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Anonymous
June 19, 2004 12:51:32 AM

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I'm thinking of replacing my current TV which is an old Sony 32" Trinatron
from 92' or so as it's on the fritz. I'd like to get a wide screen tv for
no more than 2500Cdn.

I see Costco here has a TV made by 'Akai' (who are they?) for 1900Cdn it's a
55" but of course my spider sense is tingling as all too often you get what
you pay for.

The Model number is PT5598HD

Advice / Suggestions?

Thank you :) 

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Anonymous
June 19, 2004 6:32:16 AM

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"TheSingingCat" <meowmeowmeowmeow@meowmeowmeow.com> wrote in
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> I'm thinking of replacing my current TV which is an old Sony 32"
> Trinatron from 92' or so as it's on the fritz. I'd like to get a
> wide screen tv for no more than 2500Cdn.
>
> I see Costco here has a TV made by 'Akai' (who are they?) for 1900Cdn
> it's a 55" but of course my spider sense is tingling as all too often
> you get what you pay for.
>
> The Model number is PT5598HD
>
> Advice / Suggestions?
>
> Thank you :) 
>
>
>
>
>

Have you tried looking at http://www.epinions.com


Dave
June 19, 2004 6:56:02 AM

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"TheSingingCat" <meowmeowmeowmeow@meowmeowmeow.com> wrote in message
news:40d35461$1_2@news....
> I'm thinking of replacing my current TV which is an old Sony 32" Trinatron
> from 92' or so as it's on the fritz. I'd like to get a wide screen tv
for
> no more than 2500Cdn.
>
> I see Costco here has a TV made by 'Akai' (who are they?) for 1900Cdn it's
a
> 55" but of course my spider sense is tingling as all too often you get
what
> you pay for.
>
> The Model number is PT5598HD
>
> Advice / Suggestions?

The buzz on avsforum is that they're basically rebadged samsungs. The
general consensus seems to be Hitachi or Toshiba for RPTV's ( reasonably
priced one's, anyway, mitsubishi has some nice expensive ones ). If you do
consider it - make *sure* it has a DVI input - that may become important
down the road.

You can get a 51" Hitachi (51F500) for under 2500 in Canada - and you'd
probably be better off.

Tom
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Anonymous
June 21, 2004 6:10:23 PM

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Thx Tomhas for your suggestion, it got me looking a little closer at Hitachi
models and I decided upon the 51S500 which I'll hopefully be picking up this
week.

tsc

"Thomas" <tom@nowhere.ca> wrote in message
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>
> "TheSingingCat" <meowmeowmeowmeow@meowmeowmeow.com> wrote in message
> news:40d35461$1_2@news....
> > I'm thinking of replacing my current TV which is an old Sony 32"
Trinatron
> > from 92' or so as it's on the fritz. I'd like to get a wide screen tv
> for
> > no more than 2500Cdn.
> >
> > I see Costco here has a TV made by 'Akai' (who are they?) for 1900Cdn
it's
> a
> > 55" but of course my spider sense is tingling as all too often you get
> what
> > you pay for.
> >
> > The Model number is PT5598HD
> >
> > Advice / Suggestions?
>
> The buzz on avsforum is that they're basically rebadged samsungs. The
> general consensus seems to be Hitachi or Toshiba for RPTV's ( reasonably
> priced one's, anyway, mitsubishi has some nice expensive ones ). If you
do
> consider it - make *sure* it has a DVI input - that may become important
> down the road.
>
> You can get a 51" Hitachi (51F500) for under 2500 in Canada - and you'd
> probably be better off.
>
> Tom
>
>
Anonymous
June 21, 2004 7:20:43 PM

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"Dave Solly" <none@where.com> wrote in message
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> "TheSingingCat" <meowmeowmeowmeow@meowmeowmeow.com> wrote in
> news:40d35461$1_2@news.:
>
>
> Have you tried looking at http://www.epinions.com
>
>
> Dave

No epinions found for that tv.
June 22, 2004 1:11:10 AM

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"TheSingingCat" <meowmeowmeowmeow@meowmeowmeow.com> wrote in message
news:40d6eadb$1_2@news....
> Thx Tomhas for your suggestion, it got me looking a little closer at
Hitachi
> models and I decided upon the 51S500 which I'll hopefully be picking up
this
> week.
>
> tsc
>

Excellent tv indeed - I would have suggested it as a top choice for you if
I thought you could get one for under 2500 CDN.



Tom
Anonymous
June 22, 2004 5:57:31 PM

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Well it will either set me back 3000 Cdn new or there is a floor model in ok
shape for 2300. Since I plan on having this bad-boy for at least the next 5
years or more I would rather get new I think (plus you get that 'new tv'
smell) not that saving 700 wouldn't be nice also ;) 


"Thomas" <tom@nowhere.ca> wrote in message
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>
> "TheSingingCat" <meowmeowmeowmeow@meowmeowmeow.com> wrote in message
> news:40d6eadb$1_2@news....
> > Thx Tomhas for your suggestion, it got me looking a little closer at
> Hitachi
> > models and I decided upon the 51S500 which I'll hopefully be picking up
> this
> > week.
> >
> > tsc
> >
>
> Excellent tv indeed - I would have suggested it as a top choice for you
if
> I thought you could get one for under 2500 CDN.
>
>
>
> Tom
>
>
June 23, 2004 3:19:28 AM

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"TheSingingCat" <meowmeowmeowmeow@meowmeowmeow.com> wrote in message
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> Well it will either set me back 3000 Cdn new or there is a floor model in
ok
> shape for 2300. Since I plan on having this bad-boy for at least the next
5
> years or more I would rather get new I think (plus you get that 'new tv'
> smell) not that saving 700 wouldn't be nice also ;) 

Definately get the new model.

Floor models have a bad tendency to be run in high contrast settings that
will cause burn in. I *really* wouldn't recommend one. When you do get it,
either get a video adjustment dvd, or at the very least adjust the contrast
to around 50 percent to avoid said problem.


Tom
Anonymous
June 26, 2004 3:19:02 AM

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On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 20:51:32 +0000, TheSingingCat wrote:

> I see Costco here has a TV made by 'Akai' (who are they?) for 1900Cdn it's
> a 55" but of course my spider sense is tingling as all too often you get
> what you pay for.
>
> The Model number is PT5598HD

In this area the same set is available at Sam's Club (similar to Costco)
for US$1300. I bought one last weekend, and I like it! There was a lengthy
thread about it on the HDTV Voice forum (you can find it in Google). The
full model number of mine is PT5598HDIX.

General feature list: 2 antenna inputs, one with ATSC tuner; two (I think)
composite video inputs; 2 component video inputs; 1 DVI input. Given the
price, the inclusion of the ATSC tuner is a nice bonus.
--
Gerry Wheeler
Naples, FL
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