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EZJ
03-25-2007, 12:08 PM
Which format has the best picture nowadays?

DLP?

Skiid
03-25-2007, 12:14 PM
A plasma with excellent video processing. Like Pioneer Elite, Runco, Vidikron, Fujitsu, Marantz.

Other than that DLP is catching up but still has artifacting. LCD, LCos, all good but not as good as high end plasma.

If you have room, a CRT is still the benchmark. Again with higher end video processors on board. Resolution is not everything.

garys
03-25-2007, 01:24 PM
I agree with Lenny.

The only drawback to Plasma is what your altitude is. Most plasmas are made to function up to 6000' elevation. Anything above that is a crap shoot. Pioneer and NEC are the only 2 plasmas that are manufactured for high altitude and you may still get a set that hums and pops. Panasonic is coming out with one that is good to 9500'
You flatlanders don't have to worry about these problems.

garys
03-25-2007, 01:27 PM
I almost forgot! DLP"s have those damn bulbs which periodically go out. They can be expensive depending on your model.

Skiid
03-25-2007, 01:45 PM
Yes but then in theory you have a brand new TV. Bulb.

EZJ
03-25-2007, 09:43 PM
Gary, it's amazing the things one does not consider.

I can't express in words how much I appreciate your guys savvy from day to day.

SimpleSimon
03-25-2007, 10:27 PM
I agree with Lenny.

The only drawback to Plasma is what your altitude is. Most plasmas are made to function up to 6000' elevation. Anything above that is a crap shoot. Pioneer and NEC are the only 2 plasmas that are manufactured for high altitude and you may still get a set that hums and pops. Panasonic is coming out with one that is good to 9500'
You flatlanders don't have to worry about these problems.
LOL. The LOWEST point in my county is over 8000' MSL. Average is over 9000' and our WiFi towers are at 10-11000'+.

Who's the flatlander? :D

ROMAC
04-07-2007, 08:50 AM
LCD 1st
Plasma 2nd
DLP 3rd

Hardin
04-07-2007, 01:28 PM
Remember this also.......the display will only be as good as it's source. If you put in crap, a high quality display will still show you a good representation of crap.

I know some may not want to hear this, but you cannot drive a Ferrari to it's potential on a logging trail. The extra money some are spending for "high end" tv's is good money in a dealers pocket, but may never live up to their potential. Then again...there are people with more money then brains and will gladly pay for "the best".

A fool and his money....

satguy
04-07-2007, 03:27 PM
LCD 1st
Plasma 2nd
DLP 3rd
Not a chance, plasma is still far superior to LCD for picture quality.<sign295>

Skiid
04-07-2007, 03:37 PM
And CRT still better than Plasma. But you can't hardly get them anymore in the larger sets becasue the market has gone towards flat panels. LCDs don't have black figured out. How do you get black out of a light?

vegassatellite
04-07-2007, 09:12 PM
How do you get black out of a light?

The anti-matter infusion panel will do it. You have to set the light-gravity polarity to -1 or up to -3. Just don't go past -8 or the TV will start sucking in light, causing a citywide blackout. If it starts to suck too much, the customer will have no choice but to go back to the electronics store and purchase a negative light filter.

This is what actually caused the Northeast Blackout but Samsung was able to cover the whole thing up and blame it on a power line breaker tripping.

Skiid
04-07-2007, 11:31 PM
Wow! I did not know that!

garys
04-08-2007, 01:21 PM
Not a chance, plasma is still far superior to LCD for picture quality.<sign295>

I second that!

kingofku
04-09-2007, 12:10 AM
I agree with Lenny.

The only drawback to Plasma is what your altitude is. Most plasmas are made to function up to 6000' elevation. Anything above that is a crap shoot. Pioneer and NEC are the only 2 plasmas that are manufactured for high altitude and you may still get a set that hums and pops. Panasonic is coming out with one that is good to 9500'
You flatlanders don't have to worry about these problems.
When the Pioneer plasmas came out about 8 or so years ago, the rental houses were shipping them all over the USA. Unfortunately, the shipping cases weren't pressurized and since most airplanes fly around 25-30K feet....the plasma leaked all over the place rendering the units unusable.

Hardin
04-09-2007, 01:16 AM
I didn't know that the cargo compartments were not pressurized on airplanes. Are you sure about that?? It sounds like something a Best Buy salesman would tell a customer as a reason why they should buy one of the LCD's there are selling instead of a Plasma (using the logic that some of the plasma has leaked, therefore it will have a short life). I have been in the store and heard some really funny stories they tell people so this wouldn't be too far of a reach.

garys
04-09-2007, 10:54 AM
All my plasmas come via truck (fedEx or UPS) freight.
I can't imagine shipping one on a plane. Outrageously expensive! They must be shipped upright, usually on pallets.

Antenna Man
04-09-2007, 04:37 PM
Maybe you should have just refilled the displays with another quart of plasma and recharged it.<tongue>

garys
04-09-2007, 05:16 PM
Maybe you should have just refilled the displays with another quart of plasma and recharged it.<tongue>

Now, that's funny:) :)

vegassatellite
04-09-2007, 11:25 PM
Maybe you should have just refilled the displays with another quart of plasma and recharged it.<tongue>

Now you all know what the Red Cross does with all the donated plasma it gets.

DoctorBob
04-10-2007, 04:50 PM
The anti-matter infusion panel will do it. You have to set the light-gravity polarity to -1 or up to -3. Just don't go past -8 or the TV will start sucking in light, causing a citywide blackout. If it starts to suck too much, the customer will have no choice but to go back to the electronics store and purchase a negative light filter.

This is what actually caused the Northeast Blackout but Samsung was able to cover the whole thing up and blame it on a power line breaker tripping.

RONTGLMAO.... Now I know that you have too much time on your hands Duane!!! But it was well though out, I will say that for you!!! RONTGLMAO....

ROMAC
05-02-2007, 09:53 AM
The new Pioneer 50 plasma has a nice display with 1080P , DSI has them for just under 2 grand now .( compares to Pioneer Elite that costs thousands more )

alsat
05-02-2007, 09:16 PM
The new Pioneer 50 plasma has a nice display with 1080P , DSI has them for just under 2 grand now .( compares to Pioneer Elite that costs thousands more )

PDP-5070HD has a 720P display, not 1080P. Very nice picture though. Just bought one for my living room! The 1,999 is a closeout price. The new line debuts in June. Only the Elite FDHD1 is 1080P, and cost is over $4,000.