New Dell LCD TVs

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Drew_W, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Drew_W

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    The Canadian link for the 17" WideScreen version (the only one out at the moment) is :

    http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/prod...HS1&l=en&s=dhs

    Specs at:

    http://www1.us.dell.com/content/prod...=19&l=en&s=dhs

    $999 in Canada, $699 in the US. Not bad. Factor in the 15% off you get on your first Software/Peripherals order if you sign up for their newsletter (at least here in Canada) and this thing pretty much comes out to $1000 after taxes. The Samsung 17" WideScreens run about ~$1400 here before taxes, and the Dell is both High Def AND has Faroudja DCDi processing. Nifty.

    Has anyone bought one of these yet, or seen one?
     
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    Wow. I also just noticed this. How long have they been out? I have been looking for a good LCD TV for a while, but costs are just too much. Dell competition in this market might actually be a good thing.

    Only a 400:1 contrast ratio. I wonder how well thy will doin a bright room?
     
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    Anyone? I did find out that the TV tuner will only decode mono sound, not stereo. No biggie there as it will probably be hooked up to a stereo VCR.

    I also like that it acts as a computer monitor (1280x768) and can do PIP.

    Would it be a big mistake to buy this display instead of a comparable Samsung, Sharp, etc?
     
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    Bringing this thread back to the top.

    I am wanting to get a LCD display for the bedroom, and I think that this one fits the bill. I won't be using it a PC/Display except for occasion.

    Has anyone purchased the W1700? Is there another display I should be considering?
     
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    They sell TiVos too now...next we'll probably see Dell speakers (wonder who will OEM those for them), Dell amps, maybe even Dell cables [​IMG]

    Now as I search the site to complete my post, I've come along the customization screen for the Dell LCD TV and...there are options for *gasp* MONSTER CABLES...you also have the option of adding on an HTIB, a TiVo, a DVD player/recorder...since I rarely visit the US Dell site, please pardon my morbid fascination with this, but they haven't (afaik) as yet started selling home theatre stuff in Canada...this is quite interesting...

    I'm a huge fan of the Samsung LCD TVs, I think they look fantastic. And I'm currently using a Dell 15" Monitor to watch movies on my desk while I browse the net, and I'm quite satisfied with its picture (using VGA out from my laptop, an older Dell, whose screen is not nearly as good). I really don't think you can go wrong with it, sight unseen. I have yet to see an HDTV LCD TV I haven't been impressed with. But I too would love to hear what people have to say about it...

    Bring out your opinions... [​IMG]
     
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    FYI, I ended up buying the Dell W1700 display as it was on sale with a new computer purchase for a total of $629. I couldn't pass it up at that price!

    I LOVE IT! I am playing my DVDs on amy Sony non-progressive player and am running component out to the TV.
     
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    Wow. $629 for a computer and that display? I'd jump all over that too. Glad you're enjoying it!

    Dell Canada needs better promos. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm sorry I misspoke. It was $629 for the display, down from $699 if you purchased a computer from Dell Home. The computer was about $899
     

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