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Shintsu

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#1 11 years ago

[COLOR=black]There is a guy on my local craigslist selling a 34" Panasonic[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]CT-34WX54, which is a glass tube HDTV for about $400-500 (Negotiable but he's asking $500). I'm planning to use it for my 360 and a movie or two, but mainly standard TV and my 360. Do you all think this would be a good set? [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]He claims it has HDMI but I didn't see it when I looked the model up. He said he was getting rid of it because the new house he moved into had a really large basement and he needs a bigger TV as this one was two small. Said he had it for 2 and a 1/2 years and that it has always looked great and had no problems. He has only used it to watch movies and TV, not played any games on it. Advice?[/COLOR]




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#2 11 years ago

The [COLOR=black]CT-34WX54 is an HD ready TV. You'll need to purchase an HD tuner if you want to watch HD content on it.

The TV dosen't have an HDMI port (here's the full specs: Amazon.com: Panasonic CT-34WX54 34" TheaterWide HDTV-Ready Flat Screen TV: Electronics)

That being said, it looks like a pretty good deal, I'd go for it. [/COLOR]




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#3 11 years ago

It will display HD signals from a DVD player and a 360 though, right?




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#4 11 years ago

The Xbox 360 should be able to supply the TV with the HD signals it needs to display your games in high def.

The DVD player won't work unless it's an upscaling DVD player or a high-def DVD player.




Shintsu

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#5 11 years ago

Do you mean upconverting? I'd probably just use the 360 to play DVDs, but I've seen the upconverting DVD players for sale not heard of upscaling though. Just curious, I think I asked before but how come some people say 720p is better than 1080i? I thought they looked almost the same, but on the HDTV I used to have, 1080i flickered more and bugged my eyes.




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#6 11 years ago

According to what I have read about the model of TV in question, it does have HDMI inputs. To give you a better idea of the difference between 720p and 1080i Click here.




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#7 11 years ago
Shintsu;3702696Do you mean upconverting? I'd probably just use the 360 to play DVDs, but I've seen the upconverting DVD players for sale not heard of upscaling though. Just curious, I think I asked before but how come some people say 720p is better than 1080i? I thought they looked almost the same, but on the HDTV I used to have, 1080i flickered more and bugged my eyes.

He means upscaling; but you're probably thinking of the same thing with a different name.




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#8 11 years ago

Shintsu;3702696Do you mean upconverting? I'd probably just use the 360 to play DVDs, but I've seen the upconverting DVD players for sale not heard of upscaling though. Just curious, I think I asked before but how come some people say 720p is better than 1080i? I thought they looked almost the same, but on the HDTV I used to have, 1080i flickered more and bugged my eyes.[/quote]

Yeah, when I say 'upscaling' I do mean 'upconverting.' It's two ways to say the same thing.

[quote=Kwould;3702905]According to what I have read about the model of TV in question, it does have HDMI inputs.

Why don't you quote us your source? Amazon.com says that the TV doesn't have any HDMI ports.




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#9 11 years ago

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/CT30WC14.PDF

Support sites can be so useful. Looks like it has HDMI. But personally I'd rather spend more money and get a new 32" LCD screen. For example, this one: http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=163702&catOid=-12869&c=1&cm_re=top%20mods-_-Top-selling%20Products-_-4




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#10 11 years ago

Via Savinglots.com * Diagonal Screen Size (inches): 34 * Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen) * CRT Type: PureFlat * HDTV Display Capability: 480p/1080i * Digital Comb Filter: Motion-Adaptive 3D-Y/C * Edge Correction: Horizontal/Vertical Edge Correction * Digital Velocity Modulated Scan: (Selectable) * Fine Pitch Picture Tube * Color Temperature Control * Progressive Cinema Scan (3/2 Pulldown) * Progressive Scan Doubler * Video Noise Reduction * Wideband Video Amplifier * Artifical Intelligence Picture * Artificial Intelligence Sound * Bass/Treble/Balance Controls * BBE® High Definition Sound * Speakers: 2 * Stereo/SAP with dbx NR * Surround Sound * A/V Input Jacks: 3 Rear, 1 Front * S-Video Inputs: 2 Rear, 1 Front * Component Video Inputs: 2 * Audio Output: fixed/variable * A/V Program Out Jacks * UHF/VHF Inputs: 1 * Auto Power On * Auto Programmable Scan * Channel Banner * Channel Labeling: (with presets) * Channel Search: 3 * Clock & Sleep Timer * Favorite Channel Scan: (16) * First Time Set Up * Game Guard * Menu Language: English/Spanish/French * Number of Channels: 181 Channel NTSC Tuner * Parental Guidance (Channel Lock & Game Guard) * Picture-in-Picture Capability: 2-TUNER WITH SPLIT SCREEN * Programmable On/Off Timer: 2 * QuickScan * Recall/Rapid Tune * Remote Control: Lighted Disk Home Theater Remote * V-Chip Program Lockout * Video Input Labeling * Video Picture Memory * Video Input Skip * Energy Star Compliance * Geomagnetic & Tilt Correction * Built-In Closed Caption Decoder * HDCP Input: HDMI-HDCP If this is still in question, just contact the guy again and ask to see it.