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RP TV question?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by UrbanT, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. UrbanT

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    Currently considering my first RP TV (upgrade from 32' widescreen). Top of the list at the moment is the Toshiba 42WH18P.

    The question is, do these TV's seperate from the stands? In fact, do RP TV's seperate from the stands in general. The reason I ask is that I don't want to part with the equipment stand I currently own, but all the pictures of RP TV's look like they are an all-in-one unit.

    Looking at the Tosh website, it states the stand is optional, yet I can't see where the TV seperates.

    Thanks for any help and apologies if this is a dumb question :)
     
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    :( i think most if not all rp tvs do not seperate from there stands. the speaker system is in here. the stand you refer to with the tosh is probably the optional extra stand which fits under the tv and speaker system. i looked at about 5 rp tvs before buying the panasonic and none of them seperated from the speaker stand.
     
  3. UrbanT

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    Thats really disappointing :(

    If anyone knows of an RP TV that doesn't have the full stand underneath, I'd like to know :)
     
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    I am also interested in this as I would prefer a RP telly over a 36in CRT, but the CRT will fit my centre speaker neatly underneath, a vital requirement as far as my wife is concerned and therefore of some vague interest to me as well.

    So where do you RP guys put the centre speaker?. Mine is a Mission 77c1 :rolleyes:
     
  5. UrbanT

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    I think its a trip to Currys to check this out for myself, they have quite a few RP TV's in the local branch.

    If no-one can answer the question, I'll report back tomorrow :)
     
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    my centre speaker (subwoofer) just stands on a cabinet at the side of the tv along with the amp/dvd and video players. The trouble with the optional stands is that it can make the tv too high. My panny was even delivered in one piece and there is no way you can seperate the top from the bottom. I may br wrong and the might be a RP which can seperate but all the ones I looked at were solid.
     
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    I'm afraid that all RPTVs will not 'separate' from the part blow the screen that would (on a normal CRT TV) be the stand. The lower section behind the screen contains the 3 guns which fire upwards (via a mirror) to create the image. Essentially, what you gain in terms of height of the RPTV unit you lose in terms of the depth of the unit (about 40 cms) which is much better than a conventional TV which tends to be deep due to the tube.

    It's a trade off, but for picture size, I would advocate that its well worth it.
     
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    I would say that all crt-rptv:s are made this way. Sony has a 4:3 model that is a little lower, I think it's called 41PX1. Otherwise you could take a look at the Samsung 43" LCD-rptv that looks almost just like a "normal" TV. I wouldn't recommend it though. Or you could wait for the new DLP-rptv:s that are to be released later this year/next year.

    Check this out:http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29093
     
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    There's also Sony's 50" LCD 'Grand Wega' currently being sold for as low as £3500 pending a new version due out soon.
     
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    Yep, thats my findings today :(

    Its a shame they can't make an RP like a CRT, ie, the mechanics at the back of the set. Probably a technical reason but for people like myself, depth of the set isn't the problem.

    Looks like I'm heading for a Toshiba 36" instead :)
     
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    NOT THE TOSHIBA 36!!!!!
     
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    But having read these forums, every TV seems to have problems, so how do you chose? For every person that says their TV great, someone else says its pants.

    You could lose your hair making these decisions :eek:
     
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    Yeah thats true. But some makes have far more complaints than others. If you look at panasonic and loewe there seems to be very little problems compared to the other makes. Good luck
     
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    So maybe have a look at something like the Panny PL30?
     
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    If you get an LCD R/P set you should be o.k
    Sony and samsung both make R/P's with a removable base.
    The samsung can also be wall mounted(43")
     
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    PL 30. we have one downstairs and its a super set. Go have a look at the ones mentioned above first.
     
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    David, Please could you tell me where you have seen the the sony grand wega for £3500. If anyone else has seen this set at around the same price please let me know. Thanks.
     
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    It was in one of the mail order ads in one of last months magazines, but I can't remember which ad or mag! The best I have found so far is £3995 at Krish audio-visual: 020 8742 2200. It's in February's HCC. If I find the ad, I'll let you know.
     
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    Thanks for that David. I'll have a root around my old issuses of HCC as well, but if you do find it let me know.
     

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