Time for a new TV - maybe

Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:58 pm

I suppose its time to start looking for a new TV. The one in the LR is a 19" RCA that is about 12 years old. I am thinking that I am beginning to press my luck with a 12 yo TV. With the shaky retail sales coming up for Christmas, maybe it would be time to buy a new one if I could find a great deal and do my small part to help heal the economy. Since TV's have changed a little in the last 12 years (when I last shopped around) I am looking to tap into all your experience.

I am looking for something around 26", looks like it has to be a flat screen (probably LCD in that size) since I didn't see any "old style" TV's in any newspaper ads. I would like to be able to run its audio through my stereo components (they're even older than the RCA TV!). I would like to be able to connect our Sony HandyCam to it on the front, DVD and DirecTV boxes to connect in the back. Would like to not spend over $500, the lower the better.

Any suggestions on what to look at or avoid??
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:12 pm

I would upgrade with this one:
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: kootch88 On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:15 pm

I have a Samsung and a Sharp LCD Tv. The Sharp has better sound, but you don't care about that, so I would choose whichever is cheaper if the two in that case. We looked at every freaking lcd tv around when we bought ours and are really happy with the picture of both. The sound of the Samsung SUCKS!! But the picture is fantastic. If you are getting anything at or below 32" don't worry about getting a 1080P set. 720P is perfectly fine at that size unless you are watching Blueray movies, and even then there is a negligible difference. By the way, in general we liked the SONY as well as any set, but it was not as though the Sony was really any better in terms of picture.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:15 pm

Or this one. (with it's own stereo!) :lol:

(Blu-Ray looks & sounds great on this one too!!) :up:
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:19 pm

Call me if you want more ideas (here's a newer phone for you to use too) :lol:

Hello....Maybelle??? (notice....It's cordless too!)
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:41 pm

titleist1 wrote: Would like to not spend over $500, the lower the better.

Any suggestions on what to look at or avoid??



I'm not sure if you can get anything good for that price. I bought my wife a 30" HDTV crt and I know it cost me around 700 bucks. Walmart might have something that's affordable but I know even they have sets up in the 7-900 dollar range. Best advise would be to look around and see what you can come up with.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: kootch88 On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:23 pm

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/ ... -lc-32d44u

Try these folks, this is where I get all my electronics. Excellent customer service and competetive pricing.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:29 pm

Adamiscold wrote:I'm not sure if you can get anything good for that price. I bought my wife a 30" HDTV crt and I know it cost me around 700 bucks. Walmart might have something that's affordable but I know even they have sets up in the 7-900 dollar range. Best advise would be to look around and see what you can come up with.


I am hoping the struggling retail sales during the Christmas season will cause some excellent sale prices to show up. Maybe I'm asking for too much, I'll see how it plays out. :shifty:
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:36 pm

Check Consumer Reports first. You can subscribe to the online version, lots of good advice there.

I still have my Zenith Space Command Chromatic 19" which I bought in 1984 (stop laughing). It still operates perfectly and has a great picture. I know when it finally fails it will be off to recycling.

The newest set we have is a 13" CRT Wal-Mart special in the kitchen, a few years old.

I've heard stories of them new fangled flat TVs, I hear some of them is real big. Don't rightly recall if I ever seen one.

You could probably get a good deal on one from this guy:
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How 'bout upgrading the sound system as well:
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:53 pm

Walmart. Buy a CRT, they're still a great deal and fits your budget and then some
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:36 pm

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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: spc On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:45 am

Here is a good deal on a 32" LCD $589 w/free shipping & no sales tax in most states.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.a ... 6889253134
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:38 am

titleist1 wrote:
I am hoping the struggling retail sales during the Christmas season will cause some excellent sale prices to show up. Maybe I'm asking for too much, I'll see how it plays out. :shifty:



The problem with that is the deals that are at all worth the price you pay for is far and few in-between. Try reading though the http://www.avsforum.com and seeing what people have to say about what ever tv set you are thinking of buying before you buy it. It should help you in making sure you don't get something that you might regret later on after the 30 day exchange policy has past.
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:46 am

I want a new TV for my bedroom but doesn't Hi Def look bad if you don't have a Hi Def reciever?
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Re: Time for a new TV - maybe

PostBy: spc On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:00 am

cArNaGe wrote:I want a new TV for my bedroom but doesn't Hi Def look bad if you don't have a Hi Def reciever?


An HDTV has a Hi Def receiver built into it.
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