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hi all....

well here I sit, now, pondering my "too too many choices" of Toshiba HDTV
tube tvs 34" and under, there seems to be about 6 to 8 models in these
sizes alone!

[I wanted to first check out the lcds, mostly the Samsungs, wonderful ratings but for my ps2/xbox, i read that crts will still have the game display well, whereas
for the hdtv lcds, "they" warn me that the game might not look as good, as I use my tv mostly for gaming.]

So I might after all find that no store sells these Toshibas anymore, the crt tube is nearly extinct.

the Toshiba
--30hf85 30 inch
--30hf84 geometry issues, i read, with early models.
--32hf73
--34hf85 but made now by Orion
--34hf84

there are probably yet more!

all are hdtv and progressive scan. Problem is...that I have games, like for the ps2, that are not progressive scan made, thus they have to also look good
on the component, but standard, tv.

I have a toshiba 27" now, a standard tv, but the component cables make for a fairly good image.

So what experiences has anyone here had with these models?
Are they good for games?

my heart is set for the samsung 32" lcd, but at $1300, too too expensive and then waht about the games that are non-progressive.

thanks...freestone
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The only two new CRT sets that you should be looking at is the Sony XBR970 and the Samsung HDTV sets. Google a Sony 30xs955, 34xs955, 36xs966, 34xbr960, Panasonic CT-30wx15,
34wx15, 30wx54, 34wx54, 36hl43, 36hl44. The XS and the XBR960 with its SFP 1440 lines of resolution are the best but if you cannot afford those on the net then the Panasonics are also exellent sets with a resolution of 900 lines. Forget all the models you mentioned.
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the Toshiba
--30hf85 30 inch
--30hf84 geometry issues, i read, with early models.
--32hf73
--34hf85 but made now by Orion
--34hf84

I have a toshiba 27" now, a standard tv, but the component cables make for a fairly good image.

All the Toshiba models you listed, except the 32HF73 and 34HF84, are made by Orion. Your Toshiba 27" TV (if made after 2001) is also made by Orion. So, you actually don't have a real Toshiba TV yet.

Toshiba 30HF66 is currently still in-stock at amazon.com.
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The only two new CRT sets that you should be looking at is the Sony XBR970 and the Samsung HDTV sets. Google a Sony 30xs955, 34xs955, 36xs966, 34xbr960, Panasonic CT-30wx15,
34wx15, 30wx54, 34wx54, 36hl43, 36hl44. The XS and the XBR960 with its SFP 1440 lines of resolution are the best but if you cannot afford those on the net then the Panasonics are also exellent sets with a resolution of 900 lines. Forget all the models you mentioned.

You forgot the 970. Yes 853 isn't attractive, but it isn't about resolution. It's about
quality and durability.

There is always someone out there that gives you opinion of a product that they don't even own.
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I stand corrected. Yes the 970 is a fine set but you can still get a brand new 960 or XS955 on the net for a only a few more hundred dollars.
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The only two new CRT sets that you should be looking at is the Sony XBR970 and the Samsung HDTV sets. Google a Sony 30xs955, 34xs955, 36xs966, 34xbr960, Panasonic CT-30wx15,
34wx15, 30wx54, 34wx54, 36hl43, 36hl44. The XS and the XBR960 with its SFP 1440 lines of resolution are the best but if you cannot afford those on the net then the Panasonics are also exellent sets with a resolution of 900 lines. Forget all the models you mentioned.

well, Over the days, I Have Seen the Sony Light! I have even read that the 955 is even better than the 970, but cannot be found anymore!

There is a kdxbr970 at my local best buy for about $980, more or less, I this set was sort of "hidden" and sitting on the floor, obscurely not noticed in my previous
looks!
what I am afraid of, with the lcds, especially that nice Samsung series, is that
my game will look bad on the lcd, as most ALL of my tv-use is for gaming and a lot of the games are ps2 non-progressive rpgs, sometimes even a ps1 game.
my 27' Toshiba is adaquate, but it is not a HDTV.

One of the Reasons why I first shied away from a crt set, is that some of the crts, give to me a severe eyestrain! Even within a same-model-series, on model number will be OK, but the next model number set, in the row, will not be.
I had to go through several sets, at best buy, to find a good eye-set!

I will have to "sit" right down on the floor, with that sony, for 20 minutes, to make sure. Does not help, either, for my comparisons, that these floor model
tvs are all pumped up to "contrast..bright...sharpness" MAX!

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If you cannot get one of the SFP Sony sets then I would also consider the Sony 40" 1080p LCD set. Have seen a few and the PQ is great. I believe that set is a 40v2500. You can get that set for 1600-1800 on the net. I just feel that the CRT sets that are out now will only let you down. By the way many sets have the remote near the set so you play with the video settings. My friend I went to BB and I played with the 2500 for 10 minutes adjusting the video settings.
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