Originally Posted by systox
@auger I was commenting on the weight of those sets not the accuracy of your statements.
the two sets i was mentioning are the 42tl515u which comes in at 37.5 pounds and the panasonic 42st30 which ran 51.8 pounds. I also have a 42lh30 from LG which weighs 38.4 pounds. theres another set in the house which measures at 42 inches and weighs under 50 pounds, idk what panasonic model it is though.
anyhow op, if you're still reading through this, don't forget to take into consideration how much room you have wherever you plan on sticking your display. the dlp's stick out in the back about 20 inches. So all in all, if you have a sturdy base, and room for the backend of the TV i DO recommend the dlp's for their great pq in 2d and especially in 3d, don't be thrown off by the active 3d. ...
Well, that's what you get comparing a 42" TV to a 65" or 73" TV. It's like saying Fords weigh more than Chevys, then saying you meant toy
As for room behind the set, a 73" DLP is less than 18" thick, and fits on a plasma or LCD TV stand with no problem (my AV receiver is deeper than a DLP).
A flat panel used, as in most homes, on a TV stand requires a base that is also 14"-18" deep just for balance. So, if you're using a TV stand and not re-wiring your room to mount it on the wall, DLP works just as well.
In fact, a DLP looks sleeker than a flat panel TV because the bezel around the screen is only about 5/8" compared to two or three inches on your typical flat panel. You can see the difference in bezels below.
Of course, a smaller flat panel is fine as well, it's up to the buyer. Size is usually the number one prerequisite for a TV though, and with 3D, screen size is everything. I chose DLP for picture quality, size, and price. It was only later that I learned that it was the best for 3D because of its superfast pixel speed and lack of ghosting or crosstalk in 3D, and that is why I recommended it.