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Best TV for around $1500

I'm looking for a new TV, I haven't had a new TV since the late 90's so I don't know much about the new technology. I'd like it to be at least 42". Plasma is ruled out because of burn-in. TV will be hooked up to a nice surround sound system (I'll also be purchasing new) I'd like to be able to use it as a monitor for my extra PC. PS3 will be hooked up to it also. A flat screen LCD would fit perfectly on the ledge in my entertainment room but I won't rule out rear projections either.

If you want to recommend a good surround sound for around $500 that'd be great too

Oh ya, where's the best place to purchase price wise. I see at lot of online stores have shipping deals.
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I'm looking for a new TV, I haven't had a new TV since the late 90's so I don't know much about the new technology. I'd like it to be at least 42". Plasma is ruled out because of burn-in. TV will be hooked up to a nice surround sound system (I'll also be purchasing new) I'd like to be able to use it as a monitor for my extra PC. PS3 will be hooked up to it also. A flat screen LCD would fit perfectly on the ledge in my entertainment room but I won't rule out rear projections either.

If you want to recommend a good surround sound for around $500 that'd be great too

Oh ya, where's the best place to purchase price wise. I see at lot of online stores have shipping deals.
See the Black Friday Ad for Best Buy, Toshiba 50" DLP for right over a $1000 bucks. Ask Biggy for details on this.

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See the Black Friday Ad for Best Buy, Toshiba 50" DLP for right over a $1000 bucks. Ask Biggy for details on this.
Yep 1199.99 for a 52 inch DLP
Scroll towards the bottom and click on the square one row up from the last.
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Toshiba 56" DLP. I ordered mine and paid $1900 for it. Day after thanksgiving I'm going to call and get the price changed to $1200 (sale price that day). I already checked with the best buy corporate office and they said it's no problem to adjust the price. This way the tv is delivered free and I don't have to get up in the AM to go stand in line for it.
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plasma burnin is highly exaggerated. do you plan to pause your video game for hours on end? I wouldnt rule them out, especially at your price point and size desire.

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Plus all new Plasmas have a technology that moves the pixels around to prevent burn in. The expected life is about 60,000 hours.
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Plus all new Plasmas have a technology that moves the pixels around to prevent burn in. The expected life is about 60,000 hours.
60,000 hours is the average half life, till the unit reaches half brightness. This is the average half life for LCD's too.

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Samsung 50" 1080DLP for $1699 at circuit city. They will match a Tigerdirect price.

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60,000 hours is the average half life, till the unit reaches half brightness. This is the average half life for LCD's too.
How do you restore brightness?

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How do you restore brightness?

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Thanks for the heads up on black friday.com....looks like I will be getting another 50" plasma for upstairs....unless i can find a reasonable 42"
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How do you restore brightness?
you dont in a plasma. a few select lcd's have a replaceable backlight.

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How do you restore brightness?
You get a warranty and have the tv swapped out way before that.
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Walmart has the Panasonic 42" plasma almost for the same price Employee price is. I know as I'm a panasonic employee. Walmart wall mount is even cheaper.

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http://www.dlptvreview.com/dlptv/toshiba-62mx195.html
My dad bought this 62" Toshiba DLP at Fry's for $1400. It was an in-store unadvertised sale. I seriously considered picking one up but it would of been an impulse buy.

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My dad bought this 62" Toshiba DLP at Fry's for $1400. It was an in-store unadvertised sale. I seriously considered picking one up but it would of been an impulse buy.

NICE! How long ago was this? I may have to run over there on sunday and see if they'll do that price again.

We just got back from bestbuy and were looking at the 56" dlp toshiba that will be on sale. I couldn't tell the difference between that and the $2500 ones so it sounds perfect to me. I want to check out that 62" now and see if I can get it for that price. May bring it home sunday If not I'm going to do what biggy did- call bestbuy and tell them I already bought it and if I can get the refund. If so I'll go pick it up
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If not I'm going to do what biggy did- call bestbuy and tell them I already bought it and if I can get the refund. If so I'll go pick it up

According to the store locater there isn't a store in Indiana, Wisconsin, or Illinois that has one in stock.

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According to the store locater there isn't a store in Indiana, Wisconsin, or Illinois that has one in stock.

mmmm I was just at bestbuy they had a whole bunch


What do you guys think of the Hitachi 51" projection HDTV they are having on sale for $699.99?
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You get a warranty and have the tv swapped out way before that.

I said this before, get a TV from Costco. They will replace it when the TV goes out no matter how old it is if you get it from them. So a 45.00 costco membership is basicly a life time warranty with them. TV goes out in 10 yrs, take it back and get your money back.

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go lcd sony xbr cant go wrong...gimme a pm if you need a price...i work at abt electronics in glenview...
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Are you just getting out of hand with the credit cards or what?
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The biggest tipping point for me between an lcd and a plasma was that with a plasma the picture looked good from any angle. With the lcd it wasn't so hot from an angle. For mucho $ my picture's gotta be HOT! Plus I have no money for furniture now so all my guests must sit on the floor...

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Are you just getting out of hand with the credit cards or what?

actually my debt is all paid off except my truck. It's called having a J-O-B, multiple ones actually. If you don't have anything to contribute please stay out of my thread. Thanks! I really need a new TV to go with my PS3, and newly furnished entertainment room. Pictures will be coming of all that once it's done.

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The biggest tipping point for me between an lcd and a plasma was that with a plasma the picture looked good from any angle. With the lcd it wasn't so hot from an angle. For mucho $ my picture's gotta be HOT! Plus I have no money for furniture now so all my guests must sit on the floor...

some of the DLP projection TVs I was looking at had the same viewing angle if not wider than the Plasma's I believe. I think the 56" we're talking about is 160 degrees
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go lcd sony xbr cant go wrong...gimme a pm if you need a price...i work at abt electronics in glenview...

Can you touch the price on the toshiba 56" that best buy is offering?
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What do you guys think of the Hitachi 51" projection HDTV they are having on sale for $699.99?
Don't waste your time. I bought one kept it a month I think and returned it.


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Can you touch the price on the toshiba 56" that best buy is offering?

i dunno about tht

but first do you have hd right now? if not go with plasma because with regualr channels you can still recieve excellent signal, but with lcd its gonna look like your look at a tube tv.as far as what i see

where are you going to put it? is there alot of light? lcd reduces glare and plamsas produce light which causes little glare..

plasmas are panasonic, pioneer
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but first do you have hd right now? if not go with plasma because with regualr channels you can still recieve excellent signal, but with lcd its gonna look like your look at a tube tv.as far as what i see
I don't understand this comment at all; trying to say an LCD panel will produce a better HD picture than a plasma ??? (Not true) The display type (LCD, plasma, direct-view) has nothing to do with the format (SD, ED, HD, etc)

If you want to spend even less and don't have or want HD service yet, then the Panasonic 42" EDTV Plasma can be has for just over $1000 now. It's perfect for watching DVDs, SDTV, and using video game consoles.

Otherwise, for just under $1500 I still recommend the Panasonic 42" HDTV Plasma. Your 'concerns' about Plasma panels are unfounded with today's TVs.

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I said this before, get a TV from Costco. They will replace it when the TV goes out no matter how old it is if you get it from them. So a 45.00 costco membership is basicly a life time warranty with them. TV goes out in 10 yrs, take it back and get your money back.
I'm going to be buying more electronics from them down the road just because of this.
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