buying new 36" flatscreen - go analog or digital

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  1. Cory O

    Cory O Auditioning

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    I'm fixing to buy a new TV set hopefully this weekend and upgrade from my 27". I want a 4:3 flat screen to use as the primary TV in our house. Our living room is small, so we need to stick with a tube TV. My wife and I watch about 85% digital cable, 15% DVD. After watching widescreen DVD's on a 27" TV for 2 years, we've decided we needed the extra screen. I looked at digital TV's for the longest time but started looking at the Analog Wega's because of the 16:9 mode. I started straying away from the digital sets because I heard about the complaints of watching cable through them. People were bringing them home and were disappointed in them because they showed all of the cable flaws on the screen. I know DVD's will look better on the digital set but if that's only making up 15% of my time, I'd rather have the good cable picture. Just need to know if I'm moving in the right direction for my needs!
     
  2. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

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    Having owned a 53" HD TV for over a year and watching cable on a daily basis - go with the digital. I like Sony, but I don't know that they have fixed their uneven brightness problem. I'd look at Toshiba and Panasonic.
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Well, call the media--I agree with Jim here! [​IMG]
    Hey, I have an FV-series WEGA, which I purchased for the 16:9 mode, and now I am seeing HD-capable direct-views selling for less than I paid. So, yes, definitely go with a prog scan-capable set. It's the future, and it's best to get a head start.
     

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