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Subject: Buying a flat creen televions on-line with certain parameters .....
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: ennesfamily-ga
List Price: $21.00
Posted: 26 Oct 2002 11:30 PDT
Expires: 25 Nov 2002 10:30 PST
Question ID: 90226
I'm looking to purhcase a current model 36 inch flat screen televsion
that has a width of 34 inches or less. I am not particular to the
brand. as long as it is a name brand of some kind. I would like it to
have PIP (picture-in-picture) capability, but that is not essential.
Where can I locate a television for purchase on-line that meets these

Request for Question Clarification by pwizard-ga on 26 Oct 2002 14:54 PDT
When you say "flat screen" are you referring to a direct-view set
(picture tube) that has a flat screen surface or a true plasma

And when you say no more than 34 inches in "width", you truly mean
inches measured ACROSS the front of the screen, correct? or do you
mean "depth" which is the front of the television to the rear? Finding
a television that has a 36-inch display screen, but only measures
34-inches across or LESS is going to be very difficult to locate. The
smallest I've found so far is a 36" flatscreen direct-view that
measures 35-3/8 inches across. Most 36" sets measure at least 38"
across or more.

Request for Question Clarification by aceresearcher-ga on 26 Oct 2002 19:47 PDT

TV screen width is frequently measured diagonally. If you are
referring to screen width, pwizard will need to know if the width is
horizontal or diagonal as well.


Clarification of Question by ennesfamily-ga on 26 Oct 2002 20:21 PDT
What I meant by "flat screen" was a direct-view set (picture tube)
that has a flat screen surface (like a Sony WEGA).

When I said 34" in width, I meant the width of the unit. I have just
under 34 1/2" inches of clearance in my TV cabinet.

I realize the 36" inches is the diagonal measurment that most TV's are
based on. That is what I am looking for.

If you are unable to locate a set that meets my specifications,
perhaps you can tell me the closest possible you can find. Although
the next standard step down in size is 32", I know that some
manufacturers make 34" and 35" sets.

Good luck!
Subject: Re: Buying a flat creen televions on-line with certain parameters .....
Answered By: pwizard-ga on 26 Oct 2002 22:17 PDT
Greetings ennesfamily,

I've shopped around for you in search of a flat-screen directview set
that fits your specifications, but I have not been able to locate such
a set. As I mentioned in my clarification, the absolute closest I came
was a 36" Sony with a width of 35-3/8":,Current_Price,Product_Name

Per your instructions, I dropped down and started looking at smaller
sets. Several manufacturers have started making 34" flat-screen
directview sets, but unfortunately, almost all of these also do not
fall within your guidelines. I did, however, find two 34" flat screen
sets that fit the bill -- the "TOSHIBA 34HF81 SuperTube 34" HDTV
Compatible Television" (34 inches wide) and the "Toshiba 34HD82 34
Pure Flat HDTV-Ready TV" (33-3/4 inches wide).

All of the other 34" sets I looked at were an inch or two too wide.
Dropping down further to the 32" sets, I found several that fit into
your specified parameters. Listed below are the results from my

TOSHIBA 34HF81 SuperTube 34" HDTV Compatible Television (34 inches
wide) (PIP),Current_Price,Product_Name

Toshiba 34HD82 34" Pure Flat HDTV-Ready TV (33-3/4 inches wide) (PIP)

PANASONIC CT-32SX12 Tau PureFlat 32-Inch Television (31.9 inches wide),Current_Price,Product_Name

SONY KV-32FS100 32" FD Trinitron® Wega™ TV (34 inches wide),Current_Price,Product_Name

Sony KV32FS200 32 Inch TV (33-3/8 inches wide) (PIP)

SAMSUNG TXM3297HF 32-Inch Tantus DynaFlat HDTV Monitor (32-15/16
inches wide) (PIP),Current_Price,Product_Name

Each of these can be purchased online at the links specified. The
online merchants I trust the most when it comes to high-end
electronics are J&R (, OneCall
( and Amazon ( You can
also try MySimon if you want to compare prices at online merchants

I hope this helps to answer you question regarding flat-screen
directview televisions. Good luck with your purchase and please let me
know if I can be of further assistance on this question -- I'll be
happy to conduct further research if necessary. Thanks!

Subject: Re: Buying a flat creen televions on-line with certain parameters .....
From: tenmvs-ga on 28 Oct 2002 18:47 PST
32HS500 is 32" HDTV (measured diagonally). 36" versions are kv-36fv300
(40.25" wide) and kv-36hs500 (40.25"). This info s from a Sony

My built in cabinet is 38" wide. I would have got the kv-36hs500 if it
was less than 38". So I went with  Panasonic 36" HDTV-capable Monitor,
Tau Series PureFlat with Dual Tuner PiP Split Screen Model No:
CT36HX42. It is 36.275" wide. I compared the picture quality with the
sony kv-36hs500 (40" wide) and felt it was better than the sony.

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