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HDTV or 36" Analog TV

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Johnson, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson Auditioning

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    Ive been reading this forum for awhile, but havent posted anything. Just want to say thanks for all the valuable info [​IMG]
    Anyways my question is I have a family room that is about 11 from the TV. I have read that the optimal distance for 36 is I think 11 feet.
    My dilemma is that I dont wether to get a 32' HDTV Samsung or a 36' analog tv (looking at Sony,Toshiba) which will be in my price range...$1400.00
    Will the extra four inches make a big difference or should I go with the better picture (HDTV)
    Any suggestions will be appriciated. Right now Im leaning towards the HDTV because of my Xbox.
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    Are you married to direct view? I only ask because the 47" Panny Rear Projection HDTV can be had for ~1400.
     
  3. Mark Johnson

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    No, But where my TV sets is only 47" W x 58" D x 24", Depth is what really a factor as when I look for a 36" analog it usually about a inche too long.

    Ill check out that panasonic, but Im sure it wont fit.

    Does a 36" make a big difference for the distance I will be watching? Or would it be best to get the last technology ir HDTV (samsung)?
     
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  5. Jack Briggs

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    Always go for the better picture quality over screen real estate. At the price range you're considering, get the latest technology--not a big set that's NTSC-only.
     
  6. Arthur S

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    I hate to disagree with Jack Briggs, however, from 11 feet the larger picture will have much more impact than the HD capability on a 32 inch set. You can get a good 36 inch tube for $700 from SAMS Club, BJs, and other places as well.

    If you were going to be sitting closer, a HD ready TV would be better to eliminate the horizontal scanning lines.

    Arte
     
  7. Jack Briggs

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    Arthur, you're allowed to disagree with me sir! Mark needs more than one opinion. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mark Johnson

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    Thanks guys! More opinons is always good! Except for someone living in LA...Ya beat my Kings! j/k


    Im really at a empasse deciding between a 36 analog and a 32'HDTV.
     

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