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Rob_Merritt
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« on: December 08, 2004, 11:14:19 PM »

Oddly enough my wife is pushing me to buy a new TV. She would like something that has a larger screen than we currently have (32 inch sony wega) and one that is flat like a plasma or lcd. Myself I would like something that can do high resolution for the Xbox, looks nice with standard TIVO and DVDs. I also would like to keep the price under $2500
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2004, 11:28:30 PM »

I used avsforums.com to help me buy my 36" Wega. Lots of knowledable people on that board.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 12:18:38 AM »

I'll second the recommendation for the AVSforums. Those are good boards.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004, 01:36:41 AM »

Check out the 42" plasma TV's from Dell.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2004, 01:39:34 AM »

hehe.. thats what got my wife started. She wanted me to order the 4200WD right away. However it took me 6 weeks to decide what hard drive to order with my computer. If I don't have agony and the decision process, it just ruins the fun.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2004, 04:02:32 AM »

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hehe.. thats what got my wife started. She wanted me to order the 4200WD right away.



Would you mind letting me know if you and your wife ever divorce? smile
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2004, 07:18:12 AM »

I used to always say go to the AVSForums as well and did just that myself last year when I was looking for a new TV but their forums are a complete mess and their search function is hit or miss.  The reason I mention the search function is that they tend to be some of the rudest forum members I've run across when a question is asked of them.  I don't know how many people I've seen flamed or given the this is how people will flame you but I won't backhanded help.

So I'm going to point out two things to you since you mention the Xbox, both Rear Projection LCD and DLP sets do not suffer from burn in like Plasma or regular RP sets do.  Also RPLCD & DLP will do both 720p and 1080i; I've never seen a regular RP set that would do 720p.

In store testing I personally went in thinking I was going to get a DLP but was stunned by a Hitachi LCD set that was next to a Samsung DLP and a Sony LCD.  I went with the Hitachi 50" RPLCD, had it a year now and I'm extremely happy with it especially since I now have a HTPC hooked up to it.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2004, 04:30:46 PM »

I just ordered a Toshiba 52" DLP from Amazon (shipping from Office Depot) for $2300.  That's $700 less than the local Best Buy I was about to buy it from.  I got the stand, cables, progressive scan dvd player (a must), tax, and shipping all for the price what the TV alone would've cost.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2004, 06:31:29 PM »

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So I'm going to point out two things to you since you mention the Xbox, both Rear Projection LCD and DLP sets do not suffer from burn in like Plasma or regular RP sets do.  Also RPLCD & DLP will do both 720p and 1080i; I've never seen a regular RP set that would do 720p.
I have a Samsung 52" rear projection TV that does 720p and 1080i.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2004, 10:54:47 AM »

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So I'm going to point out two things to you since you mention the Xbox, both Rear Projection LCD and DLP sets do not suffer from burn in like Plasma or regular RP sets do.  Also RPLCD & DLP will do both 720p and 1080i; I've never seen a regular RP set that would do 720p.
I have a Samsung 52" rear projection TV that does 720p and 1080i.


I stand corrected then, Samsung has at least one model that does 720p.
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