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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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I am very uneducated about what is good and what is bad about todays TVs. I need help in finding a good TV for good price.

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42" Flat panel or bigger
Cost less than $2K, closer to $1K would be great if possible.

I don't play games, just movies and regular TV.

What should I be looking to buy?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 10:12 AM
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I am in the same situation, like to see info on what to buy.
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Buy a Panny ED Plasma like VCook has. I think they can be had for $1100 or so, but you have to have a sound system and video source with component cables.

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42" Flat panel or bigger for $1K

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I got my 61" Samsung 6187 1080p DLP for $1900 from amazon around Christmas of 06. The stand was like $250 and shipping was free. It should be cheaper now.

You'll get tons of plasma and LCD replies from the usual suspects. You can also try searching, as I made a thread about this topic before buying too. There's a few lengthy CLSB HDTV threads out there.

I'd recommend buying from a reputable online vendor. My TV went for almost $3000 (if not more- I don't remember exacts) at most of the big box stores. Abt was about the same.
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Where in my post did you read I wanted a 42" for $1k?

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Can I just buy this TV, plug it in and watch or do I need other stuff. I have no sound system, just a DVD player. Is there any accessories that are a must have?

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Can I just buy this TV, plug it in and watch or do I need other stuff. I have no sound system, just a DVD player. Is there any accessories that are a must have?
I posted a commercial model screen, you'd need a tuner(sat or cable box), and external speakers of some variety. You'd also need a stand or wall mount. just a thought, the the direction I'd lean if it was my budget.

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I am not a fan of plasma and if you plan on watching HD channels Then I would def not consider plasma.


Newer more exspensive TVs have technology in them to avoid burn in whereas their cheaper counterparts do not.

HD channels typically have annoying logos like TNT that will stick in the bottom right like ESPN and eventually leave a ghost that can get annoying.

I would prefer you to go with an LCD display so less fear of damaging your TV and get quite a bit for the money.

Dig up the employee website for philips tvs and brose around there for a bit.

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If you buy online BE SURE it is a authorized internet dealer of the brand you are getting. No exceptions. If they are not you will not have any manufactures warranty. That little warr. card is the box is null and void.
Bought my Pioneer from these guys who are authorized Pioneer dealers.
http://www.invisiondisplays.com/
They are one of those sites where you have to call for the price but they will give you the price without pushing you to buy right away. They blew everyone else out of the watter on the price, including amazon, buy.com and newegg. Was 100% satisfied with their service. Good luck on your search. Fyi, The optimal setup is to have a full stereo system with at least 5.1 surround but if you get a TV with a sub out and speakers you can get by for a while with a powered sub until you save for the receiver and extra speakers.

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I got a 52" Panasonic LCD projection for $700 at Target on closeout. It can display up to 720p max... but for my money 720p is just as good as 1080i and 1080p especially since I'm no videophile. My xbox360 games looks badass, and normal TV has a few splotches (non-HD) but it's nothing I can't ignore. My suggestion would be to wait and get something on sale. I don't think that ANY plasma/LCD screens are susceptible to permanent burn-in anymore.

I think it's this one... if not the specs are almost exactly the same.
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Enjoy your favorite movies, sports and programs larger than life on the big screen!

The Panasonic PT-52LCX66 52" LCD Rear Projection HDTV provides life-like details and vibrant colors in an ideal home theater setting. With a giant screen that measures over four feet diagonally, you'll get dramatic HD television that will surely put you in awe. A built-in digital (ATSC) tuner means there's no need for a separate set top box. The front A/V inputs are great for gamers and the HDMI input provides a simple, all-digital connection between your other home theater components.

Specifications
# 52" Diagonal LCD Rear Projection TV
# Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
# Resolution: 1280 x 720
# Contrast ratio: 3000:1
# Brightness: 500 cd/m2
# HDTV
# Built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners
# Resolution formats: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
# PC display capability: VGA, SVGA, XGA
# Digital comb filter: motion adaptive 3D-YC
# 3:2 pulldown compensation
# Progressive Scan
# Two built-in 10W stereo speakers
# Artificial Intelligence Sound and BBE High Definition Sound
# JPEG photo playback
# Closed captioning
# V-chip program lockout
# Sleep timer and Auto shut off
# On-Screen Menu languages: English, French, Spanish

Front Connections
# Composite Video/Audio in
# S-Video in
# RGB PC in (D-Sub15) + Audio in

Rear Connections
# Two Composite Video/Audio in
# Two S-Video in
# Two Component Video in
# HDMI-HDCP in
# UHF/VHF in

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# SD card

Includes Universal remote control with two AA batteries and user manual

Dimensions: 34.2"H x 16.6"D x 48.5"W
Weight: 68.2 lbs
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