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QUESTION ABOUT THE (GE D52GW12) 52 inch

zdomination
02-08-2005, 10:04 AM
I was interested in buying this hdtv which will be my first. They have a deal for 999.00 for a 52 inch. I wanted to ask a few questions on this HDTV cause i have had no luck on google. I have a sony reciver and surround sound in my house so the inputs on the tv wouldnt bother me... Thanks everyone.

Link:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1087341905175&skuId=6753523&productCategoryId=cat03006&type=product

Does the picture look good on reg tv and hdtv?

How do movies look on this tv and also progressive scan?

How do game systems look on it? ps2, xbox ETC

Do you regret buying this hdtv and wished you would of spent a extra 500 or so buying a different one?

zdomination
02-08-2005, 05:33 PM
I mean do the specs look decent?

This my first time buying a hdtv, I really dont know much about them and I want a good one for around 1000-1300 tops. I really want big screen hdtv. If someone could give me some options where to look or some good deals please do.









thanks,
zdomination

irishrulze
02-09-2005, 09:24 AM
I would highly recommend you don't buy a GE product!

zdomination
02-09-2005, 09:30 AM
irishrulze, Is there any other brands out there that I could be looking at like the akai, magnavox, or the GE. Circuitcity and Bestbuy are the main two places I will be looking at. I only have around 1300 to spend so It might have to come down to one of these unless someone finds a good deal.

irishrulze
02-09-2005, 03:19 PM
irishrulze, Is there any other brands out there that I could be looking at like the akai, magnavox, or the GE. Circuitcity and Bestbuy are the main two places I will be looking at. I only have around 1300 to spend so It might have to come down to one of these unless someone finds a good deal.


In that price range I would look at the Panasonic products, they are some of the best bang for the buck in the industry. Great PQ with little investment. Look at the PT53x54/PT47x54
I think you will be a lot happier.

02-15-2005, 06:35 PM
I have the TV you asked about (Got it at Best Buy in November). So far no complaints. HD is as good as any I saw while shopping. Figured that for 1K I could wait for different technologies to sort out and prices to drop. Also, remember only about 8-9 HD channels are generally available. SD pictures are not great as you have problably seen from other posts. A splitter improves analog signals a lot. GE and RCA are made by the same outfit (Thompson) and Sams Club has an RCA at a decent price. The GE has only 1 set of component inputs Vs 2 on the RCA. Both Viking and Warrentech offer good extented warrantys for peace of mind. I will probably wait a few more months to decide on that.

jose4tv
01-28-2011, 02:29 PM
I bought a used one, but have not been able to enjoy the HD. I heard I need to plug into the COMPONENT inputs, but not sure how to go from broadcast HD (via antenna) to the COMPONENT inputs on this HD monitor TV. Any ideas? Basically, how do I connect from COAXIAL (Antenna) to COMPONENT input on back of TV.

BrianO
01-28-2011, 04:20 PM
I bought a used one, but have not been able to enjoy the HD. I heard I need to plug into the COMPONENT inputs, but not sure how to go from broadcast HD (via antenna) to the COMPONENT inputs on this HD monitor TV. Any ideas? Basically, how do I connect from COAXIAL (Antenna) to COMPONENT input on back of TV.

You can't. The coaxial cable from the antenna must go to a tuner, rather than one of the TV's component-video inputs. If the TV does not have a built-in ATSC tuner then you cannot watch HD broadcasts via an antenna without using an HD-capable set top box: you connect the coaxial cable from the antenna to the set top box and then connect the set top box to the TV using a component-video cable plus audio cables.

I believe that there are still companies that produce OTA HDTV set top boxes, but they are few and far between since TVs sold today must have built-in ATSC tuners, so the demand is very low. Note that the government-subsidized converter boxes that came out in 2008 can receive HD broadcasts but they down-convert them to analogue-compatible 480i ( Standard definition) before passing them to the TV and none of them have component-video outputs. They use coax, composite-video or s-video connections.

Perhaps, other members can suggest current some HDTV OTA tuners.

BTW, you really should have posted your query in a new thread rather than an almost 6 year-old thread. More people would see it that way.

ChuckF.
01-28-2011, 08:24 PM
I bought a used one, but have not been able to enjoy the HD. I heard I need to plug into the COMPONENT inputs, but not sure how to go from broadcast HD (via antenna) to the COMPONENT inputs on this HD monitor TV. Any ideas? Basically, how do I connect from COAXIAL (Antenna) to COMPONENT input on back of TV.

Before 2007, tvs were not required to have DTV tuners; some did, some didn't. Just because a tv is 16:9, doesn't mean it has a tuner for DTV, called an ATSC tuner. They might only have the old NTSC tuner, or analog tuner.

There are a few companies that made tuners, but that was a small market window and it's closing. Look for KWorld and Silicon Dust for economical (<$100) tuners, and the out-of-production Samsungs for more money.

Another way to go is to look at DVD Recorders with ATSC tuners. Some of them are combo DVD-R/VCRs with ATSC tuners. These are made by several of the major tv manufacturers.

You can of course get a Blu-ray player with component connections, or a Roku, AppleTV etc on the internet with component to watch movies and stuff in HD.

jose4tv
01-28-2011, 08:34 PM
Thanks. I got quite an education and great suggestions.