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How To Go Cheap on High-Quality HDTV

by racketboy Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:12 pm

Yes, I finally posted on RoomPlay again:
http://www.racketboy.com/roomplay/2006/ ... -hdtv.html

I recently jumped into High-Definition-TV-Land without spending a whole lot.
Slim CRTs are the best way to go if you don't want a big bill.

Anybody else have one?
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by Mozgus Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:20 pm

Damn! Sounds fantastic. You think just like I do. Even though I finally switched to an LCD for my comp, it was only because of the 3 year warantee. I know if I ever do get an HDTV, it would have to be a CRT, and I didn't know they squeezed them down to an even smaller size. Can you take some multiple angled pictures for us? I'd love to see.
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by racketboy Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:55 pm

Yeah, I'll try to get some pics up soon.
I just went to Best Buy tonight and saw they actually had my Slimfit TV on sale for $374. They just keep getting cheaper!
Seriously, if you're in the market for a TV, you need to check them out :)
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by jemsic Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:10 am

That is cheap! I really need a new tv, too.

If I was going HD, I would buy a CRT too. Slimfit or Regular, whichever was cheaper.
I saw a really nice 40" philips CRT HDTV (widescreen and everything) for like $400.
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by racketboy Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:37 am

jemsic wrote:That is cheap! I really need a new tv, too.

If I was going HD, I would buy a CRT too. Slimfit or Regular, whichever was cheaper.
I saw a really nice 40" philips CRT HDTV (widescreen and everything) for like $400.


wow! 40 inches?
I don't suppose it was a slim one? if not, I bet that puppy was huge
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by jemsic Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:23 pm

I don't think it was a slim one, but it was so beautiful. Solid black, flat-screen, widescreen...
It stood out from every other TV in the store.

Now that I think about it, the price may have been $600-something.
I think $400 was a different TV.
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by racketboy Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:59 pm

jemsic wrote:I don't think it was a slim one, but it was so beautiful. Solid black, flat-screen, widescreen...
It stood out from every other TV in the store.

Now that I think about it, the price may have been $600-something.
I think $400 was a different TV.


That sounds more like it -- but still pretty good.
I haven't seen a slim CRT above 27", but maybe soon.

BTW, I'm not much for widescreen since my games and archived TV shows down support it.
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by lordofduct Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:21 pm

Talking about great deals. My lucky as son of a bitch cousin loves to stop by pawn shops for power tools and he saw a couple amps the other day that he picked up for a sound system I'm building.

While buying it the guy offered him a damn 50" LCD HDTV for 600 freakin' dollars!!!!!! Though I personally prefer CRT over LCD or Plasma... you just can't beat that deal.
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by racketboy Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:21 pm

lordofduct wrote:Talking about great deals. My lucky as son of a bitch cousin loves to stop by pawn shops for power tools and he saw a couple amps the other day that he picked up for a sound system I'm building.

While buying it the guy offered him a damn 50" LCD HDTV for 600 freakin' dollars!!!!!! Though I personally prefer CRT over LCD or Plasma... you just can't beat that deal.


It was probably stolen.... :)
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by lordofduct Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:58 pm

hahahaha... possibly. But we don't need to know that much. That just means there is no warranty on it. But hey at 600 bones I'd be willing to let that one slide.
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