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I need some tv help plz

rtc18m
11-29-2005, 02:26 AM
Ok heres the deal i need a new TV. Why because mine only has R/F input and that really sucks. I need some info on tv's . Is 780p only HDTV? Or do other tv's have it i heard its like resolution but idk? i am looking for a tv under $500 thats a 27" just plain tv and 2 speakers no DVD or VCR built in just the TV. If anyone can plz help me or send me in the right direction plz do so.

RSawdey
11-29-2005, 06:03 PM
HDTV formats include 1280 x 720p, 1920 x 1080i, and 1920 x 1080p. Progressive displays (720p or 1080p) are much better for gameboxes & PC use. CRTs are interlaced. LCD, DLP, Plasma are progressive.

You should buy a widescreen, preferably with a digital tuner, since analog will be turned off in 3 years. You can find 30" LCDs for $900, 26" for $700.

fam
11-30-2005, 08:52 AM
A sub 500 dollar tv can be found at walmart. The have a 28-30" widescreen (because that is how HD is broadcast\as well as DVDs) for that price or less. Dont get a standard Def tv because you will need all the cool plugs that come with HD when it becomes the standard in a couple years. Dont get one that says HD readym get one that has the tuner so you can plug an antenna on it and see some local NFL games in High definition..then you will know the difference. Enjoy.

Emsurfer
12-02-2005, 11:03 AM
Circuit City has the Panny 26" HD CRT with 1080i native resolution for $399 currently. Very nice TV to start with and it's widescreen.