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Good DLP required, HD Ready

Discussion in 'TVs' started by ash, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. ash

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    I was looking to get a plasma 37", but saw the dlp's bigger sizes, and cheaper. Anyopne recomend something, is there any hd ready ones at >£1,500. For the size 37"+ anything really, if it will be biggr than plasma
     
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    I would go for the 50' samsung, its slightly over the £1500 mark but its the best 50' DLP around at the mo. Its got a 1280x720 resolution and its HDCP compliant.

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    Could you link me please, or model number.
     
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    All the new DLP RPTVs are HD Ready, ie, they'll have a native resolution of 1280x720 and include the all important HDMI or HDCP compatible DVI inputs. Check out the DLP forum for info on the models from Samsung, Sagem, Optoma and Toshiba and be aware that there are new models from these manufacturers arriving soon. Personally I quite like the new Samsungs myself but not the pedestal one (SP50L7HX)
     
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    Samsung SP50L7HX, theres loads of threads on this DLP set in these forums. You can use the search option near the top right handside of the page. :D

    Happy reading and shopping
     
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    :hiya:

    Yes theres new models coming from samsung but they'll be pricey, The SP50 is a superb tv(yes im biased), and for the money its an absolute steal. If you buy online Id read the pixmania thread if you consider buying from them.
     
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    Its pretty price on the high street, as I cant order online. Ill wait for a price drop or got for plasma, still unsure, any cheaper ones?
     
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    Try the Samsung SP46L3HX if you can still get one from Currys, around £1700 at the moment I think.
     
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    Its just under £1,600 now, its not HD ready though.
     
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    Think you,ll find the SP46 is HD Ready. Look Here. http://www.samsung.com/in/products/tv/dlptv/sp_46l3hx.asp

    I believe this uses the HD3 Chip but is def HD ready. Do a search on the forum with the model number as this tv has been mentioned loads.
     
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    Okaay, sorry found on currys site, but it had no mention of hdtv, silly indeed.
     
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    When i bought my SP50 from currys i haf to tell them it was HD ready as they didnt have a clue, spent 10 mins playing with the pic settings as it was set up crap. Ive been told by a mate at currys that they still think the HD ready standards have not been set. Muppets. :D
     
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    Ash, all current DLP TVs except the old Sagem 50 are HD Ready, the only reason that this Sagem isn't is because it's DVI input isn't HDCP enabled. The only problem you might have with the Sammy SP46 is finding one available as it's now discontinued and about to be replaced by the new SP46L6HX model.
     
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    Thanks, cant I jsut check if they have a hdmi input?
     
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    Interesting that you say that there is a new 46 inch model out, Here in Australia they have not directly replaced the discontinued model SP46L3H.

    They have however released a 42 inch 50 and 60 inch models. Looks like these have the floating screens.

    They support up to 1980 X 1080i and resolution is 1280X 768
    contrast ratio 200:1

    The 42 inch is retailing at $3000AU, 50 @ $4000AU, and 60 @ $5000Au

    Polk
     
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    :hiya:

    The SP46, 50, and 56 all have hdmi, all the other makes either have hdmi or an hdcp compliant DVI apart from the older sagems as neil said. :smashin:
     
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    I've got the manual that refers to all these sizes in this new range. We'll be getting the 46" and 50" for sure but I doubt whether Samsung will also release the 42" here.
     
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    Whats the best high street shop for a HD ready DLP? Any size really, whats the cheapest?
     
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    How long is a peice of string :confused:


    I dont think there is an answer to this question. There isnt one shop that carry's all makes & models of DLP rear pros I am sorry to say.
     
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    My 7 month old Toshiba 46" DLP is for sale, it is in the http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=62
    where you will find full details and price now £800!
     
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    32" LCD - I have a projector for the 'big picture'!!
     
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    :confused: What has made you go smaller in screen size?
     
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    Now then, size isn't everything! Chances are when we move, our furniture will have to go into storage and the new living room is likely to be smaller than our present one. We have had big screen tv's for about ten years since we bought the Philips 46" RP widescreen MAC tv and we rarely keep a tv for more than a year anyway, so it might not be too long before we buy another big one. The projector gives an excellent picture via S video from Sky+ and we often watch a tv programme that way.

    Happy now? ;)

    Could it be you are looking for a Toshiba DLP? :smashin:
     
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    LOL... I love big TV's

    I too have a philips 46', this one here :D

    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/reviews/hccreviews/Televisions/Philips/Philips46PP950105.php


    I currently have this in my bedroom and the Optoma RD65 in the lounge.

    MY dad has the older philips 4:3 rear pro tv, its about 12 years old now, its still going strong :eek:

    Cheers for the offer of the Tosh but its too small ;)

    What front pro have you got?
     
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    My Philips was the model before that.

    It's the Panasonic PTAE500 - excellent little performer.

    I'm withdrawing my Toshiba ad on the forums now, no-one is interested so it will be in Manchester Loot on Wednesday. I have never yet failed to sell anything in Loot and I've sold loads of stuff.
     
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    Pantages :hiya:

    Just had a google on the Panasonic PTAE500. Looks a good little front pro, HD spec etc. :D

    Philips do make good rear pros, they seem to last forever :thumbsup:

    They were ment to be bringing out a 55' LCOS rear pro over 18 months ago but it got canned in the UK. I dont know if the particular model ever came out in the US.

    Good luck seling your Tosh £800 is a very cheap price for this set. Too cheap in my opinon. :D
     
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    My Philips was probably the widescreen version of your dad's, I bought it in 1993! I have a photo of it but I can't figure how to copy it to here.

    As for the Toshiba I am selling, no bugger wants to pay more than £800, although I have advertised it in Loot for £1000. It's only 7 months old for which I paid £1500, so my price is very fair.
     
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    Pantages :hiya:

    To attach files scroll down past Submit reply and preview post and you will see Attach files and Manage Attachments

    This is where you can add a pic. :smashin:

    I am surprised that no one has bought it for £1000 :eek: It's probably because Toshiba do cheap rear pros which you can pick up for £600. Most people havent got a clue what a DLP rear pro set is and the large benifits over a standard rear pro. :confused:

    Average Joe Shmo :clown:
     
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    Well, here goes!

    I'll be back this afternoon, I need to get my washing hung on the line and do some other chores. :smashin:
     

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