Need suggestions on a television that is below $400

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  1. Chris_harpua

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    I am in the market for a 27- 32" CRT television, going to hold off on the HD a bit more, for my living room. Due to money limitations, I will not be able to spend any more than $400 on it, I would prefer to go lower if possible.

    I was curious as to which models people recommend and what about them makes them superior to the competition, like which features to look for.

    I am leaning towards a 27" flat screen because I cannot afford the 32" flats. I am having trouble picking which one though. Ive heard some have 16:9 compression for dvds but that on some sets it doesnt look right.

    Anyways, I plan on buying this television in early january to hopefully take advantage on some sort of sale to get rid of the overstocked sets so I have a bit of time left. Any recommendations would really be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    27 inch: Best picture using S-Video connection = Toshiba 27A44, @ $250.

    32 inch: best value = Toshiba FST Black 32A43 @ $430. Fine picture quality but not quite as good as with JVC l'Art AV-32F475, ($550), when using S-Video connection. I would go for the Toshiba @ $430.

    I think that you can afford the Tosh 32 if you look around some and get a good price.

    Artie
     
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    the 32a43 is too wide to fit in my entertainment center, plus i cant go over $400 on it. how does the 27a44 compare to the 27af44. the people at best buy say its their best 27" flat screen that they carry and from what ive read online, most people feel the same way.
     
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    Chris

    I don't have anything on the 27AF44, however, the 32AF44 did not do as well as the 32A43. A flat face is not all there is to it.

    You seem to be convinced that the 27AF44 is the way to go. You really can't possibly go wrong unless you are going to use a composite connection. In that case the regular A series might have the edge.

    In any case, get what you want.

    Artie
     
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    Samsung has a couple of models i looked at:

    txn-p2734f
    27" flat screen that does 480i - $329+tax @ circuit city

    txn-p2745f EDTV
    27" flat screen that does 480p - $399+tax @ circuit city

    I bought the 2745 a couple days ago because it does 480p and had an extra compoinent input. Both versions also have 16:9 compression, make sure to change the setting on the dvd player as well and then it will look fine. To me the extra $70 was worth it.
     

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