Which 32-36" HDTV?

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  1. Tim Holyoke

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    Will be my first HDTV. I've had a 32" RCA for nearly 10 years now, and really it's treated me well, I'm not one who needs the BEST picture possible. 32" was OK for my living room size, 36" is the biggest I'd want.

    I watch much more regular TV than DVDs...so I don't think widescreen would do me much good.

    LCD/Plasma isn't needed either.

    So, I'm hoping for less than about $1,200, what would you recommend? Thanks a lot for any ideas.
     
  2. John S

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    If you plan on watching a lot of HDTV, then widescreen may be more of a value than you think.

    The Toshiba 34HFX84 is a very good widescreen HDTV monitor. I absolutely love mine.

    If you watch mostly standard definition tv, then why do HDTV at all. Wait until you cannot buy standard TV's anylonger and save yourself a bunch of money now.

    Tou can get a standard 36 inch tv for between $400 - 900.

    -Lou
     
  5. Tim Holyoke

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    Thanks for the ideas...I would watch all the HDTV programming offered. I have DTV, so whatever HD channels they offer, I'd watch.

    Which leads me to another question...can you watch locals in HD through DTV?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Bill Will

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    Take a look at the 32" & 30" Wide-Screen Sanyo TV's at Wal-Mart. Both have a built in HDTV Tuner sell for under $700 & have been getting some pretty good reviews over at www.avsforum.com Wal-Mart will let you play with it for 90 days & if you don't like it take it back. Also if the set breaks within a year Wal-Mart will exchange it for a new one. The specs on the sets can be found at www.sanyo.com
     
  7. ScottLR

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    That RCA from refurb seems like a steal!
     
  8. John S

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    On that RCA refurb, I wonder where those guys are located, if I was close enough to pick it up.... The delivery is expensive, but is said to be white glove, which I believe means completely setup for you. And on that large item, that could be well worth it to many.

    The extended service plans, seem way reasonable as well.
    I am considering something like this for my living room, after I relocate and have a dedicated ht room.
     
  9. Bill Will

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    I'm guessing the price on the 36" RCA HDTV is wrong. Because if you go to the main page, select "Television" & then select "High Def" the 36" RCA HDTV comes up with a price of $ 1,269.99 if you select "Analog" the 36" RCA HDTV also comes up with the price of $598.99 They probably ment the regular 36" Analog set & just screwed up but it would be a steal if you could get them to sell you the HDTV set at $598.99 [​IMG]
     
  10. John S

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    Maybe, it does say list on it is.... $2299.00 though.
     
  11. jasonSH

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    I bought the 36" JVC Flat HDTV with DVI about 5-6 months ago and the picture is the best in the 36" CRT class IMO, hands down. Not the sony, panny, or any other 36"...The Zoom (Aspect) feature on this set is excellent as well when used to zoom non-hd broadcast over the hd channels. The HD broadcasts are stunning and since I have a host of HD Channels (cbs, nbc, abc, fox, inhd, inhd2, hbohd, shohd, espnhd, and a bunch of others), the only time I need to watch a nonhd channel is when i watch some 24hr news channels. But even at that, the standard cable when set through a coax is much better then you'll find on the Sony or Panny sets.

    Go with the JVC my man...Pricetag in stores is about 1300-1600 but you can get it for about 1100 easy...
     

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