Cheapest 36# TV with true 16:9 mode and prog. scan input?

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  1. MTrotter

    MTrotter Stunt Coordinator

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    I want a 36" set with a true anamorphic squeeze for my Panny RP91. Doesn't have to be HDTV ready, unless that is the only way I am going to get a progressive scan input. So far, I have only come up with Sony, which look great. I found out the Hitachi, which also looked real good, only scans 810i in their 16:9 mode.
     
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    As far as I know it must be an HDTV set to receive a progressive scan output from your RP91.
     
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    To display a 480p image, the set must conform to the ATSC standards. In other words, it must be "digital ready." A standard NTSC-based set cannot display progressive-scan images.
     
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    Thanks, guys, for the clarification. So, I need a HDTV-ready set. However, the Sony 36" HDTV-ready sets are getting up near the $2000 mark. At that point, I believe one can have the 46 and 47 inch Mits and Panny RPTVs. Can they approach the image quality of the Sony 36"?
     
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    Best Buy has the Toshiba 36HF71 on sale this week for $1709 at my local store (I assume the same price holds everywhere). It seems to get a generally good reception at HTF if you can get one with minimal geometric distortion. I've been tempted myself. I'm sure it can be purchased at a lower price elsewhere, but I don't know where.
     

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