Well, out Sony WEGA is on its last legs. The LCD screen takes forever (over two minutes)to warm up and produce a picture where 7 years ago when it was new it was near instant (<10 seconds). Once it does produce a picture it is so dark you can barely see it during the daytime, ity is onyl viewable in the evening when the room is dark enough. It's not the projection bulb, at least I don't see how it could be. That bulb is a halogen lamp (about $200) the is used to project the LCD image onto the rear project screen. I would think that bulb would be a works or not though its color may shift over time I don't see this type of lamp as taking 2 minutes or more to get bright enough to produce a picture. When the TV is turned on the screen is lit and the image takes time to brighten up to where you can see if.
So we are looking at new TVs and I am leaning toward a LED type and I wondering what everyone thinks of the various technologies LED, LCD, Plasma, etc.
So tell me your horror stories or how happy you are with your TV.
What make and model do you like or not, etc.
My situation is the TV wil be in the living Room which is about 20 foot square and the only place to put the TV is in one corner so viewing distance is on average > 18 feet. At the distance any thing liess than a 50" looks like a postage stamp. Our last two TVs have been 60" and that is a good size adn we don't feel the need nor have the room for anything bigger. When we moved into this house we had a 32" and everyone complained they could not see the picture because it was so small.
I thought about a projection TV onto a wall but we don't have a wall which could serve as a screen and no place to install a drop down screen (which would be ugly in a Living Room anyway) so that is out. It would be nice to not have that monster sitting in the corner when not in use though. Then we could put another recliner where the TV is now and have more seating space.