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DLP HDTV Questions: Better than LCD?

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    Basically the title sums my questions up; Out of the 2 for PC gaming and movies, what would you choose?

    Also, I need some basic information on DLP. I am specifically looking at a Mitsubishi 60" with Full HD 1080p.

    PS: As an FYI; the 37" is going. Ima miss her but the payments are twice as much.
     
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    DLP has better blacks, and truer colors (dark) with no dead pixels. The early series caused some people to see a rainbow as the small plates moved back and forth reflecting light, but with better and faster response times that has been virtually eliminated. DLP can blend better than LCD.



    I chose a DLP projector for my theater instead of a LCD and have been happy with the purchase (122" screen) where a guy I work with got a LCD and the screendoor effect is much more pronounced with his. DLP colors are usually truer. His LCD is brighter, and more pronounced.



    http://www.home-theater-automation-and-electronics.com/DLPvsLCD.html



    Here is a good reference.
     
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    Thanks Steevo. So doubling one up as a PC monitor would work out well then?
     
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    I have tried my projector with a S-video and the crawl effect was horrid, I got my 12' DVI cable hooked up and tried it once and it looked decent, compared to a LCD monotor with fast refresh times it will still blur a bit when gaming.


    But I hope to get my media center hooked up and working when I get my compy done.
     
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    Ahh ok, well I plan on using an HDMI cable. Should work out ok, thanks again man. You helped ALOT!!!
     
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    BTW Jr.....when the bulb goes out on a DLP its like a $600 bulb....just FYI!
     
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    Depends on MFG, mine is only $240 and has a life expectancy of 3000 hrs at its brightest or 4000 in cinema mode.
     
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    Hmmm ...

    How often should that occur tho?
     
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    my 50" screen is a DLP and it's much better than the 52" LCD i have in the living room on the wall. The colors are true-er and more life like. I replaced the bulbs once though cuz i thought it was going out but it has some condensation somehow. the replacement bulb was $120.
     
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    Some of the new LCD's use the same bulbs to get brighter colors and clearer whites so the cost of ownership is less of a issue.



    I have used the shit out of my projector and only put on 1300Hrs by the bulb life meter.




    Nights of 360, movies, and even a original nintendo.
     
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    Alright thanks guys. Think I will go ahead and go through with this. Expect pics end of this week possibly beginning of next. :)
     

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