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Advice needed... too many choices.

03-13-2006, 05:40 AM

I'm in the market for a new HDTV to replace my old 32" CRT. I've been reading online and I've looked at the local shops and I think I've settled on something around 40-45 inches in either LCD or DLP. I've ruled out the plasma displays because of the burn in problems. The TV will be use mostly for standard television with a fair amount of gaming and DVD watching. I've narrowed my choices down to either the Samsung LN-S4051D or LN-S4041D LCD or the Samsung HL-R4667W DLP. I'm leaning towards the LCD but I'm concerned that the screen door effect and dead pixels are going to be an issue. None of the stores in my area have either of those LCDs yet but they do have the LN-R408D and it looks pretty nice. Has anyone seen in person or found a review of these two panels? If I don't get the LCD I probably will fall back to the DLP but I'm concerned with lamp life and viewing angle if I go DLP. Plus I don't think the picture looks as good on the DLP as it does on the LCD but this may be an issue with the setup in the store.

Anyone have suggestions? Are there other displays in this prices range that I should consider?


03-13-2006, 12:02 PM
since you like samsung and those type of tvs why not wait a little longer for samsung to release there led models. they have gotten rid of what causes screed door effect. the picture is supposed to be alot better and the bulbs are rated for longer then any other bulb out now. here is link with some info. there only a couple of weeks away from retail. this tv will eliminate all your fears that you mentioned but it comes at a price. they will more then likely be less then advertised from online dealers. try pricegrabber.


03-13-2006, 01:42 PM
That's definately interesting but I think it will be out of my price range and its a little too big for me.