Your opinions on this Philips 37" LCD from costo

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  1. teknovin2

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    I was at costco today and I was lookin at their plasma and LCD's and I came across this one.

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    Costco's tv section is limited but I noticed the excellent picture quality this 37" LCD in particular had and for $1,799.99 it seems like a good deal. I currently have a 42" panasonic EDTV from costco and I'm returning it soon because of some issues with the hook ups in the back. Costo has a 1 year 100% satisfaction gaurantee so i'll be receiving the $1,699.99 + tax I paid for it. I wouldn't mind down grading the size from a 42" EDTV to a 37" HDTV. What do you guys think about this Philips?

    specs:
    Picture/Display
    Aspect ratio : 16:9
    Brightness : 550 cd/m²
    Diagonal screen size (inch) : 37 inch
    Diagonal screen size (metric) : 94 cm
    Display screen type : LCD WXGA Active Matrix TFT
    Picture enhancement : Pixel Plus, Progressive Scan, Active Control + Light sensor, 3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down, Widescreen Plus, 3D Combfilter, Contrast Plus
    Screen enhancement : Anti ageing circuit, Anti-Reflection coated screen
    Panel resolution : 1366 x 768p
    Response time (typical) : 8 ms
    Dynamic screen contrast : 800:1
    Viewing angle : 176º (H) / 176º (V)
     
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    no one has any opinions on this LCD?
     
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    Ardentfrost Jesus is so f*kin' metal

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    Meh, just depends on what you want it for and stuff dude. IMO, the contrast ratio is mediocre but it might not look bad depending on the lighting of the environment you put it in. 37" is a decent size as long as the room you're putting it in is medium sized or the seats will be within maybe 10' of the TV.

    Buying displays is too dependant on your situation (financial, decorating, lighting, and intended use) to just say "that's a good one" about anything really.
     
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    For future reference Costco does not have a 1yr satisfaction guarantee, it is a lifetime guarantee on everything in the store except the computers which are only 6mos.
     
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    from what i read they are LG screens
     
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    Its not even 1080i :(
     
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    And?
     
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    1080 > 720

    :hsugh:
     
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    Ardentfrost Jesus is so f*kin' metal

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    brrrgghh, wrong

    720p is better than 1080i since it gets rid of the screen door effect.

    But it doesn't matter, because the TV does support 1080i, which is what most HD TV signals will come in. You won't get a progressive option usually unless you connect a computer, gaming system, or the brand new HDDVD players to it.
     
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    I'll take a progressive image over an interlaced one.
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    No it doesn't.
     
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    Ardentfrost Jesus is so f*kin' metal

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    You're saying a progressive image screen doors? o_O
     
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    Ardentfrost Jesus is so f*kin' metal

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    Oops! I used incorrect terminology, my bad :big grin: Screen dooring is what DLP projectors do
     
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    Any pixel based system can have SDE.
     
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    If u got the cash, get a 1080p
     
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    get that, hands down
     
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    looks good to me..
     

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