Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Everything HDTV, High-end Video, HD DVD, Blu-ray and beyond > Rear Projection HDTV

Rear Projection HDTV Post about DLP, D-ILA, LCOS, SXRD and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-24-2007   #1
Super Member
 
JerryDelColliano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Beverly Hills
Posts: 1,423
Default Are Rear Projection HDTVs the best value?

Plasma and LCDs are more chic and sexy but even with huge price cuts on "flat pannel" sets, I think rear projection HDTVs are the best value.

Basically, you get a front projector in a contained box with lots of inputs and a pretty big screen for a REALLY low price. No, they don't hang on the wall but they make a bright, sexy image that is suitable for HDTV from your cable or sat system at 720p or 1080i as well as inputs from HD DVD and Blu-ray in 1080p.

What do you think? Are rear projection sets the best value or should people buck up for the flat pannel, the install, the hardware etc... to go for more of the custom look?
__________________
---
Jerry Del Colliano
JerryDelColliano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2007   #2
Super Member
 
TheMoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma (Go Sooners!!)
Posts: 1,243
Default Re: Are Rear Projection HDTVs the best value?

Without a doubt!!
To get a plasma or LCD the same size as my 70" Sony XBR2 would be very expensive.
Also the picture quality of my Sony is excellent.

Plasmas & LCD's do have there place, at my house it's in the bedroom.
I put a Sharp LC-37D62U in my bedroom, due to limited space between the wall & foot of my bed, being able to mount the TV on the wall was the major deciding factor on getting a flat screen, but if I'd had the room I'd have gotten a bigger screen size for less $$ with a rear projection.

I'll also say I wasn't at all impressed with the picture quality of the flat screens when I started shopping for them.
The store I was in had them lining both sides of an aisle & you couldn't get farther than about 4' from them.
At that distance none of them (plasma & LCD 35"-50" $1000-$5000) had an acceptable HD picture & the SD was horrible!!
We had to turn them sideways so I could get about 9' away from the screen before the picture looked right.

There's a lot of talk about rear projection TV's being phased out & will go the way of the CRT soon, I just don't see that happening for a long time to come.
In the price per inch value rear projection is still the best buy.
TheMoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2007   #3
Member
 
chemrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: midwest
Posts: 11
Default Re: Are Rear Projection HDTVs the best value?

What if I can't accommodate more than 40-42 inches and have other space problems? LCD seems to be my only choice (to replace a SONY 27 inch Wega CRT).
chemrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007   #4
Super Member
 
kennyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,422
Default Re: Are Rear Projection HDTVs the best value?

chemrat,

True, you are pretty much committed to an LCD, not a bad choice nowadays, especially in the smaller size.
__________________
Ken Taraszka, MD
Associate Editor
HomeTheaterReview
kennyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007   #5
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 1
Default Re: Are Rear Projection HDTVs the best value?

I've been saying this for years!! If you have the space, you get more bang for your buck, just don't buy the cheaper brands, (the same with anything including LCD and Plasma), and you'll have a bigger picture, great quality, and a few extra bucks in your pocket to upgrade the rest of your system!!
hencye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007   #6
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: White Plains, New York
Posts: 1,706
Default Re: Are Rear Projection HDTVs the best value?

I agree. What is lacking is the cool, sexy and high tech factor with these tvs. Heck, I `m still a fan of CRT`s. Especially, the SONY XBR sets.

Big picture, big value.
deacongreg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Tags
27, hdtv, inch, limited, phased, projection, rear, reviews, sarasota, screen, sony, sound, space, system, television, tv, tvs

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is Rear Projection dead? JerryDelColliano Rear Projection HDTV 9 07-23-2008 07:20 PM
What is the best rear projection HDTV currently? AVRevForum.com Rear Projection HDTV 60 05-30-2008 05:51 PM
JVC HD61Z575 Rear Projection Screen HDTV AVRevForum.com Rear Projection HDTV 2 10-14-2007 11:53 AM
Rear Projection at CEDIA - missing??? JerryDelColliano Rear Projection HDTV 8 10-01-2007 08:54 AM
Sony KDS-R60XBR1 SXRD Rear Projection HDTV Review AVRevForum.com Rear Projection HDTV 6 06-18-2007 09:11 AM




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1