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    Just got an Xbox - Where is the cool stuff?

    Check out www.teamxbox.com they have great forums.
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    Gamecube drops to $99

    Carlo, the Cube, memory card, and game are all in a single box, so there are no other options.
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    Gamecube drops to $99

    They have a great deal at Wal-Mart: Gamecube, memory card, and Super Mario Sunshine for $119.00. My wife just picked me one up for a Christmas gift.
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    Xbox component sammy dlp hookup problem

    Make sure 480p, 720p, and widescreen are selected in the xbox's dashboard. Also don't forget only a hand full of games support 720p.
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    Choice: Loewe Aconda and Sony 34XBR800 WEGA

    You could look for one of the lingering RCA 38", since they use the same tube as the Anaconda, and they're really cheap now. Or you could get one of the 43" Samsung DLP's, they aren't much bigger than the Anaconda, but they're way lighter. If it were my choice, I'd go with the DLP.
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    another hdtv xbox question

    I can't really remember but doesn't the HD A/V pack have a composite video out? If so put that on one of the other video inputs, for when you go into the dashboard.
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    Apex 27" or Akai 27"?

    Get the Akai, I bought one for the bedroom, and it only ran $350. It has a true squeeze mode accessed from the remote, nice sound, flat screen, component input, and a great picture. Beware though, it's heavy, and the cabinet is as big as most 32" TV's.
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    "Bedroom" direct view sets that do 16:9 "squeeze" V-compression

    I just got the 27" Akai flat screen from Sam’s Club for $350. It does the squeeze from the remote, and the picture is amazing. Also it's a rebadged Samsung, so quality isn't a problem.
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    What's the best way to purchase DirectTV?

    Don't forget Dish Network. I just switched from DTV to Dish Net, and I got a great deal. Here's what I got: Dish 501 PVR receiver (DD5.1, caller ID, 60 hours of record time) Dish 500 Dual LNB dish that can support 4 TV's, and receive local channels. Dish 301 basic receiver for the bedroom...
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    Samsung 42" RPTV...is this normal?

    My HCM4715W doesn't do that, you might want to have it checked out.
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    So I just bought an XBOX and now...

    They're probably just PS2 fanboys.
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    Help - To repair or not?

    It sounds like one of the welds was broken on the shadow mask frame. If that's the case, you'll need a new tube. I'd just go ahead, and get another TV.
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    HD RPTV, Panny, Samsung, or a Sony??

    I've had the Samsung HCL4715W for 6 months, and love it. I shopped it against the Panasonic pt47wx49, but the Panasonic lost due to the lack of a screen protector.
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    How much more maintenance is a RPTV compared to a direct view?

    What about dust on the mirrors, lenses, and tubes? Is that really a problem?
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    $2000 to spend. Suggestions on which TV?

    For under 2000 dollars look no further than this 48" wide screen JVC, with DVI. http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=...t=24&scat=1470 It has a comprehensive feature set, and with DVI it ensures future compatibility. I just wish it were around when I bought 3 months ago.