When will 16x9 HDTV's be priced $700-$800?

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  1. Grady Hollums

    Grady Hollums Second Unit

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    I am a Seminary Student and so is my wife, so I have lots of bills (credit cards/student loans) along with having the knowledge that I am going into the ministry (which is not the largest money maker, heh).
    So, my wife and I have to wait and save up enough money to be able to buy one?
    I was wondering when all of you think that the 16x9 HDTV's will be in the $700 - $800 price range?
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  2. Bob Dycus

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    My best guess is several years down the road...
     
  3. Grady Hollums

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    Thanks Bob!
    That was a great help, ha ha!
    I was really looking for a number of years, but I must say that that was probably that most accurate answer I will probably get in this post, heh heh.
    Thanks!
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  4. Bob_Wilson

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    Grady,
    I doubt if you will see $700-$800 large screen HDTVs unless there is an unexpected break through in either manufacturing or some new display technology. Look at the price history of 36" CRT based TVs, and then extrapolate that to a large screen RPTV or FPTV and I think you will see why I say what I do.
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  5. MarcS

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    Like all other electronics, the price will come down about 3-6 months AFTER you've made your purchase (or a new and improved product will be released at the same price)...
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    Ha ha... boo hoo...
     
  6. Rick N

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    Grady,
    Any Monitor you put on a PC these days is likely to be High Rez (capable of 1024) you can hook them to a RCA dtc100 DSS receiver and see what you've been missing. If you live near a city with many OTA digital stations you can see a lot of HDTV.
    In the ministry Huh! Don't you guys take a vow of poverty?
     
  7. Yohan Pamudji

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    Vow of poverty? What the...?!?
    Anyway, my murky crystal ball tells me you'll probably be able to get a 30-some inch HDTV for that price in 2-3 years. Prices are coming down faster nowadays, and 2-3 years seems like a reasonable guess.
     
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    Probably about the same day that I look out the window and see that pig from the Babe movie fly by.... [​IMG]
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  9. RonR

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    Right after I get mine paid off it will drop, I will keep you advised.
     
  10. Grady Hollums

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    Thanks everyone!
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