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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Doug Hess

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Posted April 19 2013 - 06:01 PM

Okay, videophiles, I could use your help. The tube TV in my bedroom appears to finally be ready to ride off into the big trash heap in the sky, and I guess that means it's going to be time for a new flat panel.

 

I've always been a plasma guy, but for the bedroom I think I'd prefer LED-lit LCD. I'd like one with a matte screen, but that's not what I'd call a deal-breaker.

 

But the hardest part is going to be finding a TV with variable analog audio outs. This used to be found on nearly any TV, and now it's nearly impossible to find. I've found a Vizio with that elusive feature, but I have a reflexive (and maybe irrational) aversion to Vizio.

 

So here's the question: Is there a decent but not-too-expensive TV, 47-50", that has variable outs? What would you recommend?

 

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted April 20 2013 - 07:42 AM

Variable output(especially analog) has practically died.

 

Toshiba, last I checked, still had it...both ways.

 

That isn't a feature I look for anymore in TV. As long as it has a toslink(or coax) I'm good to go. I haven't listened to a TV in ages and when I design a theater, the only thing I check for is an audio output on the TV. 95% of people buy soundbars(of those w/o full blown theaters. The concept of "amp and a pair of speakers" is difficult for Joe Blow to grasp.. :rolleyes: ).

 

I assume you want an external amp and a pair of speakers. If Vizio makes you cringe(which it should)...try Toshiba. Even theirs w/o analog are still variable on the digital and you can run a optical/RCA converter to achieve the same result.


Edited by schan1269, April 20 2013 - 07:44 AM.


#3 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted April 20 2013 - 07:48 AM

By the way as well...stay away from LCD/DVD-BD combos. All of them have audio outputs.

 

But, the audio output on them is just for the DVD-BD part.



#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Doug Hess

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Posted April 20 2013 - 09:15 AM

Thanks, Schan. You're right about why I want it. I have a bedroom system and want to use the TV to control the volume. I'll take a look at Toshiba!

 

-Doug

 

P.S. Did you know that the "tos" in "toslink" actually comes from Toshiba? It's true. :P






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