Looking for advice on HDTV-ready set 47" or larger.

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  1. Won

    Won Auditioning

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    I am interested in upgrading to a HDTV-ready projection set.
    Requirements:
    -a budget of $1800
    -that it be larger than 47".
    -affordable, but not lacking on quality and refinement.
    -a nice/long warranty wouldn't be bad either.

    Should I go JVC, Panasonic, Phillips, Hitachi, etc...?

    The television would be used for everything (movies & TV)

    Any suggestion's are greatly appreciated.


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  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Let's start, Won, by asking what appeals to you so far. Are there any models that strike your fancy, and if so, why? What have your searches on the boards yielded so far?

    By now, of course, you know that a certain 47-inch RPTV gets talked about more than most around here. Has this set piqued your interest?
     
  3. Calvin_Su

    Calvin_Su Stunt Coordinator

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    The Panasonic 53WX42 model is a good bang for the buck. It's 53", and it's retail price is $1800, but in the past month it's been on sale prices from $1700 to $1600 all the way down to $1499.
     
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    Won Auditioning

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    I was thinking about these sets:

    -Phillips 55" TV Model: 55PP9352

    -Samsung 55" Model: HCM-5525W

    -Mitsubishi 55": WS-A55

    -Panasonic 53": PT-53WX42

    -Toshiba 50": 50H82

    Since best buy does not have their units optimized, I can't make a judgement in store.

    Is their any advice out there for this HDTV newbie?

    Are there any sites that have lower prices?

    Thanks,

    Won
     
  5. Theron Shaffer

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    I am in the exact same boat as you...same budget, same criteria except I want to make sure it also does not lock into full screen mode when fed a progressive source. I am also considering the Sony 4:3 53" set because it would give a 47" widescreen with squeeze.

    Let me know what you decide and why....I would appreciate it.
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm also in a similar situation, except I've made up my mind.

    I'm going for the Panasonic PT-47WX42. I can get one of these to the door for $1,600. That leaves me some head room for an ISF calibration.

    -B
     
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    I have the Samsung HCM-5525W, and I am very happy with it. I think it's picture blows away everything else in the price range. The only issue is that this set does not have DVI input. Not currently a problem, but at some future point, I may want to buy something that requires it.

    /Mitchell
     

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