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Rear projection TV's

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Sparky191, 27 Mar 2006.

  1. Sparky191

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

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    What are the pro's and con's about Rear projection TV's?
     
  2. TONY

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Apr 2004

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    Location: Birmingham, uk

    Pro's

    Large screen for a cheaper price than the same size Plasma or Lcd

    Con's

    Restricted viewing angles, deeper cabinets and a lot more prone to screen burn than plasma's (lcd's don't suffer with screen burn) which is not an issue if you only use it for movies and tv but if you do alot of gaming then you would need to be careful of screen burn
     
  3. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,055

    Location: Cambridge, UK

    Off the top of my head:-

    Pro's
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    Price
    Slim compared to CRT
    Large Screen sizes
    DLP Picture quality can be excellent.
    HDTV capable (depending on model)

    Con's
    ====

    They are larger than a Plasma or LCD (e.g. they aren't flat and you can't mount them on the wall)
    Viewing angle


    Couldn't really think of too many Con's, you pay your money you take your choice.

    HEADRAT
     
  4. daz

    Capodecina

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    Screen burn is only an issue with CRT rear projection TVs...
     
  5. Sparky191

    Hitman

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    They seem to be cheaper then LCD's of the same size.
     
  6. Jez

    Caporegime

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    I dont know what crazy angles you lot view your tv's from but i have certainly never found viewing angles to be a problem on any of the RP sets ive had :confused: Yes they are more limited than a DV CRT or a DV digital, but all the same as long as you put the set at the right height (its the vertical viewing angle which is more of an issue) then there will be almost no issue at all.

    The issue is just the size, the image quality from a digital RP is going to be directly comparible to a DV of the same spec, i wouldnt worry about anything else.
     
  7. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    A major con in my eyes is young kids.

    If you have young kids then don't buy a RPTV or arrange some sort of warranty deal as it's more than likely the little tykes will crack, scratch, smash the screen
     
  8. Sparky191

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

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    Thats me out so. Thanks for that tip.
     
  9. scoopex

    Wise Guy

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    Get the sony bravia lcd projection tv as you wont need anything else other than an xbox 360. :D