Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD & Home Theater Gear
Reload this Page >

Small flat screen or regular TV?

DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

Small flat screen or regular TV?

Old 12-24-02, 09:56 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 55
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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!
Old 12-24-02, 11:38 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Portland
Posts: 8,324
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
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.
Old 12-24-02, 04:10 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 269
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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.
Old 12-26-02, 12:42 PM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 55
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
thanks for the comments!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.