Biggest/Best TV I can fit in 40.5" wide cabinet?

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  1. DerekF

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    Biggest/Best TV I can fit in 40.5" wide cabinet?
    Due to space constraints with a built-in entertainment unit, I have floor-to-ceiling height available, but only 40.5" in width to fit the biggest/best possible picture I can. Cost is not really an object (but let's not get carried away!![​IMG] )
    Any suggestions?
    Seating distance is about 10'. Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. DougR

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    I had about the same Width constraints . I went with a Toshiba 42h82
    " 39-3/8" wide "
     
  3. Jim FC

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    Sony's 34" 16:9 XBR will fit in there. So will Sony's 4:3 36" XBR. Both TVs are direct-view (tube) sets, and both in the $2500 range.
     
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    Sony XBR flatscreen is the way to go for those dimensions....
     
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    Yes, the 34XBR800 16x9 or 36XBR800 4x3 is best depending what your viewing habbits are. More DVD's and HD=16x9, more cable/sat/VHS=4x3.
     
  6. DerekF

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    Thanks for your input guys! I'm leaning toward the 36" XBR 800. There is a lot of off-axis seating, and I play a ton of video games (potential burn-in issues), so the RPTV may not be my best choice...

    ...would I be accurate in saying that in comparing the 36XBR800 Vs the best 43" RPTV, the XBR would win?
     
  7. Jim FC

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    Depends on what you're comparing. It's like comparing an SUV to a sports car... each does its own thing pretty well. RPTVs typically have more accurate color and larger size, direct-view sets have better brightness and viewing angle. Which one would "win" is largely up to you to decide.
     

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