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Posted: 12/31/2006 11:28:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 11:30:08 AM EDT
it is true that standard TV on HD does look like hell, but when you are watching DVD it looks decent. my cable company charges me $24 for 10 HD channels and you have to get the HD/DVR box too.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 11:32:31 AM EDT
My DLP is better than regular TV. Don't get HDTV because I refuse to pay extra, raher buy ammo
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 11:36:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2006 11:38:11 AM EDT by USMC88-93]
I work for Comcast and have yet to see any flat panel display TV of any type that I would be satisfied with purchasing. I am dissatisfied with the picture quality of all of them.

In true web-forum style I give you the following site to look at

hdguru.com/
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 11:38:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2006 11:43:50 AM EDT by AcidGambit]
I just bought a Sony 50" LCD (actually it is LCoS) projection TV, its the SXRD model... I gotta be honest, SD doesn't look near as bad as I thought it was going to. Some shows look like total shit and other shows on the same channel are easily watchable.
Tube TVs still look better and will always look better... If your planning on getting a 32" LCD TV, I would say don't and go buy another 32" CRT... 'specially if your not going to use HD. It really, really depends on your signal/channel quallity, etc.

HD is pretty darn cool, when it is good (Discover-HD does great)... But I have notice that a lot of crap isn't HD (even though its on my HD channels) or is SD that has been streched. I'm dumping my cable co because their HD service and selection is pathetic. Once you see it (HD) you will hate SD and HD is pretty much a "gotta have" on a big TV. YMMV.

Go buy one and return it if you don't like it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 11:39:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 11:49:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i will not be paying extra for HDTV from dish and currently have a standard dish network dvr system. i know i will not be utililising the full capability of the set right now but my 32 tube is on it's last leg.

i have heard that HDTV's with standard signals look like shit. is this true? i am NOT a videophile but i don't want a realy crapp pic either.


I do dish installs.  The only flat panels type TVs that I have seen that look good are samsung, panasonic and toshiba...maybe LG


so far, the panasonic looked best to me...

the others look fucking horrible....especially up close.


I believe Sears uses Dish for their displays...you may want to go there and ask if it's true...and have a look at the sets
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