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WillH

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Hi, this is my first post, so please forgive me if I make any rookie mistakes. I know very little about home theaters and I was hoping to get your opinion on several items.

Televisions
Samsung TXM-3096WHF $899
Toshiba 32AF42 $650
Sony KV-32FS100 $750

I don't know whether I should get the widescreen Samsung or the toshiba/sony. I would mostly be using the tv for dvd's and ps2. I don't think HDTV is very important for me right now, but maybe in the future?

Also, I know you guys don't like all in one home theaters but since I do not know enough about this stuff I think that is my only option. What do you guys feel about these?

Onkyo HT-S755DVC $899
Onkyo LS-V950 $899
Sony DAV-C990 $700

I read some other posts and people seem to favor the onkyos over the sony, but I would be able to get the sony for a little less. I appreciate everyone's help in this. Thanks in advance!!!

Will
 

Roy Wallace

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Welcome, Will:
When I was shopping for my RPTV, one of my buddies who is a repair tech, suggested the widescreen models because the regular 4:3 units will most certainly be obsolete within a few years. He supported this by telling me that when he had to repair his 5 year old RCA RPTV he had a bugger of a time finding parts. An isolated incident, perhaps, but I do not doubt it will be a trend that continues in the future.
I ended up getting a Toshiba 57HDX82. Even though HDTV is not a priority with me at all, I found that this purchase was well worth it to see how DVDs are played.
I rave about this TV every chance I get.
Good luck with your search:D

Roy
 

Jack Briggs

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Step right in, Will. Henceforth be guided by your friends at HTF: Besides being HD-capable and the correct aspect ratio, the Samsung can render your DVDs in 480p. After viewing DVDs in prog scan there's no going back. JB
 

WillH

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Thanks for your suggestions guys. I am leaning towards the Samsung based on your advice. I am only worried that 30" may be to small. I am having a hard time finding a larger 16:9 HDTV ready TV in my price range (800-1300). Does anyone have any suggestions in that price range? Thanks again!!!
 

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