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      07-11-2011 11:00 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      He was mocking 2002.

      At least someone in here hasn't lost the plot.

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      07-11-2011 11:03 AM #27
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      How is this even a question?

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      07-11-2011 11:13 AM #28
      IF you're looking for a big screen... Projection is the way, besides in the basement you should be able to control the ambient light.

      Otherwise... Plasma > LCD
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      07-11-2011 11:20 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by osiris View Post
      Not enough to matter, and not enough to make up the price difference in equivalent performance models and size.
      $10 a month in my area. $120 a year multiplied by the number of years you use it. It's reasonable to expect 6 years from a TV so that's $720. Not to mention the energy used that's not available to our children Of course, the area I live has higher electricity costs than some areas of the country so the costs savings will differ depending on where you live.
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      07-11-2011 11:21 AM #30
      I don't care about the electricity costs.

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      07-11-2011 11:26 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I don't care about the electricity costs.


      Then spend $10k on a build you want than trying to budget one if money is not an object
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      07-11-2011 11:28 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Egilbe View Post
      Then spend $10k on a build you want than trying to budget one if money is not an object
      $10 a month =/= money is no object.

      How did you even get that from what Chris or osiris said?

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      07-11-2011 11:31 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      $10 a month =/= money is no object.

      How did you even get that from what Chris or osiris said?
      Because it adds to the total cost of the system. If you are gong to disregard costs, you may as well get what you want rather than compromising
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      07-11-2011 11:32 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      $10 a month =/= money is no object.

      How did you even get that from what Chris or osiris said?
      No ****. And I doubt the energy difference between LCD and Plasma is $10/mo, considering my whole electric bill (inc. 2 LCDs that are plugged in 24/7) is usually $60-120, depending on season. Our power is pretty cheap.

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      07-11-2011 11:32 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Egilbe View Post
      Because it adds to the total cost of the system. If you are gong to disregard costs, you may as well get what you want rather than compromising
      An increase of $10 a month in an electric bill is not disregarding cost. How is this so hard to understand?

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      07-11-2011 11:34 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Egilbe View Post
      Because it adds to the total cost of the system. If you are gong to disregard costs, you may as well get what you want rather than compromising
      Dude, I don't care about the gas mileage difference between my s2000 and my wife's Jetta; should I have said screw it and bought an Enzo since I don't care about gas costs? That's basically what you are saying.

      A projector setup is several grand more than a basic LED LCD; that's a big difference compared to the couple bucks a month difference in electricity costs that I won't notice anyways.

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      07-11-2011 11:41 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      No ****. And I doubt the energy difference between LCD and Plasma is $10/mo, considering my whole electric bill (inc. 2 LCDs that are plugged in 24/7) is usually $60-120, depending on season. Our power is pretty cheap.
      There's no way it's $10/month...probably not if it's on 24/7.

    13. 07-11-2011 11:43 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Egilbe View Post
      Because it adds to the total cost of the system. If you are gong to disregard costs, you may as well get what you want rather than compromising
      In my area, the annual cost for a 55" plasma is about $65, vs. $25 for an LED-based set, assuming the TV is on for about 8 hours a day, which is more than most people I know ever have their TV on. So, we're really taking about $40 per year (because you don't use 0 energy with an LED) difference, by 5 years, is $200.

      Now, lets assume you want a 55" screen, and a very good one...lets say that means a 55VT30 from Panasonic and a 55HX929 from Sony, if you want comparable performance (I don't want to get into debating performance of different brands here, these are two I'm very familiar with). Assuming you're buying from authorized retailers where you get a warranty, the Sony is going to run you $3800, and the Panasonic can be had for around $2800...that's $1000 difference. That buys you 25 years at current energy rates, and you get a better picture.

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      07-11-2011 11:46 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by osiris View Post
      In my area, the annual cost for a 55" plasma is about $65, vs. $25 for an LED-based set, assuming the TV is on for about 8 hours a day, which is more than most people I know ever have their TV on. So, we're really taking about $40 per year (because you don't use 0 energy with an LED) difference, by 5 years, is $200.

      Now, lets assume you want a 55" screen, and a very good one...lets say that means a 55VT30 from Panasonic and a 55HX929 from Sony, if you want comparable performance (I don't want to get into debating performance of different brands here, these are two I'm very familiar with). Assuming you're buying from authorized retailers where you get a warranty, the Sony is going to run you $3800, and the Panasonic can be had for around $2800...that's $1000 difference. That buys you 25 years at current energy rates, and you get a better picture.
      This TV would probably be watched less than 8 hours a month.

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      07-11-2011 11:47 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      This TV would probably be watched less than 8 hours a month.
      Liar! You're at home "working" in front of the TV right now...admit it!

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      07-11-2011 11:49 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      No ****. And I doubt the energy difference between LCD and Plasma is $10/mo, considering my whole electric bill (inc. 2 LCDs that are plugged in 24/7) is usually $60-120, depending on season. Our power is pretty cheap.
      A new 50" plasma that is set to factory defaults only pulls 150 watts. When you calibrate it, it pulls 200 watts. Electricity in New England costs between 14 and 17 cents per kilowatt hour. ...so my plasma costs me 3 or 4 cents per hour to run. An LCD panel costs half as much.


      To me, it's worth it to have the better image quality of plasma. It's not like I can't afford an extra 2 cents per hour to run it.

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      07-11-2011 11:50 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      Liar! You're at home "working" in front of the TV right now...admit it!
      If I was, I wouldn't be on the computer OR watching TV. We lost power this AM due to a microburst after I left for work.


      My wife took this trying (unsuccessfully) to leave for work this morning.

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      07-11-2011 01:07 PM #43
      Both?


      120" in the Theatre/Man cave






      Sharp LCD for the living room

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      07-11-2011 04:14 PM #44




      This is the only tv in the house . 148" of wallsex

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      07-12-2011 10:27 AM #45
      I say get the projector, a decent enough one can still be had for $1,000 or so. I know others will chime in that you might need to spend way beyond that, but you might be happy with one at this price point.

      Add another $1,000 for a screen and buy a cheaper audio system that you will move to another tv setup once you can afford to upgrade the sound for the projector.

      That being said, my friend got two nice projector screens (automatic) at two different times on craigslist. Keep an eye out on there and save a bunch. After seeing his 130+" screen, I want one.

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      07-12-2011 10:39 AM #46
      Unless you really want a GIANT picture (60+ inches), a projector isn't worth it, IMO.

    22. 07-12-2011 03:59 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      Unless you really want a GIANT picture (60+ inches), a projector isn't worth it, IMO.
      Who are these people that are using projectors for pictures that small? I've been building home theaters for a living for over a decade and I'm yet to have someone ask about a projector for a screen size that can be had with a general-sized flat panel.

      ...and 60" isn't close to a GIANT picture...I very rarely sell anything smaller than a 50" these days, outside of guest rooms and really small spaces.

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      07-12-2011 04:07 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      Unless you really want a GIANT picture (60+ inches), a projector isn't worth it, IMO.
      I want a 120" screen.


      And I've got the room for it.


      I just don't know if it's worth the wait over a mid-level LED (or, maybe a plasma as has been pointed out by a number of people in this thread )

    24. 07-12-2011 04:12 PM #49
      There is no "wow" factor to a large flat panel anymore.

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      I'm pretty sure the OP understands what I meant.

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