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Old 03-14-05, 04:24 AM
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Going to buy LCD TV, $1500 budget. help

I've done some researching and its come down to either a 30 or 32 inch TV. I can't spend more than $1500 and really would rather spend somewhere around $1200.

I know a lot of people are recommending the Syntax Olevia 32 inch, but is it just me or are there a lot of mixed reviews. I read somewhere that pic quality is not that great and blacks aren't that good.

I was *this* close to ordering the Sharp Aquos 26" until I stopped by circuit city to take a look at how big it looked, and it was too small...hence, the choice to go to 30 inches.

I'd really prefer 30 to 32 inches, just because i've read that trailing and ghosting become much bigger problems if u go bigger than 30.

ANyways, suggestions on pricing and where to buy would be helpful. I intend to purchase in the next few days. Thanks
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Old 03-14-05, 12:21 PM
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You might be able to find this for about 1500, the Viewsonic N3200W. I've seen it next to the Olevia and I think it has a better picture.
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Old 03-15-05, 05:19 PM
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I'm looking at this one:
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...rPath=79*3316*

The Sceptre X27SV Naga III, 30 inch LCD
which, with the upcoming 100 dollars off will come down to 900 bucks at Costco.

Seems to get decent hands-on reviews at other forums, and it's cheap enough that I'm willing to try it out. Plus costco's return policy is legendary.
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Old 03-19-05, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
I'm looking at this one:
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...rPath=79*3316*

The Sceptre X27SV Naga III, 30 inch LCD
which, with the upcoming 100 dollars off will come down to 900 bucks at Costco.

Seems to get decent hands-on reviews at other forums, and it's cheap enough that I'm willing to try it out. Plus costco's return policy is legendary.

thanks but doesn't that link take you to a 27" unit?
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Old 03-21-05, 04:16 PM
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Sorry, you're right, it's not up for order yet because the promotion isn't running, but you can find it here:
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...pnav=&cat=&s=1



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Preview your Coupon Handout savings for the Sceptre 30" 16:9 HDTV-Ready LCD television in our upcoming promotion starting March 28, 2005 ending April 3, 2005.

* Item # - 773778 Sceptre 30" 16:9 HDTV Ready LCD Television

Online price


$999.99

*Less coupon


-$100.00

YOUR COST


$899.99

* The manufacturer coupon(s) will be automatically deducted at checkout.** No coupon numbers are needed





The Sceptre® X30SV-Naga III LCD monitor features a built-in TV tuner and an infrared remote to keep you in control. Featuring 1280 x 768 resolution and a 600:1 contrast ratio and component video inputs, the Sceptre X30SV-Naga III offers everything you need for excellent TV viewing anywhere in your home.

Display:

* Screen Size: 30" TFT LCD
* Aspect Ratio: 16:9
* Resolution: 1280 x 768
* Brightness: 500cd/m˛
* Contrast Ratio: 600:1
* Response Time: 16ms
* Viewing Angle: 170° H/170H° V

Audio:

* Built-in speakers: 16 Total watts
* Surround sound

Signals:

* Video System Compatibility: NTSC, PAL, SECAM
* Built in television tuner

Inputs:

* DVI input (TV and PC)
* HD Component (Y, Pb, Pr): x 2
* S-Video 4-pin DIN: x 1
* Composite RCA A/V: x 1
* RGB 15-pin D-Sub: x 1

Outputs:

* Stereo earphone output

General:

* Power Source: 100 - 240V, 2.4A 50 - 60Hz
* Power Consumption: 180 watts
* Wall mountable; Standard VESA
* Dimensions:
34.9" W x 9.1" D x 21.6" H (w/stand)
* Weight: 51.6 lbs.
* Warranty: One-year limited

It actually comes out to be cheaper after rebate than the 27 inch one, which I find a little odd...
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