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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jay_Scott, May 21, 2002.

  1. Jay_Scott

    Jay_Scott Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, having going from wanting the Grand Wega to Pio Elite 720 to the 75" or 65" Mits. I've narrowed it down to two choices.

    The 75" Mits & the 65" Mits.

    Here's the reason I am still stuck in limbo on what to get between the two. I'll probably be buying either one from Tweeters as they seem to have the better warranty.

    These are rough figures but close enough for this:

    Go with the $8500 75" Mits and wait a while on upgrading my surround.

    Go with the cheaper $6500 65" Mits and get the surround sond upgraded as well as just about anything else.

    I have surround as it is, but not like I want it. I'd like custom installation with speakers in the upper back corners and a sub on the floor. As it is now I have two very big Infinities on the floor and the rest is all Aiwa including the receiver. Mix and match stuff, but for $300 I was happy with it. Now I want something professional in the way of surround. I'm also upgrading my DVD as well to something with progressive scan.

    The Progressive Scan DVD comes no matter which way I go.

    So, is bigger better? 9" CRT's or go with the 7"? High price, big screen, & wait? Small price, smaller screen, & the whole nine on the sound system?

    Everytime I think I get close....I get stuck again.
     
  2. Marc Rochkind

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    What's the seating distance? For watching HDTV or high-quality widescreen DVDs, I like no more that 2 times the diagonal. That is similar to a movie-theater experience, and the resolution of the display can support it.
     
  3. Jay_Scott

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    About 10 feet, I guess.
     
  4. Marc Rochkind

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    OK... at 10 feet the 65 is about right. With the 75, you may find the seating too close for lower-quality 4:3 shows, for which a distance of 3 times the 4:3 diagonal is about right.

    Of course, my comments are only about the SIZE of the TVs. There are other differences, as you have noted.
     
  5. Jay_Scott

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    Well, with the factor that for the time being I'll be useing regular cable to watch TV on...I will eventually go with DirecTV (which I am guessing is a good service to go with? anyone? anyone?). Plus an Xbox & PS2 will be hooked up as well and TiVo.
     
  6. Earl J

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    Jay, I had a similar problem when I was shopping for a tv. I went the 65" Mits Diamond and am completely happy with the decision. I used the money I saved for a Denon 3802 an SVS subwoofer, and a dvd player. With your viewing distance, I think it would be optimal. To me, the difference in money wasn't worth the difference in size.

    Earl
     

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