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The ultimate question RP or CRT

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by 11aa11aa, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. 11aa11aa

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    Here we go again.

    Through all the searches of old threads I still can't seem to find a definitive answer to whether I should buy a rear projection or CRT.

    I have around £2K to spend and have always bought Sony so the 36" is the obvious choice. However the Tosh 40wh08b looks real tempting at £1300. £700 cheaper and a bigger picture but its RP.

    I just can't make up my mind.

    Is the Sony 36" as much better picture than the Tosh 40" RP.

    Is there anywhere I can buy and if I don't like it take it back to swap?

    Decisions, decisions.

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  2. Markster

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    To me RP are just not an option.

    I suppose if you have a huge room and you are always going to sit exactly facing it and never at an angle an RP could be a consideration to you.

    But in my opinion a 36" CRT is the better choice everytime, the picture is far far better imo.

    Only my personal opinion of course! [ i'll say that before all you RP owners jump on me <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> ]
     
  3. Timh

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    From my experience I would go for crt, rpt just dont last as long, my sony kp-41 is 18 month's old and on it's last leg's. I would expect to get 6 to 8 year's from a crt set, plus the picture quality is much better with crt. I I could go back 18 month's I would have gone for a lcd projector for about 2k and stook with my 28" widescreen tv for general viewing.

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  4. squid

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    i would say it depends .

    if you are going to put together a dedicated cinema and you are gona be using it just for watching films from directly in front of it the rp<br />is a good choice

    if it is going in to a living room enviroment and is going to be used for everything then i would go for the 36incher. if it is anything like my house this usualy meens the tv being on all day every day without a rest

    personaly i whent for the old reg tv for television and a second hand crt projector just for my films <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     
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    You will see from the forum that I heartily recommend CRT RP tv's. Set up properly, (which many conventional tv's are not), they give stunning pictures and you will never look back. The 40" or 46" Toshiba's can be bought for under £2K, so I say go for their RP tv!
     
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    I spent a LOT of time trying to decide this myself and I finally went for a Tosh RP set.

    There are good points and bad for both types though...the first obvious good point for RP is the size of screen available compared to conventional CRT sets...this adds a lot to ANY viewing experience, not just movies on DVD.

    The picture quality of a correctly set up CRT RPTV is easily comparable to a good CRT set but you do have the problem of reduced visibilty in daylight (not as much of a problem with the Tosh RP sets as they have an anti reflictive screen) and not being able to watch at some angles to the screen.

    Dont let anyone tell you there are more problems with RPTV's compared to CRT's...each have their fair share of problems but most of the time it is easier to fix the problems with an RP set than a CRT one.

    There are loads more pro's and cons for both sets, but I would still choose an RP set over a CRT one if I had to make the choice again.
     
  7. BadAss

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    The reason its so hard for you to decide is because the screen sizes your looking at are relativly the same 36"CRT - 40"RPTV. If I were you Id drop the idea of any CRT TV and go straight for a 46" RPTV. This set will give you an extra ten inches of pure entertainment. If you can try and find a store that has these TV's side by side and youll see the difference in size far exceeds the difference in picture quality. I've had my TV for six months now and it still bring a smile to my face. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Hmm, 46" - might be a bit big for my front room - how far away do you sit from it? I've got 7.5 feet between me and my would be screen. How do R1 DVDs look blown up to 46 inches?
     
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    No problem, I sit with my feet 7' away from the screen and the sets on a wall 10' wide.

    46" is the absolute minimum I would go for or it would of been a projector.

    Region 1 anamorphic DVD's using component in's look superb. TV depends very much on the transmitted signal and how old the material is.

    And if I got a projector I would only use a HCPC to feed it as the 500 line resolution on a DVD player would be very noticable. This all boils down to a dedicated room which I didnt want.
     
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    I used to have doubts about rptvs but after reading reviews of the toshiba 40WH08B I decided to try one and I am absoloutly delighted the pictures are bright and clear even in daylight , I used to own the toshiba 37" crt tv before but i am not sorry I changed it as the widescreen pictures seem to be much much larger than what I had on my old 37 and in my view the picture is beter on the rp tv . In my humble opinion<br />PS I have just joined the forum and I must say it is totally amazing lots of info for novices , thanks all and keep up the great work . Freddy
     

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