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Old 01-11-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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I've been looking for a larger HDTV for a while now on CL and this model recently popped up and caught my eye. He's asking $270 for it with the platform. My main concern is that this TV is 7-8 years old and I'm not sure how reliable it will be? I was hoping someone on here would have the same set and could let me know how theirs has held up, or if it's worth paying $270 for?
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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I would say pass and be afraid, be very afraid. RCA TV's are not known for their reliability.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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I don't think 7 years ago RCA had a CRT HDTV, the earliest brands to have them I remember were Panasonic, Sony and Lowe (probably a couple others), but no RCA.
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Email the member who has the 34 inch widescreen CRT HDTV Panasonic he wants to sell and see what he will take for it and where it is (look in this section).

I know that model is an excellent HDTV-ready TV.
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I remember when this TV was in stores. I damn near bought one myself. They were not out there too long as there was a recall.
http://www.amazon.com/RCA-F38310-38-.../dp/B00005BIB8

http://www.epinions.com/review/pr-RC...t_121765138052
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I remember when this TV was in stores. I damn near bought one myself. They were not out there too long as there was a recall.
http://www.amazon.com/RCA-F38310-38-.../dp/B00005BIB8

http://www.epinions.com/review/pr-RC...t_121765138052
That is probably why I never saw or heard of one.

I stand corrected.
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That is probably why I never saw or heard of one.

I stand corrected.
GOD, no one could be expected to remember everything. If I recall, I think this was the largest HD CRT ever made. I do remember it had a great picture!! I even had the wife sold on it after she saw it. (not an easy sell)
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GOD, no one could be expected to remember everything. If I recall, I think this was the largest HD CRT ever made. I do remember it had a great picture!! I even had the wife sold on it after she saw it. (not an easy sell)
Just remember, if you do decide on it, there is no ATSC tuner so you would need some type of box to decode HD OTA programming.
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Just remember, if you do decide on it, there is no ATSC tuner so you would need some type of box to decode HD OTA programming.
HUH??? This was several years ago. Have you even read this thread???
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HUH??? This was several years ago. Have you even read this thread???
I think you should reread the title and thread which was started today.
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I think you should reread the title and thread which was started today.
It was you that quoted me in the above post. This set is years old I have no desire to get one today, The OP was asking about it. I seem to be the only one that has actually even seen this TV. For you to reach out to give me pointers on what this set can do, is at the very least confusing if you have followed the thread.
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Actually my reply was directed at the OP. Hope that ends the confusion.
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Enough said !!!
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:04 PM   #14
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I own one, I love it. $270 is silly cheap for a 39" 1080i HDTV with Direct TV, and a Digital Tuner integrated.
The only down side to this TV is it is a CRT, so its deep, and its heavy, 220 lbs...
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^That's what I was thinking. All the bad reviews on amazon say that it died after a couple months/weeks. Most/nearly all the good reviews say that it's still working years later, so my assumption was that if your TV makes it past the first few months of use, it's not a lemon and probably will last you a while. According to the guy I talked to it's still working great. I'm either going for this one or a Sony WEGA 30" widescreen I found that's priced at $150. Which set would you guys go for?
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