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SDTV/EDTV - 480p capability but not a HDTV suggestions?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Aaron Thomas, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Aaron Thomas

    Aaron Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'm in a situation where true HD sources are questionable, at best.
    Satellite? My apartment in D.C. has no southern exposure, let alone a balcony.
    Antenna? I played around with analog signals, and while some come in, I don't know if I'm willing to risk dealing with interference issues.
    Cable? BWAHAHA... yes, it's a joke.
    At any rate, the best signal I can provide to a television right now is 480p from a DVD. My question is, are there any affordable SDTV/EDTV alternatives to a HDTV that can tide me over for some years until I can get high def?
    Aaron Thomas
    GOOD: Making sure your first post is polite.
    BAD: Asking how I can get by on mid-grade technology.
    UGLY (joke): Guess it will go well with my Sony DB receiver!
     
  2. CarlS

    CarlS Well-Known Member

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  3. Richard Burzynski

    Richard Burzynski Well-Known Member

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    Aaron:
    2 questions:
    * Smallest acceptable screen size?
    * Top $ you wanna spend?
    Rich B.
     
  4. Aaron Thomas

    Aaron Thomas Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry - THIS is what I meant.
    Do reasonably priced SDTVs (or EDTV's) EXIST?
    I know that I can get, for example, 43" of Toshiba HDTV at BB for $1800 or so - but since I won't be using 720p or 1080i for a couple of years, are there any sets that only have 480i/480p capability for less than the price of a HDTV of similar size?
    Aaron Thomas
    Thanks for allowing me to clarify.
     
  5. Taka

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    Well,
    If you don't mind not having a flat screen, the Hitachi UDX-10S has 480p/1080i capability. Looks awesome when playing anamorphic DVDs, comes in a 32 and 36" size.
    I don't know if that's what you're looking for, but that's what I purchased- $1199 before tax and delivery. Circuit City carries them, I got mine from a local A/V shop that I like better than the big chains.
    Taka
     

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