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Shopping for a new HDTV

laikinon
12-30-2004, 05:05 PM
Hi,

I've read thru quite a bit of threads in this forum. Thanks to you guys, I've learnt a lot about HDTV in this forum!

I've narrowed down my requirements as follows: -

1. 30" widescreen or 32" conventional 4:3 screen (I still prefer the 4:3 ratio though!)
2. Build-in HD tuner to get OTA signal
3. Around $1000 budget

I've learnt that my choices are limited to: -

1. Sanyo HT30744 or HT32744
2. Samsung TX-P3071WH

I heard that Philips, Toshiba & Panasonics have some models that may fulfill my needs, but I can't find their model number!

Anyway, any advise or suggestion will be much appreciated.

Xplorer
12-30-2004, 05:19 PM
go for the 16:9 widescreen
you'll be sorry if you go with 4:3

widescreen is the future...

http://www.cavecreations.com/tv2.cgi


;)

PSzalapski
12-30-2004, 05:29 PM
3. Around $1000 budget


Consider the Samsung TX-P3275H or TX-P3271H if you want a 4:3. But there's a big difference in price between that and the Sanyo 30".

P-Sz

laikinon
12-30-2004, 06:04 PM
go for the 16:9 widescreen
you'll be sorry if you go with 4:3

widescreen is the future...

http://www.cavecreations.com/tv2.cgi


;)

Hi Xplorer,

I don't know! It looks to me watching a widescreen movie on a 32" 4:3 TV has roughly same picture size as watching it on a 30" 16:9 TV!

Beside, I just never get used to watching a 16:9 TV even though it supposes to be more comfortable based on scientific research!

Xplorer
12-30-2004, 06:33 PM
hello,
I just believe you'd be happier with the newest format
High Def tv feed is 16:9 , most DVD's now are 16:9
the 'widescreen' format is just more appealing to me
the bigger you go, the more effect you will see...

JMHO, you asked for thoughts

sure you will get what makes you happy

let us know what you decide :)

laikinon
12-30-2004, 09:50 PM
Hi Xplorer,
Don't get me wrong! I appreciate your comments.
I went to Wal-Mart tonight. Guess what! Sanyo HT32744 is totally out-of-stock!