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Help with used ED/HDTV purchase

by emgator / August 30, 2007 3:55 AM PDT

I found an Akai CFT3090 30" Widescreen EDTV on Craigslist for $200. It has slight magnetic damage in the upper right corner, so I've talked the owner down to $150. He says the set can HD broadcasts in 480p, but all of my research leads me to believe it only can output 480i. This is just a bedroom TV, and is 16:9, so I'm thinking it's a decent deal (even though the model is 4 years out of manufacture and his set is two years from purchase). Can anyone give a poor newb/noob/newbie some help? I'll primarily use it for X360 gaming and watching casual TV.

Thanks!

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JUST BUY A $100 s.d. T.V.
by stewart norrie / August 30, 2007 4:41 AM PDT

Lets face it you can buy a sweet new hi-def t.v. for as little as $450. For $150 just go a anolog t.v. stewee

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EDTV would work... but....
by Kingp1n / August 30, 2007 10:19 PM PDT

the casual tv watching; as long as it is not HD broadcast, should look ok. All depends on how well is shows a SD signal. As far as the 360 goes, you're kind of defeating the purpose of playing next-gen HD games by hooking it up to a non-HD set. I can understand that cost/money is a concer. In my opinion, I would save your money and buy a HD set. I think you'll be happier in the long run.

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This set only has an NTSC analog tuner!
by jcrobso / August 31, 2007 2:55 AM PDT

It will not receive ATSC digital HD.
If hooked to a HD cable box/Dish HD box you can get 480i. John

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