Which Combo will give me more pleasure???

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  1. Richard Travale

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    I am going to be spending some money this fall and I would like your opinions. I would like to know which of these scenarios or combos will be the most enjoyable.
    Scenario 1) A widescreen HDTV(probably the Toshiba 40H80 which I have seen in town for $2999Canadian) and an average DVD player such as the Panasonic RV31K or the Toshiba SD2710 (which are available around here for about $300-350 Canadian)
    Scenario 2) A Smaller (say 27" or 32") Wega and a better quality Prog Scan DVD player like the Panasonic RP91.
    Both of these scenarios will cost with tax about $3500-4000 Canadian and that is about the absolute limit I can go. These will both be an insanely huge improvement over what I have now which is a 4 year old Toshiba SD 2006 DVD player and an 8 year old 27" Panasonic TV. So which of these do you suggest and why? Thanks in advance for the help.
    Rich
    ps, on a side-note. Are these prices reasonable for a canadian B&M or would I just be getting ripped off? I am not very comfotable with on-line ordering yet as I hate the border fee surprise game.
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  2. Charles Gurganus

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    I'd go with the bigger screen route. SIZE MATTERS!
     
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    Get the big screen and don't buy a new DVD player. Instead, live with your old one for 3 to 6 more months and save up for a progressive scan player.
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  4. Bob McElfresh

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    I agree: get the Toshiba HD unit first.
    And note: the Toshibas are starting to drop in price because of new models coming out so be ready to move.
    And PS DVD players are also getting cheaper as more and more models offer PS output.
     
  5. Richard Travale

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    Thanks for the advice fellas. Anyone else?
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    No brainer, if you have the room... The biggest TV you can get. I wish all decisions were that easy. But then again, when your deciding for someone else it`s not the same thing. lol I have a 50inch and I want bigger.
     
  7. Craig Robertson

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    i couldn't agree more, go for the bigger set and the cheaper player, or as Ryan advised, live with your current player until you can save up for a PS.
    the larger set will have a greater visual impact immediately, with an incremental improvement when you add PS. and down the road, it is cheaper to upgrade to a PS player than to upgrade to a larger set.
     
  8. Richard Travale

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    Thanks guys, that is pretty much in my heart what I really wanted to do. I think that I will get the RPTV and wait and get the DVD player. Thanks again.
    Rich
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    quote: Both of these scenarios will cost with tax about $3500-4000 Canadian and that is about the absolute limit I can go. These will both be an insanely huge improvement over what I have now which is a 4 year old Toshiba SD 2006 DVD player and an 8 year old 27" Panasonic TV. So which of these do you suggest and why? Thanks in advance for the help.[/quote]
    Hmmm... Look around.
    Yesterday I purchased the Panny RP91 for CAD$799, including all taxes. If you're lucky, you might be able to find the Toshiba 40H80 for around $2800 plus tax, or about $3200. That's about $4000 total.
    I'd suggest getting a friend of yours to check around the el cheapo stores in Vancouver. If it's significantly cheaper than locally, it may pay to drive the Van or whatever to get your hardware, especially if you have a truck or van or something to carry (VERY carefully) the TV (since they're so damn expensive to ship). The TV should have onsite service if you're concerned (but check up on that).
    Otherwise get the TV you want without the DVD player. (I didn't get the 40H80 because it's too BIG for me. I don't like humungous TVs in a living room.) The Toshiba has a built-in line doubler anyway.
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  10. Richard Travale

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    That's a pretty good idea Eugene, thanks. Unfortunately I don't know a lot of people in Vancouver and none of them know much about home electronics so that would be a pretty difficult assignment for them. If anyone here at the forum knows of some good stores to check out next time I'm in Vancouver, please feel free to pipe up. As for the size of the screen, I am considering the 40" mainly because it seems to be a great set for the price and also I don't think I could go much bigger in my room, maybe the new 50" model at the very biggest. Of course, moving something this big is a different problem altogether [​IMG]
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  11. Ted Lee

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    i'd also go for the bigger tv. by the time you're ready to buy the progressive dvd player, the prices will have dropped anyway...
    "size matters..."
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    "size matters..."
    I KNEW IT!!!! [​IMG]
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