New TV advice

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  1. Joe_schnur

    Joe_schnur Auditioning

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    I am getting a new TV with my graduation money. In my previous post I said I was thinking about a philips 27ps55s, no one replied. My budget was ~$300 then. I ended up getting ~$600. Well, now I am thinking of getting a JVC AV32302. Now that it is a bigger TV I hope some of you will/can give your advice about it or another TV of the same size. I would really appreciate your input.

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    Joe
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Why not look at some of the Toshibas in the same price range.

    Or, with the same $600, you might consider a higher-end 27-incher, such as the Sony WEGA, which has a user menu-accessible squeeze mode.
     
  3. Brice

    Brice Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm in the same situation also...

    I saw the Philips 27ps55s at my local Costo for $270 and want to know if anyone has anything good (or bad) to say about it? And does it do the anamorphic squeeze (Regular or service menu)?
     
  4. Bill Will

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    As I've posted in a lot of other posts I would take a look at the Samsung 32 inch & 36 inch sets. They have Component Video Inputs & can do the "Squeeze Trick" The 32 inch set can be had for around $450 or less & the 36 inch set can be had for under $600 If I was buying a set I would at least get a 32 inch model which is 40% bigger than a 27 inch model. You'll be glad you did especially when watching letterboxed DVD's.
     
  5. TimG

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    Where do you find the Samsung tv's? The only ones I can find are the high def models at Best Buy.

    TimG
     
  6. Bill Will

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    Best Buy used to have them? Maybe they are just out of them or waiting for the new models to come in. Sears also has them though.
     
  7. Joe_schnur

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    Thanks for the advice everyone, I would like for it to keep coming because I haven't gotten my TV yet. Here are a few comments about your posts.

    1. I want a 32" TV, I looked at two side by side and cant see myself being happy with a 27".

    2. I looked at the Samsung and Toshiba's and the JVC I was looking at. They all seem to have around the same picture quality(or it could just be because my judgment was ruined because I walked by a Hitachi HDTV before I found them), guess I wont see the highest quality until I hook my X-Box or Dreamcast up with component or s video. I think the JVC's exterior is better looking than the others. I wasn't quite sure I would like the silver look until I saw it. The only complaint I had was that I didn't like the remote all that much. So far I think I am going for the JVC.

    3. I hate sony so please don't mention them.

    If anyone has or has seen the JVC AV-32d303 please comment on it.
     
  8. Bill Will

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    I don't think the JVC does the "Squeeze Trick" for DVD's though unless you get into the service menu.
     
  9. Robert Mayrand

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    I was in the same dilemma. I hesitate quite much with a small flat screen 27" that does the squeeze trick (sony wega). And a bigger 32 inch regular without the squeeze and the flat screen (JVC & toshiba). When I found the samsung 36" regular screen with the squeeze trick. at about the same price....my choice was quickly made. I just bought it today.

    Rob
     

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