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After 6 years my trusty Pioneer 503CMX has died a sudden death, complete with sparks and a loud pop. Repair costs and scheduling headaches are just not worth it.


I think that a new LCD screen might be the best choice for a replacement, but I'd like to see what some of you think. Here is my situation..


- Bright living room with many windows

- Existing wall cavity for 50" screen, 29" x 49"

- Analog / Component video distribution system


I would prefer a monitor only screen, just like the old 503CMX. No speakers or tuner is needed. I'll be viewing from odd angles, so good off-center quality is important. 1080p is not very important to me since my video switch maxes at 1080i, but being future proof doesn't hurt.


What do you guys recommend?
 

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After 6 years my trusty Pioneer 503CMX has died a sudden death, complete with sparks and a loud pop. Repair costs and scheduling headaches are just not worth it.


I think that a new LCD screen might be the best choice for a replacement, but I'd like to see what some of you think. Here is my situation..


- Bright living room with many windows

- Existing wall cavity for 50" screen, 29" x 49"

- Analog / Component video distribution system


I would prefer a monitor only screen, just like the old 503CMX. No speakers or tuner is needed. I'll be viewing from odd angles, so good off-center quality is important. 1080p is not very important to me since my video switch maxes at 1080i, but being future proof doesn't hurt.


What do you guys recommend?


I am guessing you are going to have to settle for a 47 inch LCD, or do some major window covering to get to 50 inches with a plasma.


For whatever reason, there don't seem to be any 50 inch LCDs now.
 

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So has plasma tech changed since the days of my Pio 503CMX? I have never had any issues with glare or reflections. It has a matte finish, could that be the reason?


I guess I could settle for 47". Many of the newer LCD's I've seen do not have component inputs. That spells bad news for guys like me with whole home AV distribution.
 

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So has plasma tech changed since the days of my Pio 503CMX? I have never had any issues with glare or reflections. It has a matte finish, could that be the reason?


I guess I could settle for 47". Many of the newer LCD's I've seen do not have component inputs. That spells bad news for guys like me with whole home AV distribution.

Since viewing angle is important to you, these 46/47 inch models rated Good in Viewing angle:


LG 47SL80

LG47LH85

JVC LT-46P300

Phillips 47PFL5704D

LG47LH55

Phillips 47PFL6704D


You may have to research component video inputs for each model.
 
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