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Old 07-18-2002, 07:11 PM - Thread Starter
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A friend wants a new TV and asking for the world, but I thought it best to ask you guys instead.

He is looking for the largest, best, 16:9 TV for around $1500.

It doesn't need to have an HDTV tuner built in.

There is no brand preference.

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Old 07-18-2002, 07:27 PM
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There are some Samsung 30" 16:9 models selling now for $1200-1300, plus Best Buy has a 10%off sale if you use their credit card this week. The Samsung's have no internal HDTV tuner. Costco has a Daewoo 16:9 34" set around $1500, with no internal tuner and the Toshiba 16:9 34" which as more features for $2000. There is a Daewoo 16:9 30" set with internal HDTV tuner around $1500-1700 at Frys or Costco too. Thats about it for under $2000. Above that, Sony is coming out with a new model 34" 16:9 HDTV without tuner in a few weeks for around $2500 - that should be about the best in that size.
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Panasonic's CT-34WX52, the replacement for their previous 34" widescreen Tau model, seems to be just becoming available at about $2,200.

The previous model had a great picture.
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How do you compare the Panny w/ the Sony 34XBR2, w/ the Tosh 34HF81 ?
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Buying a RCA like mine, might last you 3o years. My father bought a tube TV in 1954
he got rid of it in 1985, it was the black and white down the cellar. Do the math how long did my fathers Admiral last with a 4 kid family?

The F38310 is a tube set that comes out as a 16 X 9, just like my fathers tube set came out as 4:3. They are no different either you get a good one or a lemon just like a $30,000 car.

I will take a tube over a rear projection as the guns have to be replaced, much more the TV tubes ever have to. Your D-ILA or L.C.D. have a running time the type of lamp will burn and burn out needing replacement. I hope this helps.
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