My Parents are Buying a TV...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jesse Doe, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Jesse Doe

    Jesse Doe Auditioning

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    Hi Guys,

    The grand day has arrived...my parents are buying a new TV and DVD player!

    I'd love any suggestions as to a decent 3:4 direct view TV that they could get...something where the greys are decent and the reds aren't neon. (I'll try and get them set up as best I can with my Video Essentials disk, but no way I can talk them into calibrating the thing)!

    We're talking about an $800 run to Best Buy here.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jesse
     
  2. Jesse Doe

    Jesse Doe Auditioning

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    No one? Is this the right forum to post this question...or should I try the beginners forum?
     
  3. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

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    Just so you dont feel left out I will post a reply.

    are you looking for 800 for both the TV and DVD player?

    if so i cant give you any advice on the tv, but im sure for around 500 or so you could get a nice toshiba (best bang for your buck if you ask me)

    as far as a dvd player goes, you should be able to get a panasonic RP-91 for about 400-450 best buy you would ever make... but i suppose thats a little steep given your budget so i suggest looking at the RP-82 its much cheaper and technically the specs are quite good. but i personally havent seen it used... so who knows.
     
  4. Jesse Doe

    Jesse Doe Auditioning

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Sometimes I think people here glaze over if anything other than progressive scan and plasma screens are mentioned!
     
  5. Howard_S

    Howard_S Supporting Actor

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    Well I don't know if this is a valid excuse but maybe it's cause most of the guys here never really looked into a $800 TV before so they really don't know too much about it. Rather than give you a worthless answer they chose to give you no answer at all.

    To answer your question I have always liked Panasonic TVs. Toshibas are certainly good too. Go into a store and see whatever looks best. I would spend more on the TV and less on the DVD player. In fact I would probably just buy a cheap cheap dvd player and spend it all on the TV.
     
  6. Jan Strnad

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    If they get a flat screen TV and a decent ($100) DVD player, they should be happy. Everything doesn't have to be state of the art to give good service.

    Jan
     
  7. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Usually when one posts this sort of question and mentions a budget figure, they get suggestions for stuff that can't realistically be found for less than 50% over the stated budget.

    So, for $1300 one could could possibly find a number of 32" sets capable of accepting progressive scan and combine with a Panny RP-62.

    But for the stated $800, one could get a nice 32" analog JVC (I like JVC for good reliable inexpensive tvs with nice pictures) for $499, a good non-progressive Panasonic or Toshiba dvd player for $150, and have $150 left over to start a dvd collection.
     

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