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Best 29" 100Hz Tv for the $

Postby Jianada » Sun, 16 Jan 2005 9:03 pm

Hi,

I've been looking to buy a new TV. I'm in the market for a 29" 100Hz model, progressive scan. Been looking mainly at Panasonic's TX-29F150M but am open to opinions. I saw an interesting LG TV in at Best Denki today. 4 year warranty but I'm not sure on the quality.

Any suggestions? I cannot afford a plasma or an LCD so I am stuck to the CRT models. Panasonic looks the clearest so far. Toshiba's colour tone seemed off (too many yellows and greens), but that could have been the settings in the shop. Sony is a bit out of my price range for a 100 Hz progressive scan.

Thanks in advance for any opinions offered. I'd like to get the new TV soon.

Cheers,

Jianada

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Re: Best 29" 100Hz Tv for the $

Postby Sonus » Sun, 16 Jan 2005 10:55 pm

Jianada wrote:Hi,

I've been looking to buy a new TV. I'm in the market for a 29" 100Hz model, progressive scan. Been looking mainly at Panasonic's TX-29F150M but am open to opinions. I saw an interesting LG TV in at Best Denki today. 4 year warranty but I'm not sure on the quality.

Any suggestions? I cannot afford a plasma or an LCD so I am stuck to the CRT models. Panasonic looks the clearest so far. Toshiba's colour tone seemed off (too many yellows and greens), but that could have been the settings in the shop. Sony is a bit out of my price range for a 100 Hz progressive scan.

Thanks in advance for any opinions offered. I'd like to get the new TV soon.

Cheers,

Jianada


But what's your budget actually? For my case, i find Sony's WEGA is much more clearer and colour more natural but kind of expensive. What about JVC? I had been using JVC Interiart for 10yrs, still going sharp & strong.

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Postby Jianada » Sun, 16 Jan 2005 11:16 pm

Hi, yes, you're right. I really don't want to spend more than $1200 if I can help it. I haven't really looked at JVC. Which model do you recommend?

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Postby Sonus » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 7:52 pm

Jianada wrote:Hi, yes, you're right. I really don't want to spend more than $1200 if I can help it. I haven't really looked at JVC. Which model do you recommend?


Well, which model i can't comment much. It's still up to your own eye sight to determine the "Cream Of The Crop". Cheers! :wink:

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Postby Guest » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 4:37 pm

In actual fact the quality in my eyes, comes before looks!

What you need to know when purchasing a TV, is a little about the components, just because it say's a brand name on the front means nothing at all! what's inside is what matters.

That's probably why Sony TV's hold their prices better than most. B & O TV's design orientated, but mostly phillips tube's.

what you pay is what you get! meaning electrical goods these days, are finely tunes, with a life span, so you need to know the average life of the tupe, some are 25,000 hours, some 60,000 hours. of course they don't burn out on the day. But you can evaluate if you should extend the guarantee.ect.

Most electrical goods will burn out the first 3 months when new! or not even work on the first day. defect rate is quite high on some models, more than others. China made for example, think of quantity, before quality, unless they are influenced by western organsiations.

I purchased a Sony Vega 29ich here in Singapore and it is no where hear the same quality of the one I purchased in Denmark. different Countries demand different quality standards.

My sony I purchased in Denmark, doesn't work in UK, one would think so because of the EEC, But Sony will not convert it, either and I paid the equiv of 650 pound sterling for it, believing i could have it changed over, just a matter of tuning sound and picture on the different frequencies.

So you really do need to know what is inside and the average life span. I guess Sony or Phillips are the leaders in technology and will demand a premium price.

LG have come along way the last 8 years or so, I believe LG is made in China, not sure though.

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Postby Jianada » Fri, 21 Jan 2005 11:51 am

HI,

Thanks for the advice. LG is still being made in S. Korea. Panasonic is now mostly made in Malasia for TVs. A lot of Sony is now made in China, unless you're buying high-end stuff. They received a lot of flack for allowing the build of the Playstation there a couple years back.

The build quality of Toshiba has deteriorated over the years and there have been a lot of returns in Singapore, from what I have read.

Anyway, I went with the Panasonic Tau as I have had a lot of experience with Panasonic televisions before. Philips, well, it's been a long time since I bought anything from that company. What I remember of Philips is cheap, cheap goods. At least back in Canada anyway.

The LG tv I was looking at seemed to have way too much "digital" going on to enhance the picture. SO much so that it was smoothing the edges so bad they were blending at times.

Anyway, thanks for the info. I was intrigued by the LG because of the 4 year warranty while everyone else only gives a year. But, I'll most likely be on to another country before I have any trouble with this Panasonic.

Cheers.


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