Help finding displays within specific dimensions

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  1. DanielBar

    DanielBar Auditioning

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    I've begining research into the HDTV world as my wife and I would like to upgrade our current 28" tv. My major issue is that I'm having trouble finding a larger display that fits in the cabinet dimensions we currently own. I've scoured the internet but cannot find a resource which lists displays by their dimensions so that I can find a starting point for our research so I thought I'd try you guys.

    I'd like the display to be larger than the current 4:3 28".
    I'd like HDTV capability.
    Would prefer widescreen to 4:3, but this seems problematic.
    Dimensions must be less than or equal to 39" wide X 19" deep X 33" tall.
    Technology type is less important, as this is a research starting point, basically, it just has to fit.

    Anyone have any ideas or better yet a centralized source of up to date models by their dimensions? Thanks so much!
    -DanielBar
     
  2. Brad E

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    I'd recommend a projector and a 120" screen that pulls down in front of your cabinet.
    Keep the 28" for watching standard TV.
    All depends on your room and setup of course, but the "it just has to fit" doesn't work for me.
    Is the cabinet built into the wall? Maybe it could be modified without too much trouble.
    If not, get rid of it and get the display you really want.
    Don't be a slave to your cabinet.[​IMG]
     
  3. DanielBar

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    Pull down screen and projector are not options (not willing to hang stuff on the ceiling) as well as a large sliding glass door in the room which would likely hinder a good projection picture. As far as the cabinet, its new, and is as large as will fit next to our fireplace mantel. Not to mention I actually like the cabinet a lot. So, we're back to the original question, is there an HDTV set, preferably larger than 28", preferably widescreen which will fit?

    Thanks!
     
  4. MikeHerbst

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    You got big problems. The width alone is going to cause you some major issues, but the depth is also extremely limited.

    I'm in a similar boat, but at least I'm only width limited (40.5" for me).

    The problem you'll find is that the majority of TV's you'll find with less than a 39" width will have to be less than 40" screen-size, which means direct-view or expensive flat panel displays. (RP is out, they're not made that small)

    Then depth becomes your problem. All the direct-view sets I can think of (and the one RPTV that's narrower than your requirement, the Mitsu WT-42315) are all like 25" deep, unless you stick to the smaller sizes.

    In fact, I think 27" is probably the biggest directview you can manage with that depth. (28" isn't a standard size, BTW) My 32" Panny is deeper than 19", its the "next size up" for that sort of box.


    As for how to find the dimensions, nobody I know of sorts them by those dimensions, but all of the chainstore websites (CircuitCity, BestBuy, GoodGuys, Tweeter, etc.) list the dimensions for their TVs SOMEWHERE. Its not always on the front TV page, sometimes you have to click on a "Specifications" tab somewhere on the page to get the exact measurements, but they're all there.
     
  5. DanielBar

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    Well, I didn't want to, but there's a knock-out designed into the back of the cabinet, so more depth ought to be acceptible. Thus making the primary requirement the width and height of the set. Any more thoughts out there?
     

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