Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


32 posts

Geek


Topic # 13094 22-Apr-2007 09:07
Send private message

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


Create new topic
27057 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6505

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 68052 22-Apr-2007 09:32
Send private message

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.


4943 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 101

Trusted

  Reply # 68071 22-Apr-2007 17:02
Send private message

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




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


21459 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4362

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 68239 24-Apr-2007 00:09
Send private message

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.




Richard rich.ms

27057 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6505

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 68250 24-Apr-2007 06:42
Send private message

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.




32 posts

Geek


  Reply # 68251 24-Apr-2007 07:03
Send private message

Thanks for the info guys I think ill go ahead and get one they are pretty good value for money cheers


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.