Best bang for the buck 27" TV? Your help needed.

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  1. SteveSpoon

    SteveSpoon Stunt Coordinator

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    Doesn't have to do anything special since the home theater stuff is all down in the basement. Just need a good TV for upstairs. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Steve
     
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    JVC is pretty nice.
     
  3. Iver

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    Back in the late 1980's I bought a basic Sharp 27-inch TV (RF, composite, L/R audio inputs; L/R audio outs) and was very pleased with it. Picture quality was very good to excellent.

    The same TV is still working fine.

    Just casually looking at Sharp in-store displays, the PQ at least still seems quite good. Can't predict the reliability.

    For a little bit more than those super-cheap sets, such as Apex, the Sharp provides just about as much quality as you can expect with an NTSC TV. At regular, non-sale prices, you can easily find a 27-inch entry-level Sharp for $300, 32-inch for $450.

    Sharp makes fancier sets but these start to get up into the price range of TV's like Sony so at that point you might as well just go with a Sony. But for low-priced entry-level the Sharps are good.
     
  4. Kirk Patrick

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    I have a 27" Sony Wega and nothing touches it for clarity and sharpness.

    For DVD's the 16x9/anamorphic mode makes them look as good as high-def in my opinion.

    The DVD picture of course is pretty small but quite manageable if you sit about 5-6 feet away.
     
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    I bought a 27" JVC about five years ago and I'm still pleasantly surprised by the PQ especially when watching DVDs as compared to other 27" sets. It'll be a nice addition to our bedroom now that I took the RPTV plunge.
     
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    Nothing beats the Zenith C27V36 for pure value. It is an HDTV with a DVI input, PIP, a faroudja line doubler, and many other features. It can be had a Circuit City on sale quite often for $599. I just picked it up this weekend, and I am VERY impressed with this TV.

    If you are interested in HiDef at this price, it is well worth it.
     

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