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Upgrade to a 27" Wega from a 27" Trinitron worth $200?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Adam_Garris

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Posted June 17 2002 - 04:42 AM

My brother says he'll put $350 towards the 27" Wega if I give him my 27" Trinitron. I'm 16 and just got my license though, so money is in demand right now. My question to you all is are the features and more importantly the picture $200 better than what I have now?
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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Ron Shaw

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Posted June 17 2002 - 04:47 AM

Yes, its worth it. You will think so to after you watch your first DVD in enhanced mode.

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Adam_Garris

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Posted June 17 2002 - 04:53 AM

Also, does the 16x9 mode do what I would assume?
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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted June 17 2002 - 06:28 AM

Uh, what are you assuming it does, Adam?

The WEGA collapses the scanning-line raster into a 16:9 (1.78:1) window when playing 16:9-encoded DVDs (i.e., so-called "anamorphic" discs). All 480 scanning lines are active, with none being used to paint black bars. On a small 27-inch set, the picture will seem almost as smooth as a progressively scanned image.

So, yes, that along with the higher-quality optics and electronics makes the WEGA a better set.

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Adam_Garris

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:55 AM

All 480 scanning lines are active, with none being used to paint black bars.


That's what I was assuming.

Anyone else care to share their opinions?
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Chuck C

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Posted June 17 2002 - 11:04 AM

I think Wegas are worth it....take a look at this:

16:9 enhanced mode

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   jeff lam

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Posted June 17 2002 - 11:14 AM

In a year, you'll think it's too small. Go with the 32" FV series, they are becoming more afordable.

#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Adam_Garris

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Posted June 17 2002 - 02:43 PM

See my other topic.
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#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Clint B

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Posted June 17 2002 - 03:39 PM

I'm very happy with my 27" Wega, and the 16:9 enhanced mode is a big reason why. Sure, there are bigger and better TV's out there, but if you can get away with paying only $200 to $250 for this TV (with your brother's help), I say go for it!

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch

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Posted June 17 2002 - 03:50 PM

Shit, I had a Wega for over a year before we got our Tosh widescreen and never once used 16x9 enhanced mode. Doh!
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