Need help in choosing Wega

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  1. dka

    dka Go Big or Go Home

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    Ok, so I have narrowed my choice down to this television:

    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...Si&ProductID=NekKC0.NtCwAAADxnzPS7XZO&Dept=tv

    It has the integrated DTV tuner. The problem is, i plan on having satellite through directTV. Do I need a separate HDTV box for DirectTV or can i just go with the HDTV dish and let the television do the work?

    If not, i was looking at this wega..and then just buying the box for like $700?

    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...Si&ProductID=4G8KC0.NUI4AAADxTrjS7XZM&Dept=tv

    any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks.
     
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    egbok Old Dirty Bastard

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    You will need the DirectTV HD box to receive their HDTV no matter what. The built-in DTV tunner will let you receive HD over the air. I would go with the KV-34XBR800.
     
  3. dka

    dka Go Big or Go Home

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    thanks :cool:

    I just came to that conclusion after doing a couple hours of research and got to learn about cool new things such as OTA

    HDTVoice.com is a good info board
     
  4. Buck-O

    Buck-O Guest

    Why a WEGA?

    Mitsubishis RPTV's look SOOOOO much better.

    Not to mention a bigger screen for...oh...half as much.
     
  5. dka

    dka Go Big or Go Home

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    i didn't want a projection TV.

    I can get the xbr800 for around $1700. 34" works well for me because i will be living in an apartment for the next 4-5 years of my life. 45+" overpowers the room too much. (+ my fiancee won't go for it after we get married)

    I agree though that mitsubushi makes the best rear projection televisions.
     
  6. Buck-O

    Buck-O Guest

    I jsut have issues with Sonys WEGA line, the grainyness of the screens. It bugs the ever loving piss out of me. But thats just me. ;)
     
  7. egbok

    egbok Old Dirty Bastard

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    Not the XBR Series. :)
     
  8. JazzHound

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    Not to mention the Projection won't fit in his Prelude :fawk:

    I love those XBR series, but I'd rather get the KV36 and the matching stand.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Buck-O

    Buck-O Guest

    XBR still uses sand...yes...sand.
    Plus its still not widescreen, and its still a POSony. :fawk:

    Oh, and Sears offers free home delivery...so fitting it in his prelude is moot.

    But i hear what you mean about the S.O. not wanting the bigger screen. Mine was EXTREMELY skeptical of my Mitsu 42". But its grown on her, and now she cant stand to watch movies on anything else.

    P.S. an HDTV isnt worth buying if its not a 16:9 widescreen set.
     
  10. JazzHound

    JazzHound Guest

    In what manner? Across all WEGA line? If not Sand, what then?

    and a resounding :wtf: !
     

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