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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Brad Martin

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Posted June 11 2003 - 04:26 AM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted June 11 2003 - 06:53 AM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Shana


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Posted June 14 2003 - 08:00 AM

i love my toshiba 57H82

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Grant



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Posted June 15 2003 - 03:41 AM

My friend likes his Mitsubishi 55819 55 inch HDTV monitor:

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Bill Bird

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Posted June 15 2003 - 03:51 AM

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.