[rescue] [Slightly OT]: Desk/Tables for multiple computers
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon Jul 11 21:10:39 CDT 2005
Sandwich Maker wrote:
> i got to chat up a local high-end-store salesman recently [tweeter
> etc, for those who care]. his professional opinion: plasma tvs are
> disposable. they look good at first, but they fade significantly in
> about a year, and since the tube is such a large fraction of the cost
> you can forget about replacing it.
I've heard they have lifetime issues too, indeed.
> he recommended lcd projectors if you really need something big. yes,
> they don't have the viewing angle. if you have the headroom for it, a
> ceiling-mounted lcd projector and front-projection screen does better.
> you can get a pretty good projector for ~$2k... and up to 10'
I've been unimpressed by LCD projection TVs. They're dim, dull, and the
viewing angle is poor. The new DLP sets are significantly better and
brighter, but still rather lacking IMHO.
A ceiling-mounted projector is, indeed, the other way I was considering
going, but it'd probably have to wait until we own instead of rent
again. If that ever happens.
Frankly, by the time a projector is a realistic option for us, I expect
to be able to bring home a 10' OLED screen rolled up in the trunk of the
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