Smallish 16:9 Set?

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  1. Tom Koegel

    Tom Koegel Stunt Coordinator

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    We are shifting around some rooms in our house, and my wife and I are pondering the possibility of adding a set to our reconfigured bedroom. Having had the pleasure of a Toshiba TW40F80 (non high def) for the past four and half years, I couldn't imagine going back to a 4:3 set. Is there anybody who is making a small 16:9 direct view set? We could definitely live with a 28" set, but I've never seen anything less than a 34".
    Forgive the cross post with the HDTV area, but there is more traffic here and I might accept a non HD 16:9 set.
    Tom
     
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    Oh, don't I wish! It is my opinion, (and a strong one at that), that the TV manufacturers have really screwed this one up.
    They are out in other countries, but I know that doesn't help. The best thing to do is to start writing. I'd suggest Phillips, Samsung, Sony, toshiba and Pansonic.
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    dupe post
    [Edited last by Glenn Overholt on September 28, 2001 at 09:05 AM]
     
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    Glenn,
    Panasonic, Toshiba and Sony have 16:9 direct view sets that are 34" (the Sony might be larger, I don't recall...it's the newest [​IMG]). I'm sure there are others but those I am sure of off hand. My only gripe is that these cost $3000-4000. So why get a 34" when for LESS you can get a 56" Toshiba? That's just my opinion though, some people prefer direct view. Hope this info is at all helpful.
    Tom,
    Sorry, I haven't seen any 16:9 sets under 34" either. But I'll look around for ya.
    Dan Hine
     
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    Philips has a 30 inch 16:9 set. I have seen that one at Good Guys among other places. I think I have also seen a Panasonic 30 inch at Ken Crane's in Southern California, but I haven't found any mention of it on their web site. (Maybe I was in the twilight zone...)
     
  6. Glenn Overholt

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    Maybe the '02 model are starting, but at 3 - 4k, you'd have to be nuts. Ok, maybe if you had a major, major space limitation problem.
    What is funny about the price is that when a 'new' item comes out, it is priced high because it is 'new'. Just like Intel's latest P4 chips, they come down later, but these companies have been cranking these out for a couple of years now, so it isn't that 'new.' They should be flogged!
    Glenn
     
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    Thanks for the tips, guys. The Philips 30" set is actually two sets: a 30PW9815 and a 30PW9817. They seem to differ from each other only in that the 17 has a 3D Y/C filter, whereas the 15 has a plain old "comb filter". Online prices are all over the map, with the 17 going as low as $1999 and the 15 as high as $2600.
    Much as I love my non HD Toshiba 16:9 RPTV, an RPTV is just not going to fit into the layout. A plasma would be ideal, but that would be ridiculous overkill.
    Tom
     

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