Originally Posted by evilchris
Cap, you need to sample some real TV's. LCD and Plasma take second seat to LCoS and DLP.
I guess I do.
The ones I saw were most likely crap, but I figured the technology was generally the same. When standing in front of one at a store, the screen was completely black from about 4 feet away. I couldn't see it unless I was either crouching\sitting down or standing much (MUCH) further back, and even then the corners of the screen were darker than the center. From anywhere but straight on, the picture was noticeably dark.
It was an RCA though. Which I know is far from a top brand these days.
The picture quality wasn't anything special either. The other LCD and Plasma TVs around it had sharper pictures and were about 100x brighter and had little to no discoloration at angles.
To be honest, it didn't look any better than the projection TVs I'd seen in the past except it was a little clearer (720p).
I haven't really been too impressed with the quality of any HD TVs I've seen. I'll have to go to a big electronics store to see good TVs that were set up correctly.