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Old 09-05-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Thoughts on HDTV

I am looking at this HDTV right now: Newegg.com - Recertified: Westinghouse Silver/Black 42" 16:9 8ms 1080p LCD TV Model LVM-42W2

Yea, I know it's recertified but Newegg has a great return policy. I've never had a problem with them in the past.

Minimum Requirements are 1080P with HDMI for ~1000 dollars. I'd like it to be 40" inches.

Anyone know of any better deals than the one above?

Edit: This one looks real nice too: Newegg.com - SHARP Black 37" 16:9 6ms 1080p LCD HDTV w/ATSC Tuner Model LC37D62U - Retail and is 37" which is fine. Sharp is much more well known as well. 1300 would be the max I would spend.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

Go big or go home

Newegg.com - SONY BRAVIA Silver 52" 16:9 1080p LCD HDTV w/ ATSC Tuner Model KDL-52XBR2 - Retail

Actually...I will be in the market for one of these some time next year as well...around 40ish inches too.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

I know Hewlett Packard just lowered the price on all their plasma TV's, they are getting a bunch of LCD's in soon so I know at Costco they have 47"-52" for way cheap.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

looks good, my friend has the same tv in black and it plays pretty nice, it seems to skip now and again (go blank for a sec) but im pretty sure thats from his Ps3 while we were watching a movie.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

im looking into a 37" HD-LCD. ive had luck finding them for ~800$, so im in no rush. 42" is massive brent, it might look small in the store, but my parents just got a panasonic 42" LCD for their bedroom and its like staring into a Monolith. its massive. i think for a bedroom a 37" will be the best route. for a living room, 50" and up.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

You don't need 1080p on a 42" TV. Save the money and just get 720p, nobody will be able to tell the difference. If you're going to step up with 50+", the higher resolution will do you good.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

markus speaks truth. save 1080p for 50" or more

but then again, that westinghouse for $1000 is a damn good deal. westinghouse has a good rep
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

I'll look at the 50". I'm not buying a 720p HDTV. I'm buying a TV that will be somewhat future proof with HD movies. Whichever actually wins. I'd rather just spend the extra 2-300 dollars and get it 1080P.

I think Newegg is stalking me. I just got their newsletter with all their HDTV deals :chin:
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

Westinghouses aren't that good TV wise. Their inputs for monitors and other digital video are good as well as TV monitors. However they are still on the cheaper side. 1080P is good for future use but don't expect 1080P resolution to be present so soon. Brand wise this is what to look for:
Samsung>Sony>Sharp>greater than the rest. Samsung makes all their own parts, while Sony uses their own and some of Samsung's, and Sharp uses a combination of the two and their own. Basically sharp makes all the components and other brands use a combination of Samsung and others.

However if you are looking at Plasmas:
Pioneer (and they've come out with a new series for deeper blacks and bright colors and such)>Panasonic>Hitachi. The phosphor Hitachi uses in their screen is very good which makes the TV better.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

Thanks for the feedback OsirisGuy. I really want a Samsung but they are on the expensive side (I know, you get what you pay for but at the same time I think Sharp and Sony are just as good)

I really don't want to buy anything but 1080p. Just I'll see if I can find a good deal on a 50" Samsung. I want something to put on a wall though.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

Really liking this one: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 40" 16:9 8ms 1080p LCD HDTV W/ ATSC Tuner Model LNT4061F - Retail

1400. I'm going to sit on it for a week or two and see if something new pops up thats a better deal. Newegg's always slashing prices.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

don't forget to factor in the $100 shipping
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Yea. I was looking at Crutchfield too but they are a bit higher... they have 12 months no payments though and a better return policy :chin:
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

About this time next year hopefully, I'll be picking out a 47".

I'm with you Brent on getting 1080 because, sure, the support isn't there yet, but it will be eventually and I think you and I are planning on doing the same thing with it, make it last as long as possible. This is the TV that you plan to last long into having a new house, etc. I would not get 720 if you have the same plan as I do.
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

I love my 42" Panasonic plasma. It was the first 42" plasma to come out with 1080p. It looks great with the PS3. Even DVDs look much better due to the upscaling.

Blu Ray on it just owns all that is holy. The great thing about Blu Ray movies is that you can always rent them at Blockbuster when they first come out without having to worry about all the copies being gone. I was able to rent 300 on the Friday night after it came out at like 7:00 PM. There were no DVD copies to be found...
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How much did your Plasma run you?
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Re: Thoughts on HDTV

A nice Sony Bravia or Sharp Aquos I think would suffice. Samsungs can get pretty high and while perhaps the best there is Sony and Sharp can compare well.
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westinghouse TVs look like ****... spend the money and get a samsung, or toshiba. Preferably a samsung... they make the best looking TV on the market.
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