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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Collingswood, N.J.
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IMO... I would not have anything but a 16:9 set. The direction of the industry is HD and most all DVD's can be enjoyed widescreen.
OTA (if you have enough stations broadcasting a digital signal locally), is usually the cheapest. In a good situation, you can throw up an antenna a usually get a decent signal. Actually, I watch all my locals (analog and digital) via the antenna since the picture quality is better than cable! Satellite and Cable do not really have a lot of HD programming (other than Showtime, HBO, PPV, HDNet). Cable in SOME areas, carry locals.
It all boils down to how much you want to invest. There are many choices of HD ready and HDTV sets (direct view, RPTV, FPTV, 4:3. 16:9). Depending on the set you purchase, you may need to buy an STB (set top box) to receive digital (satellite or OTA).
Lot's of pro's and con's with the RCA F38310. But, I feel that this is still the best 'bang for the buck' (16:9, 38", built-in satellite/OTA tuner).