Need a CRT that will:

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  1. Egbert Berfel

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    I want an HDTV picture tube TV that will:

    1. 16X9 display
    2. HDTV tuner built-in and accept a cable card
    3. All other tuners NTSC, ATSC, QAM built-in
    4. Have somekind of program guide integrated like Tosh.
    5. Have HDMI input, and at least two component in's.

    Is there such a thing yet?
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    No direct views I know of. I think there are some CRT RPTV's that may give all that.
     
  3. Egbert Berfel

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    No room for a RPTV. I've found the Zenith C34W37 has HDTV integrated, but I don't think it takes a Cable Card. Must keep searching...
     
  4. John S

    John S Producer

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    Post back if you find something. I don't think it exists.
     
  5. Jim Mack

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    Toshiba hinted at CES that they would add Cable Card capabilities to their Cinema Series, but later in 2005. I was looking for the same feature but couldn't wait (Super Bowl party), so I bought the 34HFX84. At first it felt like I was going back 20 years to my last non-cable ready TV. But I have the cable box going to one HDMI input and the cable feed going to antenna 1. So we just switch inputs to watch a HD broadcast - pretty simple. When you change channels on the TV remote it switches back to antenna, so it works like a cable ready TV.

    And of course the HD broadcasts are awesome.

    Also, I understand that Cable Card won't allow on demand movies, pause and rewind, stuff like that, but it's all still pretty new to me.
     
  6. Dave Farley

    Dave Farley Second Unit

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    I'm not sure on #4 but I believe that the Sony KV-34XBR960 meets the other criteria.

    Sony KV-34XBR960


    Check this thread for comments on it and the possible answer on the program guide:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=408146



    I believe the KV-34XS955 does as well.

    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...4%22to36%22TVs


    If you're willing to buy a 4:3 set and save a few dollars, there is the KV-36XS955. 4:3 material is 8" larger than a 34" widescreen and widescreen material is within an inch of the 34". Same features as the above-mentioned 34XS955. It's $1699 with a free stand.

    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...4%22to36%22TVs
     
  7. Egbert Berfel

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    Dave:

    You are the man. Thanks for the work.
     
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    Andre D Stunt Coordinator

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    Does that mean you are buying the Sony?
     
  9. Dave Farley

    Dave Farley Second Unit

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    No problem.[​IMG]
     
  10. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    I would love to replace the Toshiba in the den with one of those Sonys.
     
  11. Egbert Berfel

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    I'll be buying one of next year's models. If others decide to start integrating their 34" - 36" models like Sony has, I'll be shopping around. If not, looks like the Sony is the option to go with.
     

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