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    Is buying a new TV really worth it?

    As of right now I own this TV: http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-27AF44.../dp/B0001CVBVE

    I am using component cables to hook up my PS3. I think my TV only goes up to 480i. However, everything does look good on it including standard cable and VHS. It's my understanding that standard cable looks horrible on HDTV and I will have to upgrade my service if I don't want to see TV programs looking absolutely horrible.

    I am considering getting an LCD that is capable of producing 1080p. I am wondering if it is truly worth it. $2000 plus is quite a bit of money for me at the moment, and its not like I really know what I'm missing if I don't get an HDTV. However, the idea of having my games look substantially better than they already do is really tempting.

    So will HDTV truly be worth it in most cases?
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    In most cases, HD is definitely the way to go (maybe all in fact)...if you can afford it. I upgraded to 480p from standard for Wii (and my favorite GC games too) and have no regrets with this rather small upgrade.

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    Yes, definitely get an HDTV. The difference is amazing. SD looks a little worse on them, but there isn't a huge difference. I wouldn't spend $2000 though. I got both of mine for $500. They aren't 1080p and they are only 32" though...
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    What do you guys suggest buying if I want 1080p? These are the ones I've been considering:

    http://www.thebrick.com/Application/...2DDD1FB072C555

    http://www.thebrick.com/Application/...2DDD1FB072C555

    http://www.thebrick.com/Application/...2DDD1FB072C555

    BTW those are all different links. It doesn't look like it cause they got shortened.

    Here is a list of all the TV's from The Brick

    http://www.thebrick.com/Application/...2DDD1FB072C555

    I have a Brick Card with a limit of $3300 so I guess that would be about the most I would spend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GypsyKid
    What do you guys suggest buying if I want 1080p?
    im not really too sure i myself likes to play games at its fullest so i went out and bought a 52 inch tv just for my wii. best choice i ever made so you see if buying this tv will make you happy cuz not only will you use it for games, but movies will look nice too so upgrade my friend but... 2000 bucks i dont know about all that
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    well if you get 1080p you can use hdmi for ps3 which is a lot more convenient. plus at my friends house watching blu ray in 1080p looks so amazing that words cant describe it. i would suggest getting that 1500-2000 hdtv if you are going to use it for 7-10 years.

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    I think the first TV listed was a great choice. LCD/Plasma look like crap with low resolution games. Do you have any other consoles besides the PS3? Most true gamers keep a CRT TV around just for gaming.

    If you have the extra money get an HD CRT like the KV-36XBR800

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciper
    I think the first TV listed was a great choice. LCD/Plasma look like crap with low resolution games. Do you have any other consoles besides the PS3? Most true gamers keep a CRT TV around just for gaming.

    If you have the extra money get an HD CRT like the KV-36XBR800
    Do you mean that Toshiba TV that I already own? I must admit after getting the component cables and calibrating my tv for a sharp image with little to no ghost-ness and setting the ps3 and the tv to 16:9 it looks pretty damn good.

    I own a Wii. I own a PS2 and an original Xbox which I don't play anymore and are not even hooked up.

    What's the advantages of a HD CRT?
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    all u can get on a hd crt is 480p. hey how do games look hooked up to a computer monitor via vga cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciper
    LCD/Plasma look like crap with low resolution games.
    Really? Why is that? I was considering getting an LCD HDTV, but if that's the case, I'm not sure.

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