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Old 03-07-2008, 10:27 AM   #61
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Thanks for the encouragement!
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:01 PM   #62
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:36 PM   #63
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Well, I had the cable box/DVR hooked up last Friday and have had the opportunity to watch a lot of HDTV.

I have to say I am amazed at the clarity and depth of the HD images. It also doesn't hurt that it's a lot bigger than what we had.

I haven't used the DVR function yet to record a show but I have used the 'bakup 5 seconds' feature a couple of times to hear something I missed the first time through.

I have a Sony WEGA I had been watching before this HDTV and it has an incredibly crisp clear picture. I had a hard time imagining how much better HDTV could be. I had no idea there could be so much of a difference.

My sincere thanks to all of you who offered advice, links, information and encouragement to help me with the purchase decision. You made me a wiser and more frugal consumer.


Now, if the baseball season would just start...
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:44 PM   #64
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When I'm not actually "watching" TV, I've gotten into leaving it on ESPN HD. When they start showing college basketball at night it's amazing the clarity. And I don't even follow college BB. I will say I'm getting a bit used to it now, but it still rocks!
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:47 PM   #65
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I am so glad Andy. Watching TV will never be the same.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:55 PM   #66
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When I'm not actually "watching" TV, I've gotten into leaving it on ESPN HD. When they start showing college basketball at night it's amazing the clarity. And I don't even follow college BB. I will say I'm getting a bit used to it now, but it still rocks!

I know what you mean. I have been watching Celtics games and they are amazing on the new TV.
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52" ? too cheap to buy a big one, huh?
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:24 AM   #68
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52" ? too cheap to buy a big one, huh?

There was the 70" Sony for $33,000.00 but I decided to NOT give SO a reason to bean me with a cast iron skillet.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:06 AM   #69
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We are going to buy a new flat screen plasma tv very soon. You have all given me a lot to think about. Ours will be a 42 inch one. Looks like Sony is a good one. Friends have a Panasonic which they like . Any opinions on that one?
Where do you go to look up various tvs and prices?
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:24 AM   #70
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I don't know about the Panasonic.

There are some links earlier in this thread that lead you to lots of good info on TV's.
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