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Old 2010-01-07, 11:42 AM
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any tv recommendation for a room with plenty of windows directly across from the tv? i need something with a non-reflective screen that can still deliver a viewable picture with some direct sunlight. my old DLP isn't cutting it anymore...

I think conventionally, people would recommend LED/LCD for rooms with a lot of light coming in.

I can't stand the viewing angles on LCDs though.
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Old 2010-01-07, 12:00 PM
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I think conventionally, people would recommend LED/LCD for rooms with a lot of light coming in.

I can't stand the viewing angles on LCDs though.
most LCDs are 170+/170+ nowadays

the TV I have is 178 both directions and it really is visible from a very wide angle
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Old 2010-01-07, 12:45 PM
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most LCDs are 170+/170+ nowadays

the TV I have is 178 both directions and it really is visible from a very wide angle
While the viewing angle may be quite wide the picture quality of most LCD TVs can drop off quite a bit when you move off center.
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Old 2010-01-07, 08:09 PM
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While the viewing angle may be quite wide the picture quality of most LCD TVs can drop off quite a bit when you move off center.
That's the nature of LCD.. Thousands of little windows opening and closing to varying degrees very quickly in order to make up your picture. If you happen to be at the wrong angle, then that window won't look right to you.
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Old 2010-01-08, 08:50 AM
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I'm glad I didn't pull a trigger on a plasma during boxing day sales.. the new Pannys are reporting Kuro level blacks! (well from people eyes on the convention floor, who knows when it's carefully analyzed)
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My 42" plasma was 400 Watts. Easily consume $50 worth off electricity per month. If you are energy conscious, dont buy plasma. My new 40" Samsung LCD is pretty good in colors so far.
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My 42" plasma was 400 Watts. Easily consume $50 worth off electricity per month. If you are energy conscious, dont buy plasma. My new 40" Samsung LCD is pretty good in colors so far.
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400W would be the maximum that it would consume. Plasma works differently than LCD, meaning plasma only lights up the areas that need to be bright and doesn't light up that areas that need to be dark.

LCD has everything on all the time and just blocks the light shining through with thousands of liquid crystal shutters. It's power consumption is consistent. Plasma will vary.

In fact, you may find that plasmas actual power consumption is less than that of LCD overall.
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Old 2010-03-17, 03:26 PM
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So i have a 50G20 plasma pre-ordered right now, found a great price on it through commercial pricing at the brick.

But hearing all the controversy on Panasonic's rising black levels, i'm tempted to look elsewhere. LG has some slick looking sets coming out. And Samsung, if they've fixed their buzzing problems, could be a contender.

Has anyone seen any of the 2010 plasmas out in stores yet? I know some are carrying the Panny S2 series now, but none of the higher models.
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