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HDTV in a BOX
Posted 22 April 2004 - 10:41 AM
Posted 22 April 2004 - 05:32 PM
Posted 22 April 2004 - 06:49 PM
Where can I read about this deal? Thanks for the news.
I seen the deal today at www.rapidsatellite.com
Posted 23 April 2004 - 07:42 PM
Heh ... well, not exactly. It isn't DirecTV that is offering the HDTV in a box combo, rather it's rapidsatellite, located in Miami, Florida.
Directv is now offering HDTV in the box combo, like Dish does. Looks like the same RCA TV as Dish. There system is going for $ 1699. This is the 40" RCA.
Dish Network's deal is sponsored by Dish, not a retailer. And it's only $999. You have a choice of 40" widescreen rear projection TV or a 34" widescreen direct view TV. Both are made by Thomson (parent of RCA) and carry the Dish logo.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:11 AM
Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:48 AM
I've heard some complaints (with details) about the 34" direct view. So far, I'm not overly impressed with what I'm hearing on THAT set. But, so far, I've had a very good experience with the 40" RPTV. My main complaint is poor remote support -- but, other than that, quality has been good.
So, if you have details to share, feel free. Otherwise, blanket statements that the hardware is "crap" are fairly worthless.
Posted 27 April 2004 - 12:46 PM
Proud new customer of Directv!! Later Dish!
Posted 27 April 2004 - 01:07 PM
Personally speaking, I don't think the sets which are being shipped as part of these packages are comparable to $2500 or $3000 HDTVs. However, if one doesn't need an HDTV in this price range and isn't a real stickler for the differences at the high end (e.g. used to watching video delivered between components via coax), then these sets are probably just fine.
Posted 27 April 2004 - 01:19 PM
I do have one of those "$2000+ HDTVs" -- in a "more elaborate setup." I am NOT "used to watching video delivered between components via coax" by any means. Yet, after getting the Thomson 40" RPTV for my father, I was still impressed by the TV -- especially for the price range it is in.
Do I think it better than my Hitachi? Not at all. Am I more impressed by my Hitachi? Absolutely. But that doesn't mean that I can't still think that the 40" RPTV from Dish is a decent TV... So far, it certainly appears to be. Especially for that price.