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: April 03, 2007, 08:52:53 PM

Crapped the bed today.  I got home from Atlanta and turn on my TV to catch the game on my DVR, and my TV is toast.  So basically I need to replace it, any suggestions on where to get the best deal, what kind to get, etc?  While I know a lot about computers, I lack a lot of knowledge when it comes to TV's.  My old TV is big and bulky, it's a projection TV 60" HDTV (I've had it about 6 years or so), and I want to move to something smaller (not necessarily screen size, but physical size) now.  Hell, I don't even know what I am going to do with this big ass thing now......

Any ideas?   >:( :-

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#1 : April 03, 2007, 09:01:13 PM

what brand t.v. do you have the **CENSORED** after 6 years? projection tvs should last closer to 10.

go lcd. i have a 48"projection and a 42" flat lcd on my bedroom wall. a buddy of mine's got a plasma and is always telling me how much better the picture on the lcd is.

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#2 : April 03, 2007, 09:05:16 PM

what brand t.v. do you have the crap after 6 years? projection tvs should last closer to 10.

go lcd. i have a 48"projection and a 42" flat lcd on my bedroom wall. a buddy of mine's got a plasma and is always telling me how much better the picture on the lcd is.

It's an RCA, which I know is a POS.  But it was GIVEN to me a few years ago so I am not really complaining.  I guess I should clarify I haven't had it 6 years but on the back it says August 2001, so I assume it is nearly 6 years old.  Hell, it may even be able to be fixed but I don't know.  A friend of mine said the tube is shot and it's a ton to fix and better off just buying a new one.  I had been wanting to get something more space efficient anyway so now seems like the time to just get rid of it and get something new.

I do know that I want an LCD or Plasma type, and definitely something SMALL in physical size.  The simple fact that I now have to load this thing up and figure out how to dump it sucks ass.  Is there some sort of recycling program for these damn things?

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#3 : April 03, 2007, 09:06:17 PM

ya a shotgun and an empty field. you'll feel better too.



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#4 : April 03, 2007, 09:21:28 PM

Ray, use Cnet for reviews, and pricegrabber to get the best deals.

http://reviews.cnet.com/Televisions/2001-6475_7-0.html?tag=img.tv

http://www.pricegrabber.com/home_catpage.php/catzero=19

I am sure you will get varying advice off people based on their preferences and experience.

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#5 : April 03, 2007, 09:35:17 PM

What do you recommend MJS? 

I think I recall you in the past knowing quite a bit about TV's.

What's the best bang for the buck? 



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#6 : April 03, 2007, 09:46:03 PM

What do you recommend MJS?

I think I recall you in the past knowing quite a bit about TV's.

What's the best bang for the buck?


Bang for buck would be DLP, hands down.  Funny thing is a good DLP has the best picture quality and life expectancy as well.


If I was buying right now my choice would be a Sony KDS-60A2020 60" LCD Projection TV.  You can get one delivered for around $2,200.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Grand-Wega-KDS-60A2020-1080p/dp/B000NKCGVI

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=137/popup10[]=160:1022/vendors[]=SNY/sortby=priceA


I can also see the attraction of LCD and Plasma but space isn't a consideration for me.


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#7 : April 04, 2007, 01:52:37 AM

I sell TVs and home theatres.. so take my word for it..

If you want...

PLASMA
Panasonic TH-42PX75U(also comes in 50)
About 1500 for the 42 and 2400 for the 50

LCD
Samsung LNS-4096DX(also comes in 46)
About 2000 for the 40 and 2700 for the 46

DLP
Mitsubishi WD-57731(also comes in 52[WD-52631] and 65)
About 1800 for the 57, 1400 for the 52, and 2500 for the 65

REAR PROJECTION
Sony KDS50A2000(also comes in 55 and 60)
About 1900 for the 50, 2400 for the 55, 2700 for the 60

Those are my suggestions for each type of TV. I left the model number for each so you can do some research. I'm also sorta exaggerating price on some of those, you may be able to find some of these on sale quite easily. Thats around retail for these though.




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#8 : April 04, 2007, 02:25:11 AM

All good choices ^^

I personally can't go smaller than a 60" in our family room, so LCD and Plasma get a little expensive as well.

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#9 : April 04, 2007, 03:12:52 AM

LCD uses less electricity than plasma (I think I've read 25% less), so you could factor this in when you figure costs.  Here's an article from PC mag that discusses individual tvs: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,2102055,00.asp


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#10 : April 04, 2007, 08:21:51 AM

Hitachi LCD.

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#11 : April 04, 2007, 09:12:38 AM

If you are going LCD, then Samsung and Sharp have the best line ups.  IMO

BTW - For anyone that can wait a few months laser TVs are on the horizon.  They have better picture quality than anything out there rigtht now, 5 to 7 times the colors reproduced compared to LCD.  They used less than half the electricity and thier life expectancy is reported to be double that of DLP/LCD/Plasma.

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#12 : April 04, 2007, 09:18:11 AM

I keep waiting to buy a tv because the prices are dropping and the sets are getting better.  Now you throw laser into the mix?   I'll be watchin' the 2012 NFL season on my new tv at this rate--if our planet survives that long.

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#13 : April 04, 2007, 11:01:46 AM

I bought a 57' Mitsubishi 1080p DLP a couple of months ago and so far I love it. The colors in HD on this set are amazing. Sports and movies are fun to watch. It is a bit bulky though. Cant wait to watch the Bucs on it this season. March madness was alot of fun.

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#14 : April 04, 2007, 11:50:34 AM

My visio LCD is great and kicked the others......when put side by side!

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