$3000 to spend on a TV....

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Mike-Post, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Mike-Post

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    Here are the requirements:
    #1) Size is the most important
    #2) Picture Quality
    #3) Quality of technology. i.e. plasma's shortened life.

    Viewing habits:
    1) Digital Cable
    2) HDTV (Just got the box)
    3) DVD
    4) VCR

    Size of Box & viewing angle are of no concern.

    Mind you, this is not for me.

    Suggestions?

    I already have my TV... Sony KV34HS510.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Mike, please ask this sort of question in the Display Devices area. The Basics area is for general discussion at the beginner level, not specific model recommendations. Thanks.
     
  3. Mike-Post

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    Sorry.

    Thanks for moving it though.

    Mike
     
  4. Leo_P

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    How far away will the TV be from the viewer?
     
  5. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    Sony has a 65" that can be found for $2500. Also, if front projection is an option your friend could certainly find an lcd or dlp projecter for under $3000 that could give him a 110" screen (assuming he has the room for it).
     
  6. Mike-Post

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    It's actually ~ 14' viewing distance.

    Another caveat. She has a Gamecube & wants to hook that up to the TV as well.

    I thought of Front projection, but figured lighting would be an issue.
     
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    Well the sony 65ws550 or the mits 65513 seem to be your best bets.I got a 60 gwIII for 3200 which is the cheapest ive ever seen it for,but crts will give ya most bang for the buck.
     
  8. Mike-Post

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    Hmmm... The funny thing is, she HAS the Mits 65513 & doesn't like it. she claims there is a blurry spot in the lower left corner, the place she bought it from gave her another one, and they said all the 65513's have that.

    I don't think I would go 65" at 14' viewing distance myself. Especially if she's going to watch mostly digital cable. I told her the Sony KF-42WE610 + stand would be a good choice, but she wants a larger screen.
     
  9. SethH

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    14' away should be plenty for a 65" screen. Tell her to try the Sony or the 65" Hitachi. If she doesn't like those then she's just about out of good quality 65" screens and should consider moving to a technolgy other than CRT (which will likely require a smaller screen).
     

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