Plasma/LCD TV sugestions?

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  1. Mike00

    Mike00 New Member

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    Looking to get a new TV for the new house when it's finnally ocmpleted in August. There is going to be moderate light with two windows facing the TV screen but blinds/shades will be there to darken the room.

    It's been about 5 years since I've purchased a new TV and I'm really at a loss of where to start with new technologoy. TV will be primaraily used for movie watching and possibly some gaming. I've set 2k for the budget and do not want any smaller then a 42inch at the bare minimum. I don't really have a preference of plasma or lcd but just looking for what will fit our needs best.

    Also if anybody has any suggestions I'm going to be doing a surround sound system at the same time to with a max budget of 1500 but would want to stay closer to 1200 of possible.

    Any suggestions for either would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I have the 37" LG LCD. Great TV! I love it. Price came down recently. I paid around $1800 with the Best buy warranty late last year. You should be able to get it much cheaper.
     
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    Whatever you get make sure its 1080P. Nothing less!! The human eye can see no better than that. I would suggest you go with Samsung or Sony. I have 61 inch Samsung DLP. Plasma are cool but you have to spend allott to get basically the same picture as a LCD or DLP. Plasmas are a waste of money. The technology is to new and overpriced.
     
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    You can get a 1080i too...you won't notice a difference
     
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    Wow, no wonder people don't know the pros and cons of each technology. Thanks for the spreading incorrect information.

    DLP/LCD do NOT produce a true black level. Plasma/CRT do. That being said, Plasma/CRT have an overall better picture quality since they can produce a full spectrum of accurate color. They offer a faster response/refresh rate offering a picture free of motion blur..unlike lcd.

    Plasma is not new and overpriced. It is often cheaper than LCD and it has been out for around 10 years I'd say.

    1080p is up to you. Sat/Cable don't broadcast it nor do they have a date to start. HDDVD/Bluray can take advantage of 1080p. If it were me I'd get a 1080p set simply b/c I buy the newest technology currently available. Also, most larger size lcd panels, projections and newer plasmas are 1080p.

    If you go lcd go for Samsung or Sony XBR series
    Plasma - Pioneer elite and the standard pioneer series and Panasonic
    Proj, get DLP...mitsu, samsung

    As far as price. A sony xbr2 52" 1080p lcd set will cost you around $4999 at a local retail store. A Panasonic 50" 1080p plasma will cost you $3499. The plasma will shit all over the lcd, plus it's cheaper.

    Do yourself a favor and educate by reading reliable sources...listening to most sales people and "e-avexperts" will often give you wrong information.
     
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    We just got a Vizio LCD and its a low-end LCD, but if you want a large size, they are a solid bang for your buck. Blacks look good, it doesn't look washy or faded.

    I think that they have a 52" plasma out now that is fairly solid as well.

    If you are looking for something in that price range, it will keep your costs low.

    For the surround sound, the bang for your buck IMHO is either Yamaha or Onkyo HTIB
     
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    did you get the 42" from walmart? that's lookin pretty good for ~$950. it's only 720p though :(
     
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    Sam's Club, Wally world, whatever.

    Honestly nothing is going to be 1080p for a while. All my HD cable is broadcast in 1080i.

    Mike, don't waste your money on Crutchfield.
     
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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    Panny 42" 60u Plasma
     
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    Where else would you go? The one thing nice about Crutchfield is you can return the TV if your not satisfied. But the nagain I guess the main issue is pixels and toshiba does have a warranty out for that anyway.

    It's been a few years since I bought something like this and I had planned to go through crutchfield for the TV as I also get 10% off the the polk speakers I'll be purchasing for the surround sound.
     
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    Costco lets you return it.
     
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    Hmm lol how do I forget Costco the king of deals.

    I'll take a look the one benefit though is If i buy tv through crutchfield I get 10% off polks so I'll have to compare.
     
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    Panasonic TH-42PX75U $1599 42" plasma
     
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    They don't have the lifetime return thing anymore.
    It is limited now!
     
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    finally someone with intelligence in OT :h5:
     
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    Great suggestion Ended up with the new 77U though for 1300. My gf happened to mention discounts on Pansonics through work and let me tell you I don't regret the purchase.
     
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    Awesome dude!
    I don't regret buying my Panasonic plasma at all.
     
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    Yah good day got that TV though not here but I viewed it at tweeter and wow.

    On top of that while in tweeter got a huge discount (50% off) of the Polk RTI 8 Speakers on top of 10% off all the resto fthe polks I got. Ended up with a very sweet surround sound and a 500 dollar receiver for 399 not a bad day.

    Now if only August 30 and settlement oculd come quicker :).
     
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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    Pics of your setup :x:
    :)
     
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    Panasonic is a good set.
     
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    Hehe I'll have to repost them to this thread come September. Picked up the surround sound. TV setup will be delayed till august. And the condo we bought, we won't setle until august 30. Hopefully move in that very weekend and start hooking this up.

    not enough space to hook up in the apartment really and to much work in the mean time.
     
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    Nice! :bigthumb:


    i work for Panasonic :o
     
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    Hmm wonder how comparable the discount is to yours.

    Thanks though for the help.
     

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