arad- I actually have two technologies in my HT room. I have the main PJ as a DLP and a backup that is a 720P LCD PJ. The latter I sometimes take on trips as it is self contained while the DLP is a two box PJ (Dwin TV3e). I voted for DLP.
In the Kitchen I have a small screen HDTV LCD flat panel.
I voted for tube, only because my HDTV viewing is centered around the shows on TV, and TVs are prevalant around the household. However, my interests lie in the HT aspects, for watching movies.
I would like to see the show spend some more time on the HT piece. Sharing of ideas, equipment, interviews with installers, getting the most bang for the buck, don't do's, etc. Also, thrity minutes seems short. I enjoy the show and it seems to fly by! Thanks David!
I also removed LCD RP and move the votes into the LCD results. You should select the type of device.
What was the reasoning for combining LCD and LCD RP? Although they both use LCD panels, I see them as different technologies or at least different market segments. I guess the same goes for CRT and CRT RP, in my opnion.
I use my MT700 DLP as my primary HT PJ (106", 16:9 screen), but its got a dead lamp right now. I bought a Mitsubishi HC3 LCD as my backup PJ (got it real cheap on a sale) and it does a credible job for TV watching with some room light (nice colors, but its CR stinks anyway so room lighting is not a problem).
When I watch HDTV channels, usually they have been downconverted to S-video by the STB, then recorded on Tivo, then RF-modulated as an NTSC channel, and then displayed on a 31" direct-view CRT. So I chose "Tube (CRT)". I rarely watch them any other way.
I have two - plasma for family room and LCD direct view for master bedroom. Now if I win a 42" Hitachi Plasma TV in an HH Gregg drawing, it will go in the bedroom :) and the 32" LCD will go in another room.
I had to vote "tube" too but a 65" rear projector is not really what I would say is a CRT? Still one great HD picture!
Toshiba 65H80 Projection
ONKYO TX-DS898 AV Receiver
DirecTV(locals & HD)
past VOOM HD Satellite Service
DISH HD 942 DVR w/ VOOM programing
Hughes E-86 DirecTV HD Receiver
243 Hour Philips DSR 7000 DirecTivo by WeaKness
35 Hour Hughes HDVR2 TiVo
(past UTV Receiver & Dishplayer owner)
JVC XV-S60BK DVD Video Player
Energy Take 5.2 Speaker System plus 2 (7)
APC Model BE500V Back-Up Power UPS
My Construction of HT http://community.webshots.com/user/rickaren103
Samsung HL67A750 RPTV, TWO 2013 Hoppers w/Sling, OTA Digital Dongle, My Book Essential 750Gb EXTERNAL hard drive, ONKYO HT-S9100 THX speakers & ONKYO TX-NR616 A/V receiver, ONKYO DV-BD606 Blu-Ray Disc Player, Harmony ONE Remote, GOOGLE TV, w 4 other TV's (LCD & LED).
Very happy with my Pioneer 64" CRT Rear Projection HDTV even after evaluating/viewing all the other technologies out there. I would love to listen to a future show which evaluates CRT HD quality compared to that of other HD technologies and maybe a review of a couple models since they seem to be in the shadow these days (even though it seems that quite a few of us own them).
Happily using direct-view CRT ("tube") for now, but eagerly awaiting SED. Eventually, when I can afford a bigger house, I'd like to have a dedicated home theater room with front projection (probably CRT.)
Living Room: Sony 34XBR960, 8ft viewing distance
Bedroom: Currently Samsung 26", but upgrading this weekend to Sony 30XS955
Panasonic TC-P60ST60, Pioneer SC-1523-K, Oppo BDP-103D, Pioneer PL-550 + Cambridge Audio Azur 640P, B&W CM1 (fronts), B&W CM Centre, Athena Point 5 Mk II (rears), Hsu VTF-2
Sony 34XBR960, Onkyo TX-NR414, Sony PS3, Athena Point 5 Mk II (center and fronts), Wharfedale WH-2 (rears), Polk PSW10