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30 in Widescreen HDTV Monitor - 30PW8402/37B

06-07-2005, 10:05 PM
Hi. Am trying to find a widescreen HDTV (minimum 26 inches) for as little $ as possible. (Am moving cross country and couldn't take my old tv -- seems silly to buy a new analog one now, given the impending signal change, etc.) I found this one online: 30 in Widescreen HDTV Monitor - 30PW8402/37B (refurbished) here http://www.outlet.philips.com/b2c_redesign/b2c/productdetail.do?productguid=41907ABB9A6F008D00000 000828BD47240C22B91B410078C00000000828BD443&productarea=41907ABB9A6F008D00000000828BD472&scenario=catalog&shop=OUTLET
and i'm curious what anyone thinks about this set.
Other option is buying a Toshiba 26HF84 (read a bunch of info about this set throughout this forum and it seems like a good way to go if the philips one is really crappy). If I do opt for the toshiba, any thoughts on where to buy it for cheap (but not sketchy)? I know dealnews.com has a bestbuy coupon for 15% off open TVs but I'm not sure if they have this model in the stores in Seattle area...

06-08-2005, 12:42 PM
Amazing price!

06-08-2005, 02:37 PM
the price is great, but am I buying something that is a piece of crap? or is this just a really good deal?

06-18-2005, 04:04 PM
That is a nice deal, and exactly what I am looking for. It would be nice if some more knowledgeable people would coment on the quality of the tv. Would this be a good pick for Xbox (Halo 2), and Xbox360. If not, what are some recommendations. Thanks

06-18-2005, 04:55 PM
That's great deal but I wouldn't buy it if I were you. And I wouldn't recommend you to buy 26" Toshiba because it is not actually Toshiba (basically made by orion). If you are looking for the best low end (entry level) HDTV, I would recommend Sanyo or Samsung CRT HDTV. I personally think that Samsung has better overall picture quality of those two. But you should go to stores and check for yourself before buying.