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OK, I am new here, and I have read so many helpful things that I wanted to throw something out there myself. I have spent hours reading multiple threads on good and bad experiences with 34" CRTs. For those of you with the bad exp. I feel for you. For once, I am trying to actually spend the time to research before I buy this Philips that I found at BB for a really good price. This model isn't even listed on Philips' site yet, but I have attached the specs.


My main interests in this one over the others is the width size (
 

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I'm just trying to make one last attempt to try and get feedback on this model. If you a familiar with it, please write back.


Thank you!!!
 

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I had the 30pw8402 model and it was'nt really that great, you get what you paid for.Generally i would stay away from philips and samsung, they are considered low end models by us on this forum and give mediocre picture quality.


If i were you, and were getting a 34" WS HDTV, i would either get the Sony or the Toshiba.I can't recommend the panasonic because it does'nt except a 720p signal at all.If you have the money i would get the 34xs955, if that's a little steep, then i would recommend the 34hs420 model, if you have space limitations then the 34hfx84 would also make a great choice.


Or even better, if you can afford it, get the 34xbr960 this is the best 34" out there for picture quality because of the super fine pitch tube of 1400 resolution.


Generally i would stick with the japanese models such as sony,toshiba, and panasonic because they are built better with higher quality components and are more reliable.While the philips set is a dutch television,hey they make good light bulbs though:)


That's just my opinion though, with philips tv i once had.Which i will never buy a philips product again, because if you need parts for your set, good luck.


It takes a couple opf months!!! just to get the damn parts, i had to wait 2 months and a half just to get a part from an old philips vcr i used to have. like i said Good Luck;) if you need customer service.
 

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Originally posted by CrocHunter
If i were you, and were getting a 34" WS HDTV, i would either get the Sony or the Toshiba. I can't recommend the panasonic because it does'nt except a 720p signal at all.
In all fairness to the Panasonic, 720p support is only an issue if the prospective buyer has certain XBOX games that he wants to play in 720p. To anyone else who will not be gaming on their new TV the Panasonic's lack of 720p support is not an issue as any HD STB can be set to convert 720p to 1080i. I watch converted 720p ABC-HD, FOX-HD, and ESPN-HD via cable on my Panny and it looks fantastic.


If you're going to be using the TV to watch TV then the Panasonic is as good a candidate as the Toshiba and Sony HS420 series.
 

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Thank you both for your reply. I do have space limitations, or else I would get one of the sonys. I don't have an XBox, so the 720p is not a big deal to me. I don't think panasonic makes a 34" smaller than 39" wide, though, so I may have to go with the toshiba.
 

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I have one of the older Philips widescreen sets (30pw850h) and have had it about a year. So far it has been a very good buy. Some will knock philips on this board, but the others have problems as well (even sony, just do a search). The Sonys have a better resolution, but to me that wasn't worth the huge premium on the set. The newer model philips corrected some of the problems with mine, the one that comes to mind is the ability to change the picture format on 480p material (on mine its locked to widescreen, streching 4:3 material). I would buy my philips over again, but now the prices are much cheaper and there are better sets out there now for what I paid for mine.


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