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is lcos still among the best
I purchased a Sony KDS-60A3000 which had one of the best pictures I've ever seen. It was so
gorgeous that my brother in law, the great procrastinator, purchased one for himself and I still
think that the public rebuke of one of the great scorned technologies (LCOS) of our time is a permanent shame on the public here in the USA. The blacks and natural colors are really comparable to my Pioneer Pro-151FD set which I bought in a panic mode as Pioneer got out of making the gorgeous Kuro sets.
The reason I am writing this is a friend of mine is in desperate need of an inexpensive tv and I can't think of something better than finding a little used LCOS set (like an SXRD bravia lcos set) which can be basically renewed by adding a new lamp.
So I am throwing this out to the collective wisdom here ( best place in the world to source educated opinions ) to see if I am thinking with a bit of clarity. I know that LCOS is still being used in high end front projections systems which suggests a bit of madness in how easily discarded it was by people wanting super thin tv's and when you consider that most HDTV bases are close to the same profile that the newer rear projections were( within 2 inches of the same footprint)
Am I on the right track?????????
when you always do what you've alway done, you always get what you always got.