27" - Panasonic or Toshiba?

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  1. Adam_S

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    I'm going to be buying a tv within the next month or so, probably 27 inch the two models I'm looking at are the Toshiba 27A41 and the Panasonic CT-D11 and I was wondering which one I should get.

    The main feature I'm interested in is Component inputs which both have and a price point under 350$

    the panasonic has the following features:

    CRT fine picture tube

    CRT Panablack

    Digital three line comb filter

    Horizontal Edge correction

    Color Temperature control

    bass/treble/balance

    closed captioning on mute

    2 speakers

    Stereo/SAP with dbx NR

    2 rear AV inputs, one front

    One rear S video input

    One rear Component input

    One headphone jack

    Fixed/Variable audio output jacks

    Channel Banner

    Channel Labeling 30

    clock sleep timer

    Universal remote

    Video Input Labeling

    Video Input Picture Memory

    Video Input skip

    The Toshiba has:

    FST Black High-Contrast Picture Tube

    Digital Comb Filter

    MTS Stereo/SAP with dbx

    Front Firing Speaker System

    StableSound

    Glow Universal Remote Control

    Icon On-Screen Display

    2 Rear A/V Inputs

    Rear S-Video Input

    ColorStream Component Video Inputs

    RF Input

    Front Panel Inputs

    A/V Outputs

    Favorite Channel

    Right now I'm leaning towards the Panasonic because of the 3 line comb filter and the video input labeling and picture memory. b ut before I make any decision I wanted to know if there was anything I should know about eitehr model that makes one better than the other that's not apparent from the specs. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Adam
     
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    I have had horrible luck with Toshiba Tube TV's (moire problem). I would go with the Panny if I did it again.
     
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    Whereas I have always found the smaller Panasonic direct-view sets to be too bluish--the color temp is always off the scale practically. I much prefer what appears to be the more accurate color on a Toshiba. But there are always exceptions.
     
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    If I was you I would also take a look at the JVC's especially the "D" series. If you do a search on them you will turn up quite a lot of good comments on them. I also would not rule out the 27 Inch Flat Tube Samsung that also has been receiving good reviews & can be had for around the $400 mark. Make sure you check for things like audio watts, bass & trebble controls & can you turn the sets speakers OFF if you hook the set to an audio receiver & etc. I'm not sure of this, but on the Toshiba I don't think you can turn the speakers off on the model you are looking at but check it out to make sure.
     
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    Adam_S: i have tried both of those models, and they both suck. The panasonic had TERRIBLE geometry problems, which apparently can't be fixed completely. vertical lines were not vertical, but wavy. The toshiba (tried two boxes) has a dark splotch in the top left corner and a small pincushion problem. maybe your living space is more accomodating for the toshiba and the spot won't appear. go with JVC.
     
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    What is a pinchusion problem?

    also about how much does the JVC D 27inch cost?

    about the squeeze trick, can teh toshiba and panasonic do it as well, and isn't the squeeze trick changing the AR of the presentation to fill up more of the screen?

    ADam
     
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    If you have a Sam's Club in your area, go pick up the flat screen 27" Akai. It is just a rebaged Samsung, and everyone seems to love the 27" Samsung. By the way, it's only $379.00.
     

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