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My new TV

Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:25 pm

32" LG Plasma
I know it's not top of the line, but it was on sale for $699, and I got an extra $100 off for sinking 1 putt. This will be a huge upgrade from my ever aging 25" CRT. 32" is the biggest I can fit in my wall unit, so this will fill it nicely.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:38 pm

Not an HDTV :(

oh well, it's still pretty sweet.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:45 pm

Heh, they call it hdtv though. Seems an odd time for an EDTV to me, but I'm sure it's a nice display. Pricier than my 100" EDTV, although I'm sure it's far better in bright rooms.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:47 pm

It's nice to get a new TV, but I'd choose HDTV if I had $1000 to spend.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:52 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:It's nice to get a new TV, but I'd choose HDTV if I had $1000 to spend.


Actually....I don't. I got this and a couple other appliances on a "Don't pay for 16 months" deal. No financing fee, and no delivery charge.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:40 pm

32" plasma? That's cool. I didn't know they made them that small...thought 37" was the smallest they went.

That EDTV will look great with standard DVDs, Hoser. Make sure you feed it! :)
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:13 pm

I think i need to find an RCA to composite adapter. I'll have to check the connections on the back of my DVD player.

edit - nope, it has component out. Now I gotta go to FutureShop and get me some cables. :D
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:25 pm

Hoser wrote:32" LG Plasma
I know it's not top of the line, but it was on sale for $699, and I got an extra $100 off for sinking 1 putt. This will be a huge upgrade from my ever aging 25" CRT. 32" is the biggest I can fit in my wall unit, so this will fill it nicely.

Ouch. I got a 42" Westinghouse LCD HDTV (720p) for $799 last black Friday at BB. Also, before I sold it, I got a 1080p 37" Westy for 799 as well from J&R. Seems kind of odd to spend that much money on such a small TV, and it's not even HD. If I were you I'd take it back and continue shopping. For $699 you could have got something like this.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:49 pm

32" is the biggest screen size that will fit in my wall unit. (I said that in the text you quoted :wink: )If I could get a bigger screen I would have.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:12 pm

I know you stated your physical constraints. I already have a 32" tube TV. I'm eying the 42" 1080p Westy. It's currently going for $1000 on Newegg.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:21 pm

Give me $100 and I'll build you a new entertainment center. :wink:
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:21 pm

Hoser wrote:32" is the biggest screen size that will fit in my wall unit. (I said that in the text you quoted :wink: )If I could get a bigger screen I would have.

Get a different wall unit then. You can't really enjoy watching TV on a 32" set unless you are literally 2 feet in front of it. :lol:
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:45 pm

Eh, I watch TV on a 13" CRT in my bedroom every night. 32" would be huge compared to that. :)
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:06 pm

Vrock wrote:I watch TV on a 13" CRT

Through a telescope? :o :o
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:14 pm

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Vrock wrote:I watch TV on a 13" CRT

Through a telescope? :o :o

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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:31 pm

PerfectCr wrote:Get a different wall unit then. You can't really enjoy watching TV on a 32" set unless you are literally 2 feet in front of it. :lol:


You can't? Well I guess I should get ride of the two 32" LCD that I have. Seem to work fine for me.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:43 pm

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PerfectCr wrote:Get a different wall unit then. You can't really enjoy watching TV on a 32" set unless you are literally 2 feet in front of it. :lol:

You can't? Well I guess I should get ride of the two 32" LCD that I have. Seem to work fine for me.

I never said they didn't work. I said "you really can't enjoy" (read it again, seriously, reading comprehension FTW!) watching TV at normal viewing distance (6-8ft. maybe more) on a 32" screen.

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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:45 pm

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PerfectCr wrote:Get a different wall unit then. You can't really enjoy watching TV on a 32" set unless you are literally 2 feet in front of it. :lol:

You can't? Well I guess I should get ride of the two 32" LCD that I have. Seem to work fine for me.

I never said they didn't work. I said "you really can't enjoy" (read it again, seriously, reading comprehension FTW!) watching TV at normal viewing distance (6-8ft. maybe more) on a 32" screen.

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/view ... lator.html


I did read it tyvm. You said 2 feet. Considering my small rooms and space, 4-5 is the normal viewing distance. 32" works just fine. And I enjoy it just fine. I can't help it you have size issues. :wink:
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:45 pm

We just got a new toy in at work. Overkill for a conference room, but whatever. It was actually cheaper than the 720p one. I'm going to try to bring my xbox in tomorrow :wink:
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:54 pm

PerfectCr wrote:I never said they didn't work. I said "you really can't enjoy" (read it again, seriously, reading comprehension FTW!) watching TV at normal viewing distance (6-8ft. maybe more) on a 32" screen.

