Whats the largest HDTV/HDTV Ready Tube tv?

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  1. John_Fee

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    Hello all
    I'm in the market for a tube HDTV/HDTV TV. I like to have alest 32" inches my Goal is a 36" one, I read that Toshiba has 36" but cant view there website for some reason. Anyone have any suggestions? or any opinions on tube HDTVs?
    Thanks !
     
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    Doh! That tv is nice, but i left out that i want a 16:9 HDTV! [​IMG] Sony needs to make a Wega 16:9, i love my 36" wega!
     
  4. Will

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    I remember when Mitsubishi made 4:3 40" tubes. Then they
    stopped making them a few years ago, and I guess I assumed that
    no more 4:3 40" tubes would be made, but boy was I wrong. [​IMG]
    As Stacey pointes out, now Sony makes one! And it's not a
    dinosaur, it's a Trinitron XBR Wega.
    [Edited last by Will on November 18, 2001 at 12:08 PM]
     
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    Proscan makes a 38" 16*9 direct view set. It is very nice and quite expensive.
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    The RCA/Proscan 38 inch are standard curved glass but the Sony 40 inch is flat. So if you want the movie-like appearance of a flat screen the Sony would be the way to go. I remember reading that the 4:3 Sony gives the equivalent 16:9 image of 36.6 diagonal so it is close to the 38" RCA/Proscan in that regard. Of course, you can't beat the cool look of a 16:9.
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    In addition to the RCA-ProScan, there is a 38" 16/9 model from Loewe, the Aconda, which is HD-upgradable and sells for a mere $5499. Doesn't look like it's got a flat screen, though.
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    ProScan has been folded into the RCA name brand. The 38" ProScan was identical to the RCA except maybe it was silver colored. The RCA 38 can be found for about $2300+ without much trouble. Also, the Sony XBR 700 40 inch 4X3 tube set can be had at a substantial discount. I think I was quoted at $2700. Interesting dilemma for those who don't want a bigger screen.

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    Why don't you punt on the sealed tube if you want widescreen and get a tosh, mits, hitachi, or Sony 45 or so inch widescreen RPTV. Once you go RPTV and see DVDs on them regularly, you'll never go back.
     

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