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Old 10-09-2007   #19
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Default Re: What is the best rear projection HDTV currently?

Originally Posted by irlsanders View Post
I just took a look at the new Sony A3000 SXRD, and enjoyed the image quality quite a bit. They look somehow less digital to me than the DLP sets.
I liked them too but I'm concerned about the narrow verticle and horizontal viewing angles. Do you have any thoughts to share on this preceived issue?

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Old 10-10-2007   #20
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Default Re: What is the best rear projection HDTV currently?

From what I saw, no 'worse' than any other RP. Unless you watch TV sideways, or laying on the floor, not really an issue.
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Old 10-17-2007   #21
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Question Re: What is the best rear projection HDTV currently?

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Well if you are interested in good picture quality then the Mitsubishis are probably not the right choice. XV and Deep color aren't even available on software transfers yet so don't get so exicted about meaningless specs. The Perfect color is a pathetic attempt to give you some control over the incredibly inaccurate color decoding that they continue to put in their sets even when most other manufacturers are getting right out of the box. It is a big mistake to buy on manufacturers specifications. Caveat Emptor!

As far as fidelity and accuracy in RPTVs the Samsung HL-S and HL-T series DLP RPTVs are capable of delivering the best pictures, but of course you will need to have it calibrated to realize that potential.
I was planning to get the 73833, but after reading your feedback about picture quality, (which I came across while googling!) I am now a bit hesitant about the Mits 833. Which RPTV in your opinion, is the BEST choice for Picture Quality, Big Size & Future Proofing (xvColor, DeepColor, 24fps, 120Hz, HDMI 1.3 etc etc...)
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Old 10-18-2007   #22
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Default Re: What is the best rear projection HDTV currently?

One of our HD DVD reviewers had the lamp blow 2x on his Mits 833 series. I have heard the picture was pretty good but even if it was the best (and kevin miller thinks it isnt), the lamp issue would be enough for me to stay away from it.
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Old 10-19-2007   #23
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Default Re: What is the best rear projection HDTV currently?

For about 5 grand you can get a Pioneer 6010 60" 1080p plasma that is far superior to any SXRD, D'ILA, or DLP product. I prefer the Sony 52" LCD XBR5 over their SXRD sets. If I needed at least a 70" screen I would get a good Epson, Sony, or Panny projector aith a nice screen. If you don't want the screen to visible all the time get one with a motorized (or even cheaper, a non-motorized) screen roll-up and roll-down device.

Heck, the Panny 58" 700U 1080p plasma can be gotten for between $3,200-$4,000. It is not quite as good as the new Pioneers, but itis cheaper and also far better than any rear projection set I've seen.

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Old 10-20-2007   #24
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Hi Dinesh et al.,

Sorry for the slow response, but I am quite busy these days. Actually after calibrating some of the new HLT series Samsungs I would have to recommend the Sony SXRD sets. Smasung has gone backwards in picture quality from the HL-S lamp based series, which was by far their best DLP RPTV ever. Go with the Sony.
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