He shoots, he scores! I am realizing I am a very sick man. I perused the craigslist this morning and chanced upon a freebie in the electronics section, which I would not have found unless I clicked to see the body of the ad because the fact that it was free was buried therein.
It being 25 minutes since posting time, I thought I had no chance, but called and left a message just in case the tweakers hadn't sussed this one out yet. Sure enough, a gal called me back in about 10 minutes and wanted "that thing" out of her house before a 3 pm party, and asked if I could do that. I said "I'm on my way," hoping that there was a man around who could help me lift the beast.
Offered up was a Sony WEGA KV-30HS420, ironically located less than a mile from my workplace. I showed up and thank goodness the woman's husband helped me put the TV in my car. HDMI in the back and me smiling like a cat who just ate the bird all the way home, hoping the thing worked.
To cut to the chase everything works perfectly, and the TV fits in the cabinet with about an inch-and-a-half to spare on either side, taking the place of the KV-27FS120 which I grabbed as a freebie a couple of weeks ago. Roku XD is hooked-in via the HDMI port, a DVD player and DVD recorder are attached to the component inputs, a VHS deck to one of the composite feeds, a DTT-901 to another, and a Windows XP computer to yet another.
All of the inputs work flawlessly as far as I can tell. I am amazed at how fluid and defined the digital copies I have on my computer (which I thought I would never use) look on this TV over the S-video connection from my old computer's video card. Now I can actually watch and enjoy Lawrence of Arabia
on a bigger screen, which I downloaded as free promotional items with PNY USB drive purchases last month. Kudos to Windows Media Player I must say.
Also OTA TV with my DTT-901 looks fantastic. The line-doubling technology on this set really makes a difference.
Now what do I do with the KV-27FS120? I think I will take it to replace the older Sony which is currently in my office. Yes, as I said at the beginning, I am a very sick man. I find that I get more enjoyment out of acquiring and tinkering with dated technology than I do in actually using it.
My wife is an angel; she just looks at me with disgust but doesn't complain. She probably figures the little bit of gas I am spending is a lot cheaper than some other hobbies I could have. Oh, and she loves the heck out of that Panasonic Tau CT-34WX54 in our bedroom (as do I).