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rEAR PROJECTION LCD VS DLP?

mdavis9753
03-13-2006, 07:07 PM
I was all set to go with the 46 inch Toshiba DLP and then saw the picture compared to the Sony kdfe50a10...claims to have a 3LCD technology .....the Sony wasmuch sharper and I noticed a blur with the DLP.....price was comparable so I don't think the sears salesman had a bias........but I read that the DLP is better technology, that they will last longer, and that sports is much better................price $2000 for the Tosh and 2185 for the Sony Grand Wega...............any thoughts or comments are appreciated - screen size from my perspective is not really an issue.....one more thing - why don't I find this Sony in many of the sites - is it new??.............and I read that you don;t need a bulb for the LCD but I will need one (according to the salesman) for this Sony............help!!!!!...................many thx :)

kbcody
03-13-2006, 09:42 PM
Don't know if I could help much, but I had to make the same decision as you a couple of months ago. I had to choose between the 46" Toshiba DLP or the sony 42A10 (couldn't go 50 because of viewing distance). Like you, I also posted on this board for help. I did receive some very good feedback. People will have bias towards one or the other. They will talk about the screen door effect on LCD or the rainbow effect of the DLP. I never saw either of these (and still don't), but you may. Both are good sets and unfortuntely no one will be able to tell you which one is "better". To sum the best advice I got is that you will need to let your own eyes tell the difference.

Sorry, I don't really understand your question on the issue that the salesman brought up about the bulb replacement (I did get the extended warranty to cover this). Don't also know why you haven't seen the sony 50A10 in other sites. Bestbuy has it for a little cheaper right now.

I finally went with the Sony 42A10. Very happy with this TV. Use it to watch HD sports, DVD's and play xbox360. This tv does all these things amazingly. I also watch regular (non-hd) tv and this tv does this good. Good luck in your decision.

hdforme
03-14-2006, 01:53 AM
I dont have the new model LCD, but I do have the KDF60WF655. Boy am I impressed. This model I believe was replaced by the KDFE60A20. I know I probably should have waited for this model, but I couldn't wait. I have owned it for about a year and couldn't be happier. You wont be disappointed should you choose the Sony model.

german72
03-14-2006, 07:09 AM
I was all set to go with the 46 inch Toshiba DLP and then saw the picture compared to the Sony kdfe50a10...claims to have a 3LCD technology .....the Sony wasmuch sharper and I noticed a blur with the DLP.....price was comparable so I don't think the sears salesman had a bias........but I read that the DLP is better technology, that they will last longer, and that sports is much better................price $2000 for the Tosh and 2185 for the Sony Grand Wega...............any thoughts or comments are appreciated - screen size from my perspective is not really an issue.....one more thing - why don't I find this Sony in many of the sites - is it new??.............and I read that you don;t need a bulb for the LCD but I will need one (according to the salesman) for this Sony............help!!!!!...................many thx :)
We have the Toshiba dlp, 46" and have not had any problems with it.
No rainbow, nothing but a great picture. :yippee:

Mickey
03-14-2006, 10:23 AM
You didn't say which model Toshiba you were looking at. Hard to comment one way or the other. Both Tech have their advantages and disadvantages. DLP will have better blacks and more detail in them. LCD may offer better color rendition. Colors and contrast decline a little over time with the LCD. Any projection set has a lamp and they can and do fail. They are expensive and one needs to consider the cost of ownership over the life of the set.

Toshiba has had some problems with their lamps on the new models and life could be quite low.

Good luck on your decision.

rjs281
03-14-2006, 07:04 PM
i went through the same thing a few weeks ago.i went with the sony a10 over the dlp's i looked at.it looked like a better picture to me(hd).my wife did seee allttle rainbow also.the dlp was nice toi have heard that tosh. has some bad customer sevice.(not sure how bad)you do get alittle screen door effect but you ajust to it fast and don't notice it unless you have a white background.the sony is a great tv.good luck

Zaphod
03-14-2006, 09:18 PM
Not real sure but I believe the Sony 3LCD was replaced with the sxrd which would be why you don't see the 3LCD at many sites because their stock may be gone. I checked out the 3LCD and sxrd and they have comparable pictures. Went out Saturday to 3 TV places and was concerned by the pixelization trailing fast motion on the basketball games. I believe that the cameras and HighDef signal aren't keeping up with the action. I mentioned it to a salesman and he said that painting the picture in digital every spit second causes the pixelization. Did notice that the effect wasnt as bad on the plasma; slightly more on LCD and more again on DLP. Somehow the transmission technology hasn;t kept up with the TV's.

mdavis9753
03-15-2006, 11:08 AM
Many thx to all that have replied - it seems the learning is neverending!!!........anyway, I 've gone with the Sony 3LCD though I have 30 days to change my mind..........I was wondering whether anyone knows if I could change the bulb myself when it does go - or is the set too complex for a novice to fix..............I did purchase with Amex to get another year of manufacturing warranty instead of buying the service plan at Sears...............thx, again, MIke

rjs281
03-15-2006, 06:43 PM
the instruction book tells you how to do it and it looks easy.just open the little door and pull out the old one and put in the new one.

hdforme
04-05-2006, 11:33 PM
Another reason I went with the Sony LCD is that it seems to last a long time. I read approximately 50 to 60,000 hours vs. 30 for plasma. That may have gone up for plasma. That is a long time. 6 or so years with it being on 24 hours a day. Enjoy your new tv, I know you wont be disappointed.

daleb
04-06-2006, 07:17 AM
Not sure where you got the 'hours' for an LCD. A bit optimistic I think. Most any microdisplay should go over 30K hours, as well as a plasma.
The DLP is probably the longest. No LCD panels, which are the first to go as the basic element of the panels is organic.
Even LCoS has LCD panels.
30K hours is a good 12 to 15 years of 6 to 8 hr/day viewing.

borromini
04-06-2006, 11:12 AM
Not real sure but I believe the Sony 3LCD was replaced with the sxrd which would be why you don't see the 3LCD at many sites because their stock may be gone... The term "3 LCD" is just a marketing gimmick. All of Sony's LCD projection systems are based on a 3 LCD design. The SXRD is an LCoS system based on a similar 3-panel design that's reflective rather than transmissive and represents the higher end of Sony's RPTVs.