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Small flat screen or regular TV?

Old 12-24-02, 08:56 AM
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Small flat screen or regular TV?

Hey all! Buying an X-Mas present this afternoon for the wife. Our bedroom TV is on its last leg so I was going to buy a new one - here's the question:

TV we have now is an old brand 17 inches - that is as small as I can see. I am looking at either a regular (non flat) TV at 19 inches or a flat screen at 14 inches. I never had a flat so I am wondering if it makes up for the 5 less inches in clarity, etc. They are about the same price so any feedback would help! Thanks!
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Old 12-24-02, 10:38 AM
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If you're buying one that small I'd get the larger standard tube TV. I generally reccomend flat screens, but in your case it's not going to make up for the 5" if you have problems seeing it.
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Old 12-24-02, 03:10 PM
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agreed. in that size, most all tv's look really good, just because of their small size. get a decent quality curved screen (panasonic or jvc), and save the cash. if 17" is too small now, going with a 14" will just be really nice and small :-) go with curved.
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Old 12-26-02, 11:42 AM
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thanks for the comments!
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