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Topic # 14387 1-Jul-2007 15:00
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Hi, I want to buy a 42" LCD tv. My budget is a unit retailing for about $3500, should get about 20% off.

What about the Toshiba 42A3000, can get a bigger discount or the Sony V series ?

I will just use it for watching TV, DVD's etc or should I wait for one with a Digital Tuner which should come out next year ?

I do have reception problems and on TV1 & 2 use two Strong Digital recievers, purchased from Hills a year ago.
Channels 3, C4 and Prime, reception is ok'ish.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 76504 1-Jul-2007 19:55
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i think a tuner in a plasma or lcd panel is largely redundant these days - most people hook up a mysky, hdd or dvd recorder or media pc which have the tuners built in.

therefore - i  would recommend waiting a bit until the true hd panels (1080p) come down in price - perhaps 12 months.  if you want to go blu-ray or hd-dvd in the future then you will really want a true hd panel.




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  Reply # 76544 2-Jul-2007 08:56
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i agree, wait till you get 1080p. but if i must have an LCD now, why not go one down, get the bravia 42" rear projection LCD for UNDER $2000! you could negotiate $1600 at stores i believe.




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  Reply # 76729 3-Jul-2007 15:00
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Thanks for the feedback.

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