Looking for a ~43" 4x3 HDTV for ~$1500

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  1. Jason Harbaugh

    Jason Harbaugh Cinematographer

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    *Gasp* I'm actually looking to buy a 4x3 HDTV. The reasoning is that all my widescreen material will be viewed on my NEC LT150 FP so this new set is basically for daily viewing, video games and 4x3 dvd's. Stuff that I don't want to waste precious lamp time with on the projector.

    I can only fit a 45" max wide cabinet.

    From what I've seen so far there is the Sony KP-43HT20
    and Hitachi 43FDX10B. Both are right at $1500 but and have fairly good reviews. Although the Hitachi is very slow to change channels. 2 seconds from what I could tell. That is probably a deal killer right there.

    Are there any other sets I should be looking at? I'm not totally against getting a 16x9 set either. Stretching a 4x3 image isn't that big of a deal to me.

    All I really need is an EDTV capable of 480p. Does anyone make such a set or is an HD ready tv the only way to go?
     
  2. Jerry Klawiter

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    You may want to take a look at the Toshiba 36HF71 36" HDTV.
    It's a 4x3 and I believe it's on closeout right now.
    Price around
     
  3. BradZ

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    toshiba also has a 43" 4:3 HDready set. 43H71.
     
  4. Jason Harbaugh

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    How is Toshiba in terms of quality for their HD sets? I've used their products before but not their televisions.
     
  5. Jerry Klawiter

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    Jason,
    I have the 36" set above.
    We love it, This is a direct view set not a RPTV like that 43H71.
    We also have a Mitsubishi Diamond RPTV.
    But with kid's in the home and video games, a RPTV
    gave use concern of CRT burn, so the kids do not use the RPTV set for the games.
    When we want to see movies in a larger scale we use the Yamaha DPX-1 on a 103" 16x9 screen.
    Back to your answer.
    We have had many Toshiba's over the years without a problem with any of them.
     

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