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70 in. and up DLP's with 1080p

Bassel69
04-03-2006, 06:33 AM
Guys..

Iím looking for some opinions/advise.

I am in the market for a big screen HDTV within the next 2-3 months. I am mainly considering DLPís with 1080p and hoping for 70 inch and up. If I donít find something in that range I will move to the HP 65 inch wich I hear a lot of good things about (plus I can get a discount on).

Now, what do you recommend for 70 and up, if any (also if you think that there is no real good TV in this size please say so). There are a couple of Mitsubishiís that are 73 inch (the only difference as far as I know is the hard drive DVR capacity). I think there is also a JVC and maybe some other brands. I appreciate any info about these tvís or others that meet the criteria.

Thanks in advance.

nomutthere
04-03-2006, 06:45 AM
How 'bout the Samsung HLR7178W. I have this in the 56" version, and I'm very happy with its performance. Great picture!!! :yippee:

Bassel69
04-03-2006, 08:08 AM
How 'bout the Samsung HLR7178W. I have this in the 56" version, and I'm very happy with its performance. Great picture!!! :yippee:

Does it accept 1080p?? I know there is no 1080p broadcast yet but buying a tv now I wanted to be future-proof for the posiblity of HD-DVD or blury

nomutthere
04-03-2006, 08:40 AM
It is 1080p, and has 2 HDMI inputs. Bought mine from Vanns www.vanns.com. Great price, and free shipping...

Bassel69
04-03-2006, 04:18 PM
It is 1080p, and has 2 HDMI inputs. Bought mine from Vanns www.vanns.com. Great price, and free shipping...

As far as I know, only very few tv's accept 1080p source (they only upconvert and display it) except from a pc. one of the expeptions is the HP. Can anybody confirm that the Samsunig accept 1080p source HDMI?? Also, if you know other tv's that do please me know.

borromini
04-03-2006, 08:03 PM
You haven't mentioned budget but I suspect even at that large a screen size there aren't many models with 1080p input.

TyrantII
04-03-2006, 08:46 PM
From what I heard only the HP and a small number of flat screen LCD's take in true 1080P. Also because of this, theresnot many people that can tellyou what,if any,visual difference there is.

Also, at 72" and 1080 input you'll be spending a small fortune when they finally come out, as it'll be big and 1st gen 1080p input.

Eagledriver
04-04-2006, 11:13 PM
I bought a toshiba 72MX195 and LOVE it...Pictures great etc.Dont have really any complaints yet...I found it online for $3517.00.I then copyed the price and took it to HHGREGG and they matched it plus gave me a 5 yr warrenty for the price of 3 with the bulb warrenty.I also bought the matching stand 2 HDMI cables and the 5 yr warrenty free delivery and payed $4300 total...good luck on your search..

Bassel69
04-05-2006, 08:47 AM
I bought a toshiba 72MX195 and LOVE it...Pictures great etc.Dont have really any complaints yet...I found it online for $3517.00.I then copyed the price and took it to HHGREGG and they matched it plus gave me a 5 yr warrenty for the price of 3 with the bulb warrenty.I also bought the matching stand 2 HDMI cables and the 5 yr warrenty free delivery and payed $4300 total...good luck on your search..

Thanks for the info..

I will have to ask again.. does it accept true 1080p through HDMI or it just up convert??

CC TV GUY
04-05-2006, 09:44 AM
Thanks for the info..

I will have to ask again.. does it accept true 1080p through HDMI or it just up convert??
Nope
The Samsung will do it through the SVGA for PC use but thats about it. You may want to look into the response times of the TV's that do not accept 1080P as that can greatly effect the amount of pixelation that you see on an interlaced broadcast

BuTal63
04-05-2006, 10:54 AM
If you can wait a little longer, Sony will be introducing the second generation of their SXRD RP sets later this year. An upscale version 70" is included in the lineup. It is believed - not yet assured - that it and the other SXRD's in the line will all accept 1080p in.

The first generation SXRD's have had their teething problems, but most buyers seem very happy. If you can wait, it would pay to compare the pix with other tech available at that time.

You don't mention budget, but be aware the upscale 60 and 70" versions of the second gen. SXRD's will probably cost more than other sets of comparable screen size. However, the 70" is expected to cost several thousands dollars LESS than the original Qualia 006 70" SXRD set introduced a while back and now discontinued.

borromini
04-05-2006, 02:01 PM
...the 70" is expected to cost several thousands dollars LESS than the original Qualia 006 70" SXRD set introduced a while back and now discontinued. Which I was surprised to find out didn't support 1080p input. The Qualia 004 projector accepts 1080p input.

Bassel69
04-05-2006, 07:15 PM
Nope
The Samsung will do it through the SVGA for PC use but thats about it. You may want to look into the response times of the TV's that do not accept 1080P as that can greatly effect the amount of pixelation that you see on an interlaced broadcast


thanks for the info...

can anyone provide names of tv's 70 inch plus that do accept 1080p through hdmi

somebody asked about a budget... I'm thinking if I can actually findexactly what I want I cano probably go up to 5_ k plus

borromini
04-05-2006, 07:50 PM
You're going to need a lot more than $5k...:)