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Anonymous
June 17, 2004 10:56:23 PM

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Sears has it for $999.00 specs look OK and it for the most part has all the
features I need. Any opinions and suggestions regarding this model or other
recommendations.

Thanks, Joe
Anonymous
June 17, 2004 11:44:20 PM

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Samsung is making some good products these days. This is a good basic unit
with up to date inputs. IMHO Mitsubishi makes the "best" RP sets of this
"ilk" as their 64 zone, digital registration tends to produce the best
overall picture registration in the industry, combined with good CRTs,
mirrors, etc.

Most manufacturers, and I know at least earlier Samsungs I looked at...only
offer something like 6 or 8 little registration targets around the edges, in
addition to the center mark. Mitsubishi projects a full cross-hatch pattern
like that produced by professional test generators or higher end pro
projectors. Essentially, most manufacturers don't want you to see how much
registration error their sets exhibit, where as Mitsubishi knows their sets
can be registered by consumers to very close tolerances.

Don't get me wrong, this is just one man's opinion and there are many good
sets out there. I'm simply speaking about my personal preference, and
experience, as I value very crisp pictures...and that's what I'm getting.
I've recently seen local dealers offering "last years" Mitsubishi 42" at the
same $999 price. I don't think it's got as many inputs, but otherwise, is
very similar to the Samsung in overall dimensions and certainly picture
quality.

If you want to spend a lot more $$, Samsung's DLP RP sets are very nice, but
the pictures are no better...and in some regards, not as sharp as CRT based
sets.

Hope this helps...


"VZNG1" <moo@moo.com> wrote in message
news:rPlAc.34469$wi2.15127@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
> Sears has it for $999.00 specs look OK and it for the most part has all
the
> features I need. Any opinions and suggestions regarding this model or
other
> recommendations.
>
> Thanks, Joe
>
>
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 1:59:31 AM

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"VZNG1" <moo@moo.com> wrote:

> Sears has it for $999.00 specs look OK and it for the most part
> has all the
> features I need. Any opinions and suggestions regarding this model
> or other recommendations.

For HDTV, you'll need an HDTV tuner. Or a satellite or cable HD set
top box.
Search for item # 05741073000
at <http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/search.do&gt;



See the hardware discussions at:
<http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&foru...;
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Anonymous
June 18, 2004 2:23:49 AM

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No real need for the tuner right away, most use is for DVD,
I am inline with NYC (Empire State Building) so I am considering the "AIR"
Receiver but will upgrade (eventually) my Direct TV to HD.

Thanks!


"nonex" <noemail@none.com> wrote in message
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> "VZNG1" <moo@moo.com> wrote:
>
>> Sears has it for $999.00 specs look OK and it for the most part
>> has all the
>> features I need. Any opinions and suggestions regarding this model
>> or other recommendations.
>
> For HDTV, you'll need an HDTV tuner. Or a satellite or cable HD set
> top box.
> Search for item # 05741073000
> at <http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/search.do&gt;
>
>
>
> See the hardware discussions at:
> <http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&foru...;
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 7:14:11 PM

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There have been a lot of over the air problems with digital/HD in NYC. If
you can, go with the Sat or even consider cable...if they offer all your
local channels along with the premium stuff.

I use Time Warner cable here, and that has eliminated the need to buy one of
these tuners, which are continuing to change as new chipsets come out to try
and eliminate some of the reception problems they've had...especially from
"multi-path" or ghosting. The newest chip set is supposed to be much
better, but won't be available in tuners until late this year or early next.

So...if you can get most of what you need via cable or sat...do it. The
problem with most sat systems is that you cannot get the network feeds,
except CBS and FOX where they have "O&O" stations, and have allowed sat
customers to have the HD feed. So, that may work in NYC but what about ABC
and NBC...and I don't know if Fox owns their NYC affiliate.

Hope this is of some assistance...even though you're mainly going for DVD at
this point, you'll want HD as soon as practical...because...when you compare
DVD vs. HD, you'll see the difference. (I compared a couple of movies that
way...and it is quite obvious.)

"VZNG1" <moo@moo.com> wrote in message
news:rPlAc.34469$wi2.15127@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
> Sears has it for $999.00 specs look OK and it for the most part has all
the
> features I need. Any opinions and suggestions regarding this model or
other
> recommendations.
>
> Thanks, Joe
>
>
!