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Old 07-05-06, 07:17 PM
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Opinions on 27" SDTV?

I've been keeping my eye open for a decent deal on a 24-27" SDTV and saw this at Best Buy this week:

RCA 27" Flat-Tube Standard-Definition Digital TV
Model: 27F534T
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1138085165879
$223.99

I haven't been able to find too many reviews/opinions on this specific model, anybody have any experience with this or similar models?

p.s. I will be getting a larger hdtv in a year and a half or so when i finally move out, i'm just looking for a relatively cheap yet nice sized tv for my room at home right now.
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Old 07-05-06, 11:28 PM
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Personally, I've rarely ever heard anything good about RCA TVs, and the one I ownedw as the worst TV I've ever had.

YMMV.
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Old 07-10-06, 10:36 AM
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Last weekend Brandsmart had a 30" 16x9 no name (Prima) HDTV for $348. It couldn't be any worse than RCA. Keep looking.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:02 AM
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Steer clear of RCA, at all costs. Your best bet is either a Toshiba or a Sony. Sharp isn't bad, either, but the picture quality isn't as good.
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Old 07-11-06, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Vipper II
Steer clear of RCA, at all costs.

I couldn't agree more.
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Old 07-11-06, 07:19 PM
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RCA was great 15-20 years ago.. now.. steer clear as others have said.
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Old 07-11-06, 08:43 PM
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I hate to break the bad news, but don't get an RCA. Worst TV I've had over the last 20+ years and it died after about a year.
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Old 07-12-06, 02:03 PM
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yeah that was just a 1 day sale but it looks like im gonna look to spend a little more, ~300 and go with something of a little higher quality. any recommednations would be appreciated.

and thanks for all the opinions.
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Old 07-12-06, 02:25 PM
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If you are serious about getting an HDTV in a year or so, I wouldn't drop $300 on a non-HD now. I would either spend a bit more and get an HDTV now, or get something really cheap to tide you over. Maybe even pick up a used set on craigslist or something.
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Old 07-12-06, 03:24 PM
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The Toshiba flat tubes are pretty nice and around your price range..

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1138083504250
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1134704190003
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1138084372772
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