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HDTV Noobie needs help plz

Apollo 13
01-09-2005, 03:29 AM
I plan on buying a HDTV for my bedroom, so I plan on getting this 26in Samsung http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1077626340538&skuId=6407836&productCategoryId=pcmcat31800050031&type=product
Is this TV any good? I can't afford to pay for a TV that cost near $1000 since im in college, and I think this TV has a great price since it has a built in Tuner. Since I have cable Tv what do I need to buy in order to get the best out of my TV? Do I need to purchase wires? What do I get from my cable company? Also what will regular digiatal chanels will look like since the TV is widescreen?

Xplorer
01-09-2005, 08:55 AM
cable co. should supply all the cable hook-ups you need

that TV is probably just fine, but it does not have PIP
this set is bigger, cheaper, and has PIP
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2601425&cat=136937&type=19&dept=3944&path=0%3A3944%3A121791%3A179901

they also have more to choose from

just some food for thought :)

Apollo 13
01-09-2005, 09:59 AM
What is PIP? OK if this picture in picture this not not something I need. Also isn't this a cheap brand of HDTVs?

*EDIT* I just a 3 page thread on this TV so im going to go throught this and see what other ppl say about it.

Boke
01-09-2005, 10:45 AM
I just purchased one of the 26" Samsungs last week.
I am very happy with it.

Talk to Bestbuy I'm sure they will come down on the price some.
I bought mine at a local appliance center ( ABC Warehouse ).
Price started at $699 but after some haggling I got them down to $579 :D

Edit:
Regular channels have a black bar on each side. The TV does have a zoom mode that eliminates the bars by cutting a bit off the top and bottom of the picture.

Apollo 13
01-09-2005, 11:03 AM
Thx for the Info Boke. I read through the Sanyo thread and I think i'll stick with the Samsung. I may even just get my girlfriend to throw in a few hundred dolloars so I can get a 30in.