Originally Posted by athens2005
Im new when it comes to knowing about LCD, ive gotten a Samsung HLS56 DLP but its postitioned over a fireplace nook and im having viewing angle issues (the tv is not a bright when sitting, but looks fantastic standing up) so ive thought about plasma, but i would have glare issues, so thats lead me to reading about LCD. Can anyone tell me about them (longevity, pro and cons ) I like the Samsung models but i was wondering why they dont make models over 46 inches. Any info would be gladly appreciated.
The 2 LCDs being discussed in the thread are very bright sets (6000:1) with improved viewing angles and most importantly, they boast true HDTV 1920 X 1080 2 million + pixel count.
The HLS56 is 1280 X 720 at 2500 : 1, so you'd see some real improvement.
You mentioned glare. Please don't tell me the wife has been cleaning the TV's screen with Windex.
If so, your DLP's AR coating is shot.
These new sets promise to have the very best Anti-Reflective (AR) coatings. Remember, never let any cleaning products anywhere near your AR screen, just plain water!
These coatings are actually a sandwich of 800 layers of film, very high tech stuff.
Snob alert: If you use a Maid, place a post it note on the frame of your TV "Please don not clean, thank you."
As for longevity, these LCDs will outlive me probably
and the new Plasmas also have tremendous lifetimes.
The only reason we're not seeing a 96-series true 1080p HDTV LCD is cost. A 56" with these specs would be very expensive.
If I were you, I'd consider mounting an LCD or Plasma with a slight tilt downwards to the viewers.
AND you tell your guests it's an HDTV, and you'll mean it.