Originally Posted by Xplosive
I am stuck between a Samsung UN55C7000 LED LCD and a 65"(73") Mitsubishi DLP TV. Obviously the first difference is the size of the TVs but the price is also vastly different. The Sammy totals up to $1800 while the 65" Mitsu costs $900 and the 73" was on sale for around $1200. Is the price discrepancy directly related to the PQ of these sets? Why is the 55" LED TV more expensive than the 65" or even the 73". Even the 46" Sammy (7000/8000 series) is a tad costlier than the DLP sets from Mitsu... Why is that? Is it because of the old DLP technology? Is LED really that much better? I am getting a new TV and to me PQ is the #1 priority. Are the Sammy's worth their weight in gold or are the low-cost DLPs just under-appreciated?
If I was to set these 2 TVs up (local BB only has the Sammy 46"/55"), will I notice a difference in PQ? I am no videophile but if its going to take one to notice a difference then I think I would be satisfied with the DLP TVs... I know there's quite a few on here that own either the Sammy 7000/8000 series or the Mitsu DLPs and would like to hear some feedback on these sets. If was on a budget, I'd definitely go for the "cheaper" TVs but I'm not (can't afford Kuros/Elites though). Anything below 2k is within reach. Just trying to make a good decision for my next TV purchase.
Honestly, I think getting one of the Mits DLP's might be the best way to go temporarily. I would do the same thing, if I didn't have an entertainment center that just won't fit those big Mits. My entertainment center can only fit a 52 inch widescreen in it. I might be able to "barely" squeeze a 54 incher in there, but that's about it. If I didn't have that entertainment center to deal with, I would just go get a giant Mits, and use that as my stop gap 3D option until the prices of all the 3D stuff come way down, and they improve in quality. Also, I'd really be waiting for the 3D projectors to come out, and get cheaper, etc, etc.
But yeah, a Mits DLP is probably a smart way to go right now, cause you'll save a ton of money, and you'll be able to dip your toes in the 3D waters. I would however first wait for Mits to release their adapter, just to make sure that it works with the PS3 for 3D gaming, as well as with Direct TV for their 3D channels. I'd have to make sure that it works good with both of those sources. Assuming it does, then the Mits is a great lower cost option.
In fact, I wouldn't be looking for a new Mits DLP, I'd be looking for a used one for like $500. You know there are some people out there with huge used Mits DLP's that just want to get rid of thing, that have no idea whatsoever that they have 3D capabilities. Alot of people that bought large DLP's a few years ago are looking to get rid of them, and get flat panel, hang on the wall displays instead. Take advantage of the situation and snag one for dirt cheap. That's what I would do if I didn't have the damn entertainment center, and a Wife that is unwilling to part with the entertainment center.