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Old 12-06-01, 04:30 PM   #1
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36" WEGA or RPTV?

It is time to upgrade from my Panasonic 32". Should I invest in a Wega or buy a RPTV? I have a 27" WEGA in the den and it is outstanding.
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Old 12-06-01, 05:27 PM   #2
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If you watch a lot of DVDs go widescreen RPTV. There's no comparison. One's a TV and one's a miniature theater screen.
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Old 12-07-01, 07:24 AM   #3
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At the time I made this decision I went with the 36XBR. I compared it to the Mits 45 and I thought the Sony was cleaner and clearer on side by side DVD comparisons.
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Old 12-09-01, 01:16 AM   #4
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Brian, before you make a decision, factor in this beauty, the Sony KV-40XBR700. Here's a link to the product info from Crutchfield:

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...p?I=15840xb700
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Old 12-09-01, 09:40 PM   #5
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Is there a High Def TV that looks good using a directv svideo connection? I bought a Toshiba 16:9 43" tube and the picture looks great with progressive scan DVD's but looks like crap with directv. I am taking it back and getting a different tv. The problem is I don't think it is the fault of Toshiba. Like I said the DVD picture is amazing. I am starting to think it is the fault of the whole HDTV industry. I went into Soundtrack today and had the sales person turn on SAT picture on a few of the HDTV ready sets and they all look like crap. They are pixeled and show a lot of artifacts. Does anyone know of a great tv that will not give me this problem? I am desperate for an awesome looking TV. Thanks
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Old 12-09-01, 10:02 PM   #6
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I own the Toshiba 40H80 and absolutely love it. Im not an expert in video, but I think the picture has looked great since the moment I plugged it in. I havent done one tweak. I got it for about $1500 at Onecall.com. It is last years model so it may not be easily available
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Old 12-09-01, 11:02 PM   #7
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Is there a High Def TV that looks good using a directv svideo connection
I know one, but you might not like the price. Pioneer Elite. Although this year's non-Elites are using last year's Elite line doubler. And I have last year's Elite which looked great with DirecTV (I've since dumped DirecTV for other reasons). Just a softer picture than you would ideally want, but very good anyway. Even cable looks good.
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Old 12-09-01, 11:06 PM   #8
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I have both experience with the Sony wega (36") and all of the mits series.

Just remember this, If you watch alot of DVD, definitely go with the mits or a widescreen TV. Progressive dvd playback coupled with proper tuning is definitely hard to beat.

Also FYI, the mits 46" has the same size guns of last year's Top of the line 65 "

I own a wega now and wish i would've bought an 16:9 tv.

just my $0.02
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Old 12-10-01, 07:26 AM   #9
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Originally posted by Zim Hosein
Brian, before you make a decision, factor in this beauty, the Sony KV-40XBR700. Here's a link to the product info from Crutchfield:

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...p?I=15840xb700
Thanks but I have had my 36XBR for a year now!
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Old 12-10-01, 11:47 AM   #10
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Depending what your budget range is and the deal you can swing.. you might want to consider a 34" widescreen direct view set... they are coming down in price a lot...
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