Buying a 4:3 RPTV for wedding gift...HELP

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  1. Geordy

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    I am going down as the greatest brother in history, for I am purchasing a home theater system for my sister's wedding.
    For the TV, I think that they would be pleased with a 4:3 (I don't think they would particularly care for a 16:9, plus it'll be easier on my wallet).
    Here is what I am looking for:
    1) No protective screen (they do have a dog, but don't you think the glare outweighs the dog factor?)
    2) Component inputs
    3) digital comb filter
    4) at least 43"
    5) keep it under $1500
    6) oh, if it can do the squeeze for 16:9 material, that would be great
    I don't need the newest models, and would be happy to go on closeout sales. On-line purchases are fine, so long as it is from a reputable dealer. Or if you know of one in the Philly area, that would be great.
    Thanks
    Geordy
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  2. Matt_Stevens

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    quote: 4) 16x9 function 5) keep it under $1500[/quote]
    At that price, not gonna happen. The only 4:3 RPTV's that do that under 3K are the Sony & Toshiba HDTV ready models. Both are about $2100 retail ($2200 to $2600 list).
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  3. Michael St. Clair

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    KP53HS10 is selling as low as $1800. Try to get a price match somewhere that they have a discount for signing up for a credit card...you might get close to $1500 that way.
     
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    i think you could find a few of the toshiba's in your price range with a little research...try mysimon.com. also, costco and sam's club sometimes has some of these in stock at killer prices.
     
  5. Geordy

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    I need it to start below 1500...I saw Toshiba 50A50 on pricescan.com for $1150...anyone know if it is any good?
    Does anyone know how to tell which Toshiba models come with the glare-causing protective screen?
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    [Edited last by Geordy on August 19, 2001 at 09:22 PM]
     

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