Buying new TV - Do I really need to worry about DVI connections?

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  1. Cory O

    Cory O Auditioning

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    I've been looking at the 36" HDTV's to purchase but the Sonys and the JVC's are the only ones that have DVI connections. The sony is too big for my entertainment system and the JVC can't be bought around here. There are plenty of good sets from Toshiba and Panny I'd love to have but they have no DVI input. Does this really matter? I've heard all the talk about DVI and what it "might be" one day but I don't know if it needs to affect my decision now?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Depends on how long you keep the TV

    Many Toshibas are upgradable, and I believe Mitsubishi will upgrade your set for free

    If you want to be save, buy one with DVI, if you plan on replacing the TV within 5 years, feel safe without it I'd say isa good rule of thumb
     
  3. Chet Hayes

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    Mitsubishi will not upgrade your set for free and it doesn't appear that DVI is part of the upgrade. I saw a post where someone quoted more detail from Mitsubishi's upgrade promise. It included a list of possible things the upgrade might include, DVI was not one of them, nor was it listed in a recent discussion of the "promise module" in The Perfect View mag.

    No one can tell you for sure what's going to happen with DVI, the best you can do is learn the facts and make your own decision.
     
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    Pardon the ignorance...but what is DVI?
     
  5. Mark Giles

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    I'm wondering the same thing...
     
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    >>> Mitsubishi will not upgrade your set for free and it doesn't appear that DVI is part of the upgrade. I saw a post where someone quoted more detail from Mitsubishi's upgrade promise. It included a list of possible things the upgrade might include, DVI was not one of them, nor was it listed in a recent discussion of the "promise module" in The Perfect View mag.
     
  7. Mark Giles

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    Thx for the info Bruce...very informative![​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Bruce!
     

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