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Old 12-02-05, 06:30 PM
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New TVs - Power on time?

How long does it take to power on the newer LCD tvs?

I just got one for my parents to replace their 61" Toshiba (older technology and having problems).

Now they call and say 'it takes 2 minutes to turn on.'

True? Are all of them like this? They also complain they have to turn the volume 'all the way up' to hear it.

Bad tv or the way things are going?

Thanks for the thoughts - as it stands, I get to take it back to Costco when I visit two weeks from now. And they'll buy a $399 32" crt tv instead - which doesn't sit well with me.
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Old 12-02-05, 07:08 PM
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They also complain they have to turn the volume 'all the way up' to hear it.
This is because LCD TVs are too slim to adequately hold powerful speakers. If you want good sound on an LCD TV, you need a separate receiver. This isn't all that unusual since a 61" TV is already considered part of the enthusiast market, so having the customer buy a receiver makes sense.
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My 43" Toshiba LCD RPJ takes around 15 seconds before I see a picture, then around 15 seconds more before it's at full brightness. Definitely not two minutes.
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TVs have speakers?




(okay, I wish I could get one with no speakers, since I hate paying for something I will never use)
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Old 12-02-05, 08:09 PM
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My Sony LCD Rear Projector takes about 30 seconds to power on.
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Old 12-02-05, 08:16 PM
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My parents are Joe Six Pack consumers - they loved their 61" toshiba rear projection tv.

But this 'new' tv - takes a long time to turn on (and I did check that at Costco - timed out at my local Costco at 78 seconds for me), and yes the speakers are inadequate.

Suggesting to them that they get a separate receiver would evoke a response of - 'THIS IS A TV - it should have decent sound!"
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Old 12-02-05, 09:18 PM
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well it should have decent sound
my little 2"x2"x2" cambridge soundworks computer speakers can easily be heard across a room at less than full volume
no excuse for a tv to have to be at full vol to be heard unless it's really far away
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Wow - I didn't even know this area existed!
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Old 12-03-05, 12:52 AM
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An RPTV digital TV has a lamp that takes a bit to get going. 2 minutes seems long for a rear projector. My front projector takes that long to have proper brightness and color.

Thor,
Front projection has no speakers.
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Old 12-03-05, 01:38 PM
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This is because LCD TVs are too slim to adequately hold powerful speakers.
My Plasma is thinner than most LCD TV's, and having the volume set at 25% is too loud. Ditto with my 20" LCD TV. Television speakers are not all that big to begin with, I don't think you'd see much difference in the speakers taken from that LCD TV and any large CRT based TV on the market.
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Old 12-04-05, 12:47 AM
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2 minutes is way too long. 2 minutes to turn on and reach full brightness is one thing, but if the set takes 2 minutes to just turn on, it's probably busted
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