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Best 4:3 Rear Projection TV, in terms of value, size, quality?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by anandxxx, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. anandxxx

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    Hey. I was thinking about buying a big-screen, high-def TV (probably rear-
    projection), and I wanted some advice. I'd prefer to get a big-ass 4:3
    model, since it better suits my purposes (video games, anime, old movies, etc.),
    and the widescreen area should still be more than adequate. I know they
    don't make many these days, so there must be some good deals on new old-
    stock models, right? Could you tell me what the best model is, and where I
    could get it?

    My priorities are, in order: Value, Size, and Quality. Also, I'd like
    something with a lot of flexibility (zoom options, etc.), a good line
    doubler, and a decent variety of inputs.

    Thanks in advance. Later.

    (Is this forum only people from the UK? I'm from the US, if it makes a difference.)
     
  2. LV426

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    Mainly UK. It makes a difference - in that

    a) we won't be familiar with makes & models available to you
    b) for the most part, we won't be obsessed with massive 4x3 TVs.

    However, to partly answer your question, I suspect you are going to find it hard to meet all those parameters. Simply because High Definition TV is 16x9 format (widescreen) and so it seems probable that most or all HD capsable TVs are 16x9 shaped.

    It's probably also true that, whist at present there is plenty of 4x3 material, whether it be games, regular TV, or butchered films, available, to go 4x3 now is perhaps not being as future-proof as one might be. Even in the US, I suspect, 16x9 is coming. Just more slowly than here.
     
  3. ahin4114

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    Worth noting that even a load of console games now are 16x9, you can bet that the next wave on consoles will push that trend even further. Newer anime movies are going 16x9 now. It's almost the end of an era (sob).
     

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