn on consoles or static images if too high a contrast setting is used, viewing is sweet spot dependent - light ouptut falls off dramatically in the vertical plane when off axis and they can look ropey as hell if not set up properly or fed a poor signal.

    If you can get and see one first in one of the major electrica outlets - the signal is usually crap but you will get something of an idea of whether you can live with one or not.
     
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    cheers...maybe take a trip to Dixon's or Curry's etc and see if they have them
     
  4. chanlon1

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    anyone else any views on this set?
     
  5. condyk

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    I am pretty sure I have seen this model in one of the big retailers when I was looking. It was fine, but not outstanding. HOWEVER, worth remembering that RPTV's only rarely do look any good in a shop. They doon't make the effort and often feed with poor signals.

    Laurelandhardy has summarised the PR situation well, pro's and con's.

    I have a Tosh 42wt29 RP which is actually awesome. Rare a day goes by without me just thinking how good the image is. I think all Tosh RP TV's are very capable for what are becoming crazy cheap prices, but worth taking care to set them up correctly.

    Had I spent £3000 on a plasma and got all round performance as good as my RPTV then I'd have been delighted ... and £2250 worse off ;-)
     
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    so what would be the best way to set this up...RGB feed?

    sorry for my ignorance but Laurel&Hardy, you seemed unsure about the RGB SCART support on the set.

    cheers chaps

    Tom
     

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