DLP Pros and Cons:
Pro: Cheaper than plasma and lcd. Good picture. Should last longer than plasmas or lcd.
Con: Can't hang on wall. Picture isn't as bright and vibrant when viewing from angles.
My friend has a 50" Samsung DLP. It's nice.
But I'm a "hang on the wall" guy...so the DLP isn't as appealing to me.Personally
...I prefer my Pioneer Plasma...JMO.
The consumer in question said he needs a TV for an entertainment center.
I'd still stick an LCD or Plasma screen in an entertainment center, mainly because of the viewing angle issue with DLP's. DLP's are great, as long as you are sitting right in front of it or aren't at too much of an angle...and they are cheaper.
BUT...if the entertainment center ever goes bye-bye, then with a plasma or lcd, you have the option to hang it on the wall. With a DLP, you will always have to have an entertainment center or some sort of shelving system-stand type thing for it to sit on...and then hope it's at the height you want.
I actually ended up cutting a rectangular hole in the wall, installing built in shelves in the wall below the tv for the DVD player and cable receiver. It looks pretty sharp if I do say so myself.
I dunno...I guess if I am paying that much for a TV, I want the picture to look good from ANY angle. If that's not overly important to the buyer, then a DLP is a fine choice.
FTR, my friend loves his DLP.
Another friend of mine has a ridiculous 60+" projection tv (not DLP), that he uses for gaming...and it seems to work out nicely for him.
We had a Toshiba plasma tv a couple years ago, and we had issues with it (green streaks in the screen, tv repairman couldn't fix it & Toshiba didn't know what the issue was). I partly blame myself because I ignored the extensive research I did and went with the Toshiba because it was cheaper. (trust your research...don't get swayed by a "bargain")
When we traded it in, we went with a highly rated plasma. We've had it over a year now, and we couldn't be happier with it.
Oh...and do your research if you are thinking about a 1080p HDTV. Don't buy one expecting to watch hockey games or broadcast HD television stations in 1080p...nobody broadcasts in 1080p, and nobody has any plans to right now. The best anyone broadcasts in is 720p.
If you plan on gettting a Blue-Ray DVD player (don't go with an HD DVD player...I think they have lost the 1080p HD format battle) or if you have an XBOX 360 (I think it's XBOX 360) they utilize 1080p technology.