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Discussion in 'Displays' started by AndrewB, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. AndrewB

    AndrewB Auditioning

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    I'm looking for a mid-30 inch flat screen either HDTV or HDTV ready. Somewhere close to the $1500 range. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Here's where to ask this question.

    What models interest you so far?
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    As it has been about nine or 10 months since I was actively looking my prices may be a bit off, but Samsung makes a 30”, 16:9 flat screen HDTV to which you will need an external ATSC tuner (for the HD and other digital signals). It is very nice and comes in at under $1,500 (probably less now).

    There were some reports from some owners about a noticeable vertical line or two in the display, but I have not experienced this flaw.

    The picture quality is quite good at this price point. DVDs look very fine, although I think that you would benefit from a progressive scan player here, as the line doubler is not so good as some other makes. I consider the fact that the only S-Video input is on the side of the set to be a drawback. But others may not feel this way.

    Panasonic also makes a 30”, 16:9, flat screen HDTV model that also needs an external tuner to be complete for HDTV. I consider its picture quality to be slightly superior to the Samsung, but it has been a while since I made the comparison. It cost about $1,700 and I expect that it might have dropped to your budget by now.

    I have no personal experience with this set.

    I expect that you would be pleased with either set.
     
  4. Bill Will

    Bill Will Screenwriter

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    If your looking for an HDTV I would wait because the "new" models of TV's are just starting to come out. Right now Sony has out a 34" Wide-Screen HDTV for around $2,000 & if the Sony is $2000 I'm sure other brands of 34" will be a lot less. Samsung is also suposed to be coming out with a 34" HDTV shortly. Again, I would wait for "ALL" the new models to come out & on any HDTV set I would make sure it has the "DVI" Input on it.
     
  5. Bob Kavanaugh

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    I'm going to have to recommend the Sony 32-HS500. You can get it at circuit city for around $1299. I have been more than pleased with mine. Click below for some pictures.
     
  6. Agustin

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    Check the samsung 32" is about $1200 is HD and 16:9
     

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