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Best New TV For Watching Old Movies?

Our TV, a stately Sony Trinitron that's served us since 1999, is dying. We need a new 42 inch-ish TV. I have no idea what to look for in this new flat/plasma/HD market. All I want to avoid is that godawful HD thing where old movies look like cheap soap operas and everything is too sharp and flat. No interest in a smart TV or 3D or anything like that. What should I buy to make our media diet of old movies and Netflix TV shows look the best?
posted by The Whelk on Jan 28, 2016 - 17 answers

I want to donate blood. Or plasma. But I have questions...

i live in China and I am AB negative, a bloodtype that is rare here. A while back I required hospitalization and the staff implored me to come back and donate blood once I recovered. My understanding is that it's actually my plasma that is desirable. Is this true? And how much should I, a 6"2 male, agree to give? Is there anything else to watch out for?
posted by krautland on Jan 3, 2016 - 12 answers

Object Source Lighting Modeling Help..

Hello! I'm building a miniature and I'd like to incorporate some object source lighting for the first time. However, I'm having some trouble visualizing where the light would go. I'm wondering if you can help. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jan 23, 2015 - 4 answers

What is a good, professional level, television/video monitor?

I need a professional level (able to color calibrate) television/video monitor to use a client monitor. [more inside]
posted by matt_od on Jun 18, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me replace my TV

So I recently moved to San Mateo, CA from Chicago, hurray! Pretty much everything has been great and the move quite smooth. What sucks is that in the move my beloved Panasonic ST60 60 inch was broken, likely during the drive out here. I had moved who packed it up and delivered it to UPack, then moved who unloaded it from there and moved it into my house. Sadly it didn't survive. Now I need to start looking or thinking about a replacement BUT Panasonic stopped making plasma's altogether and I wasn't expecting to have to buy a TV again so soon. What should my next TV be? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Apr 23, 2014 - 11 answers

How well would a "Digital Signage Display" work as a home HDTV?

I'm shopping for an HDTV, and might have lucked into an excellent deal on a Panasonic TH-50PF30U "digital signage display". Help me understand the difference between a consumer plasma HDTV and a digital signage plasma HDTV, because this is the first time I've heard of the latter. [more inside]
posted by churl on Feb 1, 2012 - 10 answers

One Home Entertainment System to Rule Them All

I would like to buy a home entertainment system. I would like to listen to music, watch television, movies, and play videogames. I would like to have Netflix. I would like to stream media from my network or the cloud. I want great sound but I am not an audiophile, although I am not averse to spending a lot on speakers. I do not want to spend more than 8 hours doing research. I will spend up to $2500-$3000. How do I attack this problem? Can you recommend specific TV's, receivers, speakers, or stuff like a Roku box? Can you recommend sites that provide easy to understand, objective reviews of equipment like TelevisionInfo? I do not want to hit the forums if I don't have to. Can you recommend specific configurations of equipment or point me to sites that supply this information. I feel like if I don't get pointed in the right direction, I am going to over analyze this and spend far too much time that I don't have. I just want a rocking home entertainment solution for my family that I won't want to upgrade a week later.
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 9, 2011 - 13 answers

If I buy the nonamebrand TV it's going to explode!?

My current bedroom TV has decided it prefers to only do sound now. Not a big deal-it is old and was a hand-me-down. But, holymajoly, this TV buying thing is WAY more complicated than "I need a TV. OK, that one." [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Mar 31, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me choose a plasma cutter

I want to make sculpture with repurposed sheet steel, say 10 to 20 gauge. Probably from old cars, which is on the thin end of that spectrum, but I'd like a little leeway. Tired of waiting for my friend's friend to loan me a plasma cutter, so I'm (gulp) shopping. Do I need the $1400 Powermax 30 or will I be satisfied with the RAMSOND CUT50DY on sale for $500? The guy at the shop I called recommended the $1400 Miller Spectrum 375 X-Treme, which is about when I realized I'm in over my head. What about the $800 Hobart Airforce 500534 250ci, which, unlike the others, includes a built in air compressor? I'm not rich, and this is not for heavy industrial use, but I'd very much like something that works and works well on 120v current. I may well be using this on the sidewalk in front of my apartment, so I'd like it to be relatively portable. Also I'd rather it didn't kill me or anyone else. Merci bien!
posted by jcrcarter on Mar 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Why does white on TV make noise?

