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Old 10-25-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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looking for a hd tv


I'm looking for a new hd tv 27-36" size for home and a/s..also, what kinds of hook-ups for stereo, dvd/vcr connections?..any best quality/price combos suggestions??..thnx..

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Old 10-25-2007, 10:39 AM   #2
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When you said looking for a HD TV, I thought you were talking about a Heavy Duty Tow Vehicle.... LOL Not a Hight Def Television !!!!


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Old 10-25-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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funnnnnyyyy!!!...yes, I forget..even when I think of tv, have to be careful on this forum, huh?..don't need a tow vehicle yet, but actually we will be in the market pretty soon..Steve says his Dodge 3500 v10 is ready for a new replacement..he has over 100+k on it..
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:31 AM   #4
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:21 PM   #5
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If you have a laptop with an Express Card slot, you can get a Hewlett Packard Analog/Digital TV receiver for $60 on ebay.

HP EXPRESSCARD DIGITAL/ANALOG TV TUNER CARD KIT NEW - (eBay item 230184184817 end time Nov-01-07 06:55:04 PDT)

It turned my HP6500 laptop into a graet HD TV. Im sure it's not 1080i, but the HD digital signals are very very very sharp and HD looking.

Very handy on the road, and I like the multi-purpose aspect of using a laptop as a TV.

Good luck with your search

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Old 10-25-2007, 01:45 PM   #6
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Get anything other than a Visco.
Ordered ours off of walmart web site.
Lasted two days past exchange date.
Had to ship to west coast for repair or replacement, that was back in September.
Still don't have it.
Nothing but excuses.
Walmart took them off web site and all the negative stars.

The Polaroid and Magnovox we have work great.
One important feature is how fast they search for new channels..
Some are very slow, like 10 minutes vs 2 minutes.

Be sure you get HDTV tuner built in...not 'HDTV ready'
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:13 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Sky

Opps, you said 27 - 36. In an airstream?
Hi Codybear,

I don’t see the problem of at HDTV that size. I have a 37” Mitsubishi in my 34’ Excella. Photos at:

My main concerns were multiple digital inputs. Most HDTVs have one HDMI input only. It’s the current best available digital input. Some older units had a DVI input. The Mitsubishi I bought has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 DVI. The video card in my upgraded Mac G4 has a DVI out so I use it as a digitally connected monitor. In fact, I’m sitting right where I was when I took that photograph.

My Dish Network DVR is connected via HDMI. The Mitsubishi is a 1080P unit, while the Dish unit is 1080i. I can tell very little difference. This leaves me a free HDMI port for future hookup of either a Blu-Ray or HD DVR system. I am waiting for one format to triumph before I will spend that kind of money. Besides, prices will drop by then.

I did have to make the new top for the credenza to add enough space for the TV base, but it was not that hard.

Essentially, get all the inputs you can. IMHO, one digital input is not enough.

Let us know what you decide!
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:42 PM   #8
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:55 PM   #10
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My boss has a 40+ inch polaroid. It is ok. It does some things my 23" Sony does not. Artifacts and it does not save the last input. I paid almost as much for my Sony as he did for Polaroid.

Most of the High Def TV will be 1080i if you really want the best you need 1080p
A ATSC tuner is a must. This is the new digital tuner.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:43 AM   #11
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Sharp Aquos, Toshiba, Sony, are the good ones. (And in that order.)
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:37 AM   #12
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Go to Best Buy or Circuit City and compare the picture quality yourself. Samsung and Sharp are two of the better.
The best HD is now 1080 definition vs the older 780.
Prices were never better.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:02 PM   #13
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We just bought the Toshiba 15DLV77 15" LCD TV with Built-In DVD Player. Anything bigger would have overwhelmed the Tradewind, but the same TV comes in several sizes up to 32". The picture is great, it has the HDTV tuner, and it's nice to play DVDs when no signals are available without having to drag in more equipment.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:46 PM   #14
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We bought a 19" polaroid for our TT. The digital off-the-air tuner is great! Lots of stations out there have digital channels on the air, and the picture is great with the rooftop batwing. No more fuzzy pictures.

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