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HDTV with the best standard def. picture quality?

by andypandy05 / July 8, 2007 3:55 AM PDT

anyone know of an LCD or Plasma that will deliver goood-to-excellent standard def picture quality?

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HDTV with Standard tv
by DanOsmena / July 8, 2007 9:35 AM PDT

I'll tell you what you DON'T WANT. Sharp AQUOS- Outstanding Hi Definition - embarrasing Standard Definition ! Figure that out.

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Excellent but not easy question. Professional reviews
by NM_Bill / July 8, 2007 9:41 AM PDT

should make that ability a prominent part of the review. Standard definition program sources will continue to be around - think about reruns forever.

Read all the reviews you can on sets you may consider. Read here, too.

The Sony brand is often recommended here for that very ability. Specifically as to the rear projection SXRDs, I believe. Hopefully folks will notice & post with lots of good info.

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by Riverledge / July 8, 2007 9:45 AM PDT

YOU DON'T MENTION SIZE....... I'M Guessing 42" or 50" sets.

TH-xxPX75U / TH-xxPX77U.


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a smaller size
by blacksharrds / July 2, 2009 1:32 PM PDT

can anyone recommend a television for the same thing, a hdtv with a good standard definition image, in the more 26 to 32 inch range?

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by pc101 / July 8, 2007 1:00 PM PDT

Check this out:
Westinghouse Tx-47 (there s also a 42 inch model)
The SD quality is very good and the HD picture is awesome. Is it as good as a $3000 plus Sony, Samsung or Sharp, probably not but I don't see a $1300 difference. Check out the thread on AVS forum for mor info on this set.

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by Riverledge / July 8, 2007 1:28 PM PDT
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Gotta agree with riverledge. Westinghouse is nowadays a
by NM_Bill / July 9, 2007 12:17 AM PDT
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nothing brand. There is more security for those determined to get into HDTV on a tight budget, to go with perhpas the Vizios that are sold at places like Sam's Club & Costco at darn competitive prices. Vizio has had better & more frequent recommendations here.

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by andypandy05 / July 9, 2007 3:36 AM PDT

Will the pioneer plasma's (4280HD,4270HD,5080HD) deliver good standard def picture quality? I really like those.

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I am a manager at Best Buy in NY
by ns387241 / July 9, 2007 1:21 PM PDT
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And I can tell you first hand that the Pioneer PDP series plasmas do better than any other tele in the store in Standard Def., including the Panasonic 700 and 750 series (which perform similar to the 600 series). And I will tell you they are also the only tele in our store assembled (and for that matter, made) in the US using parts made in the US and Japan. As close as you can get to a Patriots tele. But the Pioneer's standard def looks like LG and Westinghouse's high def look bad (which for High def it already is, but nonetheless, it's still high def). It's all about the processing. I still call BluRay "BlurRay", because My standard Classe DVD player can still do better (don't get me wrong, BD players are/will be great, but my player is better right now for picture and sound). This is the same deal with Pioneer, it makes some high def content on other teles look like its standard def content.

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by andypandy05 / July 9, 2007 1:35 PM PDT

That is very interesting. Pioneer is very top of the line.

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Vizios are a good buy
by kcfvegas / July 10, 2007 3:29 AM PDT

I bought a 1080p 42" LCD Vizio at Costco for only $999.99, and I have to admit it has a pretty good picture. Since it is only for my bedroom, I didn't want to drop a lot of money on the set. The standard def picture is really nice quality, much better than I ever thought it would be. For the main TV, I'm getting the Pioneer 5080, but I have to admit that for a second TV, or for someone on a budget, that Vizio is a great buy. And it comes with a two year in home warranty from Costco for free.

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