any opinions on this sony lcd tv?

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  1. todd stone

    todd stone Screenwriter

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    looking to play games and watch movies on it

    sony klv23hr $1199
    http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Sony_KLV_23HR1

    Key Features
    Flat Panel Type LCD

    Screen Size 23 inch

    Digital TV Standard HDTV Monitor / HDTV-Ready

    Display Resolution 1280 x 768 pixels
    Display Capabilities
    Display Format 1080i (HDTV), 720p (HDTV), 480p (EDTV), 480i (SDTV)

    Digital TV Standard HDTV Monitor / HDTV-Ready - Requires separate receiver to view HDTV signals.

    Built-in Tuner NTSC

    Aspect Ratio 16:9, 4:3 Enhanced
    Remote Control
    Remote Control Multibrand

    Illuminated Remote Non-Illuminated
    Image Quality
    Comb Filter 3DYC / 3D Digital

    Display Resolution 1280 x 768 pixels

    Output Color 16.7 million colors

    Adjustable Color Temperature With Adjustable Color Temperature
    Audio Features
    Audio Type Stereo

    Audio Output Variable / Fixed

    MTS Stereo With MTS Stereo

    Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) With SAP
    Technical Features
    Picture in Picture Without PIP

    Parental Control V-Chip

    Sleep Timer With Sleep Timer

    Energy Star Compliant Energy Star Compliant
    Connectors
    Rear Input Connectors S-Video x 1, Component x 1, Composite x 1, Audio (RCA) x 2, RF x 1

    Front Input Connectors S-Video x 1, Composite x 1, Audio (RCA) x 1

    Rear Output Connectors Audio (RCA) x 1

    Headphone Jack Without Headphone Jack
    Screen Text
    OSD Languages English, French, Spanish

    Channel Labels Without Channel Labels

    Closed Caption on Mute With Closed Caption On Mute
    Speakers
    Number of Speakers 2 Speakers

    Speaker Power 2 x 4 Watt
    Dimensions
    Width 23.7 in.

    Depth 7.2 in.

    Height 19.6 in.

    Weight 17.19 lb.
    Warranty
    Overall Warranty 1 Year
    Miscellaneous
    Cabinet Color Black, Silver

    Included Accessories Remote Control Batteries

    Product ID 20809295
     
  2. Shane Martin

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    Here's how I look at it:

    1. Its ~ $ 1200 for a 23" TV. A 32" Tube is way cheaper then.

    2. It has no DVI/HDMI Input. Bad news if you ever plan to hook up an HD DVD/Blu Ray Player to it.

    3. It costs about $300 less than my 55" CRT set so the value is not there at all. It's cute though.


    FWIW, Dell has a 1600x1200 LCD monitor for a computer coming out that is $1199 or $1299. you could then receive signals if you bought a TV Card for your PC. Another option is all.

    If its a primary display that you don't want to deal with a computer, then I think you should rethink the purchase and go with either a 32" CRT for a few hundred less with HDMi/DVI HDCP input or save up a few more hundred and figure out a way to squeeze in a 51" Sony/Hitachi/Toshiba/Mitsubishi CRT.

    The screen size difference will more than make up for the size. At worse case, you'd have a few hundred in your pocket more and 50% more screen size.
     
  3. todd stone

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    I was thinking of this for my L-DESK so I can watch TV or play xbox/ps2 at my computer desk.

    My main tv is a 42" sony.
     
  4. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    The Dell is going to be a 24". AFAIK, It will be 1600x1200 and HDCP/DVI compatible however I don't think it has a tuner.

    Since this is going to be a 2ndary set, it still quite expensive for what it is...

    Then again for what you plan on using it for, its not too bad.
     

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