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FYI.


I spoke with PG sales today. They (Eric: 888-668-7655) confirmed the 34" Flat Screen HDTV (16 x 9) is available for shipping. Ordered through Digital Connection. It's 39"+ wide so it won't fit my EC. The AS3.0HTW (AR3.0HD upgrade) was canceled prior to production.
 

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What the cost of the set, what kind of inputs does it have? Tom my inside width of my 1 year old F-38310 is 33.75 inches wide by 19 inches high. :)
 

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I see no such thing on Princeton's website: why would they be *selling* a new HDTV without having at least an "teaser" on their website? Especially when they've had so many starts/stops on new product introduction. Not to mention the big question here: is this built by Princeton or OEM'd from someone else (like I've been reading about other new models here).

I really like my AF3.0HD, but I'm skeptical of anything new from Princeton without details.
 

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Stanton,


This was an FYI only. I did receive a PDF data sheet on the new TV, with specifications and picture (small). Will forward to you at your e-mail address. Please provide at '[email protected]'.


It's about the size of the Sony 34" and includes all of the geometry adjustments available on the AF3.0HD. Speakers are on the side.


I checked Princeton's website yesterday and nothing was posted. Digital Connection had no information available either. Probably need to call or e-mail them for pricing. Sales guy stated set could be shipped in 2-3 days.


Hob,


The set's size is:


979mm W (39-3/16")

630mm H (25-1/4")

641mm D (25-11/16")


That's all I've got.
 

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There was nothing about the new 34" on the main page, but there is a .pdf on the Products page for the AR34 (AR34ftw_ds.PDF)
 

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Most likely a rebadged Sampo as was the AF3.0HD/Unity Motion 3200.
 

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Originally posted by tmitchmd
Most likely a rebadged Sampo as was the AF3.0HD/Unity Motion 3200.
And with a much larger dot pitch (0.82mm vs. 0.63) it will have a lower physical resolution than the AF3.0HD and thus inferior image for HDTV or computer graphics.
 

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This AR3.4FTW set is actually a rebadged Monivision DM7352SF. The input specs on the Princeton Graphics .pdf sheet do not include the additional inputs, such as component inputs, that come with the Vision Box which can be attached to the monitor. I do not recommend d/ling Monivision's .pdf on their DM7352SF model from their website, since my virus checker detected a virus in the file.


Also, CTX is selling this same unit as the MS3600VF. It's not yet on their website, but it is in the marketing channels and you can find it for around $2700 shipped at www.pcnation.com. Also check out other vendors on CNET shopper at http://shopper.cnet.com/shopping/res...1-8264132.html . CTX sells the unit with the Vision Box included in the price. I don't know if Princeton Graphics will do the same. Also, CTX has a two year warranty on the unit, whereas Princeton Graphics' warranty is only a year. Caveat Emptor folks. To Princeton Graphics' credit, however, at least they market the unit by viewable image.


-Kilroy


(not bad for my first post, eh?)
 

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good job kilroy and welcome!


The comment about the 30" AF30HD being a Sampo rebadged, how could that be when this unit was supposedly built to Joe Kanes Specs?
 

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The comment about the 30" AF30HD being a Sampo rebadged, how could that be when this unit was supposedly built to Joe Kanes Specs?
It wasn't.


Kei Clark

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Bumping an old thread.


Kei, do you mean that the set isn't a Sampo rebadge, or that it wasn't built to Joe Kane's specs?
 

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Also, could someone who has owned or used one please confirm whether the AF3.0HD allows you to zoom on non-anamorphic letterbox discs to fill (or nearly fill, as the aspect ratio may be) the screen? This review seems to imply that it doesn't:

http://www.audiorevolution.com/equip/princeton/


If it does have a zoom function, is it locked out on progressive sources, as is a problem with so many other displays?
 

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I just came across these last couple of questions, so sorry if it's been a while.

First, it's definitely *not* a Sampo "rebadge"; I'm not sure anything like it was out when this thing hit the streets (about 1998).

You can adjust *any* geometry/zoom on *any* input EXCEPT VGA (which should only be used for PC's--the RGBHV input should be used for other 15-pin sources). Even though there's only four settings, you can modify any of them via the supplied service remote. For example, I don't know of any use for the "1.66 EURO" mode in the US, so I modified it to zoom in on letterbox laserdiscs (and it still looks great). I also tweaked the anamorphic mode such that 1.85 DVDs fill the whole screen (no black bars); it didn't cost me but a few lines on each side (you can't really tell). That also means that 2.35 DVDs black bars are a bit smaller.
 

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The Princeton AF 3.0HD/Unity Motion 3200 was built in Taiwan by Sampo.

Speced and promoted to the hilt for his clients by Joe Kane.

Great for progressive and HD sources but horrid for NTSC as it does not scan 15.7 natively, and incorporated a hideous line doubler.

Comparisons with similarly sized and priced broadcast monitors was pure marketing hype...
 
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