inexpensive hdtv suggestions

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  1. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    I'm sort of in the market for a hdtv. My tuner died recently, and I'd like to get a replacement before the season starts. My current display does not support hdcp, and for those reasons, I'd like to get a new display, relegating the old to computer use.

    Here are my requirements.

    16x9: I like my black bars thin.
    720p: I hate interlacing.
    Size matters not: In fact, I'd like to be able to move it easily.
    Inexpensive: Well under $1000
    DVI or HDMI: My Oppo has substantially better digital outputs than analog. Also useful if I ever buy into BRD or HDDVD.

    HDCP support: unencrypted is for an ideal world. Do you know how bloody hard it is to get non-compliant gear?

    1280x720: 1366x768 adds yet another layer of scaling.

    ATSC tuner built in: I don't watch cable, but ota is/was the cat's pajamas.

    spdif output: a must for dolby digital 3/2.1 ...

    Standalone. My computer is a Mac, and it's in the other room.

    And there you have it. Can it be done?

    (an ieee1394 out would be nice, but...)
     
  2. orestes

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    I like this samsung which is under $1000 at circuitcity.

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsu...oductDetail.do

    it is just a 30" HDTV unit, and it is under $760. I hope this helps. One good thing about this unit is that you will not have any need for convergence like the DLP HDTV (RPTV), which is a pain in the butt to do.

    Regards,
    orestes
     
  3. JeremyErwin

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    I looked at the CRTs-- the flicker bothered me. I ended up getting a 27" Viewsonic N-2751W LCD, and I'll just live with 768p.

    I suppose size does matter-- "The battle of Pellanor Fields" took on a whole new dimension.
     

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