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I understand the technology of each, but practical matters such as longevity ease and cost of repairs are a current unknown to me. I am going to be in the market for something in the 57 to 65 inch range, either used or new for a 'micro-theater' in a small spare bedroom. My current HDTV is a CRT Hitachi 57F710 in the living room, but for this small room, distance out from the wall will be a factor
 

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I wish they sold Mits DLP-RPTVs in Canada as it provides (IMHO
) the best picture and the best value in the 65" plus arena today - use it for the next 2 to 3 years or so and then maybe plasma/LCD/whatever will have their **** together.


But they don't, so I'll probably get a Panasonic 65" plasma (if they get their **** together on this black level issue) or a 60" LCD.
 

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Thought i knew it, but other than Laservue, do the Mitsu Dlp RPTV's use color wheels??? Other than the bulb life, what is the overall life/reliability owners are seeing? A friends LCD had its backlight drive die after 1.5 years.........
 

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I had a Mits DLP 2425 for 4 yrs.. other than having to replace the bulb within the 1st yr (luckily it was covered under man warranty) I was pretty satisfied with the overall reliability... the pic started looking to dim and not as sharp as it use to but maybe it was just me or the fact that it was 1080i instead of 1080P.
 

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I had a Mits DLP 2425 for 4 yrs.. other than having to replace the bulb within the 1st yr (luckily it was covered under man warranty) I was pretty satisfied with the overall reliability... the pic started looking to dim and not as sharp as it use to but maybe it was just me or the fact that it was 1080i instead of 1080P.

Is there truly that much of a difference that iss noticeable to the average viewer between 1080i and 1080p? I have a Hitachi CRT RPTV that does 1080i and i've not seen much of 1080p for comparison.
 

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Only thing I can/ will say is my cousin has a Sony 1080P DLP and the pic was undeniably clearer/ crisp than mine.. I'm sure there are other contributing factors but it clearly produced a better picture.
 

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I would vote Plasma


rising black issue aside panasonic plasmas are more reliable than DLP RPTV's esp Mitsubishi's


plus the plasma will give you the most natural motion and great color saturation vs other display types esp when you consider cost as well vs top end LCD's that will perform similarly but lack the natural motion of a plasma.


DLP is nearly dead along with RPTV's and if you want to go RPTV CRT is better if you take the time or spend the money paying a good professional to clean and setup an older CRT RPTV correctly. i've seen the laservue mits in stores and they look funny to me, yes the picture is overall brighter and better than DLP but the dot pattern you can easily seen the screen is very odd looking and unnatural to me


it sounds to me like you want a low to zero maintenance display that is ideal for a small theater room setup and reliable. a large panny plasma will work very nicely with some bias lighting to make the blacks look very black it will have second to none picture quality.
 

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I would vote Plasma...

I would agree as well. Plasmas are cheap enough now and provide a better picture than a DLP. There' won't be many LCDs at 57 inches and above and the ones available will be expensive. Vizio is supposed to release a large LED 3D capable TV this year (75" and a 65") and they wull be modestly price. How good they are is yet to be known.


New models will start coming out next month (probably smaller sizes) so if you don't have to have one tomorrow it might be worth waiting or at least getting a handle on new models coming out and when they might be available. You might even get a better deal on a current model if you wait a little bit as well.
 

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How important is cost to you? If you're willing to spend the money, I'd go with a top tier plasma but going 65" will cost you. I personally prefer dlp (full disclosure: I just purchased an 82" mits dlp) simply because of large screen size vs cost. I think the picture great, black levels are good (although not as good as a nice plasma), great color accuracy, and I've seen little to no effect from glare. Plasmas are susceptible to this but if its a theater room I'm assuming you can control the amount of light.
 
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