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What about widescreen tube TVs?

Old 07-05-02, 02:37 PM
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What about widescreen tube TVs?

What do you guys think about these widescreen tube tv's? Do they suffer from burn-in. How is the quality? The price isn;t that bad.

http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=...t=24&scat=1470
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Old 07-05-02, 02:50 PM
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I haven't seen that TV so no comment there, but all tv's can suffer from burn in. I have a Sharp direct view (tube) widescreen; no problems w/ burn in after nearly 2 years. Though I usually use the stretch mode for TV broadcasts.
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Old 07-05-02, 03:45 PM
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I have seen that TV at Best Buy and it looks to be a very nice set. The price is right too. If the set was on the market when I purchased my Sony Wega about a year ago, I would have bought this instead. Hopefully this will be a step in the right direction to getting affordable widescreen sets to the public.

How do you plan on using Hi-def at this time, or are you just in the market for a new set? The one thing that bothers me about this set is the lack of DVI or firewire inputs which may or may not become the standard if Hollywood gets its way. Other than that, it looks like it has everything you will need with dual component inputs. Of course you will need to buy a Hi-def decoder box, get it through your cable or satellite provider.

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Old 07-05-02, 11:53 PM
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Personally I prefer the widescreen tubs compared to projection sets. I'm a black freak, what do you want? I haven't seen that one, but the price looks good compared to what I was seeing around Christmas time last year.
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Old 07-06-02, 12:49 AM
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i saw it in Best But couple days ago..
it was amazing... great looking TV. the color wasn't as sharp as panasonic or Toshiba, but then again... you can always adjust 'em to accomodate your preference

the wide is as wide as 32" Samsung's Dynaflat TV but the height is an inch less then Samsung's 27" DynaflatTV.... reasonable size for bedroom TV

i might want to pick this baby up by the end of this year (waiting for more price drop )
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Old 07-06-02, 03:01 PM
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I have a: Toshiba 34" 16:9 HDTV Widescreen, and the picture reception is excellent especially when watching DVDs.
I do not like the projection sets myself either, because the picture doesn't seen as clear like the direct view sets.

Here are some reviews that other consumers have posted about this particular set.


http://audioreview.com/PRD_128607_2727crx.aspx

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Old 07-06-02, 10:04 PM
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You give up size but get a brighter picture. A tube will not suffer from burn in like a projection set so if you plan on letting the kids play video games on your tv then the tube is what you want.
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Old 07-07-02, 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Kevlar
You give up size but get a brighter picture. A tube will not suffer from burn in like a projection set so if you plan on letting the kids play video games on your tv then the tube is what you want.

I personally wouldn't allow video games to be played on my HDTV monitor at all. Generally you would want to use a standard television set, 25" screen, or smaller will be sufficient enough for the use of video games.
Normally everyone already have a secondary televison set in their bedroom, or at another section of their home besides the one that's officially being used for their home theater purpose, that their children could use especially for their entertainment.
My HDTV monitor is being used for home theater only. Video games, and playstations are strictly prohibited.

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Old 07-10-02, 01:10 AM
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The one thing that bothers me about this set is the lack of DVI or firewire inputs which may or may not become the standard if Hollywood gets its way.

I've heard about this with other WS TV forums and threads, but have not gotten enough explicit information about this. Can anyone point to a well documented and detailed article?
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