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Newbie needs some advice.

Discussion in 'TVs' started by RyanK, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. RyanK

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    For the last few weeks i have been choosing between 4 LCD tv`s and have decided on a Panny 500.

    However after seeing a DLP in Comet and seeing members photos on this forum i might buy a DLP instead.

    However i have heard many conflicting stories and need some clarification.

    Can a DLP handle both PAL and NTSC sources. The majority of my DVD`s are R1.

    I have read that the lamp gets dull quite quick and needs replacing at £200 a time is this true?

    Lastly owing to my living room being very long and only about 2.1mtrs wide i sit 1.5mtrs away from my tv. Would this be too close to view a screen of 45"?
     
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    PAL and NTSC - yes, they can take generally both - most are optimised for one or the other though there is very little in it really. However, some have a real issue with the refresh rate for R1 - a search through these forums should help.
    Lamp does need replacing at some point and is supposed to be quite expensive ... but I've nver changed it yet & I certainly wouldn't say it gets dull quickly. Also worth pointing out that it is the only piece that will degrade - once replaced it would be as good as new - no screen burn (a la plasma).
    As for distance - well, it is close, but many people do watch from pretty close - the picture on many is quite good enough (My kids watch our 50" Samsung from about 2 m, despite our suggestions that further back would be 'good').
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