realdigital RD2200 22" widescreen lcd tv...worth it?

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  1. Grace

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    there isn't much info on it nor warranty info
    but it think it is a japanese oem manuf (toshiba or panny)
    it supports 1080i (HDTV)

    having said that, what would u pay for something like this?
    i had a seller offer me one at 800.

    currently @ amazon for 1499

    advice appreciated

    Real Digital RD2200 22" 16:9 LCD Flat-Panel TV with Speakers $1499
     
  2. Gabriel_Lam

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    I'd personally skip it at that cost. The quality is pretty mediocre, and resolution is low for an LCD TV.

    You may want to look into this:

    Sceptre 27" LCD TV for $999.99
     
  3. Grace

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    costco:
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    gabriel, hook up another group buy =)
     
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    The W2300 is pretty inexpensive. The issue is I don't know if the DVI-D connector is HDCP compliant. They don't mention that it is on any of the paperwork. HDCP compliance is something many people look for in a display.
     
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    I believe it uses the LG panel, similar to the Gateway Ultrabright (I could be wrong). If this is the case, it's pretty good for the money, but it's not even close to the Panasonics.

    $1499 + $199 S&H + Tax + nonmember surcharge.

    The Panasonic TH-42PWD6UY isn't that far off of that price.
     
  7. Grace

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    i was doing some research and come up w/ the following (price/shipping/total)

    50"HDPioneerPDP-503CMX3489.99249.993729.88http://www.pcandplasma.com/shop/Prod...sku=PDP-503CMX

    42"EDPanasonicTH42PWD7UY 18252492074http://www.pcvideoonline.com/product...productid=3644

    42"HDPanasonicTH42PHD6UY3094.99284.993379.98http://www.plasmahouse.com/itemdetai...&ic=TH42PHD6UY

    42"HDSonyKDF-42WE65518991792078http://www.digitalkings.com/productd...productid=1178

    50"HDSonyKDF-50WE6552409.73145.052554.98http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/deta...=email,ECOSTPG


    42"EDHyundaiHPT-421014991991807.08http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...rodid=11023127

    60"HDLGRU60SZ302499+tax02699http://www.harveyonline.com/swap_and...65E&Location=J
     
  8. JohnRyan

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    Grace, I have to say that I just returned from Fry's Electronics at lunch and happened to notice the Sony 42" KDF-42WE655 ($2499). Awesome picture! I thought it was definitely one of the better pictures in the store. Wasn't a big fan of the DLP screens. None of them were as good as the plasmas and LCDs.

    They also happened to to have the Hyundai plasma for $1699 as well. The picture was okay and I just read a so so review on the Hyundai. Apparently, you can get a quality Panny for not much more.

    My current dilemma is it appears to me that plasmas are coming down big time and fast in price, more so than LCDs. My only concern is that I've heard so much regarding the life span and "burn-in" regarding plasmas that it concerns me.

    Anywho, just had to share.
     
  9. Grace

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    Misconception #8: Plasma TVs are plagued by problems with burn-in.

    Burn-in, or image retention, is the result of a damaged pixel, whose phosphors have been prematurely aged and therefore glow less intensely than those of surrounding pixels. The reason is that the damaged pixel has developed a "memory" of the color information that was repeatedly fed to it, causing it to glow in a static manner for a sustained period of time. This phosphor color information can actually become seared into the plasma-screen glass, and, in the case of permanent image retention, it does. Once these phosphors are damaged, they cannot produce the same levels of light output as the other phosphors around them do. But pixels do not suffer burn-in singly. Burn-in occurs in the shape of a static image that linger on TV screens -- things like network logos, computer icons, Internet browser frames, etc.

    In the end, plasma TV burn-in is not an issue that should cause undue concern in the average user. With a modicum of caution, most plasma TVs will probably never have a problem with image retention. A viewer may experience temporary ghosting, but this is certainly not cause for alarm. In truth, carelessness -- i.e., not paying attention to what your TV is displaying and for how long -- is really the leading "cause" of permanent burn-in.



    johnny,
    read about burn-in here:

    http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/p...tv-burnin.html
     
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    The 42" and 50" Sony HD you mentioned are LCD RPTVs, not full LCD panels. They are 18" - 20" thick and don't hang on walls. They are a rear-projection set using a small transparent LCD and a bulb shining through it projecting an image on to a screen. They are not a thin set like a plasma or LCD panel display.
     
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    Grace, did you contact the manufacturer directly to get that price? I wasn't aware that was an option! Hmmm....
     

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