$2000 to spend. Suggestions on which TV?

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  1. Chris Rose

    Chris Rose Auditioning

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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
     
  2. NathanS

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    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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Chris Rose

    Chris Rose Auditioning

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    No limit on size here. Heck the bigge the better in my book [​IMG] 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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