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Old 03-20-2005, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm looking for an LCD TV with these features:

17"
16:9
PiP
HD-ready

I'm going to use it most for (in order):

1) Xbox
2) PC
3) TV

I want to spend under $450. I've found two options that look pretty good.

1) Dell w1700: Above average reviews, kind of wondering about picture quality though. Limited PiP functionality. Can get a factory refurb for just under $400.

2) Samsung LTM-1775W: It's older, but it got good reviews at the time - said it had the best picture quality of comparable models. Has advanced PiP features. Can get a factory refurb for $430.

Both have a contrast ratio of 400:1, which is fine with me. All other features/specs are pretty much the same.

Any advice?
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By any chance you are talking about a LCD monitor simlar to a TFT? Or an actual televison?

If you are talking about the monitor then you also want to check out what MS Speed its running at and also the Refresh rate of the monitor.
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I don't know if this is just me, but I've had pretty bad luck with refurbished products.
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Well this is factory refurbished, so it comes in a sealed factory box with all of the original accessories. Approximately one in ten has an actual blemish, which would be very minimal. Maybe a pixel missing or something. Both of the TVs also come with a 90 day warranty.

It is a TFT LCD TV, not a monitor. There are no MS speed or refresh rate specs.

I don't know if we can post pics or not, but here is the Dell:



and here is the Samsung:

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Ok then, nevermind.
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