i have been reading as many posts as i can from this section trying to come up with an informed decision. so far i have been able to decide i want a tv. now i need to decide what to get. basically ihave a 12x10 room that has no light entering it. so the wall with the main couch will be 10 feet away from the wall with the TV. i mainly watch dvd movies. i have ruled out plasma (although i was seriously considering the panasonic 42inch edtv... it seems to be small and good for dvds. also not that high of a price but i ruled it out) so that leaves rear crts or DLP. i was thinking about a TV in the 40-50" range. Now there is no limit on the amount of money i can spend on this as long as i feel i am getting something for my money.
pioneer elites seem to be popular on this forum but the 53" is $4000+ i think. I tend to lean towards a rear projection crt because they are cheap. when i walked into best buy just to browse they all seemed to be under $2000. however in the 10 mins i watched the DLP it seems to have alot better picture then the rear crts. if those were around $2000 i would of probably walked out of the store right then with one.
i guess what i am asking for is which models of rear crts should i look at?
i read the 8 page debate about dlp vs crt and didnt seem to come to any conclusion on which is better. i am kind of skeptical of DLP since it is a new technology and also i would think once they start getting mass produced by every company there price will be dropping dramatically. do those need to be calibrated ever? it seems if i bought a $2500 rear crt and got a $500 calibration it would almost be at the cost of the DLP. Plus i will have to move the TV by truck probably twice in the next year (one trip 140 miles or so and the other just a few blocks).
will other companies start making these soon?