Help me help my dad spend $2000-$2500 on a new tv!

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  1. George_W_K

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    My dad's trusty Phillips tv he's had since I was in middle school, finally died yesterday. For the past year, it would take at least 10 minutes to even throw on a picture after you'd turn it on, but he kept on telling me that he didn't watch too much tv, so he'd be ok. But, of course, now it's a big deal and he'd like my help. However, since I've bought a projector, I really haven't been doing research on the latest tvs.

    My dad doesn't want to spend too much more than $2000, but said he'd go up to $2500 if need be. What are some models that I should look into?

    Here are some of his criteria:

    16 X 9 aspect ratio
    HDTV compatible
    NOT rear projection

    Thanks for any help that you can give me, I appreciate it as always.

    George
     
  2. John S

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    Seems an excellent candidate for ED Plasma.
     
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    is this a typo?


    what size range is he looking at?
     
  4. Leo Kerr

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    Well, the obvious solution, of course:

    front projection!

    Leo
     
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    Thanks for the reply so far guys. Let me state this better, he isn't looking for a CRT rear projection. Sorry for the confusion.:b
     
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    JVC DILA is the best of the bunch IMHO at that price range but its near if not over his budget by a little bit. At $2k to $2500 he is really pushing it if he thinks he can get an LCD or DLP for that. At the very most he is looking at the Panasonic LCD and I personally don't like it. The JVC is exceptional IMHO but I think its near $3k.

    Panasonic's EDTV Plasma is another option but you do have to worry about burn in as well as the fact its EDTV(NOT HDTV).
     

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