Originally Posted by rogo
It does seem like a bargain. It's mammoth (22-25" deep). It's not especially power efficient. And it's DLP, so bleech for me. But it's a bargain.
The 73" is less that 18" deep, and my cable box sits in a stand that's 24" deep, so I don't see a problem with TV depth. I'm not into the whole "flat screens are cute" thing (even though from the front, it is often mistaken for a flat screen TV).
DLP is way more efficient than a 65" plasma, my 65" saves enough electricty over a plasma to pay for a new lamp every year, but I have never had to replace one anywhere near that often.
DLP may be bleech for you, and that's okay. All TVs, whether DLP, LCD/LED, or plasma have their positives and negatives.
Based on size, contrast, black levels and color, DLP offered the best choice for me in 2006, and have only gotten better. LCDs gray blacks and screen yellowing ruled out that choice for me. Some say plasmas have better black levels than DLP, but I don't believe the black levels are $2000 better. DLPs negatives have not been an issue with me and how I watch TV. The only complaint I might have is that 65" is no longer big enough!
If one does their research, getting past marketing BS and old wives tales, DLP offers a viable (and affordable) option for anyone wanting to go big.
Of course, that's just my opinion, and you're welcome to yours.