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    Receiver with MIC In (Input) for Karaoke

    Receiver with MIC In for Karaoke Hello All, According to a friend, there really is no longer a need for a karaoke machine to have home karaoke. They say they can just open YouTube and find songs with the lyrics displayed so what they want is a receiver that has a MIC In input that works when...
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    Looking for the best HDTV I can get for $3000

    Lanny_B, I have the 60" GWIII and put it on a cheap stand that is just wide and deep enough that CC had for sale. I agree, the Sony stand is too expensive ane not that great looking either. The Hitachi stand w/TV looks better, but to me the Sony is a better quality TV. I especially noticed a...
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    Looking for the best HDTV I can get for $3000

    The lamp that comes in the TV is warrantied by Sony for 1 year. Replacement lamps purchased through them are warrantied for 90 days. My extended warranty from Circuit City covers lamp replacements for the life of the warranty. I usually don't recommend extended warranties, but for a purchase of...
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    Input on Sony LCD 50 inch RPTV

    Hello Randy Schwandt - The original lamp in the TV is under warranty for 1 yr. If you order a replacement lamp (which is a different lamp than the original) from Sony, it is warrantied for only 90 days. I bought the extended warranty from Circuit City and it covers bulb replacements for the...
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    Input on Sony LCD 50 inch RPTV

    As for the warranty, I am not sure what an extended warranty covers if you actually can and do purchase it through Sony. I bout mine at Circuit City and it covers bulbs, as I think Sears' extended warranty does too. I normally don't buy extended warranties, but since this is a major, high dollar...
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    Looking for the best HDTV I can get for $3000

    The new LCD Grand Wega only comes in 42, 50, and 60 inches. The XBR LCD line comes in 60 + 70" models, but is much more expensive. The noise you are referring to is the buzz sound folks have reported before their bulbs burn out.
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    Looking for the best HDTV I can get for $3000

    I have the 60" LCD Sony Grand Wega (KF-60WE610) and absolutely love it, as well as recommend this product line to you. With the room size you have the 60" or larger would be best, unfortunately the $3K cap would mean you would have to settle for the 50" model.
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    Input on Sony LCD 50 inch RPTV

    Hello, I just got the 60" model and absolutely love it. The picture is very good for standard TV, but it really floors you with DVD or HDTV signals. The bigger the TV, any TV, the worse it will look if you are using low resolution signals, such as standard cable TV. It's not as thin as...
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    Yorktown, VA - Antenna Choice?

    Hello all, I have two objectives; one to get standard definition CBS broadcast for the Super Bowl and two, to get all my local high definition channels after I get the new HD TIVO unit in March/April. Can you please recommend me the best antenna to meet these needs? My zip code is 23693. Here...
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    Is Grand Wega DVI HDCP-compliant?

    Thanks, Mitch. Funny that Sony doesn't say anything about it on their specs sheet or anywhere else I could find on their Web Site.
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    Is Grand Wega DVI HDCP-compliant?

    Greetings all: I am planning to get the new HD TIVO unit in March, but I read that it has a HDMI connector output that can be adapted to a DVI connection (with an adapter cable), but your TV DVI connection must be HDCP-compliant. Any idea if the new Sony Grand Wega KF60WE610 DVI connector is...
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    Calling all Videophiles--All-around Best Large Screen TV???

    Hello all, I have a serious purchase to make soon and really don't have the time that many of you have invested in studying large screen TVs. My comments/questions are: 1. I will be watching both satellite TV and DVDs on my new large screen TV. I will buy a high definition satellite...
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