$2000 to spend. Suggestions on which TV?

Chris Rose

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Hello. I am in the market for a new TV as my pos 27" just crapped out. I have been reading the forums for a while now and am pretty mixed up as to what to do. My viewing time is split between 40% regular cable and 60% DVD's of mixed 4:3 and 16:9 formats.

First off which would you suggest between a 4:3 and 16:9?

Secondly what models would you buy given that budget?

Lastly if you have a preference what DVD player would you buy to go along with the tv?

Thanks a ton in advance for putting up with my endless questions.

Later,

Chris
 

ChrisMatson

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Do you have any limits on size?
I bought a Sony 36XBR450 for several reasons:
  • I couldn't get anything bigger for the space I had available in my apartment.
  • I watch a lot of 4:3 material on cable TV.
  • The 16:9 anamorphic mode is great for anamorphic DVDs.
  • I can get an external tuner to receive HDTV.
  • I don't have to worry about the high maintenance, or ambient light sensitivity of a rear projection set.
My advice:
Do your research and don't be in a rush. Realize that something newer, better, and cheaper will always be around the corner.
 

Chris Rose

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No limit on size here. Heck the bigge the better in my book
I did some researching last night and did find that onecall.com had a Samsung HCM653W on clearance for $2100 plus shipping. With shipping that came to $2450 which for a 65" tv I would be willing to splurge. Any thoughts on that model?
Thanks for the responces so far,
Chris
 

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