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samsung all the way for me...
 

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either samsung or lg. i love the picture quality on both. there were some smaller polaroid tv's i saw that were pretty good too.
 

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I got me a 30" Sanyo HT30746 1080i direct-view CRT television from WalMart for $450.

Worth Every. ****ing. Penny. With a little tweaking, it looks beautiful. Blows rainbow-pattern DLP and muddy-color LCD's out the window (and screw plasma. I'm not paying $1000+ for a 30" TV)

One downside: It's heavy. Very heavy.
 

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Tube TV 's do look good , the down side is that they use more power and are bulky .

Here are my Tv's specs , you do go to the movies do you ?

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsung-50-DLP-Projection-HDTV-HL-S5087W/sem/rpsm/oid/148573/catOid/-12870/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Samsung 50" DLP Projection HDTV (HL-S5087W)

50" DLP™ HDTV: At the heart of Samsung’s Digital Light processing (DLP) projection TV technology is the Cinema Smooth™ 1080p Light Engine. The light engine produces a superb picture that has no readily visible pixels (screen dots). No pixel visibility means the TV picture is incredibly smooth and sharp—like film.

DLP™ benefits: DLP is an award-winning (micro-mirror) projection TV technology used by many commercial movie theaters. DLP cost-effectively offers a big, clear HD picture—yet DLP TVs are much slimmer than most other projection TVs. Plus, with DLP, you don't have to worry about screen burn-in or convergence errors.
Highest resolution available: Featuring an HD resolution of 1080p, the Samsung HL-S5087W offers the highest definition screen currently available. Plus, the HD tuner is built-in, so there is no need to buy an extra component.

Innovative design: The TV has a streamlined, clean design that complements any room décor, including a “hidden” speaker with a slanted bevel edge that tucks under the screen.

Picture optimization: Samsung's DNIe™ technology boosts the quality of the TV images for pictures that have greater depth and more accurate colors. A great contrast ratio (up to 10,000:1) means the TV picture is always vibrant, not washed out.

Quality sound: SRS TruSurround XT fills your room with powerful, true-to-life sound.

Great features: This TV is fully loaded with a host of great features, including adjustable color temperatures, game mode (a setting tailored for video gaming), an auto volume leveler (to prevent sudden sound bursts during commercials), previous channel, a V-chip, and more.

Full range of A/V inputs: Includes HDMI, component video, S-video, composite video, PC and USB connections
 

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I got me a 30" Sanyo HT30746 1080i direct-view CRT television from WalMart for $450.

Worth Every. ****ing. Penny. With a little tweaking, it looks beautiful. Blows rainbow-pattern DLP and muddy-color LCD's out the window (and screw plasma. I'm not paying $1000+ for a 30" TV)

One downside: It's heavy. Very heavy.
my LCD projector is crystal ****ing clear....for those rare occasions when im watching a nascar race in HD:mad:
 

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now a normal channel do sometimes have HD programs on it right?

do the HDTV's make normal TV look better? and normal DVD's do they look much better?
 

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If it is broadcast in HD then yes it will look better , when they don't you wont see
any difference .

DVDs do look way better though .

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My TV can receive off air HDTV signal's so all I need is an antenna . It has a receiver built in.
 

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does this one look ok?
http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/tv|audio|video_lcd%20flat%20panel__42LB1DR.jhtml
 

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heh. i hardly watch tv, mostly dvd's and i am happy with my 1080i Native res 17" mitsu diamondtron monitor....
 

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No , IMO you want a tv that is 1080p .
 

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http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=94928

The industry is moving to 1080p if you buy a TV that's 720p would be like
buying a three year old computer . It will be good but nothing compared to the new computers .

Read the thread above for a better explanation .
 

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1080p is the best right now!

1080i=720p thats what you will see on HDTV .

But you could watch hd dvd's and blu-ray dvd's and ps3 games in 1080p(not sure about the xbox) .

And when the world switches to 1080p you Will be set and not feel like you could
do better .

So if you buy a Tv thats 1080p you get the best of both worlds .

Little more reading material for you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1080p
 

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ok i just got off the phone with the dude at the store and hes telling me that nothing has went to 1080P, and also when you use direct TV you use there tuner, and that is a 1080 and the TV im looking at getting will then go off of there tuner and actually play it in a 1080, does tha make any since?
 

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Here's the modest amount of knowledge that I will share with you.

The number is representative of the vertical resolution of the television. With a 720, there are 720 horizontal rows of pixels on the screen. With a 1080, there are 1080 horizontal rows. I don't remember what size each of them are the other way....I think 1080 is 1920.

"i" stands for interlaced....it means that the screen only refreshes every other line at a time. The next cycle, it refreshes the other lines, then back, and so on and so forth. This sounds bad, right? Well, every standard television broadcast you've ever seen was interlaced, so your brain doesn't see it that much.

The "p" stands for progressive scan, which means the television redraws every line on the screen everytime it refreshes. Smoother on screen motion results, especially in fast moving sequences.

Mike

edit: 720p is not equal to 1080i. Stop saying that. They're two completely different resolutions. For most situations, the resolution has a much larger effect on percieved image quality than the difference between interlaced and progressive. Meaning that a 1080i signal will look beter than a 720p in most situations.
 
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