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My viewing distance will be approx 8', I will not tolerate any possibility of burn-in, total depth must be under 20", I must be able to watch any video format in it's OAR, and I will be watching alot of programming from a D*Tivo.


What is the Best solution for me?


P.S. Not of major importance, but I'm also wondering which sets have the best vertical viewing angles.
 

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The 43" or 46" DLP from Samsung meets some of your requirements. If D*Tivo is compressed SD TV then that might not look so good.


I personally don't know of a set that would meet all your requirements.
 

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Thanks for the input, Les. I think I just might wait for that 46" Samsung. I went to my local Tweeters today and checked out the 50" Tantus and the 50" GWII. The Samsung was without a doubt the brightest of the two pictures and had the deepest blacks. It also had a much larger vertical viewing angle.
 

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I'm waiting for the HLN567 myself.
 

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Is the HLN567, the Tantus model.
 

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Yes. So is the HLN467.


Some think that these two models will look better out of the box. What Samsung had on display(HLN467) in New York April 2 seemed better to the people who saw it.


I'm just waiting for the bigger screen in a smaller package.
 

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I'm confused as to the availability of the HLN567. The Samsung press release stated it's available now (as of April), however can't locate any dealers with them. One dealer said it won't be available until the end of the year. What gives?


I've got a Panasonic 52DLP on order, but may cancel given the flicker problems reported on it if I can get a definitive availability timeframe for the HLN567.
 

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I'm confused as to the availability of the HLN567. The Samsung press release stated it's available now (as of April), however can't locate any dealers with them. One dealer said it won't be available until the end of the year.
The release date for the HLN467 and HLN567 that I've seen is the middle of May to June. I've seen a release date for HLN617, HLN507, HLN5065, HLN437, and HLN4365 in April.


The only set I have personally seen in a store is the HLN4365, but there have been reports of deliveries of others -- HLN617, HLN5065.
 

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It also had a much larger vertical viewing angle.
I guess I'm waiting for the GWIII when will have increased viewing veritcal angles. The DLP is great if you don't see rainbows :(
 

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When are the GWIII's suppose to hit stores, and will the screens have as much glare as the II's?
 

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Check out the Hitachi 46F500 also.


I looked at one last weekend side-by-side with a Sony 46WT500 and it totally blew the Sony away in picture clarity and sound.


You can pick one up for around $1700.
 

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At 8 feet, I'd recommend the 50" GWII. After applying UMR's tweaks, the picture is very good for SD. With DVD, I'm blown away.


I had many of the same requirements as you did in a 60", but the WAF drove me to the 50". I'm still very happy with my viewing distances of 9 to 13 feet.


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I went to my local Tweeters today and checked out the 50" Tantus and the 50" GWII. The Samsung was without a doubt the brightest of the two pictures and had the deepest blacks.
Just be careful when judging pictures in the showroom. Most of them are set to not-so-safe contrast levels due to the showroom lighting conditions, thus giving the "bright" picture you're refering to.


As hard as it is to do, one thing that I read a lot of when researching RPTV's is to trust your research more than the showroom pictures. Some may be properly adjusted in the showroom, most are not. So in most cases, you aren't even seeing the picture that you would get if adjusted in your own home.


Just my $.02. :)
 

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Just be careful when judging pictures in the showroom. Most of them are set to not-so-safe contrast levels due to the showroom lighting conditions, thus giving the "bright" picture you're refering to.


Doesn't DLP technology elimante any contrast safety concerns? So far from what I'm reading in these forums, I think I'm going to go with a refurbished Hitachi. Everybody seems pretty satisfied with there pictures both from Digital and Analog signals. Due to the fact that I must keep the cabinet depth to around 21" or less, I'll probably be confined to a 43" set, however I'm still debating on 4:3 vs 16:9. The 43UWX10B is a 2001 model 16:9 set for $975, and the 43FDX10B is a 2001 model 4:3 set for $715.

Either of these sets are probably going to be just temporary units to hold me over untill some of the higher contrast or 1920x1080 DLP's come out. Anybody have any experience with these two sets?
 

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Also considering a 2002 43FDX20B for about $830.
 
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