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    Anyone have hi-def yet? I need a new TV, and I'm wondering if it's worth the extra $$$ yet....

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    I have a 60" Hitachi Widescreen LCD HDTV, and I love it! I'll never go back and it is well worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS
    I have a 60" Hitachi Widescreen LCD HDTV, and I love it! I'll never go back and it is well worth the money.
    Are they better then Plasma?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchop84
    Are they better then Plasma?
    I guess that depends on individual opinion. If I had the money, I would have definitely gotten the plasma screen, but the one I got sure is damn close in my opinion, and for the difference in money, I am glad I went with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS
    I guess that depends on individual opinion. If I had the money, I would have definitely gotten the plasma screen, but the one I got sure is damn close in my opinion, and for the difference in money, I am glad I went with it.
    I hear you. I'm willing to spend some money on a tv, but fuck that $5999, worth more then my car, stuff.

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    LOL! No kidding. I wasn’t out too much with the Hitachi. I believe it was about $3,200. keep in mind though, the normal price is around $5,100. The guy at the Brand Direct Store gave me a pretty good deal because I was also purchasing a new refrigerator, deep freeze, and washer and dryer from him.

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    TVs are nice, but now that I own a projector I'll never spend big money on a TV again.

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    Mike,

    What does your projector project onto? Is it a good clean view like T.V.? How do you view normal programming or cable through it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL
    TVs are nice, but now that I own a projector I'll never spend big money on a TV again.
    I've seen them and been unimpressed. They seem way too dark and kind of grainy.

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    Plasma rocks. Other than their problems in conveying true black, they're near perfection. Especially with a sound system backing it up.

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    Cheap ones aren't very bright, and don't have much contrast. Decent ones for home use have come a long, long way the last few years. I got mine mostly because I found a really sweet deal (about $400), and the brightness is fine. Next time around I'll get one with a better contrast ratio, as the blacks don't differentiate as well as I would like. Still, I much prefer it to my buddy's large TV. My little brother has a 52", but once he saw this he started planning a theater room for the house they're building. You've got to be able to control the lighting. It's not something that would work for a lot of rooms.

    Brad, you can either make your own screen or buy one. They're expensive to buy, but can be built pretty cheaply. I've just got white fabric on a wooden frame. I was going to use blackout cloth, but this works well enough that I haven't been motivated to change it.

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    I'd go DLP, no screen burn. I had the Samsung HLN4365W, solid enough TV but, a buddy of mine bought the Toshiba 52 Inch DLP, it had a much better pitcure, so I flipped the Samsung for the 44Inch Toshiba NHM84 DLP, best picture I have seen, the chip is the HD2+, the same chip that Samsung puts in their pedestal TV, go figure, there regular DLP's use a low end chip. Keep in mind it dosen't make a difference if you don't have a High Def receiver unless your TV up converts it (built in). I would go receiver as that way you can run DVI or HDMI to the TV, for the best picture quality. My buddy has the Hitachi 50V500 50 Inch, great TV, I just get irratated by sometimes when the images have drag when they move across the screen. One thing is for sure once you go High Def you will have trouble watching normal TV, the quality is just not the same, and make sure you go Dish, as it's true digital.

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    I votes are in, Hi- def, here I come...thanks for the input, guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB
    I votes are in, Hi- def, here I come...thanks for the input, guys
    Just got a Hi-Def TV in the last month. Definitely worth the investment. I debated getting the projector, but I didn't, but after reading what Mike said, it was probably best for me to wait until I can get a house with a dedicated room for it. I don't think it would work for the living room in the house I'm presently living in. Something to think about later though.
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    The problem with plasma is after few years, the screen fades, and the pixles get stuck.

    Well, this is what several Hi-fi stores here in OZ said.

    We have a digital HD tv, and it's great.

    I'd go for HD
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