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post #1 of 9 Old 09-07-2011, 09:44 PM - Thread Starter
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a sharp 70" led/lcd is about $500 more than a panny4000... Figure cables, install mount, screen (even DIY screen) and everything thing else about light/reflection control, and it's about a wash.

The sharp is direct view, as much contrast as can be measured... as big as most reasonably need in a multipurpose room / theater.

Yea, I know dedicated theaters need 100-150" or more... I'm just sayin.... direct view is getting bigger/cheaper by the day.
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70" is way too small for me. Price has nothing to do with it.
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Direct view monitors will never relaim the "Big Picture" title. However 80" LED sets will be / are going to be availble soon and I agree, for a Family Room "over the Mantle" install, that will be plenty.

But.....until such displays are made to be affordable....as in within hundreds of a PJ/Screen that can do bigger with a retractable....the necessary wiring and installation concerns involved in placing a TV where no TV has gone before will negate any real advantage.

Besides...the Consumer is moving into the age of simply wanting "Bigger for Less" and Direct View" is lagging behind.

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When they hit 92" wide, not diagonal for the same price as projector setup - oh, and are retractable too.
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when they solve the pixelation, screen artifacts, glare, viewing cone...not mention the weight of mounting such units.

and when it comes to 3D... anything less than 110" is like watching 3D in a shoebox... too much like a viewmaster. at 70" i'm never gonna get 'immersed'.
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Direct view monitors will never relaim the "Big Picture" title. However 80" LED sets will be / are going to be availble soon and I agree, for a Family Room "over the Mantle" install, that will be plenty.

I hope MM isn't in the "over the Mantle" camp for mounting a tv. IMHO that has to be the worst location for viewing. Many tvs are placed there, but the viewing angle is a pain in the neck.

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I hope MM isn't in the "over the Mantle" camp for mounting a tv. IMHO that has to be the worst location for viewing. Many tvs are placed there, but the viewing angle is a pain in the neck.

Hardly ever*....but I do put 84" + FP screens up there quite often. It all depends upon seating distances.


*...but if dragged kicking a screaming into a "must do" situation, I'll consent to do so....if I can do it right.....for a right price.
Luckily I can talk most people out of that consideration so I don't have to deal with that decision very often.

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I hope MM isn't in the "over the Mantle" camp for mounting a tv. IMHO that has to be the worst location for viewing. Many tvs are placed there, but the viewing angle is a pain in the neck.

Yes, that is what retractable screens are for, as they can nicely come down in front of the fireplace. But never use them when the fireplace is in use.
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