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Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-25-2006, 07:14 AM
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Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by ddisplay The...

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The point is that you don't see a 1 pixel checkerboard like you are suppose to. The DLP is trying to draw with 1 pixel resolution with a brush that is 2 pixels...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-25-2006, 05:10 AM
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Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by ddisplay Try a 1...

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Try a 1 pixel B&W checkerboard and see what you get (you should see series of gray diamonds -- ie., the mirrors themselves).

I've tried that. If I sit less...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-25-2006, 05:00 AM
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Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by NM 156 I also...

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I also referenced the Cnet review that stated that the xx187 wasn't able to fully resolve every line of 1080p sources.
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Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-25-2006, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisWiggles 3)...

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3) diamond pixels? You might be referring to faux-1080 dlps with wobulation. I would avoid those as there are many native 1080p displays available in LCD,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-24-2006, 08:00 PM
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Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by NM 156 Hey... ...

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Hey...

I presently own a 50A2000. I would have pulled trigger on the Samsung 6187 but I would wait until DLP resolves native 1920x1080. I think the 60XBR2 was...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-24-2006, 07:56 PM
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Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by melodicskys 1)...

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1) Do the current 1080p DLP sets always upscale all their content to 1080p and if so is there any quality loss to a 720p image that is upscaled? (since most...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-24-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by MOtvGuy Clearly...

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Clearly you don't understand much about consumers because if you did, there are many that find piece of mind in purchasing EW's.

I have no doubt that some...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-24-2006, 06:26 PM
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Posted By ronparr
Lamp life is a probability distribution. Even if...

Lamp life is a probability distribution. Even if the average is a many thousands of hours, a few (un)lucky people will be at the tails of the curve and get lamps with a short life. Looks like you...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-24-2006, 06:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,396
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by NM 156 Actually,...

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Originally Posted by NM 156
Actually, DLP only resolves 960x1080 and uses mirrors to display wobulation at 1920x1080. Still a great picture though.

A wobulated DLP can resolve every line...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-24-2006, 06:06 AM
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Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by jrock99 How...

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How about you use the search button and look it up?

Because I've been reading about the topic for a while.

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The...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-24-2006, 06:05 AM
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Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by reincarnate True...

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True 1920*1080 DLP displays are very new and only available in recent and expensive front projectors. The picture quality is described as very smooth with...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-23-2006, 08:01 PM
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Posted By ronparr
I normally keep my TW cable box set to 1080i,...

I normally keep my TW cable box set to 1080i, but I tried it on 720P out of curiosity and noticed some strange flickering on my 6188w. I'd suggest you check to make sure that your cable box is...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-23-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by MOtvGuy Tell...

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Originally Posted by MOtvGuy
Tell that to the guy whose light engine let go 6 months out of warranty. Or maybe that guy with the 3 year old Sammie Plasma panel I had to condemn the other...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-23-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by MOtvGuy As you...

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Originally Posted by MOtvGuy
As you can see in this thread and from my experience working on the bench for 32 years that EW's do have value in some cases.

Well, everything has value. The...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-23-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by NM 156 Samsung...

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Originally Posted by NM 156
Samsung is a great set but if you decide to go DLP, I would wait until the next generation chip comes out. The current DLP resolution is 960x1080 and uses...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-23-2006, 05:24 PM
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Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by Al-berta Looks...

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Looks like an alternative to DLP. Can save $$ by only using 1 chip and a color wheel. They can call it 1080P just like the wobulated HP, Toshiba, etc and also...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-23-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by avsrebel I have...

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I have a rather good gambling record too :)

For any sizable investment, I think it is very wise to go a bit extra for the warranty.

I see the chance of a...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-19-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by jupi1 So a man...

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So a man who makes a minimal wage, lives in a shack, drives a beat up junker, saves his pennies until he can buy that elusive 60" TV that might be 100% of his...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-19-2006, 03:39 PM
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Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by OctavianMagnus ...

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Why not? What is inherently irrational about attempting to protect say two thousand dollars?

For that matter, what would be so irrational about trying...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-19-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,476
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by Owen 1080p 60 is...

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Originally Posted by Owen
1080p 60 is the same resolution as 1080p 24, only the frame rate is different.
More frames do not provide more picture detail, only smoother motion.

If we only...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-19-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,476
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by Auditor55 I'm...

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I'm citing Geofrey Morrison (not Merson) as my point of a authority on the issue of visable differences between 1080i and 1080p.

As I already pointed out:...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-14-2006, 11:27 AM
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Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
GL1: Thanks for the well informed comments. ...

GL1: Thanks for the well informed comments.

I would submit that people who cannot afford to self insure for the price of a TV should evaluate their priorities before spending that much on a TV.
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Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-14-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by OctavianMagnus ...

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Insurers don't just (or even primarily) repair or replace covered items. Their primary product is the redistribution of risk.

Auto insurers, for...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-14-2006, 05:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by avsrebel Paid...

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Paid about $250 for a 3 yr. on a $900 CRT about 5 yrs ago. Picture tube went green and had to be replaced after about 1.5 yrs.

The cost of the tube...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-14-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,872
Posted By ronparr
Quote: Originally Posted by OctavianMagnus ...

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But $250 dollar light bulbs produced by third parties? It seems like there might be a little wiggle room there and the fact that some EWs that include...
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