Originally Posted by RandyWalters /forum/post/12855123
I almost bought a Pioneer 4280 Kuro but i could see the dreaded SDE at my 8 foot viewing distance so i had to get the Panny 42PZ700U instead. I also didn't like the fact that the Pioneer doesn't give you the ability to change the 4:3 pillarbox bars from gray to black and i hate gray side bars. I would have loved to get the deeper blacks of the Kuro, but i'm extremely happy with the smooth natural image on my PZ700U and the blacks are still plenty good enough
Originally Posted by Mathesar /forum/post/12865776
Actually you can turn off the grey sidebars on the 4280, its in the Sidemask options in the user menu. you can either have it off completely (black) ,a fixed grey, or have it auto adjust brightness of the gray sidemasks depending on scene brightness (which is what I use on my 5080)
Originally Posted by 761-honda /forum/post/12831046
I almost bought this 52 Toshiba Cinema LCD
But I cancelled delivery due to the family giving me guilt over a TV almost 3k with tax. What did I love about the Toshiba? Great Blacks and contrasts. Made it feel you were almost there in some scenes. I dont get that with my Panasonicbut its 1150 bucks cheaper.
I think about that set a lot, is 1150 a lot of money over the long haul on something you will enjoy for years. NO, its not. Half of me wants the sets, half says listen to your family. Its not practical to spend almost 3k on a TV they say.
Oh well, in a few years maybe top notch 52 LCDS like the one above will be near 2k before tax and my family will take it easier if I bring one home.
Originally Posted by DonMac /forum/post/12871446
I was seriously considering getting a Sony SXRD Rear-Projection HDTV, but then the news that Sony was dropping its Rear-Projection line caused me to change my mind.
Originally Posted by Star56 /forum/post/12892503
I was at a party over Christmas and several of my colleagues were talking about HDTV and the consensus of opinion was that TV is not worth spending $2000 for. These are all folks with incomes well over $150,000/year.
I then interjected that I had spent over $20,000 for my modest HD setup and it was worth every penny.
Screw other peoples opinions.
Originally Posted by Ericthemidget /forum/post/12894826
Did you ask them how much they spend on golf per year or on their cars? My wife gives me crap all the time about our TV. I just tell her it's a lot cheaper than a country club membership and greens fees.