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|Originally posted by nnn|
I used to own a Samsung model HCM-4215W which is exactly the same unit as the Akai 42" that you mentioned about. It is a decent HDTV for a small room. If you don't crazy about all those HDMI, DVI, etc inputs, this one is just fine. Picture looks really good with the HD signal and normal (no complain) for the SD signal.
Hope this info help.
|Originally posted by Trinitone|
uclajd - The PT4299HD is actually the equivalent of the Samsung HC-P4241W, not the HCM-4215W (an older model). Also, if you want to go for a bigger screen, the 47" version of that Akai model can be had for around the same price from Costco.
|Originally posted by JimP|
Is this TV a high definition TV and what will your signal sources be?
Reason for asking is that if its HD and you intend to use either satellite or cable, its possible and even probable that the satellite/cable companies will enforce something called HDCP, high definition copy protection. If the set is not DVI or HDMI with HDCP, then it would not be able to receive their HD transmissions. A work around would be to use the SD output of their set top box, but thats not what you get a HD set for.