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#92203 - 04/28/05 03:36 PM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
Capn_Pickard Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 1056
Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
Ash - regarding "7e4" in Virginia.

The place is within spitting distance of Dulles Airport. It has a "store" where they have their sets set up for viewing, etc. The store is really just a warehouse, with a small showroom full of TVs and electronics. You are supposed to call ahead so that they can pull the box ahead of time.


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#92204 - 04/28/05 07:35 PM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
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Registered: 06/19/02
Posts: 248
Loc: London, Ontario
LOL man that is EXACTLY what I used to have to do on my parents old 20" Zenith tuber My dad would go up to it and start fiddling with the controls trying to fix it, and then I just smacked it on the side and the picture restored itself lol - I was 9 at the time heheh
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#92205 - 04/29/05 04:06 AM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16274
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
OK, the choice has now come down to two used (in good condition) Sonys:

KV-32FV26
KV-32FS10

The main differences between the two are dual tuners, PIP, and 16:9 enhanced mode in the latter. As far as I can tell, the screen is the same. So the question is, since I don't care about dual tuners or PIP, is the 16:9 mode worth it?

I know what it does and it shoudl theoretically look better, but does it really?

I ask because the better TV will cost me about $100 more unless I can haggle the seller down.
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#92206 - 04/29/05 04:16 AM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
TNTguy Offline
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Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 325
Loc: Utah
Yes the 16x9 enhanced is worth it if you watch anamorphic widescreen material. It really does look better.



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#92207 - 04/29/05 04:47 AM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I guess that settles it then. Now I just need to pray it doesn't get sold before I can go look at it tomorrow.
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#92208 - 04/29/05 07:51 AM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 365
Loc: Charlottesville, Virginia
Ditto on the vote for 16:9.
My Toshiba has a terrific method of expanding regular 2:3 signals into this format, and I'm betting that the Sony would be just as good.
And as for DVDs, I would never go back to a standard screen.
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#92209 - 04/29/05 09:06 AM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
In reply to:

unless I can haggle the seller down



i ALWAYS haggle....

i figure ya gotta try. never hurts, right? all they can say is NO, and you are still in the same place as you started. i think the only thing i pay sticker price for is groceries..

bigjohn
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#92210 - 04/29/05 01:57 PM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
AshBoomstick Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 540
Loc: Richmond, VA
it seems like this is the only area of the world where it's either rare, or frowned upon, to haggle. hell, over in Italy and the Middle East (specifically Bahrain) they're almost offended if you don't haggle. they wont let you buy whatever it is your getting without having you go through a couple of rounds of the game! i did save about $400 on a pearl necklace for my wife over there, so it definitely helps to try. alright somebody go ahead and make the joke, i know you wanna!
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#92211 - 04/29/05 02:13 PM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
In reply to:

alright somebody go ahead and make the joke, i know you wanna



i would have given her a pearl neckalce for FREE!!!

thank you, thank you.. i will be here all week..

i am a haggle freak.. my wife jokes that "i never pay full price for anything". i always seem to get the best deal or bargain possible. when we go to buy things, she just tells me what she wants, and i go get the best deal possible. to me, there is NO shame in trying.. and i agree with you, it is somewhat frowned upon. but at the same time, if i go into a shop, and they tell me the prices are solid, wont change, then i dont shop there.. to me, its just part of the buying process, and i wouldnt have it any other way.

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#92212 - 04/29/05 02:18 PM Re: TV puchasing advice needed!
Amie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
I have to laugh - we were at a place that salvages architectural details from houses that are being torn down - you know the kind I mean, where just walking through the door guarantees you'll bump into something and step on something else. Anyway, Ian sees something he likes and it takes nearly 25 minutes to complete the transaction, all because the people were waiting for him to haggle and Ian just wanted to buy and go. They kept hemming and hawing and he just kept saying 'fine, fine'. But I honestly thought we were going to have to leave without it! I ended up waiting it out in the car with a girlfriend - it was too painful to watch! Next time, we'll take BigJohn with us.
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