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Posted: 10/1/2005 6:53:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 9:23:40 AM EDT by Kreutzberg]
I'm looking to get a new TV-- I'm looking at some LCD stuff, but I'm probably more likely to get a tube HDTV. This TV will be used for a little regular TV, some DVDs, and lots of gaming. I'm looking at the following options, for now:

Toshiba 34" $999

Samsung 30" $999

LG 30" $899

Philips 30" $799

My biggest question is why the Toshiba and Philips seem to be less expensive than the other two at the sizes they're at. I see that the Toshiba doesn't have a built in tuner. Do I only need this for over the air programming? It was my understanding that I'd need a box or something anyway for cable, right.

What am I giving up by going with the Philips or Toshiba, verses Samsung or LG? What would you all pick?

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:02:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 7:04:47 AM EDT by iamblades]

Originally Posted By Kreutzberg:
I'm looking to get a new TV-- I'm looking at some LCD stuff, but I'm probably more likely to get a tube HDTV. This TV will be used for a little regular TV, some DVDs, and lots of gaming. I'm looking at the following options, for now:

Toshiba 34" $999

Samsung 30" $999

LG 30" $999

Philips 30" $799

My biggest question is why the Toshiba and Philips seem to be less expensive than the other two at the sizes they're at. I see that the Toshiba doesn't have a built in tuner. Do I only need this for over the air programming? It was my understanding that I'd need a box or something anyway for cable, right.

What am I giving up by going with the Philips or Toshiba, verses Samsung or LG? What would you all pick?




Out of those, the tosh is the best, the other three are garbage.

But get a sony, they make the best direct view sets. I'm not a huge fan of sony, but no one comes close in the CRT direct view market, period.


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6494162&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat31800050030&id=1077628886036
Or without the tuner:
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-30-HDTV-Monitor-KV-30HS420-/sem/rpsm/oid/93014/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

If you want the absolute best get the XBR model though:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6718572&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat31800050030&id=1117178041171

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:04:07 AM EDT
Why are Sony CRTs better options? What would the difference be between it and one of the ones I listed?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:12:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:22:07 AM EDT
Just to throw this in. I have had two Up-converting DVD players, and they were both crap. My $39 RCA progressive scan looks better than both on my HDTV. I would save my money and get hd-dvd or blu-ray when they come out.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:42:21 AM EDT
Go HERE and read . . .
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:17:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ShortyAK:
Go HERE and read . . .



Damn you ShortyAK! hehttp:\\AVSForum.com on the HDTV threads. If I don't have this what do I have in my empty, lonely life?

Oh yeah, ARs, a 56" HDTV and beer!

Never mind!
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:24:55 PM EDT
here is another forum to get info.
www.hdtvoice.com/voice/index.php?s=
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:42:13 PM EDT
Sonys are the best, no doubt. But they cost twice as much. (or more). Of those listed, the Toshiba is the best. I have a Philips 34" widescreen HDTV. It looks decent, and it impresses my friends who don't know what to look for in TVs, but there are far better. I have it because the price was right:

34" Philips for $695, shipping included

30" Philips for $499, shipping included
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