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Old 11-22-02, 02:38 AM
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Suggestions: 32" TV for around $500

I'm not sure what my local Best Buy will have, so I'm mostly looking for brand name preferences. I currently have a 20" Magnavox, so I don't need anything too fancy to impress myself. I'll be using my low-level Sony DVD player with it.
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If you plan to watch dvd's on this t.v. I reccomend buying with the anamorphic squeeze feature. Normally only higher end t.v.'s with high prices have this feature, but some Samsung t.v.'s do have this feature.

In case you don't know, anamorphic squeeze allows you to squeeze all the lines of resolution from you t.v. to the 16:9 aspect ratio vs. using only the lines of resolution available from a 4:3. The result is that letterbox movies look much better with anamorphic squeeze vs. regular t.v. because your t.v. is using more lines of resolution in the same area.

I bought a 27" Samsung for about $250 (not the flat screen model) at Best Buy, and it has the anamorphic squeeze feature. I'm sure they have a 32" model that has this feature as well.

The only bad thing about the my Samsung is that it doesn't hold a consistant level of black despite trying to calibrate multiple times with Video Essentials. Aside from that the t.v. is just about perfect.

When I was shopping for t.v.'s at Best Buy I also liked the Toshiba and phillips models. There were 27" panansonic and sharp t.v.'s that looked impresive as well, but I don't recall seeing any 32" models although I wasnt' looking for that size.

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