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Old 03-21-2005, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok.. I am moving soon and am leaving my TV and Surround Sound with the house. (Buyer asked for it, I got paid for it..)

So.. I need a new TV (Looking for 50+) and Receiver. I have about 5K to drop, and would like to get the speakers and a decent DVD Player thrown in with this budget, but I have an Xbox and 5 speakers I can use until I can afford better.

Anyone have any suggestions? DLP, Projection,... Too many options and it is blowing my mind. I basically use the TV for Gaming and Movies (HD is a MUST), and the stereo for same. I have 80GB of high quality lossless digital music, so anything that would allow me to access that wirelessly would be sweet!!!
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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don't get a dlp or projection, get a lcd, it will give you a brighter picture and more color. lcds can produce the three main colors red green and blue simaltaneously all across the screen at any given time in different pixels as for a dlp or projection the beams alternate red, green, and blue and aren't all on at any given time, so you are only getting 1/3 the quality of the picture you could be getting, it costs more, but it's worth the quality upgrade. as far as sound, there are a lot of good setups out there, I would personally go with a JVC or a sony setup, don't know your room schematic so I can't be specific on setups, but go with something that will work with the room as far as styling, wattage, and sound, also be courteous to your neighbors if they're that close and care. as far as brands go stay clear of samsung and generic brands, sonys are excellent until they break which does happen inevidibly with sony products, JVC makes great DVD players, basically you get what you pay for with stuff, shop wise, do research online first so the sales people don't pressure you too much, and if they have a service plan on the tv/ht setup I would take it because if your droppin that much cash you want to have it work for at least 3-5 years minnimum and a lot of places have in home service so you dont have to ship it to toshiba or wherever or pay $$$ for someone to come out and fix it if something happens.
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Old 03-21-2005, 10:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouln't go for a DLP even tho the blacks on DLP are alot truer then a LCD(which is a little gray but you can't really tell unless its beside a tube or DLP tv). the main colors red, green and blue look great on lcds if you want to see it for yourtself take the movie finding nemo to your local sony retailer and put the dvd on a 42,50,55,60 sony lcd rear proj. (all with DVI inputs) the blue color in the water is mind blowing. my main concern with DLP's is the 13,000 mirrors and the color wheel that are constenly moving. but in the sony lcd all you really have to worry about is the blub and that can be changed by you easly. For speakers sony does have a few nice home theatre package for cheap. but if you can find it there is a really nice home thatre package made by wharfdale an english company. called the moviestar70+ comes with four about head size bookselves speakers a centre and a 8" inch power sub. the package sounds great for the price which is about $500can. teamed up with a yamaha receiver any of the ones above and including the rxv-750 that come with a mic to tune your room for the best sound.
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Old 03-22-2005, 03:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok.. I am moving soon and am leaving my TV and Surround Sound with the house. (Buyer asked for it, I got paid for it..)

So.. I need a new TV (Looking for 50+) and Receiver. I have about 5K to drop, and would like to get the speakers and a decent DVD Player thrown in with this budget, but I have an Xbox and 5 speakers I can use until I can afford better.

Anyone have any suggestions? DLP, Projection,... Too many options and it is blowing my mind. I basically use the TV for Gaming and Movies (HD is a MUST), and the stereo for same. I have 80GB of high quality lossless digital music, so anything that would allow me to access that wirelessly would be sweet!!!
i just upgraded my home theater system when i moved a couple months ago. i went with a front projector so i can't comment on the television, but i got a new pioneer vsx-1014t-k reciever that i love... if you search online you can get it for under $400. as for the dvd player, i went with a sony dvs-nv775v. it's not a top-of-the line player, but it's definitely one of the best for under $150... it'll hold me over until the hd-dvd players are out.

oh, and i suggest going over to avsforum.com and posting on each respective thread... let them know what your budget is, what you'll be using it for, and what the room is like you'll be putting everything into. you'll get some great suggestions about what will work best for you and then you can go from there.
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Old 03-22-2005, 04:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks VERY Much guys. I was actually leaning towards a DLP, so the news on the LCD is VERY beneficial. I am looking at a Denon receiver, I forget the model number but it runs about $900. It has a wireless card built in I think (says something about wireless, need to get the lowdown from a rep) that allows you to pull MP3's from your PC. All my MP3's (I use the term generically, I actually burned all my cd's in Lossless) are high quality, but I am not sure about the bridge.

As always, the TFP is abound with good info. THANKS!!
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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as for the dvd player, i went with a sony dvs-nv775v. it's not a top-of-the line player, but it's definitely one of the best for under $150... it'll hold me over until the hd-dvd players are out.
sony does have a dvd that does HD up converson the model # is Dvp-ns975 (with a HDMI output) its not true HD but it will do 480i, 480p, 720i, 720p, and 1080i. the new 1080p televisons and dvds are starting to come out in the next couple weeks. can't wait!!!
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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sony does have a dvd that does HD up converson the model # is Dvp-ns975 (with a HDMI output) its not true HD but it will do 480i, 480p, 720i, 720p, and 1080i. the new 1080p televisons and dvds are starting to come out in the next couple weeks. can't wait!!!
true, sony does have that available, but i didn't go with it for a number of reasons. one -- it only has upscaling through hdmi (not through component) and i didn't want to have to spend $150 on a 30' hdmi cable to run to my projector. two -- the ns975 is about $300 compared to the ns775 being only $130. three -- it's really not that great of an upconverting dvd player... i'd rather save up and get either a top-of-the-line denon or wait and get an hd-dvd player.
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