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Old 02-08-2008, 12:04 PM   #751
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So far I am happy with my 42" Sylvania HD, but not so sure about the SD. The thing that bothers me a little bit is the ghost images especially as you sit close to the set, say within 3 ft. I heard there is a way to minimize it.... by setting control. Does anyone know about it? Is it effective? Thanks.

After all, most of the channels are still SD, it'll be nice to know how to make it look better.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:37 PM   #752
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. . . take a look at this thread and tell me what you . . . think?
I left a brief input and will keep my eye on the thread.

Hope it will help.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:39 PM   #753
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So far I am happy with my 42" Sylvania HD, but not so sure about the SD. The thing that bothers me a little bit is the ghost images especially as you sit close to the set, say within 3 ft. I heard there is a way to minimize it.... by setting control. Does anyone know about it? Is it effective? Thanks.

After all, most of the channels are still SD, it'll be nice to know how to make it look better.
The three most likely problems are:

1) you have the sharpness set too high - turn it off if possible.

2) too much compression from your service provider.

3) you're sitting too close to the TV (3 feet from a 42" set?!?!). Listen to your mama boy!!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #754
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Hi my name is Earl!

Right now I am looking to purchase a set for my new house here in Brooklyn. I was trying to follow what was said here? Very confusing, as I am not so educated on this new equipment just of yet. My son told me I should buy this set as everyone here seems to be okay with it?

Who is the best person here to ask? Does anyone know who?
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:06 PM   #755
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Tipster, aren't you always trying to get everyone back "on-topic"?

Then, why do you keep going "off topic" with all this other stuff? I agree with Scott on this, post this stuff in the categories they belong in. This is "supposed to be a FUNAI or FUANI or FUNIA thread, not a speaker system, hdmi cable or (uh-oh) an RG6 thread isn't it?

Don't get all "Let's get back on topic" when you go off topic as much as anybody in this thread.
Don't you add devices to your Funai.. I didn't start the other stuff I just mention what worked in coax department he who out there started it up with the crap about it. Well I just go info on these deals. So I just posted them.

Other than that there isn' t much to talk about. Unless someones else has a problem with his or her Funai. The set is rock solid except for some glitch in transformer on some units.
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Hi my name is Earl!

Right now I am looking to purchase a set for my new house here in Brooklyn. I was trying to follow what was said here? Very confusing, as I am not so educated on this new equipment just of yet. My son told me I should buy this set as everyone here seems to be okay with it?

Who is the best person here to ask? Does anyone know who?
Welcome to High Def Forum!

Don't want to confuse anyone about this set though.. I can't speak for the others who like to stir up trouble. If you can find one of these sets at SEARS, Amazon and Buy.com they make a great buy. Don't cost a lot of money but sure you get some great features the other makers don't have. Funai keeps cost down but not offering more than 90 days of labor roughly about 3 months in home service.

I own this set and the 37", both have the same features except one has 1080p and the other one doesn't. One is 5" smaller also. I have some sizing examples posted in this thread.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:16 PM   #757
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That was quick!

My wife was reading these post late the night before. Now I want to make this clear, I really want to buy this set! I did see your post from consumer reports scoring on size below this one. You seem to know what you talking about. Now since you own this set do you think it would be a good purchase or not?
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That was quick!

My wife was reading these post late the night before. Now I want to make this clear, I really want to buy this set! I did see your post from consumer reports scoring on size below this one. You seem to know what you talking about. Now since you own this set do you think it would be a good purchase or not?
Well I am not one to brag, but I do try to stay on top of current technology. I was like you 2 years ago searching for a good HDTV but I wanted better Picture Quality and features and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on wasted features. My first HDTV was Alco Electronic - Trutech to give it a test run, then the second one was Funai Emerson 37" EWL3706 sold at Wal-Mart. That one sold out quickly from Sept 2006 to Nov 2006. I found only one left. Never had an issue with it.

Funai first sets had Digital Enhance Imaging Engine Chip also found in Panasonic HDTV. That was alright but the Clear Pixel Engine from Germany has made this set really stand out. I don't know how the Clear Pixel Plus Engine compares but to me they look the same.

Getting back on track with CR they have rated the 37" HDTV Very Good for HD, SD, DVD. I would say on HDMI feed HD and SD look excellent and DVD on Component Video looks very good to excellent.

Tell your wife this would be a great set for your house.
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Well I am not one to brag, but I do try to stay on top of current technology. I was like you 2 years ago searching for a good HDTV but I wanted better Picture Quality and features and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on wasted features. My first HDTV was Alco Electronic - Trutech to give it a test run, then the second one was Funai Emerson 37" EWL3706 sold at Wal-Mart. That one sold out quickly from Sept 2006 to Nov 2006. I found only one left. Never had an issue with it.

Funai first sets had Digital Enhance Imaging Engine Chip also found in Panasonic HDTV. That was alright but the Clear Pixel Engine from Germany has made this set really stand out. I don't know how the Clear Pixel Plus Engine compares but to me they look the same.

Getting back on track with CR they have rated the 37" HDTV Very Good for HD, SD, DVD. I would say on HDMI feed HD and SD look excellent and DVD on Component Video looks very good to excellent.

Tell your wife this would be a great set for your house.
I told my wife you were the right person to talk to here. I think the other members here need to sit back and listen to you more. My wife just told me to tell you many thanks from the two of us. Both of us work very hard in out jobs daily just to come home to watch some tv. After reading in the Daily News Paper that in 2009 all tv sets will be in high def. Wife and me didn't want to be left out.
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Not to brag, but this sounds like a really bad play!
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What do you mean? Can you be more clear?
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Mr. Tipstir,

Debmason here, I going to join this forum soon? Can I ask you a few more question as my husband Earlleemason is eating his dinner now.
I just gone over to amazon like you had told my husband to do. I did a search for sylvania and got this one. Sylvania LC370SS8 37" it was only $843.64 cents with free shipping. Should me and Earlleemason buy this one instead of the 42" model. I know right now both of us have come into some extra cash after winning some money. Not a lot but enough to buy two sets.
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Mr Tipstir,

In reading the reviews on the Sylvania LC370SS8 on amazon so far everyone likes the set. I know you told my husband Earlleemason they you had 37" made by funai. This model has 1,200 and 1 contrast which I did some reading online and found that to be a good feature to have. Some of my students that I teach are on high school level. Today I had gave them all a quiz on HDTV.

Out of 50 students in my classroom only 25 of them knew what HD was, 15 had one in their home and 10 were going to be getting one soon? Out of the 15 that had one, only 5 of them had gone with their parent to walmart to buy 32" and 10 had 37". Most of the brands were Vizo, Samsung, Sony, Sanyo and Emerson.
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Debmason here, I going to join this forum soon? Can I ask you a few more question as my husband Earlleemason is eating his dinner now.
I just gone over to amazon like you had told my husband to do. I did a search for sylvania and got this one. Sylvania LC370SS8 37" it was only $843.64 cents with free shipping. Should me and Earlleemason buy this one instead of the 42" model. I know right now both of us have come into some extra cash after winning some money. Not a lot but enough to buy two sets.
Great bargain! I had paid more for mine in 2006 plus tax and another 2 years for protection. If you have enough left over for another one I say get it! I did take a look for myself and I couldn't say more than they have there about the sets from Funai! Well I am glad others feel the same as I do about their sets. I hope you get one or two!
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