Sony 36" Flat or Panny 32" HDTV

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  1. Mac

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    I currently have a 7 yr old Mitsubishi 35" tube tv and am in the market for a replacement. My budget is no more than $1,500, and I would prefer to stick with a 35" or 36", but would move to a 32" if the improvement was worth it. I currently am leaning towards the Sony 36" Flat screen--not HDTV model for a list price of $1,299, but I saw a Panasonic 32" HDTV for $1,599 and would pay the extra $$$ if it was worth it. I do not plan on purchasing a HDTV decoder until the next generation is out. I do have a progressive scan DVD player that will be hooked up to this TV, but the majority of viewing will be off of the sattelite dish. Waht do you think--should I give up the 4" of screen and pay $300 more for the Panasonic, or would the Sony be enough for my standards? Thanks.

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  2. Rick Radford

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    Mac,
    Just to confuse the issue even more, have you looked at the Hitachi 36UDX10s for about the same $$ as the 32" Panny?
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    $1599 at CC.
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  3. Theodore_R

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    I wouldn't consider the Hitachi if I were you -- it only has one wideband component input. You now have a progressive scan dvd player, which requires that input, so what do you do if you ever decide to get an HDTV tuner? That's the mistake I made when I purchased my TV two years ago. Most new HDTVS today have two component inputs if not more. Ones that don't are obsolete in my opinion.
     

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