All joking aside it is actually a good price. I recall purchasing one of the first 50" plasma screens for nearly $6k (my cost as a reseller).
Buydig doesn't appear to be an authorized distributor for Sharp, however. And if you are dropping this kind of money on your AV gear, this may be important to you.
I believe the move to 4k (now "Ultra HD") TV will be faster than most people think, however. I suspect we will see affordable options in the next 2-3 years.
Recall what a premium 3D LCD technology was when it was introduced only few years ago...
Sharp does not care about authorized distributors. I bought many Sharp LCD TVs from the unknown internet sources and had no problems registering those TVs w/Sharp and getting +3 months extended warranty.
Projector guys, are you for real? You compare your joke image to the Sharp Aquos LCD image? OMFG.
the thing about projectors is the blacks are only as dark as your room will get. how dark will your room get with light peaking through the curtains? how about the light that shines off your screen, reflects off the adjacent white walls and ceilings, back to your screen? There goes your black levels and contrast. Maybe you have a high tolerance for washed out images (however slight it may be).
not everyone likes to watch content in the dark at all times.
tv's blacks and contrast ratio are independent of how bright your room is. i have both and understand the difference. you and your sidekick boyfriend are cute, though. i'm amused.
Wrong, son, a normal LCD or Plasma gets "washed out" by light too. But keep on truckin', kiddo, perhaps you'll eventually hit the right answer if you lash out enough times!
You still lose contrast and black level with any light in the room. I own an Epson 8700UB, so I am not bashing...just stating fact.
A scrap, but if you're doing critical viewing, you need no light for a high-end plasma too .
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Apparently some people don't know what they're talking about, they have never owned a new projector, they have no idea what 4000 lumens can light up.
They can light up the back of your's or your kid's head when they stand in front of the tv and cast a pretty shadow.
With that said, who care what people choose to watch tv or movies on? Yes projectors are cheaper, require bulbs to be changed out and require both a place for the projector and screen. If you ask me, that's more than most people need and Americans waste too much time believing everything they see and hear on TV, which I'm guilty of but to a lesser degree than most.
People can bicker about the superiority of projection vs LCD but both have undeniable advantages / disadvantages:
+ Simple installation, will work in almost any room with no special planning or wiring
+ Very watchable in almost any lighting condition
- No financially practical options for screen sizes over 90" (and most people would also consider the option in this thread impractical).
+ Best cost per inch for large screen sizes
+ Most theater-like experience with 120" diagonal viewing very practical with light control
- Not a good experience (IMO) unless you are in completely lightless room
- Fan noise
- Some minor inherent image distortion due to optics/screen flatness
- Lamp life vs LCD and brightness falls off more dramatically over time than LCD
- Warm-up time
Everyone has the right to their own opinion, but none of us have the right to be wrong in our facts...
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