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Old 08-29-02, 07:57 AM
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I need help choosing a big screen!

I have just been given permission by my wife to purchase a big screen. I have to buy quick before she changes her mind. We agreed that I could spend up the $4000. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks.
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Old 08-29-02, 08:50 AM
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One word--PIONEER. Non-Elite 53" or 64" fits your budget. SD643HD is fantastic. Lots of reviews at various sites. I studied the buy for many months before making the decision. Love mine. Good Luck!!!
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Old 08-29-02, 08:52 AM
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Thanks for the recommendation. Do you have any idea what the Pioneer 64" is selling for?
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Old 08-29-02, 10:20 AM
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Old 08-29-02, 10:35 AM
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the SD643HD is ~$5300 retail but can be found for $4000.
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Old 08-29-02, 12:07 PM
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Here's another vote for Mitsubishi.
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Old 08-29-02, 01:11 PM
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What is the best Mitsubishi for around $4000?
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Old 08-29-02, 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by Milo
What is the best Mitsubishi for around $4000?
Check the Mitsubishi WS-65869 Platinum Plus

65" Widescreen
Supports IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
Integrated HDTV

Here are some PDF's with more info/specs:

http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/PDFs/WS65869.pdf

http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/PDFs/pl...luspec2001.pdf

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Old 08-31-02, 09:26 PM
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Have a friend with a Hitachi 57swx20b that is beautiful. Think it was around $3300
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Old 09-01-02, 11:38 PM
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Sony and Toshiba

There's a 57" Sony WS HDTV ready for $2800 and a 57" Toshiba WS HDTV ready fro $2400. I am trying to decide between the two, which one is better. I am leaning towards the Sony because I think they make better TV's.

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Old 09-02-02, 12:36 AM
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What mix of programming will you be watching? NTSC, DVD, HDTV, etc.?
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Old 09-02-02, 09:16 AM
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Re: Sony and Toshiba

Originally posted by hongkongdvd
There's a 57" Sony WS HDTV ready for $2800 and a 57" Toshiba WS HDTV ready fro $2400. I am trying to decide between the two, which one is better. I am leaning towards the Sony because I think they make better TV's.

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Stay away from Sony's 51" and 57" HW40 models which were made back in April........for more information you can check out the hometheaterspot forum. There are many who experienced a "flicker" problem which caused the owners to either have them fixed or replaced. Some of the replacements suffered from the same problem. I am really disappointed with Sony on this problem due to the fact that they have not made this known to it's consumers on their website. They have known about the problem for quite some time now and still have failed to release information regarding these models(specifically the models which were built in April of this year)

Anyone buying a Sony......go with the newer models out. I forget the exact number but it is a 500 series model number. These have something called a DVI interface which is going to be needed for something in the future. Once again...go to hometheaterspot and many questions can be answered there under the Sony topic.

http://www.hometheaterspot.com/htsth...=&fpart=1&vc=1

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the new line of Sony sets are the WV models.
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Old 09-02-02, 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by bfrank
the SD643HD is ~$5300 retail but can be found for $4000.
This is WAY OFF! The Pioneer SD643HD can be bought at Costco for $2750!
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I find it amazing that people can recommend sets without knowing what material they will be used for and what size constraints exist.
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I find it amazing that people can recommend sets without knowing what material they will be used for and what size constraints exist.
What's more amazing is someone asking for advise and giving almost no guidelines as to his preference!
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Old 09-03-02, 11:01 AM
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come on guys, he said he has to act quick!

seriously Milo, what do you want to use your tv for? do you mostly watch TV or DVDs? what is the source of your television programming (over the air, cable, satellite?) do you play video games? do you want to use your set as a computer monitor too? what size set were you thinking about? will it fit in the room you want to put it in? were you leaning towards 16X9 or 4X3 aspect ratio? do you require the best possible picture right out of the box or are you willing to tweak the set yourself? would you consider having the set calibrated by an isf technician? do you have little kids who might touch or scratch the screen?

as you can see there really are a lot of things you need to think about before you or anyone else can make an informed decision. this is a big decision. no set is perfect for every use. that's why it's important to figure out what is most important to you and go with the model/brand that does those things best.
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Old 09-04-02, 01:52 PM
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Broadwayblue,

I mostly will use the TV for DVD's and Satellite Programing. I won't use it for much more. I was planning on getting an HD Directv reciever and dish and a new progressive scan DVD player.

I was looking for a 16X9 tv between 55 and 65 inches. I do not know the benifits of having a set calibrated by an isf technician.

I have a baby on the way who will be touching the set in a couple of years.

Sorry I havn't given better quidelines to what my preferences are, but I had to leave town shortly after I started this thread and I just got back home. Anyway, the other comments have been very helpful even without me providing guidelines.

Thanks.
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