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View Poll Results: What Is Your Main Video Display?
LCD flat panel (CCFL backlit) 63 5.34%
LCD flat panel (LED backlit) 121 10.26%
LCD flat panel (LED edgelit) 150 12.72%
Plasma flat panel 436 36.98%
CRT front projector 5 0.42%
DLP front projector 100 8.48%
LCD front projector 142 12.04%
LCoS front projector (inc. JVC D-ILA & Sony SXRD) 93 7.89%
CRT RPTV 6 0.51%
DLP RPTV 37 3.14%
LCD RPTV 4 0.34%
LCoS RPTV (inc. JVC D-ILA & Sony SXRD) 16 1.36%
CRT picture tube 6 0.51%
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I often wonder what components AVS readers have in their primary home-theater systems, so in the coming weeks, I'll be asking about yours. To start with, I'd like to know what your main video display is. The choices above let you specify the type of display, and I hope you'll leave a comment with the make, model, and screen size. If you use a front projector, please share with us the make, material, and size of the screen as well. I look forward to learning what display you watch!

 

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Hey,

I have a Panasonic 50" plasma display, the TCP-50U50. I'm rather on a budget, thus why I bought the entry-level Panasonic plasma, and I definitely can live without all of the "smart" features. I'm quite happy with it.

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My dedicated theater is a JVC RS-35U with a 120" Stewart Studio Tek screen.

My living room is a 60" Panasonic ST60 (glad I got one before they were all gone!)
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My main display is Sony's 55inch W900A. One of the best TV's I have ever owned.
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Main display in my dedicated theater is a Mits HC7900DW with a 110" Jamestown Cine white screen. I also just got the last Panasonic 60ST60 that Best Buy had just a few months ago for my living room.

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I make do with my LED edgelit 55" Vizio M series and bias lighting. I look forward to an upgrade, to a 65-inch LED backlit Vizio P series UHD/4K TV.

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Samsung 64F8500 and Pioneer 5020. Both Plasma.
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Samsung PN50C7000 (50" plasma display)
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a pioneer 151 elite that I hope to have D-nice professionally calibrate one day.it has about 300 hours on it.hopefully it'll last for few years
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I have the Sammy 46A950 backlit Lcd LED set (I got on clearance) and its been an awesome set. Looking to upgrade to a 55"-58"-65" plasma set but until then this backlit beast looks great.

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Here is a couple shots of my lovely (if I do say so myself) Panasonic 60" ST60 plasma.
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My main (and favorite) video display is the Samsung UN55F9000 4K display. If I love it now (Oppo 103 upconverts blu rays 3840x2160 quiet nicely) cannot imagine the excitement once 4K gets streamed on it. Cannot wait!!!
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I have been using the Sharp Aquos 80" LC-80LE632U for the past 2 years in a dedicated theatre room. No complaints.

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Love the back light! Where can I get something like that? I have been looking, but not finding anything quiet nice.
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Here is a couple shots of my lovely (if I do say so myself) Panasonic 60" ST60 plasma.
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Love the back light! Where can I get something like that? I have been looking, but not finding anything quiet nice.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00390L5SE/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1398384160&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

Here you go
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Here is a couple shots of my lovely (if I do say so myself) Panasonic 60" ST60 plasma.


Nice, and with bias lighting!


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Pioneer kuro pro-150. (60 inch) in the living room, kuro pro-110 (50 inch) in bedroom. Still a beautiful picture after all this time. Waiting for flat 4k oled before I replace them.
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LCD Front Projector.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U to a 136" 16:9 screen.

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My every night screen is a Sony Bravia 52" LCD.. My Elite screen comes down in front of the tv.. I have the JVC DLA X 35.




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Love the back light! Where can I get something like that? I have been looking, but not finding anything quiet nice.


CinemaQuest sells bias lights: http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/Ideal-Lume.htm

 

The company founder, Alan Brown, was a guest on my Home Theater Geeks podcast last November, and he had all sorts of interesting things to say about the video-viewing environment, including bias lighting (obviously):

 

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Nice I bet all the neighbors want to come to your apartment and watch TV
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CinemaQuest sells bias lights: http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/Ideal-Lume.htm

 

The company founder, Alan Brown, was a guest on my Home Theater Geeks podcast last November, and he had all sorts of interesting things to say about the video-viewing environment, including bias lighting (obviously):

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1499286/the-room-is-a-video-component-with-alan-brown

 

Nice, a light with a CRI of 90 and an exact 6500K color temp for well under $100 is a good deal.


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Here is a couple shots of my lovely (if I do say so myself) Panasonic 60" ST60 plasma.
Do you have LED lights in the Back? Looks good. I have the VT.
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Do you have LED lights in the Back? Looks good. I have the VT.

Yes, there are links for some products a few posts back. Highly recommend a backlight. It noticeably improves perceived PQ by tricking the eye.
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A 60" Kuro purchased in 2007.  Would like to cross grade or upgrade to a quality 70" panel some day, unless I move and can fit a larger panel or projection screen in the new place.  A 75" might fit too if it were edgeless/bezel-less, but it may push the speakers too close to the walls, I'd have to figure that out if I had to make a choice but I'm hoping a high quality 70" becomes available, OLED or plasma or...

 

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A Panasonic plasma TH C50FD18 from Costco in my living room and in my HT room a Sony HW30AES with a SI 4K Solar white 100" dia screen. I am hooked on Pjs and I will upgrade that before I upgrade my old plasma.

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JVC X500 projector with 113" SI BD screen in dedicated room
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I recently upgraded from a LG 47LM4600, an LED lit 3D TV. I couldn't stand the reflective screen and sub-par black levels, so I sold it and upgraded to a 50 in Panasonic ST60, what an improvement! My first plasma ends up being Panasonic's last, go figure.
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My main display was a Toshiba 52HMX95 until the bulb went out last month. Now I am using a Toshiba LCD until I either get a new bulb or a new TV.
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Sony KDL-46XBR6. Been a wonderful set for the last 5 years. Picked the XBR for 2 big reasons. First, 10 bit panel. All the other models in the Sony line were 8 bit along with the vast majority of other sets on the market. 120Hz didn't hurt things either. Second, sound quality. At the time every other set I listened to sounded like garbage and nothing could hold a candle to the KD-34XBR960 this one replaced. I do have a nice HT setup with it, but I don't need to listen to the morning news in 5.1 but I don't want it to sound tinny and hollow either.

Really wanted the 52" model, but it was $800 more eek.gif. My how prices have gone down in the last 5 years.
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