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# 13094 22-Apr-2007 09:07
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Hey was looking at buying a rear projection TV but dont know much about them - does anyone know of any pros and cons of these types of tv?  Thanks for the info


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  # 68052 22-Apr-2007 09:32
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There are both pros and cons.

Cons:

* Limited bulb life (around 6000-10000hours for most). Replacement bulbs for something like the current Sony models is around $300.

*Viewing angle is not as good as LCD/Plasma/CRT. Bright light can also result in the screen being difficult to see.

*Bulky


Pros:

*Dirt cheap compared to Plasma/LCD

*Picture quality of many new rear projection TV's is as good as a Plasma or LCD. If you look at the new Sony SXRD's they are absolutely amazing TV's and are a full 1080HD panel.

*Use less power than a Plasma




It really gets down to personal preference. Most people these days just want a thin LCD/Plasma style TV because of it's looks.


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  # 68071 22-Apr-2007 17:02
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sbiddle:

There are both pros and cons.

Cons:

* Limited bulb life (around 6000-10000hours for most). Replacement bulbs for something like the current Sony models is around $300.

*Viewing angle is not as good as LCD/Plasma/CRT. Bright light can also result in the screen being difficult to see.

*Bulky


Pros:

*Dirt cheap compared to Plasma/LCD

*Picture quality of many new rear projection TV's is as good as a Plasma or LCD. If you look at the new Sony SXRD's they are absolutely amazing TV's and are a full 1080HD panel.

*Use less power than a Plasma




It really gets down to personal preference. Most people these days just want a thin LCD/Plasma style TV because of it's looks.



The SXRD 1080P displays look amazing and IMHO have a much smoother look on the image than the equivlanet 1080p Bravias they are selling. The pixel structure in a RP (especially LCoS) is much finer than plasma or LCD.

As for viewing angle, I find my JVC RP (LC0S) is excellent for viewing angle and has a very bright picture.

Best thing is the bang for buck. The SXRD 60" is $6K I think now (try getting a 60" LCD 1080P for that) and comes with a free PS3




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  # 68239 24-Apr-2007 00:09
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People always mention the limited bulb life of rear projectors and totally lack to even mention it as an issue for LCD's, when it should me more of an issue for them since it is not replaceable like it is for front and rear projectors.




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  # 68250 24-Apr-2007 06:42
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richms: People always mention the limited bulb life of rear projectors and totally lack to even mention it as an issue for LCD's, when it should me more of an issue for them since it is not replaceable like it is for front and rear projectors.


It's hardly an issue with the typical half life for most newer Plasma and LCD TV's is quoted at around 60000 hours by virtually all manufacturers.




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  # 68251 24-Apr-2007 07:03
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Thanks for the info guys I think ill go ahead and get one they are pretty good value for money cheers


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