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Old 10-28-2011, 02:10 PM
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Opinions on LED vs. DLP tv please...

Plasma is out. There is far too much light in my den that cannot be blocked out.

I have never been able to see any picture quality difference between DLP and LED sets, but it seems that the DLP is quite a bit cheaper.

If you have any real world experience to share I would love to hear it.

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Old 10-28-2011, 02:17 PM
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Plasma is out. There is far too much light in my den that cannot be blocked out.

I have never been able to see any picture quality difference between DLP and LED sets, but it seems that the DLP is quite a bit cheaper.

If you have any real world experience to share I would love to hear it.

DLP uses a very expensive HID bulb that is rated at half life so when it says 2 year bulb life that means the brightness is 1/2 the specified original brightness. The thing they dont tell you is the brightness decay happens fast then levels so that you will be nearly 1/2 brightness for 18 months before it hits the 1/2 life threshold. I got an LED backlighted LCD and the picture is awesome. get the fastest refresh you can afford

they also make a LED light source DLP, those have a 20 year light source and are awesome. I have a prototype unit in my living room and it has been running strong for 5 years.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:21 PM
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I am confused on the question. LED is a lighting technology. DLP is a projection technology that can use LED.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:22 PM
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I am confused on the question. LED is a lighting technology. DLP is a projection technology that can use LED.

I assumed he meant LCD.....
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:39 PM
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An LED panel is still LCD, just uses LED as the illumination for the LCD, instead of the old florescent panels.

However, I am a bit confused by the initial statement that plasma was "out" due to ambient light in the den. DLP, being a projection system wouldn't fare any better, right? and LED/LCD, being a reflective system, as opposed to plasma's direct light source, would also be "out."
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:31 PM
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LED is much better than LCD

I have friends who have LED and LCD tv's and believe me the LED is brighter and sharper. Several of my friends have vision problems in low light and say that LCD tv's are impossible to watch after 10-12 months as the illumination dims. When they switched to an LED illuminatyed set, the issue was gone.

Cost of illumination replacement on an LCD set is almost the cost of a new set vs LED which at worst will have several LED's die but the remaineder will still be bright. (Kinda like dead pixels on a laptop).

Also LED tv's do better in off axis viewing.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:07 PM
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If you do go for a DLP, go for one with a LED bulb.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:22 PM
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LED, get a Samsung in whatever size you need. I have been eying the 46in.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:03 PM
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I think people are getting their terms screwed up. There is no such thing as an LED TV. That just the backlight, LED. An LCD is light usually by fluorescent tubes (small ones) or LED. Either way, its an LCD TV.
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I think people are getting their terms screwed up. There is no such thing as an LED TV. That just the backlight, LED. An LCD is light usually by fluorescent tubes (small ones) or LED. Either way, its an LCD TV.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:17 AM
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LED. I have two flatscreens made by SONY. Great picture. Nice units. A bit pricey tho.
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The Sony JumboTron is an LED display. It used to be CRT based.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:45 AM
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Plasma is out. There is far too much light in my den that cannot be blocked out.
I think this issue is overblown. Plasma tv's have anti-reflective coatings that minimize glare.

I have a plasma in my living room, and it has solid windows on two walls: one opposite the tv, and the other to the left of it. Glare / reflectivity just isn't an issue.

Picture quality, color and viewing angle is just so much better on a plasma that I can't imagine ever going back to an LCD / LED.
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plasmas eventually leak down and lose brightness and contrast, stick with LED backlight LCD or LED light source DLP.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:56 PM
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plasmas eventually leak down and lose brightness and contrast, stick with LED backlight LCD or LED light source DLP.
Man, that was issue a loooong time with plasmas, but not anymore.

The viewing of plasma TVs can be from any angle, as long as the angle ranges between 160o and 180o. Apart from getting a perfect image from any angle, plasmas have the highest rate of refreshing and this enables capturing of every fast action scene.
They are obtainable in bigger display in terms of screen sizes.
Plasmas have the best black levels and they also are the best in contrast ratio.
More to plasma’s color factor, their screens can display quite a number of colors, actually billions which solidifies the aspect of plasma’s capacity to produce even gradation of shades.

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