I'm thinking about a new TV. Currently I have this 50in Panasonic HD LCD Rear Projection TV. Don't get me wrong, it's an excellent TV, especially with it being about 6-7 years old. However, extensive use always wears out the bulb. It just died on me recently and I'm just sick of having to spend like ~$300 on bulb replacements.
I haven't particularly been following the TV scene lately, besides the whole "1080p" fiasco gaining popularity.
I'm not exactly sure what I want. I've always wanted a projector, mainly due to the fact I like big screens. It'd also be useful for when I go off to college in the Fall of '09. It'd be convenient to transport and wouldn't really take up space in the dorm room. However, the bulb problem comes back into play. So I don't know.
So yeah, I guess the conflict is me wanting a giant HD screen, but something I can also take to college. I guess there's nothing stopping me from taking like a 50in TV to college, but.. damn.. come on now. haha.
Then another problem arises - LCD or Plasma? Time old question, I know. The trend seems that bigger plasmas are cheaper than LCD of the same size (if they even reach that size these days).
I'm not sure on how much I'd like to spend, but lets not particularly worry about price at this point in time (but don't go recommending a $10000 TV lol). Actually, keep it around $2500 or lower.
Just like the majority of you, I do/would use my TV for a plethora of activities. I have a vast movie collection stored on my computer (output = DVI), I have an Elite and various other gaming systems, and plus a DVD player (and perhaps eventually a BR player). So something that would work nicely with all these would be nice.