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#143905 - 07/26/06 02:44 PM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: chesseroo]
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And all this time, I was sure the colors of the rainbow changed according to their radial distance, not their location along the arc...
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#143906 - 07/26/06 09:51 PM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: chesseroo]
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Indeed, chess; that's the same thing that I saw in the store.
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#143907 - 07/26/06 10:02 PM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: ratpack]
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Bernard, I think the reference to it not being a 1080p set applied only to the fact that it wouldn't accept and process an actual 1080p input signal(e.g. some of the new HD DVDs, which also have a 1080i output however). It's a progressive scan set and its "native resolution" is 1080, therefore it has to display everything which is input at 1080p, and is a 1080p set. With a 1080i input it deinterlaces it to 1080p, although at least in theory a "real" 1080p input should be slightly better than 1080i deinterlaced to 1080p.
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#143908 - 07/26/06 10:05 PM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: JohnK]
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The new Sony SXRD KDS##A2000 series just coming out DOES accept a 1080P signal through the HDMI port. There is a 50, 55, and 60 inch model (fill in the ## with the size to look up a model). The 60 is already out, and the 50 comes out 8/2, the 55 8/16. I am planning on getting the 50.

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#143909 - 07/26/06 11:30 PM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: Zarak]
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DLP > all

Come on let's fight!


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#143910 - 07/27/06 10:20 AM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: pmbuko]
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Quote:

I was sure the colors of the rainbow changed according to their radial distance, not their location along the arc...



Hey, you either like the rainbow, or you don't, just like the other x% of the population that can see them.

Jack just couldn't see the obvious until i pointed it out.


Edited by chesseroo (07/27/06 10:27 AM)
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#143911 - 07/27/06 10:58 AM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: INANE]
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Inane,

I agree! What DLP has always done extremely well, even from the 1st generation. is a kind of "pop" to the image, which translates to nice blacks, brilliant whites and an almost 3-D quality to the image with really good HD sources.
DLP traditionally hasn't been so great at shadow detail, nor has LCD front or rear projection. Good ol' CRT direct view is still better at shadow detail.

LCD front and rear projection has never had quite as good blacks as DLP because it is a transmissive device: the light shines through the LCD panels, which don't turn off totally, so you get somewhat grayish blacks. However the newer LCD projection sets (Sony) are overcoming this limitation with the auto-iris control.

Furthermore, the micro-mirrors on the DLP chip are closer together than the pixels on an LCD panel--that's why the "screen-door effect" of LCD may be visible and bother some viewers, just like the rainbow effects bother a tiny percentage of DLP viewers.

The latest generation of LCD (and variants) rear- and front-projection devices do not have visible screen-door effects that bother me.
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#143912 - 07/27/06 11:32 AM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: alan]
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Well I decided to get the Samsung, but I went up to the 61" in size instead on the 50". I have a 30 day guarantee so I thought I would get in the house and setup properly and then decide if I like it enough. I did like the cheaper price tag of the Samsung, which was a deterent from the Sony. And it bothered me that the Sony didn't except the 1080p signal. I don't have a blueray player yet, but I'm hopeing to in the future.

I set it up last night, but I haven't had time to adjust anything. So far i'm very impressed w/the DLP. I also had to rearrange my whole living room, so i'll get to adjust all my Axiom's again as well. I think i'll leave work early today and do that
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#143913 - 07/27/06 02:01 PM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: AndrewSW]
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I saw rainbows with my Samsung DLP for the first few weeks only. For whatever reason,. I don't think I've seen one in a year now!
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#143914 - 07/27/06 04:20 PM Re: Samsung 50"DLP [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I don't particulary like Plasma, so I'll put it last, but I would say:

Plasma<LCD<DLP<LCOS

Obviously it can vary some between different TV's, but that is my order in general.

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