Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Author Topic: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...  (Read 3421 times)

ttiwed

  • Guest
lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« on: June 02, 2004, 10:12:01 PM »
i got selected to participate in nielsen tv ratings. they're going to pay me $600 bucks to hook a ratings box to my tv.

i'm gonna use this money to buy a new tv. what do you guys think of lcd tvs? what brands are good? or should i just go all out and get a plasma and hdtv?

nathanielmark

  • Guest
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2004, 11:21:42 PM »
i have a 21 inch LCD and love it.  but prices are falling quickly as the technology is in an early adopter phase.  i would save the money and wait if i were you.  if you have to buy now, go with a DLP, you will get more for your money.

Tobias Beecher

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 2148
    • MSN Messenger - roger_76@hotmail.com
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2004, 12:27:08 AM »
I heard Sharp is good, they are the leader in LDC TV industry now.


dsong02

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 4946
  • small. yellow. different.
    • View Profile
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2004, 01:06:27 AM »
plasma is great, but it takes up a lot of electricity. 

and if one pixel blows, it can never be fixed.

i highly recommend getting hdtv, but only if you have hdtv cable or sat.  most tvs these days are hdtv capable.  you dont need to get a tuner with it...thats definitely a couple of years away. 

getting a 16:9 tv is definitely definitely worth the money.  dvds look awesome on them.

i would suggest the samsung dlp.  best picture without the cost of plasma or lcd.  its thinner than a projection but the screen size of one with much better picture quality. 

'why does it hurt so much when i poke it?'

sarmstrong806

  • Guest
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2004, 02:14:25 AM »
Get a Sony LCD Projection, don't get a plasma.

JLC

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2004, 02:29:44 AM »
Those new DLP tvs look really good.

kaftex

  • Guest
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2004, 02:46:05 AM »
Keep in mind these plasma HD sets have a finite
picture quality half-life. If you watch enough TV
to justify spending that kind of cash, expect the
colors on a plasma set to look washed out and fuzzy
after 12-18 months of use.

Nothing out there comes remotely close to the
picture quality of a good CRT.

zpops

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 778
  • Going to NYU in the fall! 3.99/175
    • AOL Instant Messenger - zp0ps
    • View Profile
    • The Digital Rant
    • Email
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2004, 04:02:37 AM »
I'd buy a dlp (dynamic light projection) tv.  They're relatively thin, and they're probably the best value in big screen sets.  I have two rear projection hd sets ( a mitshubishi 55" and 65") and I absolutely love them, but conveging can be a pain, and they're HUGE.  I got these sets a couple of years ago, and while the picture for hd signals is just as good as on a plasma or lcd, I'd definitly have gotten dlp sets if I was buying now.  Not having to converge the sets ever would be nice. . .
www.thedigitalrant.com - A site for discussions on books, movies, video games and other forms of entertainment.  We're just starting out, so stop on by, if you have the chance.

sarmstrong806

  • Guest
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2004, 03:48:51 PM »
Kaftex is right about the plasma's and thats exactly why I wouldn't get one.

Plus, with the size of these DLP and LCD Projection TV's, they aren't but 6 - 10 inches give or take deeper than a plasma.

ttiwed

  • Guest
Re: lcd/plasma/hdtv advice please...
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2004, 08:52:51 PM »
wow. i thought i'd only get like 1 or 2 replies for this thread. thanks for the advice. i think i'm gonna go for a cheap sharp lcd. i don't wanna spend TOO much.