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EDTV vs HDTV

Kishore Dandu
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Need to buy a big screen(between 42-47") tv. I am curious about the difference between a EDTV and HDTV, there is with respect to pricing though.

Any one bought tvs on Ebay??


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trupti nigam
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
Need to buy a big screen(between 42-47") tv. I am curious about the difference between a EDTV and HDTV, there is with respect to pricing though.

Any one bought tvs on Ebay??


I think there is always "Want" and not "Need"...
Kripal Singh
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looks like EDTV is winner .

http://www.projectorcentral.com/video_signals.htm

http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5137915-1.html?tag=today
[ September 27, 2005: Message edited by: Kripal Singh ]

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kayal cox
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We bought a 50 inch Panasonic HDTV.. and it totally rocks!!!
Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by trupti nigam:


I think there is always "Want" and not "Need"...


You got me on that
Jason Menard
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Personally, I would never buy EDTV. It is not "Hi Def". If you want to watch HDTV, and it is the future, then you should skip EDTV altogether. Aside from watching standard def TV, EDTV is fine for watching DVDs since EDTV is 480p and that's what a progressive-scan DVD player outputs, but with the newer upscaling DVD players that are available and with HiDef DVD being right around the corner, even that point is debatable.

I have the Sony KDF-55XS955 55" rear-projection LCD, and I couldn't be any happier with it.

Here are a couple links which might help:

http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5137915-1.html
http://www.projectorcentral.com/video_signals.htm
Kishore Dandu
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What do you folks think of buying a HDTV on Ebay.

I am skeptical, buy Ebay gives a guarantee upto $1000 or something like that.

Usually these TVs are used(less than 6 months mostly) and come at about 60% the original price.
Jason Menard
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For me, I was only willing to make such a major purchase from a reputable retailer who could provide service and take returns if needed. If I need to make a return because I'm not happy with it, I want to know that this isn't going to be a problem. After finding the TV I wanted, I went between Tweeter and Best Buy before I made my decision. On that particular day, not only was Best Buy able to offer me the best deal, but I also received the best customer service from them believe it or not (Tweeter sales reps are even on commission). I also was secure in the knowledge that if I wasn't happy with anything I could have returned it for another model without much hassle. I don't think you can get that from eBay.

If you are looking to buy online though, One Call has a great rep from the AVS Forum crowd, among others. I purchased DVD player from them and I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again. Aside from having a great reputation in the audio/video community for their service, their prices are also generally pretty good.
 
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