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Best Buy now has 20", Dynex DX-R20TV, "round tube" TVs with NTSC and ATSC tuners for $129.95, but I can't use one for my test TV because it weighs way too much.
One other concern I have about it is that its set-up menu is very primitive, with just an auto-search option but no visible provision for selecting analog cable but broadcast digital signal sources, which is what a lot of peole are going to want for their inputs.
So the good new is that, unless this set is priced at $129.95 just because its tuner is inconvenient, then the 13" ATSC TVs should cost a little less.
Now, here's a hoot about Best Buy's HDTV demo channel. This TV was connected to an in house signal source that furnished analog 4.0, and digital 61,1 and 63.1 63.1 was a real, low energy left right comparison of nature scenes in which the left side was in HDTV and ther right side was in standard definition, and the left side pictures always looked better.
But, wait a minute! This is a standard definition TV! How can the left side of the picture look better than ther right side, since they both should be identical 480i? The answer is, the colors had been set to truer levels on the left side of each picture, whereas the STD side colors were set deliberately drab. In otherwords, if someone selected the HDTV test channel on this standard definition TV, it proved that the HDTV test channel was a sham.