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Why does my 55" DLP have better color accuracy than nearly ANY "LED" TV?

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okay so Something I noticed is almost all brand new LCD tv's today have GARBAGE color reproduction. they are NOT LED TV's. They are LED backlit LCD garbage Twisted Nematic panels which have horrible color accuracy because of the fact they need to use adjacent subpixels to achieve over 16million colors, which will destroy the viewing angles and randomly smear the colors across the screen.

What did I notice with my DLP RIGHT AWAY using it? Well, I have a 55 inch Sony KDF55E2000, which my step dad bought off his friend for $400 which needs a new bulb. The bulb is $40 on amazon, and the TV is really dim right now, but something I noticed IMMEDIATELY was the colors are almost as good as my $700+ 24" S-IPS professional photo editing monitor. I have a garbage LED backlit secondary monitor, and I could EASILY tell how terrible it's color reproduction was next to the DLP.

Why does everyone hate DLP TV's? I'll admit the image isn't super sharp at 720P and it's dim and has bad black levels compared to many LCD and plasmas, but the color reproduction is OUTSTANDING, and that's what I care about most when using a display.

one question I have is how is the color so good compared to way more expensive displays, and will the new bulb improve black levels at all, and or make the image any more crisp? I know it needs a new bulb because the TV says so when you turn it on, and before I found a nifty hack to increase the speed of the fan, it was turning off every few minutes with a blinking red LED 3 times. I plan on replacing bulb and dusting out the lamp driver or whatever it's called for better heat dissipation when the bulb gets replaced.
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okay so Something I noticed is almost all brand new LCD tv's today have GARBAGE color reproduction. they are NOT LED TV's. They are LED backlit LCD garbage Twisted Nematic panels which have horrible color accuracy because of the fact they need to use adjacent subpixels to achieve over 16million colors, which will destroy the viewing angles and randomly smear the colors across the screen.

What did I notice with my DLP RIGHT AWAY using it? Well, I have a 55 inch Sony KDF55E2000, which my step dad bought off his friend for $400 which needs a new bulb. The bulb is $40 on amazon, and the TV is really dim right now, but something I noticed IMMEDIATELY was the colors are almost as good as my $700+ 24" S-IPS professional photo editing monitor. I have a garbage LED backlit secondary monitor, and I could EASILY tell how terrible it's color reproduction was next to the DLP.

Why does everyone hate DLP TV's? I'll admit the image isn't super sharp at 720P and it's dim and has bad black levels compared to many LCD and plasmas, but the color reproduction is OUTSTANDING, and that's what I care about most when using a display.

one question I have is how is the color so good compared to way more expensive displays, and will the new bulb improve black levels at all, and or make the image any more crisp? I know it needs a new bulb because the TV says so when you turn it on, and before I found a nifty hack to increase the speed of the fan, it was turning off every few minutes with a blinking red LED 3 times. I plan on replacing bulb and dusting out the lamp driver or whatever it's called for better heat dissipation when the bulb gets replaced.

I was about to sell my 61" Samsung DLP, decided to try a new bulb, WOW it's gorgeous. My OEM bulb from Amazon was http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details. This lamp is very bright and as I recall better than the original bulb.
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yeah, problem is my tv keeps shutting off now, after it was on for 4 hours with the blinking red light, 3 blinks.

Iv'e seen a lot of forums with people that replaced the bulb after this to get 5 blinks indicating a broken lamp driver. I REALLY hope a new bulb fixes it and doesn't do that to me.

also, I have no idea where the bulb is in my tv and can't find a guide online fo rmy specific model, only noticed some other sony DLP has the bulb in the front. can anyone help me with this?


I do know to wear gloves to not get oil on the lamp though. and I will use canned air to dust out the bulb area unless someone advises me not to.

also, did your new bulb improve black levels at all?
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UH Sony NEVER made a DLP HDTV. The Sony KDF55E2000 is a 720P 3 panel LCD rear projection display. But I have 2 Mitsu DLP HDTV's and I think the colors are much better than on any LCD display.

Mike T
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okay, forgive me for being retarded and not knowing the difference?

what panel technology does it use? IPS, PVA, I seriously doubt colors this good would EVER come out of a TN panel..

and how the hell does this thing even work? mirrors shining light though a tiny 720P 3 panel setup with the bulb projecting the image with mirriors onto the reflective screen instead of a backlight?
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Originally Posted by c0reyl View Post

...what panel technology does it use? IPS, PVA, I seriously doubt colors this good would EVER come out of a TN panel..

and how the hell does this thing even work? mirrors shining light though a tiny 720P 3 panel setup with the bulb projecting the image with mirriors onto the reflective screen instead of a backlight?

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mod...mdl=KDF55E2000
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