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Old January 28, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Someone is willing to trade me this TV, KDF46E2000; for my LCD, 42HL167; plus he's adding $700 cash. I only paid $1199 + 14% tax = $1368 for mine. So I figured this was a pretty good trade as I'm only looking to get $1300 for my TV. Which essentially means, I'm purchasing his TV for $650.

Is this TV worth $650 though? It's 4" bigger, but doesn't have 1080p and I would assume the picture quality isn't as good.

Also, the Future Shop site doesn't say whether it has any HDMI inputs and I will be needing at least two.

Just wondering if it's worth trading my TV for his plus + $700.

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Old January 28, 2008, 09:06 PM
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I'd keep your LCD. Projection is far worse than LCD to me.
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Hmmm I would be worried. I see NO 720p or i support. If you are planning on using this with a computer, it will look like pooooo! Keep the LCD. The Projection will give you better blacks and greys, but not worth the poor resolution.
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Hmmm I would be worried. I see NO 720p or i support. If you are planning on using this with a computer, it will look like pooooo! Keep the LCD. The Projection will give you better blacks and greys, but not worth the poor resolution.
I thought it could do 720p since it can do 1080i
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I just checked the Sony site and it's native resolution is 1280 x 720 and supports up to 1080i. I currently don't have any signals that use anything above 1080i and I won't be using this on my PC. It will be primarily used for Xbox 360 and movies, since it's a bedroom TV. I plan on putting the $700 cash towards a new living room TV. I'm want either a 50"+ Plasma or LCD or possibly LCD projection. Basically, something really big with 1080p and good image quality and cheap. So what ever the cheapest I can get, it might end up being a plasma :P.

I'm just wondering if the TV itself is worth $650. Since I'm getting the TV plus $700. It's like I'm buying it for $650. So, if it isn't that great of a TV, would I still be able to sell it for $650 if I don't like it. That sort of thing.
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Hmm tough call. $900 can get you a nice 720p Projector....
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ok, so i actually have a projector capabable of 720P and i love it to bits but there are some quirks.

1. Most of the time you need to darken the room.
2. Check out the bulb replacement cost they can get quite expensive on projectors

If you had budgeted 1300 for a new tv i would check out costco. They currently have in ottawa, a viewsonic 42" 1080P TV for 1099+tax. Might be worth checking out. But really for 720P picture and large size nothing beats a projector. Just as an example the bulbs for my projecto are around 300+ each and last for about 2000-3000 hrs.
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If this is a bedroom TV, how can you possible fit a massive projection TV in your bedroom? Have you considered the space required? Unless your bedroom is huge and you just feel like wasting space...

I'd still keep the LCD, especially if its in the bedroom as its thin and I'd think it has better viewing angles than projection. To me it sounds like your getting the worse part of the deal, you get some guys "old projection" TV while he gets your 1080p LCD for a mere $700.
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i thought he meant a Projector not a Projection TV which is a big difference :D i have the first one.
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If this is a bedroom TV, how can you possible fit a massive projection TV in your bedroom? Have you considered the space required? Unless your bedroom is huge and you just feel like wasting space...

I'd still keep the LCD, especially if its in the bedroom as its thin and I'd think it has better viewing angles than projection. To me it sounds like your getting the worse part of the deal, you get some guys "old projection" TV while he gets your 1080p LCD for a mere $700.
My bedroom is long and narrow. I have enough room for my Laptop and Desktop, my homework desk, dresser bed etc and the TV.

The projection TV is actually the same size as the LCD. It's a bit deeper, but not by much. It retails for $1299, so I figured getting it for $650 was a good trade. Mainly, I just want to get rid of my LCD so I can buy a bigger one. I haven't received any cash offers so I thought the trade offer was good.

Maybe not hehe.
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