URGENT! Zenith 34" or Panazonic 47"

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  1. Bryan_P

    Bryan_P Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm trying to help my friend buy an HDTV on a ~$1000 budget. Both of these TVs are on sale at Ultimate Electronics, the Zenith for about $1100, the Panny for about $1000.

    Panny

    Zenith

    Frankly, the Panny didn't look great and had some glare issues, and it also seemed the viewing angle was somewhat unforgiving. That said, many people here seem to think it's a decent TV for the price.

    As for the Zenith, we know virtually nothing about it, but it seems to be marked down quite a bit and has a built-in tuner, which is nice because he won't be getting cable or satellite. The TV will also be in an apartment, so while the 47" would be nice, the 34" would do.

    Please help!
     
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    With some ISF calibration, the Panny I bet will look almost as good as the Zenith. For me..., size matters here, the Panny is a good t.v. and I can't see choosing a 34 inch t.v. over a 47 inch t.v. Just me.
     
  3. Tim Jin

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    Go for the Panny. You can always remove the glare screen. I don't regret ISF'd my Panny.
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Much easier to over power your image with sound when your image is 34".

    The Panasonic also has more resolution capability compared to the Zenith. The RP set can likely show up to 1.2 million pixels of a 1080 signal compared to 800K for the tube set.

    Regards
     

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