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Old 08-02-04, 01:20 PM
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$1000 bucks to spend on Widescreen HDTV...

I would like a 30, 32, or 34 if possible best HDTV Widescreen for around $1000 bucks. Any good deals on the best for that amount out there right now?
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Old 08-02-04, 07:46 PM
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Walmart has a Sanyo 30 widescreen HDTV with an intergrated tuner for $799.00. They also have a 32 non-widescreen version of the same set for the same price.

I've seen both of them and they are quite impressive. Also, Sanyo apparently is one of the more reliable brands according to Consumer Reports...
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More info. on the Sanyo:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=395229

http://www.sanyo.com/entertainment/t...?productID=904

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Are you picking that size because of your price constraints? Or because you really would prefer something in the 30-34" range?

I ask because if you are willing to scratch up an additional $200 or so, you could get the 46" Toshiba 46H84, which is a fantastic new set. And, obviously, the size difference will be pretty noticable.
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Originally posted by bboisvert
Are you picking that size because of your price constraints? Or because you really would prefer something in the 30-34" range?

I ask because if you are willing to scratch up an additional $200 or so, you could get the 46" Toshiba 46H84, which is a fantastic new set. And, obviously, the size difference will be pretty noticable.
Do you have the 46H84 by chance? If so, how do you like it?

I've been considering this one, but I haven't been able to determine if Toshiba has fixed a 'white line problem' that was prevalent on the previous 46H83?
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My friend has one, I should have one in about 3 weeks. I don't see the white line on the one I played with... some people over at Home Theater Spot say that they've seen it on the new set, others say they haven't.

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WOW! That Toshiba 46H84 looks like a great set! I've been looking at Toshibas for a few weeks now and I think that one looks like the one to buy. Are there any B&M stores that sell it? The best online price I could find is at Etronics.com.

Although, I guess it's still not safe to play an X-Box on projection sets, right? Anything else I should consider before buying a projection set?
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Originally posted by svrasputin
Although, I guess it's still not safe to play an X-Box on projection sets, right?
As long as you turn down the brightness (and adjust the other settings using one of the calibration DVDs) from the "torch mode" they're set to when they're shipped, and don't play one X-Box game (with unchanging graphics on the screen) for hours on end, you should be OK. My girlfriend plays X-Box on my Panasonic RPTV all the time and I don't have any burn-in.
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Brightness isn't the problem the contrast being set too high is.
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Originally posted by Mowork
Walmart has a Sanyo 30 widescreen HDTV with an intergrated tuner for $799.00.
I was just looking at this today! It was sitting next to a similar Philips 30 inch.

I'm looking for a new TV around this price and if I can get a decent widescreen HDTV, I'd be happy. I have an XBox and would want a good set for that also.
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I saw rhe Phillips as well. Didn't look bad at all. But the intergrated tuner seals the deal for the Sanyo in my opinion.

Check out the first link above which is the AVS Forum. The people there seem to love it..
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I know nothing about Akai. I'm just throwing this out there.

Yesterday at Costco, I received yet another flyer of coupons good from August 9 through 15. Listed is a 47" Akai Widescreen HDTV Monitor (item #782879)

warehouse price: 999.99
coupon: -100.00
your cost: 899.99 + tax

Also next week, from the coupon book is a Phillips 30" widescreen tube for $599.99 (699.99 before coupon). I own the previous model of this 30" set and it works beautifully in my bedroom.
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Originally posted by Mowork
I saw rhe Phillips as well. Didn't look bad at all. But the intergrated tuner seals the deal for the Sanyo in my opinion.

Check out the first link above which is the AVS Forum. The people there seem to love it..
Thanks... and I'll have to go through that 60 page (yikes!)thread this weekend when I have time to digest everything.

The Sanyo definately sounds very very VERY tempting. My home theater is in the bedroom and that TV would work great there.
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Originally posted by TomOpus
Thanks... and I'll have to go through that 60 page (yikes!)thread this weekend when I have time to digest everything.

The Sanyo definately sounds very very VERY tempting. My home theater is in the bedroom and that TV would work great there.
Post back if you pick it up...
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Okay, took the first step to getting this puppy. I put it on layaway and will have it in a few weeks. Unfortunately, I forgot I had car insurance and registration so couldn't quite get it right now.

Anyhoo, I picked out the 30" Sanyo HD Widescreen model. It's now $747... $804 out the door.

Anyone else here get this?
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You can buy my Toshiba 42H83 for $1000. It's a year old with a 4 year warranty
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check this week's bestbuy ad, there's a samsung 30" widescreen crt on there for $999. it accepts both 1080i and 720p signals as well.

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