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Old 20th April 2006, 23:41   #1
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Hey guys..am planning to buy a 42-50 inch HDTV Compatible Projection TV tomorrow..please suggest good models/and places to buy from..in Mumbai.Don't wanna go in for Plasmas,since their life is around 3 years only,and plus the budget is a problem..have a budget of Rs80,000 max.
Have a 34 inch Sony Wega currently,and need to exchange it with new one..so,need a retailer who will have exchange offers.
Hoping to get a few replies soon,till the time I head out to buy it tomorrow evening !
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Old 21st April 2006, 09:45   #2
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why HDTV now? most sources today dont offer compatible signals yet. the 34" Wega is nice machine.

Plasma live is much greater than 3 years but most wont fit you 80K budget anyway.
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Depending on the conditions of your TV room and your budget how about looking at DLP projectors ?
Amazing quality.

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Agree with the DLP solution. Its great
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Philips introduced a couple of CRT TV's 34" (4:3) and 36" (16:9) under their Pixel Plus bandwagon..

They are high definition and offer picture quality that is way better than the projection TV (DLP may be a pretty good bet too)..

I got the 36" widescreen as it makes watching DVD movies a pleasure.. It may make viewing regular TV a bit of a challenge as people look fatter.. but you have the ability to change to 4:3 format to view TV (albeit using a smaller screen real-estate).

About 1.5 years ago, the price tag was abt 96K.. (The 34" was abt 72K then). It must have gotten substantially lower today.. If it is still in the market, it's a pretty good bet IMHO..

And CRT has the advantage of a longer lifespan and has been around as a technology for awhile now..

PS: You do not get to see this TV in all showrooms (as it is not a mass market product and may have a really long shelf life).. you may have to talk to someone who specializes in hometheater stuff, etc..
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Hey guys..we went to Vijay Sales,and well,my dad saw the LCD TVs,and decided to change his mind going off budget,and buying a Samsung 40 inch LCD screen !..!
So,we have booked for Samsung LA40M51B LCD 40 Inch TV.
http://www.samsung.com/in/products/t...?page=Features
Btw - we got Rs20,000 off for the 34 inch WEGA.(6 years old model).

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Plasma televisions last a lot longer than 3 years.

If by projection tv you mean a rear projection tv then I would not even be looking at them. The picture quality sucks. If the lamp goes it can cost a bit of money and also they are prone to burn in (lots of such cases in the UK where tv channel logos displayed in the corner of television broadcasts got burned on to the screens).

A conventional CRT is better than a projection tv.
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Hey guys..we went to Vijay Sales,and well,my dad saw the LCD TVs,and decided to change his mind going off budget,and buying a Samsung 40 inch LCD screen !..!
So,we have booked for Samsung LA40M51B LCD 40 Inch TV.
http://www.samsung.com/in/products/t...?page=Features
Btw - we got Rs20,000 off for the 34 inch WEGA.(6 years old model).

-sr
How much did it cost you?
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I saw something like this (dont know exact model) selling for about 2.4L but the one i saw was sometime back and had a tapered bottom edge sort liek a very wide "V".
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How much did it cost you?
Rs1.59 lacs with discounts+exchange deal.
Anyone knows whether Samsung India can provide me extended warranty for this product?

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Congrats with the new Tv


OFF TOPIC :What is the difference between plasma and LCD ????
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Congrats with the new Tv


OFF TOPIC :What is the difference between plasma and LCD ????
http://hometheater.about.com/od/lcdtvfaqs/f/lcdfaq2.htm
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Navin or others... Any comments on Sony Grand Wega series TVs? Looks like they are slimmer than rear projection TVs. I am looking at them as alternative to Plasma / LCD

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