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Projection tv and gaming....

I heard that it's a no no. Is this true? The reason I'm asking is because I can buy an 42" HD projection tv at a good price, but I don't want to spend my money if I can't use it for the PS and Xbox. What do you guys think?

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LCD projection? If so, it's usually ok

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I think it's just a rear projection.

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I have a rear projection Samsung 50" and it works fine for gaming. Guitar hero just needs a little adjustment on timing for the delay but other than that it works great. Make sure you have wireless controllers or a long enough cable to reach back to the sofa tho!

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Rear projection can be all kinds of projection. Most are susceptible to damage from constant images (like the score always being in the same spot and other non-moving graphics).

LCD is safe as it really doesn't have phosphors...any slight burn is simply electrical charge and powering down overnight clears that up. CRT is pretty safe within reason, though I'm sure you've seen plenty of screens over the years with burn in (early ATM and arcade games). Plasma is the most sensitive and easy to burn because it runs so hot. DLP (probably what the that your looking at is) can suffer burn in, but not as easily as Plasma. The key is simply not to have a static image/graphic on the screen for hours on end...take a break, go to regular TV, or set a screen saver if the TV or another piece of hardware has one.

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I've had a 50" phillips rear projection for a decade and it's not suffered any burn in from extensive time w/ Dr. Mario on the N64.

As mentioned, just vary the usage and everything should be fine.

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yeah, working for me too.


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I traded size for resolution, zing!!!!

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it makes perfect sense if you know what your talking about!

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Smaller size images benefit less from higher resolution fool.
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yeah but when looking at 100" with shitty resolution, or 70" with high resolution.. i will take the less grainy.

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Smaller size images benefit less from higher resolution fool.
I was referencing your weak 720p projector.

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I give up....this is like posting in the Political Forum

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Its 2 years old and temp and far from weak...I was a pioneer and will be upgrading soon. Then what will you say?
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yeah, working for me too.

I'm fucking jealous!!!!

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I played tons of 360 on my Sony rear projection. You would have to leave a static image on there for at least eight hours at high contrast to cause burn in IMO.

I would not worry about it anymore than leaving a DVD on the home screen over night. 360 also goes in to a dim contrast setting if left alone for more than 10 minutes.

I only see pics of VCook AV room and it is pimp. I see no other evidence proving the superiority of other member's set up.




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OK, here is my other question, HDTV means I don't need that stinking converter box by February right? Can anybody comment on the tv I'm looking at, Toshiba 42H81.

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OK, here is my other question, HDTV means I don't need that stinking converter box by February right? Can anybody comment on the tv I'm looking at, Toshiba 42H81.
No one needs a converter box unless they only get their service over the air (using an antenna). It is probably HDTV ready and will be fine with Cable/Dish service.




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OK, here is my other question, HDTV means I don't need that stinking converter box by February right? Can anybody comment on the tv I'm looking at, Toshiba 42H81.
Edit:Yep to question..not really related-HD ready means it doesnt have the tuner built in I think..

You only need the tuner if you'll be getting over the air HD channels, I doubt you'd need to use it if you have hd service though

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I won't be getting cable or dish service, only over the air programming. So that means this tv won't work come February???? Damnit!

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I won't be getting cable or dish service, only over the air programming. So that means this tv won't work come February???? Damnit!

Wat?!?! Well the converter costs like nothing with the rebate. I would also check if this is a HDTV or it is just HDTV ready? I'm not sure but if you google the model number you will find details out there. AVS forum might help as well.




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amazon has that model listed as HDTV-ready...Edit: now I just confused myself, someone else would have to specify

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-42H81-.../dp/B00005NGRT


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Similar to an HD Ready set an HDTV set can also receive high-def programming from cable or satellite. All of this really boils down to one key difference: does the set have a built in digital tuner or not? If it does, it's an HDTV; if it doesn't, it's HD Ready.

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It is only HDTV ready which means you need the converter, dish or cable service.




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