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Discussion in 'Displays' started by Brad Martin, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Brad Martin

    Brad Martin Member

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    I am looking to buy a new television. I currently have a 32" Sony direct view set that's about 6 years old. I am thinking I want to go with a rear projection 16X9 model. I have a budget of around $2000. I live in an apartment and will be sitting probably anywhere from 8-12 feet away. I will be watching satellite (directv) about 80% of them time (about 75% will be sports), and the rest of the time will be watching movies on dvd. I rarely watch a movie that's not on dvd and only watch 3-4 tv shows regularly. So primarily I want something that will be good for watching sports (maily football, basketball, baseball). Thanks for any help...
     
  2. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Well-Known Member

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    AT 8-12 ft. and your price range, a 50-57" inch would be ideal (approx. 1599-2399). Look at the Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Pioneer and Hitachi(s). Each has it's fans at the HTF and each has it's pluses and minuses. I am partial to Toshiba's because
    1) they don't lock in full for progressive or HD
    2) the have the most varied stretch/zoom modes
    3) the internet tweak sites have vast amounts of info on getting a better picture from these sets
    4) good/great picture out of the box, superb with a little effort
    5) Accepts 1080i and 720p input (converts 720p to 1080i)
    6) one negative - upconverts 480p to 540p
     
  3. Shana

    Shana Well-Known Member

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    i love my toshiba 57H82
     
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    Grant Active Member

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  5. Bill Bird

    Bill Bird Member

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    My 50hdx82 Tosh is great. Had it two months now, no problems other than the "hiss" problem from the speakers, which was fixed the other day. I'm going to have a ISF calibration done soon as well. Good set, reasonable price.
     

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