Non projection HDTVs

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  1. George Monroy

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    I would greatly appreciate answers to these questions.

    1. What is the largest non projection HDTV that I can buy?

    2. Do I need to have an ISF technician calibrate it or is that just for projection tvs?

    3. What brands are the best for non projection HDTVs?

    I am looking into getting a HDTV this year and would just like some help in choosing a good one.

    Thanks.
     
  2. george king

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    George,

    By non projection HDTVs I assume you mean standard direct view tube TVs.

    16:9 Sets

    The largest is 38"

    RCA makes the F38310, which has a built in HDTV and Direct TV tuner. Stores (BB and CC) sell them for $2499
     
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    George,

    By non projection HDTVs I assume you mean standard direct view tube TVs.

    16:9 Sets

    The largest is 38"

    RCA makes the F38310, which has a built in HDTV and

    Direct TV tuner. Stores (BB and CC) sell them for

    $2499 and they can be found on the net for around $2K.

    The set has a great picture, and represents a very good value since it has the integrated tuners.
     
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    George,

    By non projection HDTVs I assume you mean standard direct view tube TVs.

    16:9 Sets

    The largest is 38"

    RCA makes the F38310, which has a built in HDTV and

    Direct TV tuner. Stores (BB and CC) sell them for

    $2499 and they can be found on the net for around $2K.

    The set has a great picture, and represents a very good

    value since it has the integrated tuners.

    Loewe also has a 38" set, without tuner and lists for

    around $4-5K.

    Prima America (American distribution for a Chinese

    manufacturer) is supposedly going to release a 38" set

    in the second quarter. The set will not have a tuner,

    but what makes this set really interesting is that it

    uses the Sage/Farjouda chipset for its line doubler.

    Some people at CES said that the 34" version of this

    set looked stunning. No one knows what the price will

    be. Reports on the net suggest that Best Buy will be

    carrying the sets in May.

    4:3 Sets

    The largest is the 40" Sony HDTV. Very nice picture, no

    tuner, and runs around $3-3.5K in retail stores.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. George Monroy

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    It sure does help.

    Thanks.

    Those prices are high but I know that is how it is right now. I will have to have all of my information straight before I can convince my wife about one of these sets. I am looking to buy in the second half of the year unless prices drastically fall or something.
     
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    I understand where you are coming from. Given my situation the RCA or Prima sets would be perfect. However, convincing the wife to spend $2.5K on a TV (It's just a TV for god's sake) is an uphill battle.
    Good luck[​IMG]
     

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