pioneer sd-533hd5, toshiba 57h81, or phillips 55pp9352? HELP!

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  1. joe_waite

    joe_waite Stunt Coordinator

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    hello, im going to make a purchase within the next 2 days. i am looking at the following sets:

    pioneer sd-533hd5
    toshiba 57h81
    phillips 55pp9352

    this tv will be in my basement with a viewing distance of around 8-9 feet. i have dish network cable, and will also be using a pro-scan dvd and an xbox. i am open to any other suggestions, but the price must not be more than $2250. please give pros/cons on these sets and lead me to the right set. thanks!!! joe
     
  2. Brian Walsh

    Brian Walsh Auditioning

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    I just purchased the 55pp9352 for under $1800 at Sears. Included in the price were rebates for a basic HT and PS DVD, plus 26 weekly rentals at BlockBuster. This set looks really good in the stores I auditioned them at..with very little red push, a good (not great) stretch mode and a nice detailed picture. In the end I couldn't find that Pioneer model to audition anywhere in Phoenix. The Toshiba's were a little better but not $500 better and Philip's rebates made the deal. My wife allowed a $3000 budget for an entry level HT in our new house...so I figure I have a little over $1000 left for upgrades if things don't work out. Plus Sears has a 60 day return policy....I figured I couldn't go wrong!
     
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    you are about the 4th person to get the philips 55pp9352 for $1759 at sears. how are you guys getting this deal? i went to sears today to look at this tv and love it, however they still wanted $2200. can someone tell me the hint here??? thanks!
     
  4. Brian Walsh

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    Here's the deal...at least in Phoenix, AZ...Fry's Electronics in Phoenix has it on "Manager's Special" for $1799 until 11-26-02. Regularly $2199. Sears will price match plus 10% of the difference. $400 diffence = $40 off $1799 at Sears. So $1799-40 = $1759! Whatta deal! Great set.
     
  5. Ted Ross

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    Definitely get the pioneer. I have it & I love it. Top notch line doubler & stretch modes. The Toshiba up converts a 480p signal & Im not sure if the Philips does, but the pioneer displays 480p in its native format.
     
  6. Juan_R

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    I would go for either the Toshiba or the Phillips, these TV's get small pretty quick and from 9' 53 inches will get small even quicker.
     
  7. Angelo.M

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    I would go for the Phillips. Have you priced the 60-inch model?

    -AM
     

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