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Old 10-20-03, 12:10 AM
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Rear Projection TV Under $1500

I am in the market for a 16x9 high def rear projection TV, probably 42-50 inches. I am looking to spend between $1000 and $1500. It is important that I get one that allows me to adjust the overscan! If anyone here has suggestions for brands and models, I would really appreciate your input. Also, is it worth spending $300 on an extended warranty?
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You might find a Mitsu model (55 inch) for around that price--even if it's a floor model, could be a good deal. The Mitsu's definitely allow lots of tweaking--see hometheaterspot.com for details. (A membership gives access to a large library of Mitsu tweaks, incl. codes to access the service menu, adjust overscan and, just as important, linearity).
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Originally posted by drmoze
You might find a Mitsu model (55 inch) for around that price--even if it's a floor model, could be a good deal.
DO NOT! I REPEAT! DO NOT ever buy a floor/demo model of a HDTV! You are buying a TV with probably half it's useful life already used! Those TV's are on 12 hours a day 7 days a week with the contrast all the way up! The salesman like to tell you "oh don't worry you get the full warranty, but they fail to mention that warranties DO NOT cover wear and tear which is what is happening to the CRT's running constantly at full contrast levels.

You can usually score a nice 52" HDTV when they are on sale so just keep you eye out and be sure to demo the model you want beforehand to be sure it is what you want.

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