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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Cougar

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Posted February 04 2007 - 12:22 AM

Hi Folks, (newbie here) I was wondering if there are smaller HDTV's around and what would be the best price for lets say a 26 inch ? this would be for my den. This Forum is great! (lots of info) I did a search on small hdtv's but could not find anything. Thanks for any help. Jeff

#2 of 14 OFFLINE   ChrisClearman

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Posted February 04 2007 - 02:37 AM

flat panel LCDs. do some searches on cnet.com 's TV section by size. friend got an off brand 32" for ~$600.

#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted February 04 2007 - 02:44 AM

hi plasmas dont go smaller than 37" (for some reason), so for the size you are considering it will be LCD. Sony makes a great LCD but it will cost you some bucks. Samsung is okay. I recently tested a Olevia 537 model and it was quite good when you consider the price point of $800-900 for a 37" unit. There are some very good LCDs, and there as some that are absolute crap.

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#4 of 14 OFFLINE   Cougar

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Posted February 04 2007 - 09:21 AM

Thanks Guys.. I will do some more research. maybe I will have to go to a 36 then , not sure if I would be sitting to close. the distance would be about 7 or 8 feet away. Thanks much! Jeff

#5 of 14 OFFLINE   ChrisClearman

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Posted February 04 2007 - 03:06 PM

36" is fine from 7-8' for HD, and ok for SD. May want to go 32 if you watch mostly SD.

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Posted February 04 2007 - 09:12 PM

Thanks Chris. yeah I meant 32" this out to work just fine.
now to find one that is reasonable in price. just got a 47 "
for down stairs , now to talk to wife into another one (HD). Posted Image
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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Cougar

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Posted February 16 2007 - 08:23 AM


Hi Gregg , I just ordered the OLEVIA 337H 37 Inch for the den. ($599.00) Posted Image
I will let you know what I think of it next week!

I Also ordered an up-converter and a 19 inch wide-screen for the computer
for that same wall. lots of work to do in my Den this weekend to get ready!

Ohhh , also ordered the HDMI Switch box with remote!
And a second HD DVR *oops*

Thanks,
Jeff

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Posted February 16 2007 - 02:27 PM

Since the topic of this thread is similar to my question, I thought I would just pose mine here. I'm thinking about buying a 32" TV for my parents, and I can spend up to $1500. I'm considering either the Samsung LN-S3251D or the Sony Bravia KDL-32S2010. Either one has more than enough connections for what they need. Picture quality and reliability/build quality is key. Which one should I get, or is there something else I should consider?

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Posted February 17 2007 - 05:12 AM

I've had the Sony 2010 for a few weeks, you can get it for $1,100 probably. Very happy with pq, almost as good as my two Sony HDTV CRTs.

#10 of 14 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted February 17 2007 - 05:50 AM

Do you have a KD-34XBR970? It's not totally out of my consideration.

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Posted February 17 2007 - 07:11 AM

I have the 34"XBR910 and 32"HS420 on lower floors.The LCD is for an upper floor bedroom. I could have got the 34"970 for $699!!!! but I just couldn't deal with a third tube set, and couldn't get it upstairs anyway. If weight were not a problem I'd jump on the 970. I've also found that both the Sony tubes and LCD do very well with SDTV.

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Posted March 05 2007 - 05:25 AM

Hi Greg, How is the Sony Bravia 40 in. LCD (model # KDL-40V2500) ? I was thinking of getting it. It's on sale for $1,999. Thanks. Alex

#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Cougar

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Posted March 05 2007 - 08:34 AM

OLEVIA 337H 37 Inch (LCD), well it is here and I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and love it. no problems at all.you can not beat the price for a high def TV for a spare room. thinking of getting a second one for the master bedroom. I do have a plasma as well , As far as LCD and Plasma. I like the picture better on a plasma set for my own taste. but this little 37 inch (LCD) is perfect for a small room! Jeff

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Posted March 07 2007 - 10:40 AM

I settled on the 40V2500 after much comparison. I'm very happy with the decision. I paid $1850 on sale at J&R.




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