what kind of tv should i get?

pontifex

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going ot use it for games, like Wii, and DVDs mainly. I have no HDTV service or anything that uses HDTV. I'm not sure when I will have anything that sues HDTV, probably not for a little while yet.

should i stick with a CRT TV (which would be good for picture quality and price) or try for an LCD TV with HD support?

I'm looking in the 32" range. I found a Olevia 332H 32" lcd flat panel, hdtv ready (no tuner) for $559 and $80 rebate. This TV is still in stock.

or i found a 32" sylvania CRT for $267 and $20 mail in rebate.
 

RossMAN

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Are you a member of CostCo?

Do you have cable or satellite TV service?
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
Are you a member of CostCo?

Do you have cable or satellite TV service?

not a member of costco

have dish network in living roon, nowhere else in the house. this tv will be in my room
 

Tiamat

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
Are you a member of CostCo?

Do you have cable or satellite TV service?

Do you have to be a member of Costco to buy from their online site? Im really eying the 37" 1080p monitor...
 

spacejamz

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Originally posted by: Tiamat
Originally posted by: RossMAN
Are you a member of CostCo?

Do you have cable or satellite TV service?

Do you have to be a member of Costco to buy from their online site? Im really eying the 37" 1080p monitor...

you will have to pay a surchage if you are not a member...IIRC, it is a 5% markup...
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: spacejamz
Originally posted by: Tiamat
Originally posted by: RossMAN
Are you a member of CostCo?

Do you have cable or satellite TV service?

Do you have to be a member of Costco to buy from their online site? Im really eying the 37" 1080p monitor...

you will have to pay a surchage if you are not a member...IIRC, it is a 5% markup...

yeah, that sucks
 

sao123

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its black friday man...
all the TV gurus are either still out shopping... or recovering from their trip which began some time around 3am.
 

Mermaidman

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If you want a 32" CRT, a comparable wide-screen TV would be 42". In your situation, I would base your decision the size of your room. A CRT would be cheaper and have better PQ than a cheapo flat-panel, but it would also take up more space. And if you choose a flat screen HD CRT, it would weigh more than 200 lb!
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: randym431
Join costco for $50
get this maxent 50' plasma
plus the wall mount for $80 (costco)

Get Dish satellite with the HD package and the dish 622 dvr

Heaven!!!

uh...yeah...
inexpensive is key here. i have a 19" crt already but I don't think its going to cut it.

this is the lcd tv i was looking at.
 

pontifex

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does anyone even have any input on the tv i linked?


i probably should just get a crt tv and be done with it since it will be a good bit cheaper but i don't want to have to buy another tv later on when i need HD.
 

lesch2k

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put off hdtv for 1 year if you really want to save on it, get a used 27 or 32 inch on craigs list for $75.
 
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I would look for a used Sony XBR on craigslist. XBR will have the best picture quality, and they last forever...just heavy as fvck.