Originally Posted by soulpunisher
I think if they can put out a 4K RPTV and get rid of some of the negatives of RPTVs like overscan etc. I do love the PQ from them. Maybe a 3 LCD chip or brighter pictures maybe using 2-3 bulbs and not worry about being the best energy star rated. I don't know what would help to save them.
The downfall of the RP has been trendiness of "thinness" imho.
Even though the vast majority of people will never mount their set on a wall, they are impressed with the fact that a set is "thin."
So, in that regard, RPTVs just "look old"
Overscan is another problem for some people but I honestly don't think the average consumer knows or cares about it.
If RPTVs want to stick around, they need to deal with the bulb-phobia.
People get scared when they're told they may need to replace a bulb, ever... Even though it's easy and I would much rather replace a bulb in my RPTV than throw my LCD-TV away... most consumers are scared of this.
There is *no excuse* for the delay from RPTV manufacturers in adopting the LED standard for lighting. It would use less power and last a whole lot longer for a small amount more.
Honestly, a bright LED source would add cost, but the cost/size would still heavily favor the DLP set.