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#313982 - 07/10/10 11:31 AM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: michael_d]
ClubNeon Offline
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Forget about LED for projectors. LASER is where it's at.
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#313992 - 07/10/10 12:16 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: Nick B]
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Well Chris perhaps you can clear this up for me then. My TV only has a 15,000 to 1 (as I recall) contrast ratio. But when shopping for my TV I went by the recommendation of a good friend of mine who told me that anything over 10,000 to 1 was incomprehensible by the human eye. As he put it, a human being can't tell the difference between a 10,000 to 1 contrast ratio and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio... is he correct?

I will give plasma's the fact that their blacks are blacker then they are on my Sharp AQUOS (as well as most LCD/LED screens I've experenced). So if that is of major importance, then perhaps a Plasma is the better choice.
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#313994 - 07/10/10 12:20 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
Forget about LED for projectors. LASER is where it's at.


I sure hope there are some realistic options for that when I do my projector shopping. I'm tempted to save up for that 75" LaserVue TV in the meantime.

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#314003 - 07/10/10 01:31 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: CV]
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Laser is many years out yet. LED is here now, but still infant. But I agree, laser will be the she-it.

Mica, that's not true. You can tell a difference. But one thing to remember when looking at CR ratings is whether or not the testing was done with the display calibrated to D65 or not. That makes a huge difference. Also, don't let the numbers attained with the DI (if equipped) enabled. That's not a representation of native CR capabilities of the display.

ANSI C/R is much more difficult to test for, so you don't see those ratings very often and when you do, they can't be trusted.

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#314004 - 07/10/10 01:36 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: michael_d]
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I'm not really sure how much I'll spend on my next display, especially with it being my first projector, but I will still want your input, Mike. I appreciate your knowledge in this area. I paid $4k for my TV and swore I would never pay that much for a display again, considering how fast the technology moves, but I'm sure it will start out at around that much to get something I wouldn't regret, projector and screen included.

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#314010 - 07/10/10 02:57 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: CV]
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I was doing some random searching and came across this. I have my doubts about the image quality if your eyes have to "even out the noise," but I like the fact that you can use the projected image as a touchscreen.

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#314044 - 07/10/10 09:32 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
Forget about LED for projectors. LASER is where it's at.

Don't listen to the non-believers. SED is not dead...
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#314047 - 07/10/10 09:41 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: fredk]
CV Offline
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Comatose?

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#314048 - 07/10/10 09:44 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: CV]
fredk Offline
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Its not comatose, its just pining for the fjords...
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#314050 - 07/10/10 09:48 PM Re: Going TV shopping, recommendations? [Re: fredk]
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I wasn't familiar with that phrase. I really need to watch my Monty Python megaset sometime.

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