Originally Posted by JukeBox360
Pending input lag results for gaming and picture quality. I was thinking about getting one. But I don't expect it to be anything like my LCD or anything close to the same level of hd as my local movie theatre plays. Input lag is my main concern
DLP projection is used in most modern theaters. It is also used on very high end home theater projectors. You are mistaken if you think there is something inherently flawed in DLP as a technology. Implementation is everything. I have every kind of generally available consumer tv technology and it all pisses me off. Bad tuner implementation, insufficient color management software, bad color, bad gray, poor blacks, lousy shadow detail. Every technology will leave you wanting when you get it home if you are experienced enough and have a critical eye. I have an 82" DLP in my living room, does it piss me off, yes. But it is by far the best TV in the house. A house with a
32" high end Sharp, ($1500) new, nice TV, poor blacks compared to high end sets today, little or no color management.
28" Hann-G LCD, great little PC monitor everything has to be done through the menu, has grayscale controls and backlight controls, they don't work properly
65" HP DLP-- great TV, not as sharp as the current DLPs.. most people had reliability issues with them but good color, useful color controls. Nice deep blacks
72" Sammy DLP 2008 model, nice set, accurate color but lousy blacks, no iris.
58" Panny Plasma, good value at the time, runs to hot, severe reflections on screen, lousy tuner, very limited ajustment capability. The dithering on a plama can be annoying.
The Panny 37" LED LCD, nice picture dark blacks, the deep blacks are purplish which you will see with a lot of LCDs. In typical Panny fashion lousy tuner and mpeg decoder, and nothing to speak of in adjustability.
I also just tried the 37" LED LG, it won't synch to my PC so that is a deal breaker, great software, tuner and channel management. Murky image. Wh
I won't give details of all the sets I couldn't live with and took back, a low Tosh LCD, a 50" Sammy plasma, a 73" Mits... and several others. If I had know the Mits service menu had the controls to properly set the color I would have kept the Mits.
I am very fussy about color accuracy, if a TV color is not accurate out of the box it should be adjustable. Mits DLPs are not accurate out of the box. Once you get used to accurate color, TVs that over saturated or just plain off will give you the creepy crawlies up your neck.
The Mits sets can be calibrated and they have good blacks, not as black as the best LCDs or Plasmas but good, and they are black, not blue or purple. DLP has nice film like look, no it is not as "pixely" sharp as LCD, but you want to see what the actual director intended not what a particullar technology does. A properly adjusted DLP has a very natural look, and too me personally any display under 65" is only for the smallest rooms, or belongs on a desktop. My 82" set is a dozen inches too small in my opinion, I sit 14 feet away.