Do good TV's < $1000 still exist?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gerard Martin, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Gerard Martin

    Gerard Martin Second Unit

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    I have been trying to find a new TV,

    purchased a Sony KV27FV17 and found color purity and geometry

    problems, next a Sony KV35S42

    this time a bright circular spot in the

    center of the screen, next and last

    JVC's 36D302 perhaps the worst of all

    this set has major, serious geometry problems. My question for you is does

    a TV exist that meets the following.

    a. 36" DV TV

    b. Bright, clear, sharp picture without

    color problems.

    c. No geometry problems.

    d. Under $1000

    e. Reliable.

    f. Weight under 175 pounds.

    I understand this is alot to ask

    for it appears manufacturers spend more

    time trying to out do each other with

    features and less time with a good reliable product. Your suggestions if

    such a TV exists sincerely appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Steve WC

    Steve WC Stunt Coordinator

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    In the past 3Yrs I have purchased 3 TV's:

    Sony 32fv27- Took first one back- geometry problems

    Second also has problems but not near as bad!!

    20" jvc-- Green on tube (Only when totally black)

    took first one back!!

    Panasonic 20"--No problems.

    Stay away from flat screens.

    I like my panasonic the best.
     
  3. Jay Mitchosky

    Jay Mitchosky Producer

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    Moving to Displays Forum.
     
  4. David B O

    David B O Auditioning

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    The Akai 27 inch flat screen is an awesome TV. It's a rebaged version of a Samsung model. Sam's Club still has them for $379.
     
  5. Richard Burzynski

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    Sharp.

    Best "cheap" inexpensive tube TV brand in my book. Good picture: nice color decoder, very good geometry/convergence, and a nice filter (although not 3D). I bought one for my parents and recommended it to 2 friends. All are happy for past few years. Best Buy carries the brand so that you can go check 'em out.

    Good luck.

    Rich B.
     
  6. Brad_V

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    I don't think anyone makes a 36" TV that doesn't have geometry problems. It's just the nature of the beast.

    Having said that, I really like the JVC AV36230 (component inputs), and the Sharp RS400 looked pretty darn good for the price of $700 on sale.

    Actually, I was quite surprised when looking at the cheapie Sanyo Best Buy has for like $600-650 or whatever. Unlike that one, I think a lot of 36"'ers in that price range don't even have S-video.
     

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