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Everytime I think I have it figured out.

by genece / September 30, 2005 3:32 AM PDT

I read something that confuses me even more.
I do not think I can afford plasma or the upkeep of DLP as our TV is on about 15 hrs a day most every day.
And I have room for a CRT so I thought that would work for me as I just want a better picture and not the latest and greatest.
I was ready to order this and then several threads on the cons of CRT.
Will a TV such as this cause me no regrets.
Aside from a better picture.. I want to be able to hook a computer for photo viewing.
As of now I have no HDTV or reception but will get either Adelphia or dish HDTV.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=ELEC&pid=05754624000&tab=des#tab

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several threads on the cons of CRT.
by jcrobso / September 30, 2005 4:55 AM PDT

Well the cons are size and wieght. Are they a big box, yes. Are they heavy, the one you linked is 178pounds.
Do they last a long time, YES.
Do you have to run the converengce program once a month, yes.
At 15 hours a day thats 5400 hours a year, so you could be replacing a lamp 1~2 times a year at $200~300 a pop. Ouch!!!
The new Plasmas are rated at 60,000 hours would be the other option.
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7596-0.html?forumID=60&threadID=128060&messageID=1447227
Here is a link, one of the post is by the sears tv guy. click on his profile and send him an e-mail and ask him about this set. John
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7596-0.html?forumID=60&threadID=127747&messageID=1443549

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This TV may be better for you.
by Tyler2000 / September 30, 2005 5:18 AM PDT
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This TV may be better for you.
by jcrobso / September 30, 2005 6:37 AM PDT

I was just at the Sony site so here are the latest models. Most all of this years models have a ATSC HD tuner in them. So if it doesn't have a ATSC tuner it is most likly last years model.
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_BrowseCatalog-Start?CategoryName=tv_hdtv_tube&Dept=tvvideo
Panasonics.
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelList?storeId=15001&catalogId=13401&catGroupId=24977&cacheProgram=11002&cachePartner=7000000000000005702
And one from Samsung
http://product.samsung.com/cgi-bin/nabc/product/b2c_product_detail.jsp?eUser=&prod_id=HCR4755WX%2fXAA
Have fun. John

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thanks guys
by genece / September 30, 2005 12:29 PM PDT

I need all the help I can get...I can remember when I walked into sears looked at a half dozen sets and left with one.
And I thought technology was to make life easier

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