Any thoughts on the Panasonic CT-34WX54?

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  1. Chad Ellinger

    Chad Ellinger Second Unit

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    I have been looking at 30- and 34-inch widescreen HDTVs for about a month now. My room is about 11'x14' in my new apartment, and I am going to be upgrading from a non-HD 32" JVC. I like the widescreen aspect ratio, but 30" seems tiny to me. For 34", my options seem to be:

    Sony KV-34HS420 $1599 - $100 rebate
    Panasonic CT-34WX54 $1399 - $100 rebate
    Toshiba 34HF83 $1499

    I love Sony PQ in general, but for $1299, the Panasonic seems like a steal. Does anyone have any experience with this model? Any other thoughts/advice?
     
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    Not sure of the Panny Tv's, never owned one. Although in my opinion Sony direct views can't be beat.
     
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    Why not the Sony KV34XBR910? Many folks consider it the best TV, period. It should be around 1800-1900$.
     
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    The XBR is very nice, but just a bit out of my budget range. In fact, even the HS420 is a bit over budget for me. One of the reasons that I like the Panasonic is the fact that I can get the 34" size without spending too much more than a 30".
     
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    I looked at the panny yesterday, great looking set, and a little better qc than sony right now (at least from people I've talked to)
     
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    I currently have a CT-34WX54 for 14 days now. I love it for DVD, but not SD. I don't have HD Direct TV & wasn't planning on it for a while. So far I can't stand SD on every Widescreen TV I've tried so far. I may go back to Analog until there's more HD programming. I'm very disappointed that the TV manufactures didn't spend more time on SD for their current Widescreen TVs until everything is HD.

    PS I only bought a new TV because my 10 year old Sony 32" died.
     

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