Looking for the best "bang for the buck" HD picture tube TV

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Rob Varto, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    Title says it all. Im willing to spend $1800 max. for a HD picture tube TV - widescreen is a must. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Chris_Cur

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    You might want to look for a 40" Sony; it's a 4:3 TV, but its widescreen mode is the same size as a 34" 16:9 TV. You can find the old model ( KV40XBR700 ) cheap, and you might be able to find the new model ( KV40XBR800 ) for a good price. The 800 has a DVI input, while the 700 doesn't.
     
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    I agree. The 800 might be your best bet. You could also look at the 34" HS510. Both sets would do you fine and would be available at $1800.
     
  4. Bryan J

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    The 34" and 40" are good TVs. However, I have owned the Sony KP46WT500 for almost a year and love it. It can be purchased for around 1400, is relatively light for a RP-CRT(~140 lbs), has DVI, and a fabulous picture after calibration. This year's model is the 510.

    I suppose the size of your viewing room might also determine how large you are willing to go. This 46" is somewhat of a tweener, but there are also 51 and 57" sets. Happy shopping.

    peace,
    bryan
     
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    I bought a Sony Wega XBR800 36" HDTV and it has a great picture!!!!! the more I shop and look at other HDTV's I realize how good a picutre Sony makes. the new sonys are suppose to have more lines but from where I sit there is no way it would make such a difference.

    I got my XBR for $1100.00 new in box. look around... old models new in box can be found cheap. I found one!
     

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