Updated RPTV Choices

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Vern.S, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. Vern.S

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    Since I've now actually seen a SD-533HD5. My choices are expanded to:

    Toshiba 57H82
    Toshiba 65H82
    Pioneer SD-533HD5
    Pioneer SD-643HD5

    (Sorted by price - low to high)

    How would you all rate these RPTVs for viewing analog stations on digital cable from a maximum of 8 feet?

    If I can find a SD643HD5 at a local Costco - that would be my first choice, but is it really a good idea for viewing analog stations from 8 feet?

    If the Pioneer really isn't much better than the Toshiba, that would save some $$$$.

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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    About the same for analog signals. The pioneers will look slightly better with DVD material.

    HD should also give Pioneer a slight edge for sharpness and detail, but this difference is usually only seen on test patterns.

    Of course the pioneer is not without its own demons either.

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    What Pioneer demons should I be concerned with?

    Any comments on 53"/57" screen vs 64"/65" screen viewing from 8' max?

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    If it's 8ft max eyes-to-screen, I'd go w/ the smaller set. Some people might go bigger, but not most I suspect.

    FWIW, I use a 53" Panny at ~8ft eyes-to-screen, and that yields a 27-degree viewing angle (field of view), which is quite theater-like to me.

    Check here for some ideas, if you haven't already:

    http://www.myhometheater.homestead.c...alculator.html

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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Red Push that is somewhat aggressive and cannot be fixed or adjusted.

    Possible extreme noncentered HD section

    More average grayscale tracking ....

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