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Help a layman. Know of any affordable progressive scan televisions?

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  1. indigo0086

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    I was thinking about upgrading my room's "entertainment system" because it truly is pathetic. I have two gaming systems, but I have to play it through an old teach vcr as an rf adapter and an old boombox for sound. I was thinking of upgrading it to a progressive scan because I want to play my dvds on a good television instead of my software dvd on the computer. I was thinking of going to best-buy today but I really don't know what to look for. I can barely find anything that says it's progressive, and the ones that do are 1,000+. Maybe someone here can guide me through some good best buys at best buy before I go. I tried the search but all I got was unrecognizable model numbers and a headache. I'm a layman so please help me out.
     
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    Some of the Toshiba TV's do progressive scan, like the 32" 32ZP48P which sells for £750 inc. VAT.
     
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    I have the Toshiba 32ZP48 and I thoroughly recommend it. Regards, yt.
     
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    pricewise how is it?
     
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    Like Nick said £750
     
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    okay, before I go and buy an hd tv, is going hd the absolute only way to get a progressive scan television? I mean like just minimum 480p.
     
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    It's obvious from your last 2 posts that you're in the USA (I know BestBuy and CircuitCity quite well 'cos I do spend quite a bit of time in the states).
    ISTR that Magnavox are part of the Philips empire.
    For appropriate opinions you should ask in the North American forums which are, I believe, www.avsforums.com.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester, UK
     
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    avsforum.com And thanks.

    ahhh, I wondered why you guys had wierd looking dollar signs. Isn't that sign also used for Lire.

    and at first I didn't look at the sign and thought, hey that's a reasonable price. Then I remembered just multiply by two and it's twice the cost.
     
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    If you are in the US, you have a whole host of TV's to look at - try the Samsung range.
     
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    I know it's a uk forum and I've narrowed down which one I'm getting (the phillips which is around 320£. But I just want to know if hdtvs are the ONLY tvs that are able to display 480p?
     
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    well I bought the phillips last night and it just isn't cutting it. The quality isn't that great at all, I see stair steps along any curve and it looks like the pixels are enlarged. I can see trailing during fast moving scenes and everything looks either too fuzzy or too blury. There is also a wierd bubbling effect with the television that i find unsettling. I might just get a regular non-hd sony wega television. They also have an hd magnavox 27 inch. This is unsettling.
     

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