Which 32" would you all recommend?

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  1. Paul_Fisher

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    Can't speak to the models listed, but I was impressed with Zenith's new pair of 32" direct-view HD sets.

    Can't remember the model #s.
     
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    OK, looked at the links.

    Those are some fairly low-end sets...but then again I have no idea what you want to use them for.

    Sure you don't want a 16x9 mode for DVDs or HD-capability for future use?
     
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    As Frank said it all depends on what your planning on using the set for? If it's going to be your main set I would save up around $100 more & get a Flat-Tube JVC or Toshiba. Both the Flat-Tube JVC & Toshiba also have the 16:9 Mode for DVD's & I've seen the JVC 32" Model AV-32FA44 for as low as $488.88
     
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    Hard for me to imagine getting any set these days that does not have HDTV compatibility.

    The cheapest 32" HDTV I know of is about $570, well over what seems to be a budget of $400....

    Let us know which one you buy. I don't have experience with any modern non-hd/standard sets.
     
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    Space is the biggest issue. I measured and I only have about 32" wide and 27" tall to play with, that's why it has to be a 32". I would get the flat screen, but unfortunately all those are a couple inches too wide, and a 27" is too small. The TV is going in the living room in a space above the fireplace that has sort of a half moon shape to it. That's why it can only be 32". Thanks for your help.
     
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    If you want a 32" HDTV set check out the Panasonic "Tau" model CT32HXC43
    Wide: 31.9" High: 26.3" Deep: 22.4" Circuit City carries this model & if you fight with them you should be able to get it for around $850
     
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    These dimensions really work for me as well, too bad the set doesn't support Anamorphic squeeze for 16x9 encoded DVD.

    Hard to image anyone making a HD set that can't do this but...
     
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    I have a cinema series 32 inch...sound and picture are awesome! My father, who LOVES movies, thought I had surround sound!
     
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    Frank, Yes, No 16:9 Mode but maybe you can get into the Service Menu to get it? But that would be one of the trade off's because of the space requirements & yes the Zenith's are nice sets for the money but I don't think there going to fit into the space he has because it would have to be a 32" set that had the speakers on the bottom of the set not the sides.
     
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    I've moaned about that issue in other threads (the almost complete lack of good CRTs with speakers *under* the screen.

    I have an EC with about 34" in width which eliminates about 98% of 32" units out there.

    It's no bid deal though...when I upgrade from the 27", I'll probably scrap the EC and get something much bigger.
     

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