51H93 vs. 51H83

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  1. Jason F.

    Jason F. Stunt Coordinator

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    I am getting real close to a purchase of a TV and I was set on getting a 51H83 but now I see that Onecall has the 51H93. It has a built in HD receiver and Firewire. I plan on getting HD TV when we move in our house, would the built in receiver be better? Other than that are the two TV's the same?
     
  2. Jan Strnad

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    Jason,

    I hope that someone who REALLY KNOWS will chime in, but I'm wary of buying any kind of built-in HD tuner. I just don't feel like the dust has settled yet and that it might be something you'll want (or need) to upgrade later. Considering the $500+ premium for the 51H93, plus the fact that it isn't available yet, I'd stick with the 51H83.

    But as I say, I hope someone else will leap into the discussion.

    Jan
     
  3. JohnnyG

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    The built-in tuner is only good for over-the-air digital reception and will not work for HD over cable or satellite. If that's what you want, then it might be something to consider, but you can pick up a receiver like the Samsung SIR-T151 on ebay for $200 or so.
     
  4. Jason F.

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    Thanks guys[​IMG]
     
  5. Chris Hicks

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    too bad the 83 series didn't include the Firewire since that is why I also want to buy a 93 series.
     

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