requesting TV Unit recommendation

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Zaui, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Zaui

    Zaui New Member

    Jul 12, 2005


    I'd like to prepare for the upcoming series 3. Any brand/model of HD-TV unit that you guys may recommend? My price range is slightly average... not cheap but not expensive.

  2. dgh

    dgh New Member

    Jul 24, 2000
    I'd say wait till the S3 arrives. Everything will be cheaper by then. In the meantime, you might start narrowing it down to a preferred display technology, screen size etc.

    Get one with more inputs than you currently need.
  3. dagap

    dagap New Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    Alpharetta, GA
    Samsung DLP.
  4. Zaui

    Zaui New Member

    Jul 12, 2005
    whats an advisable screen size? I prefer a large view with less grain on TV recordings (standards/hd)?
  5. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

    Jan 7, 2002


    I am leaning towards the SONY SXRD models. They seem to be the best micrsodisplay in most regards. Come in 50" & 60" for around $3500 & $4500 range. (less online)
    New models are to be released in September that accept 1080p inputs. But September is a while away. More info on new models in Feb.
  6. dgh

    dgh New Member

    Jul 24, 2000
    HD is designed to be viewed as close as 3 times the screen height (vs. 7-9 times for NTSC.) Of course, SD an an HD display viewed that close will be unattractive, so it's best to switch to an HD display when you can switch most of your viewing to HD content (check your content provider).
  7. xnevergiveinx

    xnevergiveinx New Member

    Apr 5, 2004
    get the 102" plasma that was at CES.

    i'm going to wait on an hdtv. i'm looking for one around 26", an lcd or crt that is 16:9 supports up to 1080i and is around $600
  8. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    There are so many options and so much of it is really dependent on:

    1. Your personal TV viewing preferences
    2. The physical layout of the room & where everyone that is watching the set will be
    3. What you want your total home theater to consist of
    4. How much you want to spend on the TV and your total home theater setup
    So it is hard to give relevant advise without knowing allot more about your situation.

    If what you have know is working and you enjoy it I would wait until the series 3 is out before upgrading your TV - the quality is still going up and the prices are still coming down.

    If you want to buy before the series 3 I think there are still some trade offs to each technology. But I believe best values are:

    1. For larger screen (42" & above) DLP projection (Samsung & Panasonic look good to me)
    2. For smaller screens - wide screen CRTs (34" Sony looks good to me)
    LCDs might also be on my short list but I don't think plasma would be.



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