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Anonny Mouse BS: All TV Hi Def (44) RE: BS: All TV Hi Def 18 Dec 07

It was our two sons-both with HDTV's-that got us to make the switch. We decided on a 1080P (P=Progressive Scan, even though no one is using it--yet) LCD 42" TV. Best Buy was running them under 1k, with free delivery (we have no "Best Buy" here, so it was delivered from 45 miles away). Time-Warner immediately switched our Cable Box for free, but the TV also has its own built in HD tuner, so we'd get channel 2, and then channel 2.1 in HD.

Gotta tell ya: it is fantastic. Discovery Channels and their associated channels broadcast in 1080i (interlaced)-and it's like looking out the freaking window! Football in HD? Amazing. The detail is stunning, and the tv has all sorts of audio eq's, a plethora of other menu options, blah blah. But the picture is nothing short of stunning-and we HAD (but sold) a 32" JVC "digital ready" CRT, so we weren't exactly watching on an el-cheapo monitor to start with! Once you get an LCD or Plasma, you'll wonder how much better it could get. If you DO buy an HDTV, make sure you're not getting a "bargain" 720i set-but the 1080P. It's the 720's that you can get on the "cheap" from Wally World, K-Mart, Rex, etc.

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