Why does white on a TV screen cause audible buzzing noise? It's obvious more on an all-white screen, but even small amounts like captions. It seems like it's been this way for decades, through CRT and on to plasma HDTV screens. [more inside]
posted by davebug on Feb 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Am I being irrational?

I'm about to buy a Panasonic TC-P42U2 plasma flat-panel TV (Amazon, Newegg) As you can see, buying from Newegg will cost me $100 more than buying from Amazon, yet I'm tempted to do just that since Newegg has an unimpeachable customer service record. Am I crazy? [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Dec 31, 2010 - 19 answers

brick + TV

TV mounted to brick, part deux [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Nov 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Why do some movies looks worse in HD?

Why does avatar look so much WORSE on nice HD TVs? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Aug 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Broken TV stuck to wall, send help.

My tv broke. How can I replace it and not spend much? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter on May 6, 2010 - 8 answers

White flatscreen TV around 42"?

Looking for a good flatscreen TV, 42" or thereabouts... and white. I haven't been able to find anything that size that isn't in industry-standard black. Any suggestions?
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Plasma burn in new TV

I've got burn in on my new plasma TV screen. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Nov 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Why does my plasma TV keep going black?

Why does my RCA plasma TV keep going black for 5 seconds at a time, outta nowhere? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Sep 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Advantages of LCD over plasma?

For what reason would one buy an LCD TV? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Sep 10, 2009 - 36 answers

Apparently Daewoo makes TVs. Where can I find parts for one?

Where can I get a display stand for a Daewoo DP-42SM plasma monitor? [more inside]
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious on Aug 21, 2009 - 0 answers

Where can I download a Sony KDE p42 manual from?

Sony Plasma TV Manual Download [more inside]
posted by paulramshaw on Jun 23, 2009 - 3 answers

never meaning no harm

What is the best auto racing simulation? I currently have no gaming equipment. [more inside]
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist on Jun 5, 2009 - 18 answers

Attics, Televisions and Missouri Summers

New place has a lovely attic, finished but no AC up there. We're planning on having the windows open with fans in them to keep the air moving and bearable. Would it be a bad idea to have a TV (plasma) up there in the humid southeastern Missouri summer? [more inside]
posted by luftmensch on Apr 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Hep B Antibody Production

What factors affect the amount of antibodies you produce after a Hep B immunization shot? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Mar 30, 2009 - 3 answers

UK Supplier for Plasma Screen Trolley/Storage case required

Need to find a UK based supplier for a Plasma Screen trolley/storage case. [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Nov 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Sun as electrical plasma

Having watched Thunderbolts of the Gods, and found it quite eye-opening, I'm wondering if there are compelling reasons to accept or not to accept the possibility that the Sun is made of electrical plasma, rather than being a nuclear furnace.
posted by Tarn on Oct 2, 2008 - 11 answers

What to show on our office bigscreen?

Are there any websites optimised to show a news feed on a TV screen? [more inside]
posted by viama on Oct 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Startech syngas

Can Startech's syngas power a ocean capable ships engine? I am trying to determine if you could power an ocean going ship with syngas.
posted by Mr_Zero on Sep 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Best HDMI switch?

Best HDMI switcher out there? (plasma TV only has one port) I'd like at least three, maybe four ports. Remote control not really necessary, I'd like to have maximum image quality though and I can spend, within reason, to obtain it. I see they're all between 50 and 100 dollars, maybe there are some known lemons out there? Maybe there's a kickass brand? Thanks.
posted by matteo on Aug 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Are these things just a big scam?

Where does one buy an HDTV these days? (Rochester, NY if that helps) [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Aug 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Text Display on HDTVs

LCD vs Plasma displays for displaying text? What's the difference? [more inside]
posted by ThomThomThomThom on May 12, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I lower my blood protein?

How can I lower my blood protein? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on May 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Flat TV's behind one-way mirrors?

