High Def Forum
Thank you for visiting. This is our website archive. Please visit our main website by clicking the logo above.

DLP or Plasma - College Apartment

iksnoved25
08-16-2009, 01:05 AM
(posting here as well as the Flat Panel Forum due to hopefully more responses and subject matter involves both types)

Hello everyone, im new here. I am looking at getting a tv for my apartment for college within the next week. I have seen quite a few great deals for some 'second hand' TVs. My question is which would you suggest for an apartment. Options are listed below. Any help at all would be appreciated, Thank You!

Viewing distance would probably be around 10 feet.
Lighting...hard to describe, but not extremely bright, the usual sunny day outside(shades on windows) no lights. facing away from window(reducing glare off windows)
genre: Movies, Video Games(xbox360), Sports

Sony WEGA 50in DLP - KF-50XBR800
(Owner says 6 yrs old, includes replacement lamp- $200)
PRICE: $400

or

Pioneer 42in Plasma (unsure of model number, looked at it earlier today, owner bought 4 years ago) I believe 1080i
PRICE: $400

or

Samsung 47in Plasma
(still contacting owner regarding more information, just recently found this one and have not done homework on it just yet)
PRICE: $350

or

an older 52in Sony Rear projection, one of the big boxy ones...ruled that one out, however price is still nice for the quality it is in.
PRICE: $200

Please let me know what you guys would suggest. I am looking for this to last and not crap out on me. Our apartment is pretty big(4 people living there) and all play Xbox360 and enjoy movies...so were all big on the entertainment factor.

Thanks for all the help, please, feel free to leave me an Instant Message with the response as well as here, (AIM sn: iksnoved25)

Thank you very much

SJ44
08-16-2009, 08:59 PM
Plama best for picture quality but may have burning problem with game.
DLP best for big screen, but more problematic.
Look also for LCD.

R2D2repair
08-17-2009, 10:20 AM
(posting here as well as the Flat Panel Forum due to hopefully more responses and subject matter involves both types)

Hello everyone, im new here. I am looking at getting a tv for my apartment for college within the next week. I have seen quite a few great deals for some 'second hand' TVs. My question is which would you suggest for an apartment. Options are listed below. Any help at all would be appreciated, Thank You!

Viewing distance would probably be around 10 feet.
Lighting...hard to describe, but not extremely bright, the usual sunny day outside(shades on windows) no lights. facing away from window(reducing glare off windows)
genre: Movies, Video Games(xbox360), Sports

Sony WEGA 50in DLP - KF-50XBR800
(Owner says 6 yrs old, includes replacement lamp- $200)
PRICE: $400

or

Pioneer 42in Plasma (unsure of model number, looked at it earlier today, owner bought 4 years ago) I believe 1080i
PRICE: $400

or

Samsung 47in Plasma
(still contacting owner regarding more information, just recently found this one and have not done homework on it just yet)
PRICE: $350

or

an older 52in Sony Rear projection, one of the big boxy ones...ruled that one out, however price is still nice for the quality it is in.
PRICE: $200

Please let me know what you guys would suggest. I am looking for this to last and not crap out on me. Our apartment is pretty big(4 people living there) and all play Xbox360 and enjoy movies...so were all big on the entertainment factor.

Thanks for all the help, please, feel free to leave me an Instant Message with the response as well as here, (AIM sn: iksnoved25)

Thank you very much

Hi,The sony number KF-50XBR800 is actually a lcd and uses lamp replacement that normally last 2-4 yrs .Sony has been having problems with their light engine "the green blob they been having.For repair of that the price will be between $600-$800 . For the Pioneer 42in Plasma I dont recommend it because of the screen burn-in problem.What happens is that if you leave tv on pause and if the X box logo stays it will burn in on the picture and it wont go away. Samething for the Samsung 47in Plasma For this one: 52in Sony Rear projection is it a Crt or Lcd I trust more the Crt then Lcd specially with light engine problem. I recommend a JVC tv those hardly have a problem with them as a matter if fact I havent heard of a bad post on a Jvc.Try looking for one on ebay . God bless you!

Loves2Watch
08-17-2009, 11:38 AM
Hi,The sony number KF-50XBR800 is actually a lcd and uses lamp replacement that normally last 2-4 yrs .Sony has been having problems with their light engine "the green blob they been having.For repair of that the price will be between $600-$800 . For the Pioneer 42in Plasma I dont recommend it because of the screen burn-in problem.What happens is that if you leave tv on pause and if the X box logo stays it will burn in on the picture and it wont go away. Samething for the Samsung 47in Plasma For this one: 52in Sony Rear projection is it a Crt or Lcd I trust more the Crt then Lcd specially with light engine problem. I recommend a JVC tv those hardly have a problem with them as a matter if fact I havent heard of a bad post on a Jvc.Try looking for one on ebay . God bless you!

Absolute bullcrap. That is not the case at all.

In fact most everything in the previous post is untrue.

R2D2repair
08-17-2009, 12:00 PM
Absolute bullcrap. That is not the case at all.

In fact most everything in the previous post is untrue.

Hi,We know you love plasma so do I ,but that is a common problem for the burn-in.I was just telling what errors does tv's have.

deadhead68
08-17-2009, 01:09 PM
Hi,We know you love plasma so do I ,but that is a common problem for the burn-in.I was just telling what errors does tv's have.

Whether L2W loves plasma or not, your post above is complete BS.

DeadHead68

Loves2Watch
08-17-2009, 01:35 PM
Hi,We know you love plasma so do I ,but that is a common problem for the burn-in.I was just telling what errors does tv's have.

You must be living in the past because burn-in is not a problem anymore. The rest of your post has no fact to base it upon. In fact it is totally untrue.

BTW I own plasma, LCD, DLP, LCoS and CRT.

R2D2repair
08-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Hi,Found this website where they tell you what companies are doing in order to prevent burn-in : http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatv/plasmatv-burnin.html Very useful information.God bless you all!