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Help Me Make Up My Mind

Old 01-16-02, 12:11 AM
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Help Me Make Up My Mind

Currently, I have a standard tv, a Sony KV32S42. I'm happy with it for my small apartment and the picture is satisfying. But, I've been thinking of upgrading to a Sony WEGA 32" with the 16:9 Enhanced Mode (I have never seen a DVD using this mode so I can't judge how good it looks compared to my S-video picture)

My question is this:

Should I upgrade today* or should I sock away this money into my HDTV fund with a true 16:9 screen? If I lean towards the HDTV today I probably won't get it until I feel HD TV is quickly becoming the standard for all broadcasters. (Sorta like when DVD started really catching on about 2-3 years ago.)

*I'll probably sell my TV to my brother for less than fair value.

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Old 01-16-02, 12:22 PM
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Bump to get you some feedback...

I chose no, put your money in a 16X9 fund and wait...
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Old 01-16-02, 04:00 PM
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How about the Sony 40" xbr? its sweet!!!
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Old 01-16-02, 05:46 PM
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I bought a 47" 16:9 Panasonic HDTV for $1650 new and never looked back. You cannot imagine how good DVD looks in progressive scan on a widescreen set after the TV has been calibrated - it looks better than in the theaters. Have a look at my setup in my signature.

As for the WEGA 32" it's tough to compare b/c you gave us no model number - there are no less than nine 32" Sony 4:3 sets ranging from $800-2000.

Either way, you cannot go wrong with a nice 16:9 HDTV as they rock for DVDs even if you never watch television.

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