Originally Posted by Mik James
I'm not here to start an argument with you augerhandle, i'm here to provide information to the op about what the best technology for his or her needs are based on various articles and forums that i have read in the past
Not all tv's are the same, it's likely
that some tv's with have more easily, and safely replaceable lamps than others and not everyone is tech savvy i'm not saying it will be a problem but i have heard it mentioned
and it's something to keep in mind. Here is an article i have read on safely replacing lamps, it mentions that safety precautions must be taken when changing the lamp as it can be very hot and also contains mercury:
Dlp viewing angles are very good this is another point where i agree with you, but it is a projection tv and all projection tv's lose brightness at off angles which applies to the vertical viewing angle as well. Every single person in the room saw the rainbow effect on the rca scenium once i mentioned it, plasmas have a similar effect called phosphor lag so it's really a case of pick whatever you don't notice. In the wikipedia article regarding dlps you can see that the color wheel can only be made to safely spin so fast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Light_Processing
Those microscopic mirrors are part of the projection/optical path where in things get projected/blown up to a viewable size as would any flaws.
Moving parts degrade at a faster rate than parts that don't move, i have always thought
it to be common sense.
Plasma panel life however has improved quite alot over the years and i would expect
one to last longer.
I can sense your sarcasm and i do not appreciate it, i have only stated my opinions based on research i have done and the various displays i own or have experience with. I expect alot more maturity
from someone who has been on this forum for so long. Dlp's are not perfect however neither are plasmas, for every fact or opinion i have stated about dlp's whether negative or positive i have discussed how plasmas compare both positively and negatively. i'm only here to learn and to help other people. This doesn't have to be a pi$$ing match, let's keep to the facts and respect opinions and everyone will benefit
You ask to "keep to the facts", which is what every word of my last post did, unlike yours.
No argument here, I have only presented facts with links and other evidence in response to some of your misinformed claims. One can't argue with facts. I am sorry if you take it personally when you are proven wrong, but oh well. I don't know you, so I can have no expectations of your own maturity level, and would not think to personally attack you as you have just attacked me. Sticks and stones... so let's move on.
While your opinion is always welcome, I think the OP would appreciate real and current
facts more than "I heard it mentioned" and "I would expect" anecdotes, especially after the actual facts have been presented. Yet after some of your statements were debunked, you seem to just modify your statements with more fluff and misdirection, as if you felt an argument was there to be won.
Again, I ask for the link to your information about lamp changes, so one may check the facts, and avoid any "argument"
For example, here are the directions for changing the lamp in a Mitsubishi DLP T V. http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/asset/file/owners_guide/742_842_IB.pdf
(Page 42) The directions for Samsung, another popular brand, are almost identical. Again, no argument, just factual evidence contrary to what you claim.
More fluff and misdirection: To counter the facts I presented about lamp changes, you have taken a stab at lamp safety issues. Safety precautions are no different than when changing a normal household CFL lamp, as shown here: http://www.gelighting.com/na/home_lighting/ask_us/downloads/MercuryInCFLs.pdf
As for viewing angles, I have already posted factual evidence (a video of an actual DLP TV in operation) for anyone to see for themselves. There's also this:
For video the picture quality was outstanding, with an excellent match to the reference CRT monitor, but on a much larger screen, an impressive achievement...As with most rear projection units there was a significant variation in brightness with viewing angle, which is intentionally introduced by the projection screen in order to maximize the luminance at normal audience viewing angles. However, there is no variation of Dynamic Range, hue or saturation with viewing angle.
I have also already posted proof that micro mirrors do not degrade as macro world moving parts do, and how one's common sense does not apply on the microscopic level. The scientific white paper I linked to explains why, and proves the longevity of the DLP chip. Fact, not opinion, yet you just restate your "common sense" belief
that somehow they must degrade.
Now on to opinion. I have never seen rainbow effect, and know no one who has. My sons, daughter, friends, and even my ex wife all own DLPs and have never reported seeing rainbow effect. I have read about it, however, and I'm sure it may be a problem for some people, just as plasma screen door effect is a deal killer for me. Here's a fact: You and your friends seeing rainbows does not mean that the OP will, just as my daughter-in-law being lactose intolerant has no effect on the dietary habits of other people. Just because you prefer plasma doesn't mean other people will, or should.
Check my previous posts. Up to now, I have specifically avoided any discussion of "plasma vs DLP" and have not stated anything negative about plasma, as that is Fanboy territory. in fact, I don't believe I've even mentioned plasma before my last post. I have only intended to clear up misconceptions and debunk any myths being posted here. Unlike yourself who feigns neutrality while continuing to "argue" against a competing technology, rather than just stating the relevant features of the TV you own.
I could care less what people choose, as all TVs work well enough for most situations and normal usage. I will however, try to post factual information to back up opinion, and to clear up other's misconceptions whenever possible.
EDIT: added quoteEdited by Augerhandle - 6/13/12 at 5:34pm