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Topic # 18165 30-Dec-2007 16:19
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Is rear projection on the way out? About to be made obsolete by LCD and plasma, or is it here to stay? Are there any advantages of rear projection over LCD/Plasma other than cost?

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  Reply # 102315 30-Dec-2007 17:42
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Rear projection still exists (in the way of LCD Rear Projection).  Mate of mine boasted his deal of $2k for a new 50 inch LCD rear projection... grr you know who you are ;)





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  Reply # 102321 30-Dec-2007 18:15
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They are fantastic value and IMHO offer superior picture quality for standard defintion TV than a Plasma or LCD.

There are really only three main disadvantages - the size (they are a lot slimmer than they used to be but you still can't wall mount one), viewing angle, and the bulb life which is typically around 7000 - 10000 hours.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 102322 30-Dec-2007 18:39
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scuderia: Is rear projection on the way out? About to be made obsolete by LCD and plasma, or is it here to stay? Are there any advantages of rear projection over LCD/Plasma other than cost?


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  Reply # 102324 30-Dec-2007 19:15
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sweet thanks

$2K for a 55" Sony RP LCD is tempting!

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  Reply # 102353 31-Dec-2007 02:01
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I'd still buy a plasma.

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  Reply # 102446 1-Jan-2008 02:44
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yeah, at the price the bulbs are for projectors the plasma looks like a better allround deal unless you are planning on replacing the RP in a few years time anyway




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  Reply # 102546 2-Jan-2008 13:17
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richms: yeah, at the price the bulbs are for projectors the plasma looks like a better allround deal unless you are planning on replacing the RP in a few years time anyway


Don't quite see how you work that. At least when I got my rear pro a year ago getting a similar LCD or plasma was at least twice the price.. thats a few bulbs... Tongue out

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  Reply # 102600 2-Jan-2008 20:43
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I have a tiny LED projector feeding the remains of an old rear projection television, Looks nostagic, starts instantly and never wears out.

cutting edge technology mixed with "ol faithful". Also, you can just "borrow" the tiny projector when you want to go on a gaming night.

Seriously, I would no longer consider rear-projection asides from possibly the sony reflective LCD varients in their own merits..

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  Reply # 102631 3-Jan-2008 06:46
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sbiddle: They are fantastic value and IMHO offer superior picture quality for standard defintion TV than a Plasma or LCD.

There are really only three main disadvantages - the size (they are a lot slimmer than they used to be but you still can't wall mount one), viewing angle, and the bulb life which is typically around 7000 - 10000 hours.


I have been spending some tine on my vacation in the US looking at the TV's etc at Best Buy. Frys Electronics etc. Nor shortage of RP TV's on sale - especially 60" and above and 1080p to boot. Incredible prices also (65" Samsung 1080P DLP RP for $999(US)! ). 

If JVC were to sell them still my next RP would be this one

http://tv.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL028209&pathId=139&page=10

I think there are some RP's now that can be wall mounted - only about 10" deep.  For example

http://tv.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL028047&pathId=139&page=10

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