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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-06-2003, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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My ten year old 30" Toshiba has to be on its last legs and I've been considering what I will replace it with. I'm leaning towards Mitsubishi and Hitachi rear projection anywhere from 46-55'. (Widescreen of course).

Do any of you play video games on your projection screens despite the warnings?

I'd really like to get a plasma/flat panel set but they are still way too expensive. I'm guessing at least another year before flat panels are in the price ballpark.

Any experts on TVs/home video that might provide some insight?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-06-2003, 01:51 PM
 
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The XBox was made to be played on HDTV's. Many XBox games are capable of displaying in 720p, some in 1080i. The XBox even has a screen saver that will kick in if the game is paused for too long.

I have a rear projection standard definition, and I play the PS2, Gamecube, and XBox on it with no problems. You may want to turn down the contrast though, some rear projections come out of the box with the contrast cranked.

As long as you don't leave it paused for a week, with the contrast at 100%, you will be OK.
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Make sure if you go widescreen that you definitely get the 3:2 pulldown option. If you look in the store and compare the picture of tv's with/without you'll know what I'm talking about. Otherwise, get one with as many component inputs as you can (to hook up dvd/playstation at same time). Prices are pretty good now and seems like retailers are trying to move some of the bigger units out the door.
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I'm not really an expert but i would go with a Toshiba 60 inch widescreen HDTV. its a nice tv and hasn't had any problems.
regarding the video games.....from what i understand its an issue if you were to be playing for very extended periods of time for numerous years, and if there was like a box in a corner that didn't move.
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Kruz i can't help ya out with specific but if you pick a tv w/ all the stuff ya want and give me a model number i may help you get something very cheap! Well cheaper anyway. In my business i get stuff at cost so i will check on what you give me and i'll let you know what my cost would be. Obviously the warranty will be the same but you will have to pay IL tax on the tv. I can't get around that. Price check and let me know. Be glad to help ya out if i can.

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Thanks guys....these are the two that I am interested in


Mitsu 48"

Mitsu 55"
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Thanks guys....these are the two that I am interested in


Mitsu 48"

Mitsu 55"
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I like the Sony XBR LCD rear projection models for the price and weight.

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Hitachi has some of the highest rated rear projection TV's. I have the 57uwx. It's a mid level widescreen, HDTV capable tv, rated about #5 on consumer reports. I absolutely love it, @ 2,400 at Circuit City. Combined with the progresive scan dcd player... Holy cow, I never thought TV could look that good. Here are some links to some hometheater BBS's so you can get more info on what's hot. Also, Highly recommend that you get a widescreen.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/index.php

Here is a link to a thread in an AV forum, it deals specifically with the hitachi's (Good and Bad), this thread or that forum may give you some more insight an which brand TV is best for you.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=252660

Good luck!
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Re: New TVs

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Any experts on TVs/home video that might provide some insight?
Yes, but you always shoot my advice down anyways




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LOL oh well couldnt resist. I have a 61" Hitachi and love it. Combined with my Sony HD-200 satelite/off air reciever, the picture is absolutly amazing. the firtst time you see a true 1080i signal in your home you will sit there ofr hours staring at it and ignore all else around you.


Although I did make one mistake when purchasing it I went with a regular 4:3 display instead of the widescreen. that is my one regret. so make sure you get the widescreen. Mitsu's are excellent sets, but after all the research I did I went with the Hitachi.




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I'll check to see if those 2 are on our list of items.

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the picture is absolutly amazing. the firtst time you see a true 1080i signal in your home you will sit there ofr hours staring at it and ignore all else around you.


I can attest to that. Especially after a couple of visits to the keg in the garage.

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Hitachi has some of the highest rated rear projection TV's. I have the 57uwx. It's a mid level widescreen, HDTV capable tv, rated about #5 on consumer reports. I absolutely love it, @ 2,400 at Circuit City. Combined with the progresive scan dcd player... Holy cow, I never thought TV could look that good. Here are some links to some hometheater BBS's so you can get more info on what's hot. Also, Highly recommend that you get a widescreen.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/index.php

Here is a link to a thread in an AV forum, it deals specifically with the hitachi's (Good and Bad), this thread or that forum may give you some more insight an which brand TV is best for you.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=252660

Good luck!
RIGHT ON STEVE!!
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You might also want to keep an eye out for the new Samsung 3-chip DLP when it's available.

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