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post #1 of 22 Old 03-18-2004, 10:00 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm not all that new to the forums, as I've been reading off and on for over a year now. First, it was to research a RPTV for my older brother. Now, it's to do a little research for myself. I was a little surprised at first to see all the attention aimed at Zenith, but I have to admit that the C34W37 is an intriguing set. Unfortunately, I can't find anybody that carries the set in the Atlanta area. If anybody has any info (other than Wild West Electronics), then please help me out.

I also have the opportunity to pick up an open box Sony KV34HS510 for under 1600, but I haven't seen much praise for anything other than the XBRs. The built-in tuner on the Zenith is not a deal breaker, as I'll probably be using Comcast for HD cable. I definitely want a 34" widescreen set, so the C32V37, while a great bargain, isn't even really being considered. Thanks for all your help.
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Amazon maybe. Use www.zenith.com and www.zenithservice.com to find a dealer near you.

Circuit City might be starting to carry these as well, and maybe even Best Buy.

Good luck! It's a damned fine TV!

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I live in Northern New Jersey, I am also trying to hunt down one of these sets. I called Zenith, and outside of BB or CC (which doesn't carry them anyway) they came up with a dealer which is about a three hour drive from here.
Funny how small a distributorship they have, considering that they seem to be trying to make a real run back into the market.
I am a little gun shy to make a purchase like this over the web, or from a local dealer who is not an authorized dealer.
Their website clearly states that warranty service may not as good, if not purchased from an authorized dealer.
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how's www.wildwestelectronics.com strike you?>

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I've been to that site, it seems to be the only one that shows up when I Google the C34W37. I am a little apprehensive about spending that kind of money over the web, and having to deal with a dealer in Arizona, while I am in New Jersey.
As I said, it is hard to believe that these sets are so hard to get from a local dealer. I am about 8 miles from the George Washington Bridge, leading in NYC, so it is not like I am out in the sticks. This area is saturated with major appliance outlets, and I am sure that I could find someone to get one for me, but I would like it to be an authorized dealer, I don't want a grey market set.
It is probably time to start looking the old fashioned way, In the Yellow Pages.....
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I agree. In NY and NJ, you should have dealers coming out the yin-yang.

Don't forget: 1-877-9ZENITH. I am sure they can find someone for ya!

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Zenith can only give you a list places that carry Zenith, they won't be able to tell you if a given store has a particular model in stock. I've been driving myself crazy calling all their vendors only to have them tell me that they don't carry the c34w37. I might have to order it online. It might be the only way out. If anyone has had a good experience purchasing a t.v. online, please let me know. Thanks
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I said I wasn't considering the C32V37, but I ended up puchasing one anyway. The C34W37 was nowhere to be found, and I got a little antsy. The picture is beautiful on Comcast HD here in Atlanta. I don't really like basketball, but I've watched every HD game over the last three days. I'm not going to look for the white bar yet. Besides, I got the 4 year service plan from Best Buy. Thanks for all the help in making this decision.
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I said I wasn't considering the C32V37, but I ended up puchasing one anyway. The C34W37 was nowhere to be found, and I got a little antsy. The picture is beautiful on Comcast HD here in Atlanta.....
How is the picture quality on SD cable (ch 2-99) and Digital cable (Ch's 100+)??

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how's www.wildwestelectronics.com strike you?
You can basically get a 34" XBR910 for that price.
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The XBr910 is an HDTV Monitor vs. a fully integrated HDTV with some arguably newer technology involved. (It just hit the streets this past February.)

Something to consider. ;)

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The XBr910 is an HDTV Monitor vs. a fully integrated HDTV with some arguably newer technology involved. (It just hit the streets this past February.)

Something to consider. ;)
Yeah, well I'd take the higher res tube anyday. Myself though, I'm waiting for the 960, which will one up the Zenith and the 910.
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Indeed. :)

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800 vs. 2200

I'll take the 800 please Alex.:)
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800 vs. 2200

I'll take the 800 please Alex.:)
Perhaps you can point out where you can get a C34V37 for 800, but then again, you won't be able to. Also you can get a 34" 910 for a lot less than 2200.
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800 for the C32V37 that TSans purchased.

