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Discussion in 'Televisions' started by wizbongre, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. wizbongre

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    ... between a 42" plasma or a 46" DLP. Up till about a week ago I was all but set on picking up a 42" plasma (probably a Panasonic or an LG) but after reading a lot of stuff on here and mooching round the web I'm beginning to think that maybe a DLP would be a better option. I’ve had a look at the Tosh 46” that a few people are currently talking about and must admit I really like it. I’m yet to see it running anything better than the crappy RF feed in Comet / Curry’s etc. but initial impressions are good. The only issue is I think 46” may be a bit too big. Anyway, onto a few questions that hopefully other people with experience can help with…

    • Are there any decent 37” or 42” DLP screens I should be shortlisting for purchase (my budget is approx. £1500 give or take.) I will be feeding the screen a version 2 Sky+ box via RGB scart, a DVD via component (but changing to HDMI so screen will need that), plus a PS2 and Gamecube.
    • What method do people recommend using to connect their PS2 and Gamecubes to give the best image? – currently I use an RGB scart lead for the PS2 and the standard Game cube lead.
    • Do DLP’s suffer with any sort of screen burn similar to plasma’s? (I don’t believe they do but wanted to check.)
    • I’ve read somewhere that all new DLP’s are High Def compatible and have HDCP (or whatever it is!) standards included with their HDMI interface – is this true?
    • What is the story with the lamps on DLP’s – I believe they need changing at given times (much like any bulb) and that it is usually a DIY job of simply removing a cover and replacing the bulb. Again, is this true or do some models require a visit to a specialist dealer?
    • And specifically relating to the Tosh model, how deep (front to back) are the shelves? (My Yamaha amp is quite big!)
    • How heavy is the set itself? Could one person lift it or is it a two-person job?! (probably a stupid question!)
    Sorry for all the questions, but thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to answer. :)
     
  2. Carl_Docklands

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    No worries.
     
  3. wizbongre

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    Thanks v. much for the comprehensive replies!

    Much appreciated...

    Just have to convince the girlfriend we "need" a new telly :lease:
     

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