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larger EDTV vs smaller HDTV

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by pissedoffsol, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Well, I'm thinking about getting a flat-panel for my room to wall mount.

    1500 bucks or so is all i want to spend.

    I have my movie room with the 50" 1080p DLP already... I really won't be watching many movies in my room.

    So, i'm in a delemma.

    1500 bucks can get me a 42" edtv...
    or a 32" hdtv

    And I don't know which way to go.


    what do you think? size or quality?
     
  2. get_nick

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    you wont watch any movies? not even porn? i call bullshit. j/k
    how far away from your bed is your tv going to be? if it's close, i would get the smaller one.

    remember that thread about a tv in the room taking away sex life? oh wait that doesn't matter. i'll see if i can find it.

    anyways, get the smaller one if it's close. bigger if its more than 15 feet past the foot of the bed.
     
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    Bigger over smaller. I doubt, while you're in bed, you will care that much about quality. I seriously doubt it.
     
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    edtv is 480p, which is the same amount of pixels as a progressive scan dvd... i think it will be enough, but i don't know... i've never seen one on to be honest...
     
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    What kind of sizes are you looking at? I don't know much about Westinghouse, but they have 32" flat panel wides for like 600 bucks. The picture quality isn't the best, I think 720p, but you said that really dosen't matter.
     
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    Get the 32HD, I have a Samsung 32 Flat panel HDTV in my bedroom, its great. I watch DVD's ocasionally in there but mostly Xbox360 cause the wifey hates it :p
     
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    The westinghouse is a good value brand, doesn't look as good as the samsungs but it looks better than all over the other less expensive tvs.
    Are you going to have a hdtv signal in your room? Take that into consideration so you dont over buy.
     
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    Should have gone to Home Depot Yesterday... They had 32" HDTV LCD for $450. Magnavox I think.

    And I'd go small... Its your friggin Bedroom.
     
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    small and crystal clear or bigger and screen-door effect... hmmmm

    Id have to say smaller
     
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    But is it really noticable on standard definition programming?

    90% of the time, this will be used to watch leno or something late at night before bed... or the news in the morning while I try to wake my ass up.

    I'd live to get a 42 hdtv, but the one i want is 2400 bucks... and thats way more than I want to spend for a 2nd tv. I splurged on my main tv in my living room, so i don't need anything crazy for the bed room... just not sure which way i want to go...
     
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    well first off, since you have hd elsewhere, how do you watch your programming? Digital cable, satellite, etc? If you're not even planning to have HD as a feed into the bedroom then get the bigger TV. But if you have the feed already going in there, then yes, the difference is noticeable. Standard def on an LCD will look worse than a regular tv displaying standard (not much worse, but noticeably).
     
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    i dont. i don't even have cable. :p

    but the lines were never shut off, and with my built in hd tuner, i do get some hd stations :)

    i don't really care about the programming, but rather would an edtv be 'clear' enough at that large a size.
     
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    ehh, well then it really is a toss up. Me personally, I need HD in every room. The fastest I can migrate away from standard the better, but Im also a major geek when it comes to technology lol EDTV isnt bad, it will give you 480, but you will notice the screen-door effect as I mentioned before. One think you may want to consider is try them both out. I believe they have a 14 day money back gaurantee right? And since they are LCDs, they arent big and bulky. Buy the EDTV first, try that out for the period, then try out the HDTV and see what you prefer. That would be my best advice since, in the end, its your own personal preference whether you want to sacrifice the size for clarity or not... I would though :p
     
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    ehh... i'm too lazy to pull that off. lol

    i think i'm going to call crutchfield tomorrow and pick a sales advisor's mind
     
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    F plasma.
    F Sanyo
    F no tuner
    F no speakers

    :)
     
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    that robot sucks
     
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    Personally, id go with the 32" especially for a bedroom TV.

    42 just seems too big for my bedroom.
     
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    well, F all this...

    crutchfield just put 200 bucks off their 42" hi-def 10,000:1 plasma which puts it into my price range :p
     
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    lol

    well i guess that fixes the problem.
     
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