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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Ray Nist

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Posted August 02 2004 - 06:26 AM

I originally bought a KP61HS10 tv there 3 years ago w/extended warranty. The TV bit the dust 2 months ago and BB is giving me full credit ($2500) to buy another TV. I want a large rear porjection type tv to replace this. There are not that many options, here they are:

http://www.bestbuy.c....9&type=product

http://www.bestbuy.c....9&type=product

http://www.bestbuy.c....9&type=product

http://www.bestbuy.c....9&type=product

I looked on audioreview.com and did not see any of these listed. Please help me not make a mistake this time! Obviously I can only get a tv from Best Buy.

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Alan Wise

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Posted August 02 2004 - 06:38 AM

Ray,
I've had the Sony KP-57WS510 since January, and it has been wonderful. I would expect the 65" to be the same. The magazine "The Perfect Vision" rated the Sony as an editors best buy in the July/August issue.

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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Ray Nist

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Posted August 02 2004 - 10:48 AM

Thanks Al.

Ok, I just found out that I will be getting $2925 in credit.

Remember that I can only get a TV from Best Buy, so my choices are pretty limited. Here is another possible option:

http://www.rca.com/p....00321,00.html?

Best Buy has this one for $3299, not sure about RCA or DLP's though.

I do want the biggest TV I can get, but I also want good PQ and reliability. I am not sure what happens to the other $400 if I buy one of the $2499 sets, hopefully I can use this for accessories or another warranty.

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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Adil M

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Posted August 02 2004 - 04:47 PM

Try to get in on one of those 10% off coupons and use their reward zones card thing. I've heard that you can get competitive prices after that or go get a better pricematch from Sears and use it there. You are definitely in the category to be looking at LCD RPTV's if that's what you want. I's also look at the new Sony and Mitsubishi RPTV's there.

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Alan Wise

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Posted August 03 2004 - 01:01 AM

Ray,
With that increase I would look into a LCD-RPTV. And, although I typically am a Sony TV fan, I must say that the Hitachi 50V500A (or 60V500A) looks better than the Sony GWIII (or the Panasonic too).
Do a thread search on the various technologies and brands, then go test them out. Remember though, at Best Buy (and other mass merchants)the Contrast, Brightness, and Tint will likely be out of whack rendering A/B testing of different sets almost useless.

Let us know how you make out.

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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Christpher_S

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Posted August 03 2004 - 01:17 AM

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I am not sure what happens to the other $400 if I buy one of the $2499 sets, hopefully I can use this for accessories or another warranty.


Maybe I'm being Mr. Obvious here but doesn't the other $400 go toward paying the tax?

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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Ray Nist

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Posted August 03 2004 - 01:21 AM

Actually, I got $2925 credit PLUS an additional 7% for the taxes.

I bought the Mitsubisi WS-65315 for $2499

The Extended warranty for $250

They gave me a Gift Card for the Rest ($200).

There was also a special running this week so I will get another $200 gift card by mail.

--Ray

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Bob McElfresh

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Posted August 03 2004 - 04:45 PM

I second the vote for the Sony. It came out very well on some side-by-side comparisons last November and made my 'short-list' of televisions to look at.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted August 04 2004 - 09:28 AM

Ray:

Sounds like you made a great choice. I would run with it for awhile and have it calibrated at some point. Calibration makes all the difference in the world for the overall look of the picture on an RPTV.

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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Jarett

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Posted August 05 2004 - 01:55 AM

Why not look into that interesting looking toshiba projectorPosted Image ...just a thought

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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Ray Nist

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Posted August 05 2004 - 03:08 AM

Hi Parker,

Do you mean a professional calibration or doing the convergence myself and setup with Avia or similar?

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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted August 05 2004 - 04:49 PM

I would start with the AVIA, etc. but definitely go with a professional calibration a few months down the road. It will make all the difference in the world with your picture. If you are ever in the market give one of our mods Gregg Loewen an email and set something up.

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#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted August 06 2004 - 01:06 AM

Ray,
You can do alot of it yourself but there are some things that a professional can do that you can't(without alot of trouble).

Hometheaterspot has a tweaks section(you must pay for it), that is worth it they say. I've got a Mits as well and after toying with Avia and doing the convergence myself manually(both the 9 pt and the 56 pt), I'm satisfied for now. I do want Gregg or someone from Lionav to finish the job at some point.