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Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by DarkKnight, Jul 5, 2005.

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  1. DarkKnight

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to the DLP world.

    About 2 months ago, I popped into my local John Lewis and was very impressed by the Samsung DLP range.

    The assistant I spoke to mention to me about a Wall Mountable version that may be available later in the year.

    Would any of you know if this is available yet ? If not, do you know of any such version or was I fed a load of BS ?

    Wall mounting would suit me as I have a nipper just learning to walk... ('nuff said!)

    Thanks
     
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    You can get a thompson dlp which is wall mountable, its is made by infocus and badged by thompson. Unfortunatly it isnt the best of DLP's and it has a poor viewing angle due to its shallow cabinet design. It is only ment to be watchable if you are sat directy in front of it and not off axis.

    If you got to the DLP forums page and look at the reviews at the top you will see a Thompson 50 and 61'.

    Have a read and make up your own mind, if you are still intrested try a demo against other DLP sets to see if you are happy with the picture. So far this is the only DLP that is wall mountable.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Even though the technology seems to be getting a little slimer on some sets I would personally be very surprised. you will also need to bear in mind viewing angle on the vertical axis for the DLP it think...usually gets dimmer when viewed too far from above or below.
     
  4. DarkKnight

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    Thanks for ^ that response.

    But how about any other supplier ?

    I have read the Thomson models give a poorer picture. I was ideally seeking a Samaung...
     
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    I havent heard of a Samsung DLP that could be hung on a wall. We dont seem to get many DLP sets in the UK, the US market has loads. I think LG might be bringing out a wall hangable DLP but not over here in the UK. Besides LG arent the best of makes. (Lion & Blondie :hiya: )

    Have you thought of mounting a sturdy bracket on the wall, these sets are only 35-40 cm deep. As long as find the right bracket and secure it to a brick wall you should be fine. Looka t the weight of these units and find the right bracket for the job. Failing that make a sturdy shelf out of mdf and the largest brackets you can find. Use approx 3-4 brackets to spread the load. I run a refurbishment company so I have experiance with building techniques. :)

    Good luck
     
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    Indeed - any TV will be wall mountable. Screw a suitably shaped, and strong, shelf to the wall and put the TV on it.

    All DLP TVs are going to have some depth; it's inevitable - there has to be some optical distance between the lens and the screen in order to throw the image. It's done using a mirror to minimise depth, but there's no way any type of Rear Projection will ever be as thin as a true flat panel.

    So - I guess it depends on what you mean by "wall mountable".
     
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    It really all depends on how experimental you are.

    Me - well, i've wall mounted both the Tosh 46WM48p and the Sammy SP50L7. Although i must admit the Tosh was definately the easiest as that pedestal on the Sammy took for blinking ever to cut through! :rolleyes:
     

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    Soni :hiya:

    That is still the best picture I have seen in these forums :devil:

    Is it true you are using the base of the samsung pedastal for an umbrella stand? :smashin: :D
     
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    Razor :hiya: :hiya: :hiya:

    Nope - i've placed the pedestal base in the bathroom where it belongs with the sink on top!

    Afterall, Samsung decided to do it the otherway around and stick a TV ontop of a sink pedestal! :smashin: :D

    PaddyOSamsung :eek:
     
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    :hiya: soni

    I must say some of you chaps here are clever ! :rotfl:

    I hope that there is enough ventilation for the tv at the rear ! A few fans perhaps ??? :eek:
     
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    :hiya: J80FAB :hiya:

    Didn't go down the fans route - to noisy - instead i decided on direct ventillation at the front - i drilled directly through the screen :eek:

    :hiya:
     
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    what the fudge!

    This is abit advanced!!!

    @soni - Got any side angle close up pics ?
     
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    LOL... I doubt he has any side pic's then again you never know with Soni. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Its real right? Or what, looks very photoshopped.
     
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    Doh.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Hi Guys :hiya:

    Of course i've got photos of it from side on - take a look at the attached.

    Please excuse the quality of the photos - its a cheap and dodgy camera i'm using.

    Warning - Wall mounting DLP's is a very skilled and specialist artform and shouldn't be undertaken by novices - however, if you would like your DLP wall mounted then i can provide this service at a very reasonable price - but please don't ask for a warranty - and i'm also not insured either:rolleyes:
     

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    Isn't the infa red receiver on the lower part of the tv? Do you have an IR repeater or something?
     
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    You can't see it from the photo, but i've actually removed the Infared reciever, chisled the wall out and laid it in the walls along with the mains lead, HDMI cable etc, etc, i'm also running an infrared booster as the signal was to week after i plastered it in - but it works a treat. I actually did the same with the wall speakers as well - if you look closely you can see the only part of the speaker cable showing is above the speaker - the rest is in the walls - i hate cables!!!! :D
     
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    @thanley - Thanks for the details!

    Just searching the web now for a UK launch date!

    Any idea of the DLP chipset ? (not that I'm all that familiar, but will it feature the lastest and greatest ?)
     
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    :hiya:

    It pays to spend time and money on a good install. It was the first thing I did when I moved into my current house. I sound proofed the walls and ran all the speaker cables in the wall. I also added a few extra power sockets and a nice Alarm for the house. :clap: (Lion :hiya: where are you hiding)

    :D
     
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    I wouldn't get my hopes up to high with products from the US. Allot of products from the US near reach our shores :thumbsdow

    The range in the US is far greater than over here in the UK. I'm still dreaming of a 82' Mitsubishi DLP set to arrive in the UK, but I doubt this will happen. :lease: :lease: :lease:
     
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    :hiya:

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Lion you truely are my Hero. Maybe you could claim it on the insurance and by a proper DLP tv :D
     
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    This thread has long ago served its purpose. Closing.
     
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