A 27 inch TV with Component Video for $259???

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  1. Travis Hedger

    Travis Hedger Supporting Actor

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    Wal-Mart has this RCA TV for $259. Saw it in the local store as our current 27 inch is going out, the tube is not able to hold a picture steady and is starting to display severe distortion.
    Anyway we are starting to shop for replacements of the same size, the Big Screen™ won't come for probably about another year, and when it does, this will be small enough to go back into the bedroom.
    Anyway, the site does not show it, but the floor model and the boxes both show S-Video and Component video in.
    I was wondering if anyone has seen this TV in action with a DVD player on Component video as I think that this is a really great price for the size and with component video is an added plus. Im hoping to spend less than $350 for the time being because that is all we really can afford at the moment.
    Any info on this set is appreciated.
    The model number is RCA F27443.
     
  2. Travis Hedger

    Travis Hedger Supporting Actor

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    Noone knows, or has any info on this set?

    Ah well. From what I gather, with the feature set compared to some of the other 27 inchers, I am likely to pick this one up.
     
  3. Jan Strnad

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    There's an F27442 ($249) on the RCA site (www.rca.com) that has no S-Video or component inputs, and an F27689 ($429) that has them.
    Sounds like this is a one-off for WalMart with its own model number so as not to compete with other dealers. You might want to look up the specs for the F27689 and see how they compare with the WalMart set. Sounds like a good deal, though!
    Jan
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    I would tend to avoid any models produced by Thomson Consumer Electronics. They tend to be as reliable as a highly tuned Ferrari. If you want a better picture and peace of mind, consider the more reputable marques--such as Toshiba, Panasonic, Sony, etc.
     
  5. Travis Hedger

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    Jan, thanx for the reply. The model number you referenced seems to be exactly what the 27443 does, except it has no audio out. No biggie there. I was a bit puzzled as to why I could only find the info on google that pointed to walmart.com, and Target, and Sears all have the 27442 model.

    Anyways, its cheap and has a 90 day return policy so if I dont like it I can bring it back and go for a Panny for about $20 ish more.

    I went last night and put $100 on the set in lay away so I think by the end of the month I will be able to see how it does. Going from Composite video to Component will probably make me download in my pants! :b
     
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