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/view ... lator.html


I enjoy my 32" tube quite well, thank you very much. My viewing distance is approximately 6 feet. Give or take. I definitely don't need to be two feet away from it to enjoy it.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:19 pm

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z-man wrote:
PerfectCr wrote:Get a different wall unit then. You can't really enjoy watching TV on a 32" set unless you are literally 2 feet in front of it. :lol:

You can't? Well I guess I should get ride of the two 32" LCD that I have. Seem to work fine for me.

I never said they didn't work. I said "you really can't enjoy" (read it again, seriously, reading comprehension FTW!) watching TV at normal viewing distance (6-8ft. maybe more) on a 32" screen.

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/view ... lator.html

I guess people only started enjoying TV quite recently and the vast majority of people don't enjoy it. :roll:
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Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:35 pm

I have a 32" LCD in my living room and think its perfect.

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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:51 pm

mattsteg wrote:I guess people only started enjoying TV quite recently and the vast majority of people don't enjoy it. :roll:
Well if you have no choice, obviously you are going to tell yourself you enjoy it! Duh.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:52 pm

someday I'm going to get a TV

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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:01 pm

Vrock wrote:Eh, I watch TV on a 13" CRT in my bedroom every night. 32" would be huge compared to that. :)

Bedroom TV's usually get the shaft. Mine's a 19", but it's still smaller than the one in my living room. Of course, you could combine both of my TV's and not get what's in your living room. :lol:

That's a nice set, Hoser, but I'm curious why you didn't get a 32" LCD instead, mostly to see if it's something I should avoid. I've been looking at 32" LCD's (yes, the bastardized 768p ones, but to my eyes and for my usage - mostly game consoles and movies played on said consoles which can output 768p - it'll be fine) and there seem to be a wealth of similarly-priced and similar-quality panels at that size. Like you, it's the very largest my entertainment unit will hold (and it'll be a tight fit; side-mounted speakers will make it too wide, so they'll have to be below the screen). Should make my 27" CRT look awful no matter what. Which it is - lots of bright, stationary colors make the tint turn purple on one half of the screen and green on the other half...piece of ****)
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:43 pm

lex-ington wrote:I have a 32" LCD in my living room and think its perfect.

HOSER . . . . . .AVOID FUTURESHOP. I know you have a Canada Computers in Hamilton. go there - http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.ph ... cid=CA.383


Thanx! :D :D

Futureshop only had the $140 & $200 Monster Cable sets. :o No thanx. The salesman tried to tell me that I "needed" them for the best viewing experience. I told him to go away. :lol:

I also need a set of component cables. I'll get those tomorrow.

I also set up an appointment to get digital cable next Wednesday.

Good times. :)
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:54 pm

Hoser wrote:
lex-ington wrote:I have a 32" LCD in my living room and think its perfect.

HOSER . . . . . .AVOID FUTURESHOP. I know you have a Canada Computers in Hamilton. go there - http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.ph ... cid=CA.383


Thanx! :D :D

Futureshop only had the $140 & $200 Monster Cable sets. :o No thanx. The salesman tried to tell me that I "needed" them for the best viewing experience. I told him to go away. :lol:

I also need a set of component cables. I'll get those tomorrow.

I also set up an appointment to get digital cable next Wednesday.

Good times. :)


I hope your digital experience is better than mine. I have rogers digital cable right now and I hate it. Compared to Bell's cable "cable for condo's" (digital signals through your phone line), rogers looks like crap. But that's my experience only - take with a grain of salt.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:25 am

PerfectCr wrote:
mattsteg wrote:I guess people only started enjoying TV quite recently and the vast majority of people don't enjoy it. :roll:
Well if you have no choice, obviously you are going to tell yourself you enjoy it! Duh.



My house has 2 living rooms in it top and bottom floor. Both rooms are 16X25 so the viewing distance on our TV's is 20+ feet in both rooms. One room has a 57 inch HDTV and the other room has a plain old 32 inch crt. We spend probably twice as much time watching the 32 inch tv as we do the 57. If size was really that important we would never turn the 32 incher on.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:52 am

Vrock wrote:Eh, I watch TV on a 13" CRT in my bedroom every night. 32" would be huge compared to that. :)

Why would you have a bedroom TV? Isn't one in the house enough, especially if no one is watching the other one?

My first TV when I moved out was a 7" from the 60s, the thing was colour (mostly), mono, had a 5 minute warm up period and in a 20x8x8" box. That lasted me 2 years until it broke.
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Re: My new TV

Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:59 am

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Vrock wrote:Eh, I watch TV on a 13" CRT in my bedroom every night. 32" would be huge compared to that. :)

Why would you have a bedroom TV? Isn't one in the house enough, especially if no one is watching the other one?

My first TV when I moved out was a 7" from the 60s, the thing was colour (mostly), mono, had a 5 minute warm up period and in a 20x8x8" box. That lasted me 2 years until it broke.


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