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Sony KV-32HS420 or Kv-32FS320--which better for digital cable?

gdog2004
10-17-2004, 05:09 PM
the 420 is hdtv and the 320 is analog.
Which one of these tv's would have a better picture for digital cable?
I have rcn digital with about 5 hd channels. 98% of my viewing is either regular digital cable or replay tv shows. If I go hdtv I know many say go 16:9 but not only would I hate the bars on 98% of what I watch but the sony 34inch widescreen model wont fit in my cabinet which is limited to 37.5 inches. So which do you guys think is better for my viewing habits. This is my first post here so go ez :)

maximus
10-17-2004, 08:18 PM
The 320 should fit the bill although there are other nice 32"s at way better prices.

Symbios
10-18-2004, 12:01 AM
Yep, the analog would definitely be better. But because you have those nice HD channels hovering around and you donít want a wide screen I think this TV might be a good choice for you.

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GuttedCamel
10-18-2004, 08:34 AM
I've got a Sony KV-32HS510 that I absolutely love. I originally bought it because I wanted something that supported progressive scan for my Xbox and the picture quality is amazing. Not sure what the difference is between the 510 and the 420, though.

gdog2004
10-18-2004, 09:50 AM
You guys are saying I will get a better digital cable picture from the 320 which is analog compared to the 420 which is hdtv ?

maximus
10-18-2004, 10:42 AM
In most cases yes.
If you are not going to do HDTV then why would you buy one?

gdog2004
10-18-2004, 11:52 AM
In most cases yes.
If you are not going to do HDTV then why would you buy one?Eventually I will do hdtv...just not now.

maximus
10-18-2004, 12:27 PM
:) Well eventually is a complicated word. :)

If you were to buy an analog set now and upgrade to HDTV next year, at least spend as little as possible now and get the better/cheaper HDTV next year.
If you were to buy a 4x3 DTV now and upgrade to HD service later chances are your SD will look like crap now and your HD will look just a little better than dvd.
If you were to buy an HDTV now you will have crappy SD along with black bars and your HD when you get it will be superb.
Now if you are getting HD further down the road say 2 years I can almost guarantee you will want to replace that 4x3 DTV.
You don't seem too interested in 16x9 at this time which is why I suggested an analog tv.

There are some cases like mine where I actually prefer the SD on my widescreen HDTV compared to my old XBR200 analog. But there are so many factors that determine this it's hardly worth mentioning.

Note: Just my opinion, the other 2 posters actually suggested 4x3 HDTVs.

gdog2004
10-18-2004, 03:47 PM
:) Well eventually is a complicated word. :)

If you were to buy an analog set now and upgrade to HDTV next year, at least spend as little as possible now and get the better/cheaper HDTV next year.
If you were to buy a 4x3 DTV now and upgrade to HD service later chances are your SD will look like crap now and your HD will look just a little better than dvd.
If you were to buy an HDTV now you will have crappy SD along with black bars and your HD when you get it will be superb.
Now if you are getting HD further down the road say 2 years I can almost guarantee you will want to replace that 4x3 DTV.
You don't seem too interested in 16x9 at this time which is why I suggested an analog tv.

There are some cases like mine where I actually prefer the SD on my widescreen HDTV compared to my old XBR200 analog. But there are so many factors that determine this it's hardly worth mentioning.

Note: Just my opinion, the other 2 posters actually suggested 4x3 HDTVs.
Good answers max. --there are so many differing opinions on if the picture is good or not with standard digital cable.
I may just have to take my replay tv to the store and do a comparison myself.--

gdog2004
10-18-2004, 04:04 PM
I've got a Sony KV-32HS510 that I absolutely love. I originally bought it because I wanted something that supported progressive scan for my Xbox and the picture quality is amazing. Not sure what the difference is between the 510 and the 420, though. ---510 and 420 are the same picture wise.
Are you saying the Standard Digital/analog cable picture is amazing?

GuttedCamel
10-18-2004, 08:31 PM
Now that I have digital cable it doesn't look too bad at all, but regular analog cable didn't look very good. The TV tries to up-convert it or something and ends up making it look like crap.

If you're just doing analog cable, stick with an analog TV. If you're going digital, a regular TV will be just fine, but depending on what sort of timetable you're looking at for switching to HD, then you might want to go ahead and jump into Hi Def.