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OT HDTV Help

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by KD, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. KD

    KD Active Member

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  2. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    my advice is skip the 768dpi and go for 1024dpi
  3. Spectre

    Spectre Well-Known Member

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    my advice is drop down to 46" or even 40" and get a better model television.
    Any 50" flat panel worth it's weight is gonna cost more than a grand.

    I personally prefer LCD to plasma as it uses less power, typically weighs less, and generally is brighter in well lit rooms.
  4. KD

    KD Active Member

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    I guess I should have added that this tv will be in a dark room. Hence they're all plasma and not lcd.
  5. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Go with Samsung, some of their TVs are just unreal. When they're properly set up and are being fed a high quality broadcast, the levels of depth in the picture almost give a 3D effect. I'd also echo the advice that, if you're on a budget, be willing to drop down to something in the 40" range in order to get a better picture. You'll notice differences in picture quality more readily than you will differences in size.
  6. KD

    KD Active Member

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    I really don't want to spend more than 1200 including taxes.

    And I dont need 1080p because I plan to use it for watching live brocasts in HD (720p) only, as well as gaming in HD from time to time.

    Any more suggestions or advice? Thanks in advance.
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I got a Mitsubishi Projection TV for $1750. Add screen of $120 and that is more then you want to pay but I then have a full 1080i and screen size of 120".
    If you do not want to go full HDTV then you can spend as little as $900 for a projector that does 720.
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Samsung or Sharp. I woudn't buy any other brands for an HDTV. They far and away make the best flat panel or DLP HDTVs. Some other brands have good pictures too, but almost all Samsung and Sharp HDTVs have a high quality picture.

    I have 2 Samsung HDTVs. A 32" flat panel and a 46" DLP. They both have an awsome picture.

    btw, never just buy your TV online. If you are going to buy it online that is fine, but pick the TV out at the store! That way you are surprised (in a bad way) at the picture quality when it arrives!
  9. Duane

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  10. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Maso and NYC, a few questions since I am looking at new TV's as well:

    What is it about Samsung or Sharp that make for better pic quality compared to the Sony, Visio, etc?

    I am planning on looking at buying a 50-60" flat screen, is it still the case that Samsung (or Sharp) would be the best?
  11. Duane

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    Here's a great place for research if you don't mind digging around:

    http://www.hometheaterspot.com/fusi..._session_id/c83b6e9caf9191052fd9c25d3dceea2a/
  12. numnuts23

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  13. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    I like the 50" panny. I wouldn't go lower than 50"...especially if you sit more than 8' away.
  14. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I know a home electronics buff back in Dallas is the one who turned me on to them. He said he would only think about purchasing Samsung, Sharp, or Mitsubishi HDTVs. He said on a whole, he leans torwards Samsung as the best overall price / quality and I must say, I agree. Thats why I own two and have been extremely happy with both!

    He did say, Sony, and several others make *some* nice TVs too, but with Samsung being almost a can't miss quality / price wise; why even look elsewhere unless you're getting an absolute steal of a deal.

    As for Vizio, I'm very iffy on them. It doesn't help their image that their products are big in Walmart. (a lot of what Walmart sells lacks real quality, why should HDTVs be any different) As I said, until Samsung lets me down or they jack prices up. I will purchase Samsung HDTVs.
  15. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Only if you watch lots of Blu Ray and really care about the extra definition. Otherwise 1080 is pointless since nobody broadcasts in it.
  16. KD

    KD Active Member

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    Thanks for all the info and the quick replies!

    I think I'm going with the Samsung. I am going to get this the 1st week of sept (UM plays on the 5th, Dallas on the 20th as you know) and after looking a little more I am hoping this one will come down a few hundred

    http://www.nextag.com/Samsung-PN50B560-50-1080P-662099555/prices-html

    If not the 50 inch 720p model for under a grand will have to do. Again thanks a bunch for the insight fellas.
  17. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I have a Vizio and love it. I could care less how they brand themselves, they make a great product for the price they charge. Gaming, HD TV and movies all look great.

    I agree that Samsungs are right up towards the top but if you want bang for your buck, Vizio cannot be beat.
  18. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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  19. kmp77

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    I have a 19" Vizio from Walmart ($199) I use as my "office" tv...sits next to my computer monitors. So far so good, no gripes.
  20. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I don't know, of course your feelings about it could be what I refer to as the "Ragu Effect". Referring to people who like Ragu spaghetti sauce have never actually tasted a good spaghetti sauce and therefore think Ragu is good. Basically it means you think it looks good, but thats because you haven't directly compared it to a really good HDTV.

    ...Then again, maybe I'm wrong about Vizio. Although, I don't know any home theater gurus who give them high marks either.

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