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help to pick a new widescreen..... please

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Lenny, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. Lenny

    Lenny Auditioning

    May 20, 1999
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    Need some help, please.
    I am looking to purchase a widescreen and after reading page after page.... I am still at a loss.
    I think I have pretty much settled for about a 55" screen.
    My viewing distance is about 9', and I think a 65" screen would be too much for this short of a distance. But if I'm wrong, please let me know.
    I am currently considering the Mits WS-55907, which is the 55" Diamond series. One of my other options is the Toshiba 57H81. There is a good $1000 price difference in between the 2 sets, and I question whether the Mits is worth the extra grand. I am actually considering any sets sold at Best Buy or any Mits set, because of great no-interest financing deals.
    If I go with the Toshiba, I'll be able to upgrade my DVD player. I was thinking of picking up the Sony 700P, but after doing some reading, the opinions are really mixed, if not leaning a little towards the negative side.
    My current setup is the Toshiba SD-3109 DVD Player and a Toshiba 36" CN36H95 Direct View TV.
    I do like the 2-disc capability of my DVD player, so that's one of the drawbacks of upgrading to the Sony. But I do want to take full advantage of the capabilities of the new TV. I don't know if I can find a multi-disc progressive scan DVD Player at Best Buy, I didn't really see one on their website.
    So please help me make the decision between a new DVD player / widescreen TV at Best Buy or a new MITS.
    Thanks for your help
  2. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

    Jun 11, 1999
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    You ought to move this to the HDTV section.
    I'd wait until the DVI and FireWire digital connection battle stops.
    Stop HDCP and 5C-- Your rights are at risk!

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