And, No, you can't buy a XBR910 for less than 2200 unless you want to gamble your money away. Come June when the replacement set hits shelves there might be a deep discount.
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That math speaks volumes to me. I bought the c32v37 myself and I haven't looked back.

The c34w37 is cheaper than the XBR910 and is a damned fine TV. Worth digging into...

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800 for the C32V37 that TSans purchased.

And, No, you can't buy a XBR910 for less than 2200 unless you want to gamble your money away. Come June when the replacement set hits shelves there might be a deep discount.

Well..yeah ya can, i can get the xbr910 brand new at my local ultimate electronics for $400 less than $2200, ya just gotta know how to haggle..and i just might do it see'ing how its got 1401 lines of resolution compared to my 34w37's 850 or so.

I do enjoy the 34w37 dont get me wrong its THE finest set ive ever owned but i dont use the tuners, the ota looks like crap accept pbs, what i mean by this is where i am nbc/cbs/abc all look like hell imo and i never watch the major networks, i was not impressed by there signal out here in Utah and i cant get any channels through my direct tv(bleh pos only reason i keep it is i love Tech TV)without purchasing there lame stb which they want $799 for, LOL..yeah right you crack smoking hosers.

When i do go hd cable or even voom it will require there own stb's so i dont really need the built in tuners(praises to Zenith for doing this before anyone else)...ill take the higher res tube in the xbr 910...atleast thats what im thinking about atm.
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fociz,

I see exactly where you're coming from on this one. And I see your point. But, to me, and this is only me, if I have to drop 2200 or even 1800 then I want more than 34" of screen real estate. And that's my plan exactly. I was holding out since November trying to wait untill Sony fixed the problems with the Grand Wega III. And basically had given up hope that they were going to resolve the buzz problem with this years model and decided to get the XBR910. I was going through the direct view forum and saw a post about the C32v37. Decided to go check it out at Best Buy.

Long story short, I got the Zenith and have been floored by it's performance for a month now. And the 1000 to 1400 dollars that I saved because I purchased this set instead of the XBR910 is going to purchase a Grand Wega IV this fall when Sony releases it's new LCD RPTV sets.

I think I'm fortunate because my viewing area has a lot of play. I can alter the lay out of the room so that my viewing distance is from 7 feet up to 11 feet. If someone's viewing area is only 7 feet to 8 feet or shorter, this is a moot point. Buy a direct view set and let your pocket book dictate the level of performance you want to enjoy. If your viewing distance is 10 feet or greater the more money you throw at a higher resolution set is wasted. From this viewing distance, 34" just doesn't cut it.

So, for me, I believe that I have the best of both worlds and my purchase has been ideal.

(P.S. cracking smoking hosers..............That was GOOD.:)
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Has anyone ever tried Pac-2000? They have the c34w37 for under $1600.

Also, what's the difference between the c34w37 and the c34w23? http://www.wildwestelectronics.net/hdwidtubtel.html

Not that I'm comfortable purchasing something like this online..

I have a C32v37 and am really happy with it, but I'm having a little remorse over not going with the wide screen.
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the ce34w37 is the newer model, lots of refinements and improvements. Don't get the c34w23.

I understand your feelings about the remorse, but don't. Remember, even if you spend the extra money on widescreen, you are going to have to deal with the black bars on the side with 4:3 programming, and a lot of movies are 2:35:1 aspect ratio anyways which means...you're still going to have some letterbox anyways.

I think you made the best choice my man. I know I did. :)

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Do not buy the c34w23!!!!!!! Had 2 of them and returned both. They have terrible picture quality. Hopefully the c34w37 will have resolved the problems in the c34w23. Could not find the c34w37 anywhere so I ended up buying the Sony kv34hs510. Very very pleased so far.
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