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JerryDelColliano 07-09-2008 04:10 PM

Is Rear Projection dead?
 
I know some are still sold but seemingly its all flat HDTVs today.

Do you think we should fold this category into LCD and Plasma?

What do you think?

wes 07-09-2008 04:52 PM

Re: Is Rear Projection dead?
 
Yes, OLED is the future
Tru blacks (on or off), outstanding contrast ratios, light, long life and cheap on your electric bill.

Give it five years and Vizio will sell them at Costco for $1500 for a 50 inch

JerryDelColliano 07-09-2008 05:17 PM

Re: Is Rear Projection dead?
 
I heard from a GOOD source that Mitsu's laser is the real deal. They are coming out SOON...

j

wes 07-09-2008 08:26 PM

Re: Is Rear Projection dead?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JerryDelColliano (Post 16459)
I heard from a GOOD source that Mitsu's laser is the real deal. They are coming out SOON...j

How thin are they, I would like Laser projectors that should be really cool.

rex 07-09-2008 09:02 PM

Re: Is Rear Projection dead?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wes (Post 16461)
How thin are they, I would like Laser projectors that should be really cool.

Here is a good pic showing the depth: http://www.engadget.com/photos/mitsu...potted/565804/
They are about 10" deep, and can be freestanding or wall mounted. They use half the energy of an LCD and have twice the color range of current HD displays. LaserVue might breath new life back into the RPTV market temporarily, however I think Mitsubishi is too late to bring these to market.

Flat panels, especially improved, LED-backlit LCD's with darker blacks, etc. will be here soon. When new production facilities are up and running, next year, they will be turning out LCDs twice the size of today. Then in a couple more years OLED's will likely be perfected. RPTV's and plasmas are both doomed.

wes 07-10-2008 02:12 PM

Re: Is Rear Projection dead?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rex (Post 16462)
Here is a good pic showing the depth: http://www.engadget.com/photos/mitsu...potted/565804/

Way too thick I will wait to replace my plasma with OLED but I can't wait for Laser powered projectors!!


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