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DLP forever!
Posted by: p8712
Date: December 19, 2015 04:14PM
I just replaced my DLP TV's failing DMD (the thing that makes the image). I used an online guide. No more difficult than replacing a CPU. I'm probably the only forumite still using DLP. I'm shocked by how much better the picture looks. Guess I can hold out until 4k sets are well established. Yay.
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 19, 2015 04:36PM
Better than what? I love my Panny plasma - it will be with me until OLED is perfected and cheap and 4K content is commonplace.



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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: December 19, 2015 04:43PM
As I understood it, for projection TV's and front projectors, DLP is the best image quality you can have (as opposed to an LCD based projection/projector). Plasmas provide the best picture for a flat panel TV, but like all flat panels, there are size/cost limitations over 80 inches.
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: p8712
Date: December 19, 2015 04:57PM
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Better than what?

The DMD was failing; I meant relative to before I did the repair! Not other sets.



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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: December 19, 2015 05:04PM
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p8712
I'm probably the only forumite still using DLP.

We are still using our 67" Samsung LED DLP and it works great!

Of course, those 4K HDR sets are looking real tempting...
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: p8712
Date: December 19, 2015 05:14PM
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p8712
I'm probably the only forumite still using DLP.

We are still using our 67" Samsung LED DLP and it works great!

Of course, those 4K HDR sets are looking real tempting...

Mine's LED, too. I figure they should burn another 11,000 hours or so!
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: December 19, 2015 06:19PM
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Carnos Jax
As I understood it, for projection TV's and front projectors, DLP is the best image quality you can have (as opposed to an LCD based projection/projector). Plasmas provide the best picture for a flat panel TV, but like all flat panels, there are size/cost limitations over 80 inches.

Other than that pesky rainbow in the whites if you are one of the people who can see them. Most newer DLP sets eliminate the rainbow effect for 99% of the population, but there are still those that can see them.



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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: December 19, 2015 06:36PM
Yeah, that's due to the color wheel in single chip systems. More expensive DLP systems use 3 DMD's (one for each color) to get around this (I think movie theatres and very well heeled home theater setups utilize such systems). LCD based systems have 3 LCD's, 1 for each color.
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: p8712
Date: December 19, 2015 06:40PM
LED driven DLP's don't have rainbows, there's no spinning wheel. Mine doesn't, at all. I've watched old color wheel based DLPs - I see rainbows every now and then. They're not bothersome to me.
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: December 19, 2015 06:48PM
oh wow, I did not know that.
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: p8712
Date: December 19, 2015 06:52PM
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Carnos Jax
oh wow, I did not know that.

It's one of the benefits often mentioned over old lamp/wheel based DLPs. I'm pretty sure most DLP projector are LED based nowadays. Evan on older systems, I only see rainbows seldomly, and only when the TV is in my peripheral vision.
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 19, 2015 09:11PM
I have a good friend with his DLP. He's been hoping it'd fail so he can upgrade, but it keeps chugging along...
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: Done
Date: December 19, 2015 10:09PM
My Mitsubishi DLP is still going strong, and I get new bulbs on Amazon for $25.00 when I used to pay about a $150.00 a bulb. The picture is good so I don't see why I should spend a bunch of money on a LCD that won't look that much better. When I got my DLP they were on the way out, the next year you didn't see them in the stores anymore.
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: p8712
Date: December 19, 2015 10:48PM
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Done
My Mitsubishi DLP is still going strong, and I get new bulbs on Amazon for $25.00 when I used to pay about a $150.00 a bulb. The picture is good so I don't see why I should spend a bunch of money on a LCD that won't look that much better. When I got my DLP they were on the way out, the next year you didn't see them in the stores anymore.

Be careful, cheap bulbs tend to blow out quickly. Expensive bulbs are expensive because they last.
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 19, 2015 10:49PM
So, this is thread about TV?
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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 20, 2015 12:48PM
Congratulations on saving old iron.

It's a shame to have to toss something because of an expensive repair.

I've never see an LED DLP. I stopped looking at DLP because of the moire patterns, and didn't know that's been cured.





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Re: DLP forever!
Posted by: p8712
Date: December 20, 2015 01:33PM
I forgot to mention - DLP won't burn in, ever, no matter how long a static image is displayed. It's handy for video games and the like.
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