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what do you think of this tv?

03-15-2006, 12:36 PM

is this tv hd ready? what do you think of it from a hdtv stand point? will it be worthit to get a smaller 27" lcd hdtv for a bit more? thanks

03-15-2006, 02:20 PM
If I was you, I wouldn't buy a Slimfit. I have heard that they have bad geometry problems. You'd be better off getting a Samsung Dyna Flat or a Sony.

03-15-2006, 02:41 PM
what exactly are geometry problems?

03-15-2006, 07:15 PM
Well for the Slimfits I have heard that the image curves up on the bottom and bows down on the top. It can be easily seen when watching a movie presented in a letterbox format (bars on the bottom and top). It might, but i'm not sure on this, cut off the image on the left and right sides too. My suggestion to you is if you want to buy a Samsung CRT HDTV, go with the Samsung TX-R3075WH. It is very cheap on pricegrabber.com (630.00 USD total with shipping and it's NEW!). This Samsung even has an HDMI input. I am buying this set off of pricegrabber this Friday and have heard nothing but good reviews and comments about the set. I will post here when it arrives to explain more about the picture quality. I can't wait for it to arrive!

03-17-2006, 08:26 PM
I think with just about any CRT there is going to be some type
of geometry problem, key is to keep it to a minimum. Pros: sets offer good pic brightness and conventional TV performance at a super price Cons: don't have the clarity and geometry available on some LCDs and Plasmas.

The set I saw looked good, image nice and clear but couldn't see a test pattern to check geometry. Didn't notice any high-feature blooming, a strong plus.

I have a 10 yr old Toshiba 32 NTSC set, the image has always had a hot spot in the middle and there is top, bottom distortion but in spite of that it is the sharpest, best picture I've ever had, and viewing a movie on it is quite pleasing.

Tuner: Do you have broadcast HD yet? I could not see if this set has the tuner but it is definitely HD capable. Kinda looks like it is with tuner as it says PAL 1080i in the specs. I'd go for the largest screen you can get for your budget allotment. Downside to getting a CRT is that it pretty much takes two people to lift it. A 32 inch LCD can be handled by one person.