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Old 01-15-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Question for the TV pundits

I can get a free TV which has a burnt out lamp. It seems like a decent TV and it looks like the replacement lamp will cost me $200 (user replaceable).

Here is the TV: 46in 720p Toshiba 46HMX85

And here is the cheapest lamp I could find so far (I prefer local and OEM): D95-LMP

So basically for about $200 (plus a couple of trips) will get me a 2005 TV thats 46in and 720p, but its lamp might expire in another 5 or so years. Based on the viewing distance from my couch to the TV, 720p is a good resolution. I'm not really in the market for a TV, so if I don't get this I wont be going to best buy to look around for tvs.

So my question: is it worth it? If anyone here works with an electronics supplier I don't mind buying the lamp from them either.

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Old 01-16-2011, 04:07 AM   #2
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i still love dlp for picture quality, i'd go for it

buy a cheapie bulb to make sure it works/you're happy with it, bulbs are pretty much bulbs, and although cheapies burn out sooner they cost 1/4th as much and give the same picture.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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I donno considering a 46'' 720p plasma is around 500-700, I'd go for something new.

DLPs are fairly big and take up a bit more space, but I guess if your okay with that then go for it.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:25 AM   #4
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There were selling 720p 50" plamsa's a x-mas for $599 - I'm sure those prices are still around.

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