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Totally Torn!

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by networkn, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. networkn

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    Jan 17, 2005
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    I am trying to decide how best to spend my hard earned cash to replace my Loewe Calida 33" CRT TV.

    Bascically I think I have it down to 2 choices of technology, either 50" Plasma or a DLP TV.

    in NZ I can get the Samsung HL-P5085W for around $9000NZD, and the LOEWE Articos 55 for about the same. Loewe to me seems the better buy, not to mention being a fantastic picture (though they are both nice). However..

    I have heard from different sources, conflicting information regarding life expectancy of the bulbs. The Samsumg Sales person said 10 years, other places say 2000 hours. I will not purchase DLP if its life is less than 12 months being used 8 hours a day.

    Can someone confirm the life expectancy, and if anyone has much to say about the LOEWE vs the Samsung, I would love to hear about it.

    Everywhere you go, opinion vary so much. I am hopelessly lost, but my god I love the pictures I have seen on the DLP, though there is very little choice here.

    People talk about rainbowing and all sorts of things, like pixelation.. how do I test for those in the shops to see how much it annoys me or if I can see it at all?

    In the 50" Plasma I really like the pioneer and slightly more the panasonic viera.

    Appreciate any advice!

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