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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    I need input on WideScreen purchase

    I'm going to be buying a WideScreen Tv (50" to 60"range) so if any of ya have experience with the Brands I'll give you great Thanks. Also can you use PS2 & X-Box on these ? , one Store says yes , another Store says no

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    i have this one

    56", HDTV ready, 16:9 aspect ratio (so if you watch a lot of DVDs like i do, it's fantastic)

    i've had this for a little while now and i've been loving every minute of it. it's a bit pricey, but if you have the cash to spend this is the best one IMO

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    Go for a plasma display. I like Samsung and Sony...
    perhaps Philips Magnovox as well
    MAke sure you get all the latest connections, S-video, RCA, COax etc...
    GET HDTV, and get an extended warranty!
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    Hey FG

    I have the RCA 50" Home Theatre Premiere. Twin tuners for PIP so you do not need a VCR for the PIP. S viedo, Sur. Sound and many other connectors on the back that all do something really neat. It has Guide Plus gold (on screen TV guide). It is not HDTV ready but I got this set over a year ago and since HDTV will not be inforced for another 5 or 6 years in the states I figure that being the tech hound that I am a new set will be in order by that time. The RCA brand also has a very nice S. Sound amp system (more money) that I have and enjoy. It is the 100 watt system and this one has 2 fiber inputs on it. The smaller 50 watt unit only has 1 fiber input and that is just not gooooooood. As you amass your goodie list fot the new system check to see that the big screen will work with all the out side goodies that you want, i.e. SS system,DVD,Xbox (I have PS2 on mine),computer,VCR and so on. I had to spend extra bucks for my set up because I did not do this and now have SS in the master bed room because I baught to small. Live and learn! If you want more info on the system fell free to ask or e-mail....... Good luck...

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    There used to be a warning regarding putting Games consoles on LCD based TV screens, something to do with screen burn much like monitors.

    Sony used to include a warning with their LCD Projector TV's 36" & 50"

    Plasma screen might not suffer from this though

    Thanks

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    Hi Guy's , thank for input.

    Now I'm even more confussed cuz Boog's had to say Plasma...wasn't even thinking of Plasma , now can't get it out of my head ! sure wish price would drop on Plasma.

    I'll let you all know what I get....Plasma ? Hmmm...

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    Over here, you can buy a good 2nd hand car for the price of a Plasma TV!

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    Actually Netrg.net I read something along those lines regarding Lcd screen TV's and gaming consoles. FastGame you should checkout the prices on some Plasma screens anyway. Give it a year or two and you will be wishing you had proberley brought one, yeh there expensive...but god dam the quality


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    Plus if you are going for plasma, you need to make sure you get a quiet one.


    Because they generate a fair bit of heat they have fans built into them that obviously then make noise which could be heard in quieter environments

    Some manufacturers will have sorted this better than others, so in this case cheap may actually be very annoying

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1348350292

    8000.00 brand new gents!

    I know I know ebay right, still brand new 8000 grand.. This would have cost you around 25000.00 1 year ago!

    Believe me gents, there is a restaurant down the way here called gusto, they have a 54 inch plasma screen, nearly an inch thick, hangs on the wall. We go down, get a bit to eat, and watch the J-League soccer games!
    Very nice,


    NEC PLASMASYNC 50PD2 PLASMA DISPLAY - FULL NEC WARRANTY 50PD2 - 50inch PLASMA DISPLAY
    http://www.electrified.com/
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    Enjoy,
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    all this makes my little 2 inch LCD look pretty crappy!!

    ill be back soon,
    just watching some paint dry.

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    Hi

    MY big screen is around a grand if you shop around and this would give you time to do more resurch for that big buy in a few years. No screen burn on the color guns.......

    Tinker..

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    Originally posted by Zero

    How much is a second hand car were you are Conan????, is that a decent car???
    A 96 Honda Civic would cost about the same as the TV!

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    I think we're lagging a bit behind the Rest of the World here in the UK.
    Over here a 32" widescreen is considered a luxury.

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    I've had great experience with Sony. I have a big screen TV here. (had it for less than a yr)


    my parents had thier big screen tv for 3-4yrs+ and it's a sony...
    and still kicking ;-)


    I wouldn't get a plasma tv now... wait for more advances in its development..

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