Cheepest HDTV 16x9 set?

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  1. Grady Hollums

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    In about three years is when I would have about $1600 - $1800 to buy a 16x9 HDTV for my home. So what should I be looking for and how cheep can I expect to get them for?
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  2. Alvin Lau

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    You know, I'm not sure there's a good answer to your question. Three years in consumer electronics time is almost an eternity, as technology changes so much, so fast.
    I will say, however, that in general, try to find a set that allows as much user control over the hidden service menus as possible. Most displays come from the factory with their settings all skewed toward producing a bright, colorful display, regardless of proper NTSC standards.
    Personally, I just bought a Mitsubishi WT-46807 for around $2000 and I'm very happy with it. I'd imagine that in three years, a HDTV set of the same size will be better and cheaper.
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  3. Jason Merrick

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    I was surprised to see at Circuit City this evening an RCA HDTV 16x9 set for $2899 with a built-in HD-decoder and a built-in DirecTV decoder... pretty cool!
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  4. Charles Dodge

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    I bought my second 16x9 television a couple of months ago. a direct view 30" Samsung for $1850. So, there certainly are 16x9 sets in this price range already.
    I bought my first 16x9 set in early 1999. A 65" Mits set for $6000. This past weekend I saw a 65" Mits set for $3500, or slightly over 40% less in two years. It wouldn't surprise me to see prices continue to drop at this rate for the next couple of years as sales volume continues to grow dramatically.
    If prices continue to drop at that rate, by 2003 a 30" 16x9 set might be around $1100 and a 65" set about $2100.
     
  5. JohnnyG

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    In 3 years time you'll be able to buy a pair of glasses for a few bucks at the corner store that projects a 100" high-definition image right into your eyeballs! No fooling!
    Ok, maybe some fooling [​IMG]
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