Whats the best HD monitor for under 2K?

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  1. Andrew Beacom

    Andrew Beacom Supporting Actor

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    I just recieved my 3rd bad Panasonic flatscreen today and I am not a happy chappy. All 3 have been the 4x3 HD ready direct view Tau's and all 3 have had a slight red push and bad geometry.
    I am thinking that it might be time to think about a different manufacturer and/or a different type of TV. I know that geometry problems and flatscreens are synonymous with each other.
    Do I have any real alternatives in the under 2K ball park or not? I have heard that in changing from direct view to RPTV I'm just trading one set of problems for another.
    Am I asking too much from a set in this price range? Can't I expect my set to reproduce a straight line as a friggin straight line?
    I want 480p, 1080i and component inputs so I can watch anamorphic DVD's. I'm open to any advice at the moment as I want to know if my best option is just to percevere with replacement sets till a good one arrives.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Ryan Pream

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    How about the new Toshiba 42H81 or the older 40H80? Those both should be around $2000. One good thing about RPTV's is you can get perfect geometry. I've got a TW40X81 and definantly prefer it to the WEGA I had.
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  3. Andrew Beacom

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    Ryan,
    So if I got an RPTV that had bad geometry out of the box how would I fix it? Is it fixed via menu's or by taking things apart?
     
  4. Ryan Pream

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    You can fix the geometry by adjusting the convergence in the service menu.
    I started off with the red CRT grid and in the service menu adjusted the lines until they were straight and evenly spaced. (You can do this by eye or get a convergence template that overlays the TV and helps you out. I'm happy with my results from my eye and a ruler.) Once you have red right get the other CRT's to align with it.
    There are also other service mode geometry parameters that can help you out.
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    The Mitsubishi WS-46807 and Hitachi 36UX01S are reasonable choices. The Philips 60PP9601 is just $2199 at Costco, and even if that's over your price range, Costco has other great deals right now on last year's sets.
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