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Anybody else buy a new tv just for footall season?

Postby Cappster » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:16 pm

I know I did today. My goal was to buy a 51 inch plasma...that was before I got to the store. I spent about an hour and a half weighing my options and finally decided on a 60 inch plasma that caused me to go way over budget! I gotta say that a tv this big does take some getting used to! I turned it to nfl network and they were showing some top play replays and yeah, I am sooo ready for football season! So anyone else decide to go out and make a splash this year for a new tv?
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Postby tribeofjudah » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:24 pm

I DID........ for the 2009 season...hahaha
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Postby Bob 0119 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:31 pm

Got a 60" LCD this offseason. Couldn't resist for $800!

Working on setting up a projector. I've got a screen and speakers outside, but that'll only work for night games. Trying to set one up for the living room so I can do both the 'Skins game and Red Zone channel at the same time!
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Postby Bob 0119 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:20 pm

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I'm trying to do this from my iPad, so I'm not sure if you can see this pic, but if you can, this is what I'm looking to do this season. It's amazing how much the screen dwarfs the 60" TV!
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Postby ATX_Skins » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:59 pm

55 inch Sony Bravia LED 1080p 240hz, It's bad to the bone!

My roommate works for DirecTV so I get all sports packages, All movies, everything but porn.
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Postby DarthMonk » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:46 am

ATX_Skins wrote:My roommate works for DirecTV so I get all sports packages, All movies, everything but porn.


Would that be the 25-year-old hottie?

Got me a HD projector a few years back. Made a screen from drywall and HD paint. Total for all was $450. Screen is 5 feet tall and 7 feet wide.

Really sucks!! :whistle:
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Postby Cappster » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:12 pm

I really don't care for projectors that much. The image seems washed out/faded. And on another note, I am trying to get used to the reflection on my plasma. At times I feel like I am staring into a mirror as it reflects everything in the room. When its completely dark the picture is the best. When it is daytime, though, I can see a lot of reflections that bother me. Anyone else experience this? I may take it back and get the 55 inch LED tv I was looking at just to cut down on the reflection.
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Postby DarthMonk » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:29 pm

Cappster wrote:I really don't care for projectors that much. The image seems washed out/faded. And on another note, I am trying to get used to the reflection on my plasma. At times I feel like I am staring into a mirror as it reflects everything in the room. When its completely dark the picture is the best. When it is daytime, though, I can see a lot of reflections that bother me. Anyone else experience this? I may take it back and get the 55 inch LED tv I was looking at just to cut down on the reflection.


My projection system is in THE CAVE! Zero issues with washout and, of course, reflection. I hooked up my PA for sound. Sports, concerts, and movies are ridiculous. Also doubles as a computer monitor.

ALL systems are helped by a wide black felt border.
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Postby ATX_Skins » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:27 pm

DarthMonk wrote:
ATX_Skins wrote:My roommate works for DirecTV so I get all sports packages, All movies, everything but porn.


Would that be the 25-year-old hottie?

Got me a HD projector a few years back. Made a screen from drywall and HD paint. Total for all was $450. Screen is 5 feet tall and 7 feet wide.

Really sucks!! :whistle:


No, I had to kick out the stripper, she owed me money and never paid up. Sucks man, I used to get up to watch Skins games and have to tell naked strippers to move over on the couch so I could sit down. Now that I think about it, less of my guy friends want to come watch the games at my place now... hmmm.
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Postby ATX_Skins » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:32 pm

I just did a search, are there any threads that I might have missed that are pics of man caves? If not, will someone start one or just say something and I will.
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Postby ATX_Skins » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:38 pm

Cappster wrote:I really don't care for projectors that much. The image seems washed out/faded. And on another note, I am trying to get used to the reflection on my plasma. At times I feel like I am staring into a mirror as it reflects everything in the room. When its completely dark the picture is the best. When it is daytime, though, I can see a lot of reflections that bother me. Anyone else experience this? I may take it back and get the 55 inch LED tv I was looking at just to cut down on the reflection.


Here's the breakdown for TV's from what I have experienced. In a well lit room Plasma will glare like no other. Go with LED in a well lit room, LCD glare's a bit too. LCD is amazing for sports (especially hockey), but for a while they never went over 48 inch. Now that they do, LCD is a damn good option for viewing sports. You get the shine from the helmets and very clear definition. The LCD's do however get really hot so if you are a big TV watcher, maybe not the best pick because they will burn out the component inside (I burned out two of them in 3 years). LED can be left on for a long time, low energy usage, good picture quality but just shy of LCD with the 120hz. The absolute best TV though is an LED 1080p 240hz. I upgraded from 120hz. It's pricey, but the absolute best imo.
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Postby Cappster » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:31 am

ATX_Skins wrote:
Cappster wrote:I really don't care for projectors that much. The image seems washed out/faded. And on another note, I am trying to get used to the reflection on my plasma. At times I feel like I am staring into a mirror as it reflects everything in the room. When its completely dark the picture is the best. When it is daytime, though, I can see a lot of reflections that bother me. Anyone else experience this? I may take it back and get the 55 inch LED tv I was looking at just to cut down on the reflection.


Here's the breakdown for TV's from what I have experienced. In a well lit room Plasma will glare like no other. Go with LED in a well lit room, LCD glare's a bit too. LCD is amazing for sports (especially hockey), but for a while they never went over 48 inch. Now that they do, LCD is a damn good option for viewing sports. You get the shine from the helmets and very clear definition. The LCD's do however get really hot so if you are a big TV watcher, maybe not the best pick because they will burn out the component inside (I burned out two of them in 3 years). LED can be left on for a long time, low energy usage, good picture quality but just shy of LCD with the 120hz. The absolute best TV though is an LED 1080p 240hz. I upgraded from 120hz. It's pricey, but the absolute best imo.


I went from an old projection style that only had the filmy type of screen which produced zero glare so it took some getting used to going to a plasma which reflects quite a bit. I am pretty used to it now and is only really noticeable when there is a really dark background on the screen. I have to say that nothing can beat a plasma for refresh rate (600hz) but I am not sure if the human eye can tell a difference between 240 and 600hz. I am just happy that I get to watch our boys play tonight in total HD!
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Postby Irn-Bru » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:22 am

I've got a 42" LCD that I like a lot, but for years I've always watched Skins games with my dad at his house — and this season will be no different.

He's got a CRT bubble screen, something like 25". The edges of the broadcast bleed off the screen. It can be painful to watch. :lol: But you can't beat the atmosphere. ;)
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