Best TV for under $1,500 for viewing dvds?

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  1. BrentJ

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    Im looking to upgrade to a widerscreen tv that fits most of todays dvds. Anyone have a suggestion on one to get? I can't go much over $1500. Thanks
     
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    I don't have the best knowledge on this forum, but I think most or all widescreen televisions are upwards of $3000 in major retail stores. You could probably find slightly cheaper prices online.

    I'm not 100% confident with my reply, so someone jump in here if I'm out of line.
     
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    They aren't really. You can get the 47" Panasonic (which is a forum favorite) for under 1500.
     
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    Oooohhh, sorry. I didn't think about projection screens.

    My apologies.
     
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    The RCA 38 inch widescreen direct view with built in Direct TV and HD decoder, all 200+ lbs., is being closed out at a lot of places for under $2k too. Best Buy has an open box but for $1,699 and if you have a 10% off coupon (my friend indicated he did for this weekend) then the cost would be in the ball park as well.
     
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    For DVDs a rear projection widescreen is the way to go. You should be able to get both the Panasonic 47" and the Toshiba 42" under $2000, probably others also, I just haven't been keeping up with RPTVs lately.
    As far as online shopping check out www.consumer-direct.com and www.onecall.com just to get some idea.
    I notice One Call has the Panasonic 47" for $1529 including shipping and the Tosh 42" for about the same price.
     
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    My Grandpa got his 40" (or 42"?)Toshiba for around $1500+tax, and that's an HD-Ready model at Electronic Express.
     
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    Craig, you can get the 47" Panny for 1399 with free shipping...I just checked.
     
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    Well Samsung makes a widescreen 30 inch set under 1500
     
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    That's still pretty expensive considering you can go 17" bigger for the same (or lower) price.
     
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    Yeah it is a matter of wanting a glass widescreen over a RPTV though.

    Where can you get a 17inch bigger set for cheaper? I noticed you said you can get the Panasonic for 1399.
     

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