Flat TV's behind two-way mirrors? Good idea or no? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Feb 19, 2008 - 10 answers

You down with HDTV?

Looking for advice on HDTV purchase, where to buy, which models are recommended and which to avoid. Plasma, DLP, LCD? OMG! [more inside]
posted by MarkLark on Dec 5, 2007 - 16 answers

1080p v 720p

42" plasma 1080p v 720p quality question. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Nov 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Will I get a crick in my neck from watching a TV over the fireplace?

My wife wants to get a plasma/LCD TV and mount it over the fireplace. That just seems way too high to watch comfortably, though. Does anyone have any experience with a TV mounted that high? Will the kids be able to watch it if they're sitting on the floor? Does angling it help?
posted by adverb on Nov 15, 2007 - 24 answers

I want a 40 + inch HDTV that wont break the bank!

LCD - PLASMA TV FILTER: I am in the market for a Flat Screen HDTV. I would LIKE to stay at 1000 bucks or below (I could probably move up to 1300 if the extra cash brought in a big leap in quality). What is the best option on the market for a 40+ inch LCD or Plasma TV for around 1000 bucks? [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Nov 14, 2007 - 20 answers

TV Fell and Went "BOOM!"

My new Plasma TV fell off the wall and shattered. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy on Nov 3, 2007 - 37 answers

Looking to donate blood plasma in the greater Seattle area. Where do I go?

Looking to donate blood plasma in the greater Seattle area. Where do I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2007 - 2 answers

Split screen plasma newbie ISO video expert

We have 50" plasma display in our waiting room. It displays television (via plain old cable.) I want to split it into sections - left 1/3, right 2/3 and bottom crawl. I want to show the TV feed in the right 2/3 and put marketing information in the remaining space. How do I get there from here?? Bonus points for Linux!
posted by cdmwebs on Jul 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Should plasma donation have hurt?

How safe is plasma donation? Should it have hurt like it did? [more inside]
posted by sian on Jun 4, 2007 - 19 answers

Taking the plunge into plasma

Cold-feet-before-buying-the-plasma-department: How can I reproduce, or come within a stone's throw towards, the rich blacks of a CRT? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Mar 27, 2007 - 12 answers

Better plasma screenshots

Help me take better screenshots on my plasma. I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01, and probably my settings are bad. Screenshots are either too noisy (at high ISO ratings) or blurry (100 ISO). Exposure is often whack. I see great screenshots online, taken on big LCD or plasma. How do they do that? Thanks!
posted by PenguinBukkake on Feb 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me hook up my basement

I'm in the market for a low-end (under $2k) HD flat panel tv, I'm thinking plasma, but could be persuaded otherwise. DirecTV, MediaPC and [more inside]
posted by TuxHeDoh on Jan 9, 2007 - 11 answers

Artifacts: The TV, or the Broadcast?

Are the display artifacts I'm seeing in our plasma screen due to the low broadcast resolution, or due the the tv itself? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Dec 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me pick an LCD tv!

I need help choosing my tv. This is my second really expensive purchase, and I know a lot less about TVs than I do computers. Help me decide between 2 models of different brands, or suggest better! Also where to buy from recommendations! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Nov 30, 2006 - 17 answers

Need info on cheap Digital Signage

How do I create a cheap Digital Signage Network that runs without any user interaction? (You know the screens showing stuff in-stores, movie theatres, etc.) [more inside]
posted by riffola on Oct 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Twilight Princess on Plasma?

Will the Nintendo Wii and a Plasma TV get along? [more inside]
posted by pigwidgeon on Sep 18, 2006 - 16 answers

Prideful Man Seeks TV Mounting Help

How can I mount my new 50 inch plasma without asking for help? [more inside]
posted by halespawn on Aug 30, 2006 - 14 answers

LCD v. Plasma Television

Plasma v. LCD - current opinions? [more inside]
posted by docpops on Aug 22, 2006 - 17 answers

Store warranty - waste or want?

How worthwhile is buying an extended warranty for a Plasma TV when it doesn't cover things that might actually happen, like burn-in or "accident". Are they prone to outright failure much? [more inside]
posted by FreezBoy on Apr 28, 2006 - 14 answers

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