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Originally Posted by Kr8z1
Another plasma vs lcd thread? Do some reading and searching of the forum. This has been asked and fought about many, MANY times here.
Originally Posted by Fish Chris
what's funny is, at work, I'm ususally the smart ass.... but enough of all that. I'm at home now.
I'm pretty much an LCD guy. However, this is a much easier choice for me, as my viewing distance is only 8'. I think if my viewing distance were as much as 12 ft, and especially, as much as 16', I'd strongly conconsider one of the new, top tier rear projection sets..... in at least a 65", if not 70" !
Funny thing is, if you had asked me about rear projection sets only 6 months ago, I would have talked all kinds of garbage, basing my knowledge of these sets (like MANY people do) on outdated info. However, recently I have been seeing the 70" 1080p Sony at my local BB, and it looks REALLY good from 12" to 16" !!! Even the off center viewing is not too bad..... way better than just a few years ago.
I think they were asking like $7k for it. A ton of money for me.... but maybe doable for you.
If you haven't looked at rear projection sets lately, you might clear your memory of them, and look again.
Aside from the rear projection models, I think Samsung recently came out with a 70" LCD..... but I'm gessing it's in the $20k range !
Personally speaking, after getting used to a 46" set from only an 8ft viewing distance, it's going to take quite a 'big' set to please me from 12ft to 16ft.