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A little TV help

Hi everyone, I'm looking for some input on a new TV. You guys seem to have some knowledge in this so...
I'm replacing a 12 year old Zenith 27" console. (Yeah, yeah I know.) I read something that said you should go with 6" of screen for every foot you are from the screen. True? That said I'm looking in the 48-55" sizes. I'm not really looking to spend $4k either, as that's money better spent on a bike.
So what should I be looking for? Brand, size, projection/CRT/LCD?

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If you look at a projection TV look at the lines of resolution. The higher the better.

Projection Brands I would Look at are:
Sony
Toshiba
Mistubishi
Pioneer

The cheaper brand projection Tvs you get what you pay for. There usually blurry.

As far as size I would say get what YOU feel fits. I had a 60" Mistubishi before and loved it until I lost it in a flood few years back

I don't know anything about the Plasma or LCD as I'm poor and can't afford 1
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I hear ya, not even looking at plasma.

One more Q - Setup on projection tv's? Huh?

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Dont forget Hitachi, they make most of the lenses the other companies use, which also keeps thier costs down since they dont have to buy them.




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1. determine what size screen you want
2. determine what technology you want to go with(tube, crt proj, lcd proj, dlp proj, plasma, etc)
3. measure your space and see which of your options fit
4. then eval price
5. start all over and do it again, this isnt an easy decision.

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Chris...what step are you on currently?

BTW CHristina thinks you are saving a ton of cash being on this diet...naturally she thinks this money is earmarked for something special for her.
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Chris...what step are you on currently?

BTW CHristina thinks you are saving a ton of cash being on this diet...naturally she thinks this money is earmarked for something special for her.
dude, what she wants costs much more than a tv. a couple bucks a week I am saving on this diet aint gonna buy shit. i'll have to hawk my bike and sell plasma for a year to get what she wants.


and i'm still holding out for cheaper tvs, this time next year should be interesting for sure.

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Im just relaying what I heard....

I heard $10 a day for lunch and $5 for Starbux...
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a friend of mine sells panasonic, you could get a real good price from him. pm me if you are interested
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'North, does he work at any of the stores in Madison? I get there often for work and family.

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stevens point, it's about an hour and a half north. But i go up there all the time, so i could help you work something out, and if i'm getting it from him he'll give you a real good price.
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Oh yeah, and he sells everything, home/car audio, dish, xm, etc..
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Cool, I'll take a look and see if Pano has anything I like.

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