does this type of tv exist?

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  1. Bill Adlhoch

    Bill Adlhoch Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking for a direct view flat screen 27" television that can handle the output of a progressive scan DVD player via component inputs

    It does NOT need to handle 720P or 1080I HDTV (would push the price up too far), just handle 480P (via my dvd player)

    are there any sets out there that meet my need?
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    Zenith has a 27" one that also takes 1080i as well ...

    Regards
     
  3. Bill Adlhoch

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    Micheal,

    that would make it an HDTV (and out of range of what i am looking to spend )

    i am looking to keep the price 750 or less
     
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    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    To handle progressive, you will need a DTV, or HDTV-ready set. These will likely be beyond your $750 price range.
     
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    I think Samsung might make what they call an EDTV (Enhanced Definition) that only handles 480p. I recall it being 800 I think...check Samsung's website for specs.
     
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    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    I know Sony makes a 32" wega for only like 800.00 that has component but you want a 27", and I think I found one for 700.00 at circuit city its a 27" wega flat screen with component in..... hope this helps
     
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    Sampo makes an HD capable 27" set with dual PAL and NTSC tuners and has a VGA input(HD must come from VGA). DVDs look fantastic on it!
     
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    Looks like Jeff and I are forced to agree yet again!
    The Sampo is winning rave reviews from The Perfect Vision. And I've seen them in action: nice.
    The only caveat, I would think, is the fact Sampo uses notch filters instead of the more common comb filters--due to its being able to handle PAL signals. But think about it: With a Sampo, you'd be able to buy a Region 2 DVD player, and play the unedited, uncensored Region 2 version of Eyes Wide Shut (mentioning this film puts Jeff and me back in our adversarial mode! [​IMG]).
     
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    Samsung has a 27 inch that does 480p and 1080i..MSRP is 899 and could probably be had for around 800..Apex is coming out with some under 30 inch HD ready sets this fall...The 27 inch is suppose to be in the 700 range...However based on Apex's dvd player performance I would be a little hesitant about purchasing an Apex TV..
     
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    Never heard of Sampo. Where do they sell these? Any retailers in Canada?
     
  11. Joey B

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    Phillips also makes a "DVD-Ready" 27" set. It sells for less than $300 at costco, a little more at other stores.
     

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