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Has anyone checked out the new DLP tv's that are coming out. Any advice, info or comments on them. If your curious, check out www.bestbuy.com/tv and see what you think. I was waiting for the XBR910 but I think this might be worth checking into for me.
 

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I'm in the same boat as you. I'm waiting for the XBR910 and the Samsung DLP has got my attention. Samsung claims 8000 hours of viewing before bulb replacement but I would guess the bulb starts wearing down before that and picture qualtiy would drop. I can't say this for sure but anyone who tells you different most likely would be guessing because using a new TV for 4000 hours already is a little out there.


But i would suggest that you wait and see the 910. I won't have HDTV for 5 more months and i hear horror stories about digital cable signal on the Samsung. I hear the XBR's handle weaker signals better. Plus eveyone who has seen this new XBR is talking it up.
 

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This is still an RPTV issue, but the bulbs are designed to basically burn out, not fail slowly.
 

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The Best Buy website claims as much as 100,000 hours on the DLP bulbs. I was interested in the Panasonic 43 LCD until I learned it needed bulb replacement and it looks like the DLP 's are the same way.


I'm buying a tv this July and the 910 is on the top of the list but I need a tv that isn't to deep. The DLP's or plasmas would be a perfect fit but I'm worried about reliability issues, especially the plasma. I guess I'll stick to direct view until the price comes down on plasmas. Thanks for the info Wezz.
 

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The Best Buy website is wrong if it says that.
 

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I read it again and it says the tv will provide optimal performance for 100,000 hours. They avoid the bulb life issue.
 
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