Which 27" TV for Bedroom?

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  1. Bob Meade

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    Hi All,
    I'm considering replacing my aging 25" NEC tv. I'm looking at Sony's KV27FS100 & KV27FV300, and the Toshiba 27AF42. I'm using both cable and DTV and have just bought a Toshiba SD-K510 DVD player. I'll need enough inputs for VCR/Cable/DTV/DVD. Also, I'm not using a A/V receiver but I want the new TV to have a good audio system to enjoy DVD-watching. My target price range is $650.
    I'm leaning toward the Sony FV300, but I'd appreciate any advice/alternates/experiences.
     
  2. Karl_Luph

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    Hi Bob, just my 2 cents worth, you should avoid the sonys and go with the toshiba. I've seen some 27" flat sceen Sharp sets that looked fantastic, but I haven't seen much follow up info from Sharp owners of these sets. You will just have to go and see them in person. Let us know what you decide!
     
  3. Bob Meade

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    Karl, thanks for the response. The Toshiba is more in my price range, but do you think it equals the Sony in the audio and DVD-image areas?
     
  4. Ian_Szewczyk

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    I would say no.. the audio on the toshiba is only 5 watts per channel and it doesn't have that animorphic squeeze function. I have seen the toshiba though and it does have a nice picture though..
     
  5. Huey

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    Why not go for the Samsung HDTV-ready TXM2796HF? A brief review can be found here http://products.consumerguide.com/cp...x.cfm/id/23633
    I bought mine from the local HHGregg's in Louisville, KY for $650+$40 tax, but you can buy it online too (no tax but about $50 for S+H): http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...189b1af73304c7
    There is also the TXM2797HF and the TXM2798 which has the same features plus BBE sound-enhancement and 3:2 pulldown deinterlacing for a little more money.
    All 3 models have 10 watts audio, flat screen, 16:9 mode on all inputs and even on regular TV channels, 2 components (480i/480p/1080i), L-side Svideo/composite/audio input (for easy video game input, with headphone jack), and 3 additional composite/audio inputs. It has decent deinterlacing but excels with progressive DVD player (I bought the new Sharp DV-SL2U with DCDi (Faroudja progressive--best deinterlacer on market) and fair mpeg decoder for $99 + tax from HHGregg's locally--$135 shipped at http://www.vanns.com/avcom/De.dna?RG...cSKU&com=shwpg).
     

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