Toshiba 42HDX82 vs. Sony 34XBR800

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Norman L, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Norman L

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    Size vs. Quality:
    What are the opinions on small Rear Projection TV (42HDX82)
    compared to CRT TV 34XBR800.

    Both are 16/9
    42 Projection or 34 CRT?

    Another choice is the CRT 34XBR800 (16/9) or the 36XBR800(4/3)?
    When the 36 is in 16/9 mode is larger than the 34" 16/9 TV.
    Then why 34 over 36?
     
  2. Adam O

    Adam O Stunt Coordinator

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    Definetly go with Toshiba the size is alot larger and picture quality will, IMO, be more filmlike and smooth compared to the direct view.

    If you are more then 5 feet away, get the tosh!

    Adam
     
  3. John_V

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    Will you be playing any video games on this TV? If so, you might want to avoid rear proj. so you don't have to worry about all the burn-in issues.

    As far why get the 34" 16:9 set over the 36" 4:3 set, most people on this forum and others prefer the 16:9 set because:

    1) They don't like the black bars on the 4:3 set when watching widescreen DVDs or HDTV.

    2) The 4:3 screen ratio is an old-school, 50+ years old format. In the near future all new TV programming should be the 16:9 ratio.

    3) The 16:9 set has a "cool" factor.
     

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