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Old 04-23-04, 10:37 AM
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Need suggestions: LCD TV for Kitchen

so my wife wants a small LCD TV for the kitchen, and hell, who am i to argue?

- is there anything out there smaller than 15"? that seems to be the smallest i'm seeing.

- brand/price? i'm mostly seeing 15" sets in the $600 range.. BB & CC have a 15" with built-in FM Tuner for $600 this week (free $50 GC @ CC)..

- anything else i should know? i'm really just starting to look at these for the first time..

we'll be hooking up a DTV receiver to it. thanks in advance.
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I just ordered a 15" Samsung LTN-1535 (enhanced definition) LCD from J&R for $479.00. Link


It was $599.00 @ Circuit City, Sears and Target. Mine will be used in the kitchen as well.

J&R has a Sharp Aquos 13" (standard definition) LCD available.

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$439.99

AND

A Sharp Aquos 13" (enhanced definition) LCD
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$469.00

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Try to get a widescreen version. You won't be sorry.
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we ended up going with the 15" Philips with built-in FM tuner. it was $549 at CC, but also had a $50 merch card MIR, so that works.. can't wait to set it up in the kitch!
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mkdevo:

That's a nice LCD that you bought! I considered it but couldn't pass on the Samsung.

As for the set (your Philips & my Samsung) being 4:3 ratio, I'll personally be moving mine to a guest bedroom or bath in a year or two anyway, so that didn't really weigh in as a negative. I didn't need a 17" just to have a 16:9, especially for the price difference.

I replaced my old Sony 8" Trinitron (KV-8AD20) TV that I bought in 1989 with the Samsung LCD. The Sony still has an awesome picture, it was just taking up too much room on the kitchen counter & does not look as cool. I don't know what to do with it now though, maybe eBay it.

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Here's smaller than 15"



http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2....KEYWORD=407042
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x - interesting...

all - what would be the benefit to getting a 16x9 for a tv this small? dvd? obviously wouldn't hook up an HD receiver to it in the kitchen.. but i wouldn't put a DVD player in the kitchen either..

just curious...
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Originally posted by mkdevo
x - interesting...

all - what would be the benefit to getting a 16x9 for a tv this small? dvd? obviously wouldn't hook up an HD receiver to it in the kitchen.. but i wouldn't put a DVD player in the kitchen either..

just curious...
I've seen various brands with different size screens like that one too.

I see no benefit to 16x9 in a small kitchen set. I have a 20" and on the rare occasion we watch a DVD on it we use its 16x9 squeeze mode (or you can use conversion in the player).
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Which LCD TV should I get for my kitchen?

What would be a good LCD tv for my kitchen? I want the TV to be at least a 13" to 17" TV

What does everyone recommend?

Here are the TV's I was looking at..

Sharp AQUOS™ 15" LCD Flat Monitor - LC15B4US

Sharp AQUOS™ 13" ASV LCD Panel - LC13E1UW

Sharp AQUOS 13" ASV LCD Panel - LC13B4US

Panasonic 14" LCD TV - TC14LA2

Panasonic 17" LCD TV - TC17LA2

Or if you want to recommend another one then go ahead. I really didn't want to spend more the $600.00

i am kind of leaning toward this one : (Sharp AQUOS™ 15" LCD Flat Monitor - LC15B4US)http://www.abtelectronics.com/script....php3?id=13196

However the 14" panasonic seems nice/

How about this TV? Magnavox 15MF200V 15" LCD Flat Panel TV

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anyone?
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Originally posted by typecase
Try to get a widescreen version. You won't be sorry.
what benefits would a widescreen version have. They are not capable of HDTV and I doubt hes going to have a DVD player connected to it in the kitchen. So what would be the benefit besides stretching the OAR of normal TV.
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Here's smaller than 15"



http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2....KEYWORD=407042
Cool find. Better not show it to my wife! She wants a TV in the kitchen as we are compeletly remodeling it. But she recently made the comment that maybe she didn't as she did not want to take up cabinet space. Sweet. Maybe a good B-day gift for her!
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I could not resist posting this. I might even have a hard time justifiying this, but it's pretty cool nevertheless.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....p=ILC-M1070404

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