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Looking for suggestions on 30" TV

by Saintman / May 30, 2005 1:51 AM PDT

Im looking to get a new TV, around 30". I thought that an LCD would be the best for this size range, as I might use it as a computer monitor occasionally. The cnet editors liked the Sharp LC30HV6U, and I was wondering if anyobody here had any experiance with this set or had any suggestions of a better set with a similar price range (somewhere under 2000).


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Samsung TX-R3079WH
by TheGOAT / May 30, 2005 8:13 AM PDT

I just bought a Samsung TX-R3079WH... after comparing it side-by-side with a 32" Sharp LC-32D5U (see my review). The Samsung has better picture/contrast, no pixilation, and an ATSC tuner that can pull in virtual channels. Plus it costs less than half what the Sharp LCD does.

Don't beleive all the hype about LCD TVs.

I just wrote a longer note for another thread... search for TX-R3079WH and you should be able to read it.

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How heavy?
by Saintman / May 30, 2005 8:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Samsung TX-R3079WH

One of the reasons I want to avoid a traditonal front-view TV is that 1, I will have to move this thing into the room I want it, and 2, the table for the TV is fairly small, and LCD's have a more narrow base and are much lighter.
Also, I do not believe that CRT-based displays can display a computer source past 620X480.

Let me know if I am wrong on any of these things.
What problems did you find in the LCD you mentioned?


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by TheGOAT / May 30, 2005 12:25 PM PDT
In reply to: How heavy?

I told myself I wanted an LCD (I move a lot). After having teh Sharp for a little while I changed my mind.

The TX-R3079WH is about 120lbs and does not have a computer input (but you can use a DVI to HDMI cable if your computer has a digital output... or add a D-sub to DVI converter... that's getting expensive now). Of course, for the price of the Samsung, you can get a really nice LCD monitor and still spend less than the Sharp LCD.

Just search for LC-32D5U in reviews to get my review of the sharp. You can also search for ''WOGX PSIP'' in forums to get more.

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JVC AV-30W575
by turkeyspit / May 31, 2005 4:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Heavy
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