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30MW5405/17 vs. 30PW8420/37

02-16-2006, 12:21 PM
I'm new to this tech and looking to pick up a cheap HDready TV. I've narrowed down the field to these two choices.

Philips 30PW8420/37 (http://www.p4c.philips.com/na4/3/30pw8420_37/30pw8420_37_pss_aen.pdf) and Magnavox 30MW5405/17 (http://www.p4c.philips.com/na4/3/30mw5405_17/30mw5405_17_pss_aen.pdf)

I'm leaning toward the Philips due to the marked lack of information available on the Magnavox (though bestbuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7023525&type=product&id=1099394447059) gives more information than the manufacturer), but I'd like some input from you all before I make a decision.

I'm planning on purchasing from Philips Electronics Outlet (http://www.outlet.philips.com/b2c_redesign/catalog/categorieInPath.do?page=first&key=0/4190799E9A6F008D00000000828BD472/41907ABB9A6F008D00000000828BD472&shop=OUTLET) as they sell the sets for about $200 less than anywhere else, since they're refurbished. Any thoughts on that?

Also, if anyone knows of a great HD(ready)TV for less than $600, I'm all ears.