in response to Originally Posted by aaronwt
I am totally with you. I was the early adopter of the DLP Sammy, and I am still using that set today. The problem is that I am stuck with this set...The picture is still fantastic, but I could not give it away if I wanted to. I cannot imagine anyone, or there are few people, savvy enough to get a good picture out of it. No HDMI, only a single DVI input, and HD of 720 over component for what really amounts to 2 inputs...
I am able to play 360 and PS3 and watch HD cable, but nothing more. I cannot even run my HDMI switching receiver due to no HDMI input, and it is not worth the effort to try to get it to output audio over RCA for switching (meaning I do not even know if it can be done).
I cannot believe that I am writing this, but I am sorta hoping that the TV takes a crap on me. It is slow to start up...BUT, and this is a big BUT, the picture on it is still very satisfactory for me. The only other set in the house is a very rarely used Sony 1080 LED, but there is no WOW factor on a 40 or 42" set (cant recall), even if it is an XBR.
I know that if I get a 70 like I want, that I will wonder why I waited...but damn I hate to think of the $4500 that I spent on this thing and walk away from what is now about 10 years of PERFECT TV service. Not ONE problem with that set, ever! Nope, not even the bulb.
BUT, I am keeping my eyes open for our next set, and pleased that 70" is now attainable for around the $2k mark.
Edited by crashmw - 8/24/12 at 4:05pm