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Old 01-11-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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I was browsing through stores and noticed dlps are still available. Many of them show ghosting however, and the salesman said that is typical of dlp. Is that true?

I m looking for a large screen 65+ inch, and do not necessarily need a flat screen for this particular room. Most dlps I see tend to be dimmer and have viewing angle issues.

So should I forget about dlp? The viewing angle does not bother me. The dimness bothers me a tad. The ghosting is a definite deal killer if symptomatic of dlps.


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Old 01-11-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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A lot that you see in the stores, is just the effect caused by people playing with the settings, and the retail environment. Friends of ours has a 65" Samsung DLP and we have not seeing any ghosting, etc when watching sports or other fast moving programming on it. Usually what you get with DLP's is the Rainbow effect caused by the color wheel on the Engine.


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Old 03-14-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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The DLP is a "projection screen TV" as opposed to a "direct view screen" TV. Projection TVs tend to be dimmer and have viewing angle issues compared with direct view. The latter is due to screen gain which brightens the picture for those sitting directly in front at the expense of those sitting off to the side. Separate projector and screen setups (front projection) also has viewing angle issues if you choose a screen with gain.

The Rainbow Effect can be thought of as a kind of ghosting.
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