Time for a new TV - maybe

Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:42 pm

That Sony is a good one. It's a little cheaper as it has the Bravia 2 engine vs the Bravia 5 (the current one) Don't worry about it...you probably can't tell the difference anyway!!
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:14 am

av8r wrote:Arbitrarily dismissing all the products from a manufacturer based on the name is ignorant. They all can make a dog, but many of the products from these vendors are very well reviewed.

http://www.amazon.com/Magnavox-15MF200V ... B0000BZHDO
http://reviews.pricegrabber.com/plasma- ... /13310231/
http://www.nextag.com/magnavox-42-lcd/search-html

Do a little research and find one that fits your budget. Spending more $$$ does not guarantee a better product just as buying a Sony unit does not.



It's all in the eyes of the owner. If you see it as having great colors and the picture looks great then to you it's a great tv. Most people don't see the differences between a great tv and an ok tv set, much like a lot of people can't hear the difference between a $400.00 boxed sound system and a $4000.00 sound system. If it looks great and sounds great to you then that's all the person needs to be concern with.

I have a friend that bought an hdtv and every time I would walk into his house I could see his colors were all blended together and the picture looked like crap. I would tell him over and over again that there was something wrong with his set and since it was brand new and still under warranty that he should have it looked at. Almost a whole year went by before he finally got around to having the service tech come over and look at it and the guy told him it was broken and replaced a few parts in it. My friend said he couldn't believe the difference from how bad it was before it got fixed. He simply could not see it as having a problem in his eyes.

I have another friend were we go over to their house and they'll be running the daytime setting's at night and you'll see the picture so over brighten and noisy but they simply don't see it. I went over a guys house to help him and he was watching a movie from a system he had setup for a while now and he never noticed that he had the left and center speaker connected in the wrong ports. He simply didn't hear it as not sounding correctly.


If buying a cheap tv makes you happy and you don't see any difference then I say buy it, it's your tv set and you will be the one watching it.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: fishhunter On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:33 am

i just purchased an LG 42" LCD last week and it is excellent. i have HD cable and the picture is perfect. it only cost me 649 on sale. i would say that the prices will continue to fall the closer to christmas you get. i saw some 32" models for under 500.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:58 am

My parents are going to buy an LCD 42-46" tv and I know nothing about tv's.
What brands do you electronic buffs recommend?
And what brands should they steer clear of?
I would rather hear from people in the know than have them listen to some salesman and get ripped off. As they are older and more gullible when it comes to electronics.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:14 am

Rick I would really look over at the http://www.avsforum.com and see what people are saying about the tv sets available to them. There are some guys who do work in the field and a lot of good information can be found there.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:45 pm

gambler wrote:My parents are going to buy an LCD 42-46" tv and I know nothing about tv's.
What brands do you electronic buffs recommend?
And what brands should they steer clear of?
I would rather hear from people in the know than have them listen to some salesman and get ripped off. As they are older and more gullible when it comes to electronics.


Samsung, Panasonic and Sony are always rated pretty well. Hard to go wrong. Sears has a nice Samsung now for $799 I believe...40", 1080P
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:54 am

I just bought a 46" Samsung LCD, it should be delivered tomorrow. I chose one with a 4ms response time and 50000:1 contrast ratio, hopefully it looks as good in person as it did on paper.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: danzig On: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:36 pm

I bought a Toshiba 52" LCD Regza last year to watch the Stanley Cup playoffs (Go Pens! get your asses in gear!) I love it they make one hell of a lcd tv set. Go check them out.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:26 am

Best Buy has a 40" Samsung 650 series for $1299 and it includes a free Xbox 360 ($300 value)
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