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Help Needed Selecting (big) TV for a relative........!

Old 02-11-02, 08:23 AM
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Help Needed Selecting (big) TV for a relative........!

I have a relative who has budgeted approximately $2500 for a new big screen TV. I am seeking recommendations on what people like, what people think is best, and why, etc.....

Parameters for your thoughts:

1) definitely 4x3 recommendations only ! He watches essentially 100% TV (from cable). No DVD or Surround equipment at this point. Assume this will not happen.

2) budget is somewhat flexible, but the $2500 point is the app. range.

3) If all you looked at is the TV you own, please restrict your comments to what you like/dislike about your TV only.

Thanks ahead of time for your help!
Old 02-11-02, 09:46 AM
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Something for you to consider...

You want to base the screen size of the TV screen by how far you sit from it. You want to sit somewhere between 1.5-2 x the screen size. (Example. If the TV has a 50" screen you need to sit at least 8 feet from it). This is especially true for watching cable TV because cable TV is not going to look very good on an RPTV. I have owned 3 different big-screen TVs and cable always looks below average.
Old 02-12-02, 08:25 AM
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Distance is not an issue. Right now they are WAY too far from their 27 inch TV. And I don't think he wants to go "down" to a 36 inch Tube, nor spend the money for the 40 inch Wega.

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