Widescreen, HDTV Ready, 36"+ <$1500 Recommendations?

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  1. Christopher M

    Christopher M Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw one recommendation for the:
    Panasonic 47wx42
    Samsung also has the 47" HCL4715W at this price point

    Other recommendations? Or votes for either of these two?

    I mainly watch cable, and DVD's (progressive scan player) I'll play some PS2 games, but not that often. (I'm aware of burn in concerns)

    Thanks.

    Murdock
     
  2. Mathew Shelby

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    I have the Samsung you are referring to and I absolutely love it. Of course, every television I own is a Samsung. Two widescreen Samsung HDTVs and three non-HDTVS (older).
     
  3. Christopher M

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    Found a few others:
    Compare the TV's
    Mistubishi WT-A42 $1,799.99
    Panasonic PT-47WX42 $1,599.99
    Samsung HCL4715W $1,599.99
    Toshiba 42H82 $1,599.99
    Toshiba 50H82 $1,999.99
    I'd like to stay around the $1,500 price point, just through in the other Toshbia as a reference. Maybe I'll find a sale or something. So, of these, knowing I wanna stay around $1500, what do you all recommend?
    Murdock
     
  4. Joe B

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    My toshiba 42H82 will be arriving tomorrow, and that can be found for between 1450 ~ 1600. Can't wait to be able to give more details on it.
     
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    Chris,

    You should check out the stretch modes on the various TVs for 4x3 viewing. This criteria might narrow it down for you unless you have no intentions of stretching 4x3 content. Also, see if you can compare the PQ of non-16x9 letterboxed DVDs in zoom mode, if you own a lot of those. If you don't like the zoom mode on the TV you choose, that will limit your choice of progressive scan players that can do the zoom/scaling for you.

    _Man_
     
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    Does the Toshiba boast a 3:2 pulldown?
     
  7. Scott Tucker

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    Christopher, If you decide on the mits, check out the WT-42311 at Soundtrack. It will be the same price as Bestbuy's, but is a better set with more picture adjustment settings. If not, i vote for the Panasonic for most bang for the buck.

    Scott
     

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