Originally Posted by heebdawg16
This is not helpful
I need one of you DLPers to tell me how poor the image quality on the HL61A750 is when watching blu-ray or playing video games. Tell me about how plasma looks superior, and its worth having a smaller screen to get the added image quality. Tell me that buying a SECOND DLP, after they have been discontinued, would make me the laughing stock of the AV world. How there is more to life than having a big, bright, beautiful DLP.
Ok I'll try again a bit more scientifically to try to ease your pain.
1. DLPs are known for one of the best image quality for blurays and videogames.
2. When a DLP is calibrated, a calibrated plasmas' only advantage is better viewing angles. The IQ from both in ideal viewing conditions will be undiscerningly similar.
3. Laughing stock in the AV world? LMAO <-- Yeh, laughing my ass off. Real honest to goodness true blue videophiles don't bother with LCDs, nor Plasmas in their home theaters, only projection. So the ignorant HillBilly may laugh at you, but the educated sophisticate certainly won't.
4. Discontinuation means nothing but the manufacturers pathetic attempts to profit. the best CRTs of a decade ago will still be able to run circles around the best modern plasma regarding picture quality.Short and sweet Conclusion
1. If you're buying a TV for the family room to watch mostly SD or 720p content, get the 50" plasma, the viewing angles will serve it's purpose, and the size won't matter much - But you should get the '09 720p 50" Panasonic for under a grand instead of wasting the extra money on a 1080p version of which you will see no additional benefits unless you sit up to two feet away. The 720p Panny is still able to play 1080p, just at 720p res - as if it matters at that size.
2. If you building a home theater and need an all in one video solution to simulate the cinema experience while fully appreciating the benefits of 1080p, there's only one choice for under 4 grand - the DLP.
OK, just remembered, that you can get a 58" plasma for around $2400 which is a nice substitute for the 61a750 - But for a grand more you get better extreme viewing angles and 3 less inches, oh and about 100 extra pounds and about 4-6 times hungrier for power.. Might be worth it to you, wasn't for me.
There, I hope this has been helpful.