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Looks like I'm getting a new DLP tv, Need help picking model.

10-10-2007, 09:48 PM
I've had a hell of a time with my mitsubishi recently. They've only offered mediocre support for a reletively simple problem. I've decided to upgrade to a newer technology an would like some second opinions. My roommate and a couple coworkers had no problems with secondact.com and it looks like I'll be buying from there. I've got a couple options. Which do you all think is best for primarily console videogames and movies?

Toshiba 62HM196 (http://www.secondact.com/product/62HM196RB/Toshiba_62HM196_62_inch_1080p_DLP_HDTV-_Refurbished.html)

Samsung HL-R6167W (http://www.secondact.com/product/HLR6167WRB/Samsung_HL-R6167W_61_DLP_HDTV_with_Tuner_-_Refurbished.html)

Toshiba 62HM116 (http://www.secondact.com/product/62HM116RB/Toshiba_62HM116_1080p_DLP_HDTV-_Factory_Refurbished.html)

Samsung HL-S6187 (http://www.secondact.com/product/HLS6187WRB/Refurbished_Samsung_HL-S6187W_61_Refurbished_DLP_TV_-_HLS6187W.html)

Toshiba 62HM195 (http://www.secondact.com/product/62HM195RB/Toshiba_62HM195_62_Inch_1080p_DLP_HDTV_-_Refurbished.html)

Id honestly like to stay away from samsung but if its the best of the bunch I'll sink the dough. I'd really love to stick with a 72" or above but it seems theres $1000 difference in those last 10 inches. I'm not willing to pay that at this point.

10-10-2007, 09:50 PM

10-10-2007, 09:52 PM
just curious, have you played games on a 72"+ screen?

There IS such thing as too big.

I've got a 72 right now. ;) It does 1080i but I'm having issues and at this point I'd like to upgrade to a newer tv from a different manufacturer.

10-11-2007, 12:57 AM
You do know that these are refurbs right? These are older models on top of being used/refurbs, so they MIGHT not even be able to accept a 1080p signal. earlier model years did not, so if you are looking at ever getting an HD DVD or BD player you might want to make sure that any of these CAN accept that 1080p signal.

I would avoid the Samsung models if you will be gaming on the display since these earlier models had video lag issues & lip-sync issues. I think they are getting better and I am not sure about the HL"T" model year but definitely the HL"R" models had it.

It can make action/power bars like what is used for swinging a gold club, swinging a bat, kicking a football very hard because the computer is already ahead of what you are seeing on the screen.

I would consider getting either the Samsung HL"T" model NEW, or the NEW Toshiba model like this one:


I know the new models are more money than the refurbs, but you are also getting the newer model year too, which so far has been improved each year.

Just more food for thought.

10-11-2007, 06:08 AM
The toshibas listed have a TALEN X 1080p DLP Engine which I'll have to research more before I buy. I know theyre refurbs since thats what secondact specializes in. I spent $8400 on my current TV a couple years back and was told in a round about way to give them more money or piss off. I'm not dropping that kind of cash again with any expectation of support in the future.

My real problems with the 3 toshibas that are listed is theyre all out of stock. I'll have to call them today and see if they expect to restock or get different SKUs.