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Plasma or Rear Projection ????

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by peacemakerdan, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. peacemakerdan

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    I`m Just about to purchase the PWD8 but have been advised that I would be better off buying a Rear Projection with DLP because space isnt an issue and I would get more for my money getting a Sagem.

    Apart from the thickness of the Plasma what other benefits would I get?

    Using for Sky, DVD and Xbox

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. kourosh

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    your less likley to get screen burns
     
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    How much would you pay for either display?

    Plasma has better viewing angles and better black level. DLP RP has a price advantage, but mainly in big sizes.
     
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    Plasma does have screen burn issues if you are not carefull, Go DLP RDP if you can unless rainbows are an issue, you get a hd ready set for very little money.

    The Samsung is a good buy either the 50 or 46....

    I upgraded to plamsa from a tosh RDP and have not looked back, If cash is an issue then go for the DLP.

    Convergence is a slight issue on some rdp's i.e adjusting it periodically.

    Get down to a half decent retailer and make up your own mind, ask for a dvd source not hi-def as you won't be watching alot in that format i guess.

    you can get very cheap RDP sets second hand as they have little residule value in them so take a look in the local paper or ebay.
     
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    I think that says it all, doesn't it ? Why should that be, I wonder.

    Also, be careful ! There are two types of rear-projection TV out there. DLP and CRT. CRT rear projection is every bit as prone to screen burn as plasma, maybe even more so. DLP TV's can be noisy, have poor viewing angles, and can give "rainbow effects". Oh, and don't forget the cost of the replacement lamps :rolleyes:
     
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    sorry that link didnt work try this www.dlpreview.com on the left hand side of the screen it compares dlp v plasma and lcd :thumbsup:
     
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    If you can afford it then go for a Plasma, a good DLP will beat most plasmas, but get a good plasma and it doesn't stand a chance.

    Could you go to a Panasonic 42PHD8 rather than the 42PWD8? forum offer of just over £2k for the screen and stand etc. ?
     
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    no shop or manufacturer will include a warranty on the rear projection lamp and you will have to bear the cost of replacement yourself which will be in the region of £200 and if you cannot fit it yourself add another £100.

    there lifespan is only 3000 hours and if you get a duff one that goes at say 500 hours they will say tough it is not covered under warranty or manufacturers warranty and it is buyer beware.

    not advocating against rear projection as i can get a large 60 inch rear projection sony for £1400 as against any plasma of the same size costing 5 times as much.
     
  10. peacemakerdan

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    Thanks for all the input,

    Opted for the PWD8 after all.
     

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