Best TV for the price range of $400-$500?

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  1. Patrick_F

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    Unfortunately, my old 32" TV suddenly went poof and I'm looking at replacing it soon. I haven't looked at TVs in such a long while that I have no idea what to look for. I would like widescreen for the movies if my price range can afford it.
     
  2. CaseyLS

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    Patrick,
    I just bought a 32" RCA that fits in your price range. It has component video inputs and all that jazz. Unfortunately, I had trouble finding anything in HD or widescreen so that will probably be out of the question.
    Casey Stoddard
     
  3. Ning Wong

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    if u can find a 27" wega u can get the 16:9 squeeze. [​IMG]
    they should run that price.
     
  4. Adam Bluhm

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    Yeah. I recently returned a Samsung (not really a bad tv) and bought a Sony 27" flat screen Trinitron. Though it's not yet properly calibrated, I'm happy with it. I paid around $470 at Best Buy before tax.
     
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    The Akai CFT2790 27" is a rebadged Samsung TXL2791F, and is now down to $299 at Sam's Club.
    It has the 16:9 squeeze, flat screen, and it looks great! Just needs to be adjusted - the default picture setting is terrible. After adjustment, its very nice.
    I bought mine back when they were $369, which was still a great deal, and am very happy with it.
    Some good info here in this thread about it: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...=&pagenumber=1
     
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    Find a friend that works for Sony. I got my 32 vega for $800
     
  7. Ning Wong

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    my friend used to work for Sony 'til they laid him off. [​IMG]
    i had a sony but then i returned it and got the TAU>
    I think it has better picture than the wega.
    but that's just me
     
  8. Brian Johnson

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    If you are looking for a replacement 32 inch. In the sub-$500 department I would recommend the JVC AV32-330
    http://www.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL026904
    I know I stole mine at $450 or so. I bought mine locally from an ABC Warehouse (area electronics chain) I'm sure most vendors will work with you on price.
    Perfect TV for my needs. Great Picture. Factory default settings are suprisingly close to perfect calibration.
     

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