All these 32" tvs!

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  1. Greg Robertson

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    Ya'll are expensive people to talk to!
    So I'm in the market now for a 32" tv and all the ones I hear mentioned around here seem to cost upwards of $1000. Are there any in the sub-1k range that are worth looking at? I'd really like one with a 16:9 mode, if that's even possible.
    On another note, what websites should I be looking at for decent prices?
    Yeah, I'm out of the loop as far as current hardware goes. I hate to ask such a newbie-esque question, but it's been about a year since I've wandered over to the hardware forums and it's a bit overwhelming.
    Greg
     
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    The 32" Sony WEGA KV-32FS17 is $1099 at Best Buy. It has a 16:9 mode.
     
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    KV-32FS13 will be even less than that, with a slightly different enclosure, a little less speaker wattage, and also has the squeeze feature. I'd go with the 17 though, if you can swing it.
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    www.pricescan.com
    That will find you some low prices for online places. Also look into that sears price match post.
    -Son N.
     
  5. Kevin Webb

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    I would also add the new Philips 32" Flat Screen - 32PT81S. It has a 16:9 mode, component inputs, a/v outputs, solid picture. I just bought one over at Best Buy for $999. If you go to Pricescan.com, you can find places online that have it for under $900.
     
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    Couldn't be happier with my new 32FV27, it does the 16:9 squeeze automatically and the geometry is perfect, I also have not noticed any brightness issues. It retails for about 1,299. Also comes with wireless headphones.
     
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    Greg, it really depends on what other features you're looking for. You'll be hard pressed to find a flat tube 32 inch tv that does the 16x9 vertical compression trick (from the user menu, not the service level menu adjustments) for well under $1K. Your best bets are the lower end Sony Wegas (FS13, FS17, etc.) that have a manual squeeze feature and there is the Philips set that was mentioned. If you drop the 16x9 squeeze and flat tube requirements, then there are few more models that come in well under $1000 such as the Toshiba A series and the JVC D series.
    good luck,
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    James Eftekari: Wouldn't the MSRP on that KV-32FV27 be a bit higher? My KV-32FV26 MSRP'd at $1,600--and I got mine about five months ago for $1,400.
    Also, do you think we made a good choice, spending so much on NTSC-based direct-view sets? Reason I ask: I'm already seeing Toshiba 40H80s discounted down to $1,600. I bought my WEGA strictly as a transitional set to serve as my main display for about a year. Even though I love its performance, I'm wondering if I should've held out a few months and taken the plunge into ATSC. There is already an HD-capable Samsung 32-inch direct-view set with an MSRP of $1,600--same as last year's Sony FV26! (And some close friends of mine have already upgraded to a Tosh 56H80--and I'm feeling inferior!)
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  10. Greg Robertson

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    Yeah, that's kinda what I figured. I'd really like a Sony 32FV27. Maybe I'll just have to 're-evaluate' my budget a little. [​IMG] Of course then I'm thinking for only about 500 or so more there's that toshiba 40 inch... This forum is dangerous I tell ya!
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    James Eftekari:
    "... I'm wondering if I should've held out a few months and taken the plunge into ATSC. There is already an HD-capable Samsung 32-inch direct-view set with an MSRP of $1,600--same as last year's Sony FV26! (And some close friends of mine have already upgraded to a Tosh 56H80--and I'm feeling inferior!)"
    Sorry, but what is ATSC? What's the model number of the Samsung 32" direct-view you mentioned? I'm looking to buy a 32" HD-capable flat tube, and would liketo spend around $1300. It has to have user-selectable 16:9 squeeze (which I beleive they call "veritcal compression".... which I've concluded is what they add to 4:3 tvs that allows them to call them "HDTV" since the HDTV spec calls for 16:9 displayed at a minimum of 800 lines even letterboxed on 4:3 sets... but I digress.)
     
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    ATSC is the standard on which Digital/HDTV is based in the US
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