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Posted: 7/18/2010 7:59:13 AM EDT
My Toshiba blew the bulb again this morning, it lasted all of 4 months    The wife says we are buying a new TV she is done with it.  She wants one that can hang on the wall, we have a 62" DLP now.   I'm reading through the reviews of the new TVs now what does arfcom recommend?
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:02:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2010 8:04:29 AM EDT by strat81]
Plasma!

Don't buy based on spec-sheet, price, etc.  Go down to a store and LOOK AT THEM.  Not all TVs are created equal.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:03:58 AM EDT
You should be able to get great deals on regular plasmas and LCDs, now that the whole 3D gimmick TVs are coming out.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:07:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DanielW:
You should be able to get great deals on regular plasmas and LCDs, now that the whole 3D gimmick TVs are coming out.


If you can find a NOS Pioneer Kuro plasma jump on it. Panasonic plasma's are rated just under the Pioneers. I love my Panny!
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:13:44 AM EDT





Originally Posted By strat81:



Plasma!





Don't buy based on spec-sheet, price, etc.  Go down to a store and LOOK AT THEM.  Not all TVs are created equal.



This!





50" Samsung Plasma here and absolutely love it.


Caution: You will here all manner of bullshit from salesman about Plasma (Won't work at any high altitude, Screen "burns in", If they fail you have to throw them away, Etc).





http://flatscreen-review.blogspot.com/2005/11/truth-about-plasma-tv.html




 
 
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:17:53 AM EDT
Seriously Look Into Vizio.

Very good TVs for the money.

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Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:27:26 AM EDT
Samsung and plasma for the win.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:27:30 AM EDT
I see best Buy has a Samsung 3D on sale.  We are going to go look at them but from what i read the 3D is too new.   On the other hand the 3D sets seem to have the best 2D picture ratings also.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:35:53 AM EDT
What are your price range and size requirements?

My friend just bought one of the LED-LCD sets and is delirious  Internet connectivity, photo viewer and more.
Plus the LED versions use less power, my 47" Vizio does get pretty hot when running, this does add to the AC load during the summer.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 8:39:52 AM EDT
I'd like a 55" and stay under $3000.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 9:42:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By madmathew:
I'd like a 55" and stay under $3000.


55' Vizio LED TV with internet apps for $1750 at Sams Club, 90% of the performance of the Samsung for 50% of the price.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 9:44:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By memsu:
Originally Posted By madmathew:
I'd like a 55" and stay under $3000.


55' Vizio LED TV with internet apps for $1750 at Sams Club, 90% of the performance of the Samsung for 50% of the price.


+1 on the Vizio... Best bang for the buck...
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:18:20 AM EDT
We're going over to look at it now.


Originally Posted By M8_:



Originally Posted By memsu:


Originally Posted By madmathew:

I'd like a 55" and stay under $3000.




55' Vizio LED TV with internet apps for $1750 at Sams Club, 90% of the performance of the Samsung for 50% of the price.




+1 on the Vizio... Best bang for the buck...






 
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 6:25:03 PM EDT
We went and spent pretty much the whole looking at TVs.   We got the Samsung UN55C7000WFXZA.   They have deal going at bestbuy where they include a DVD player, the 3D glasses, the guy to come over and set it up and a movie for one price.   I set it up myself for now and its pretty awesome.   The picture is WAY better than our old HD tv.   The DVD player and TV connect to the net and you can do Netflix and Pandora through them.   The wife loves it!!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 12:50:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By woofum:
Originally Posted By DanielW:
You should be able to get great deals on regular plasmas and LCDs, now that the whole 3D gimmick TVs are coming out.


If you can find a NOS Pioneer Kuro plasma jump on it. Panasonic plasma's are rated just under the Pioneers. I love my Panny!


I have 2 Panasonic plasmas;
- 42" (720p)
- 50" (1080p)

When I need another TV I'll be looking for another Panasonic plasma.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 11:59:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 11:59:49 PM EDT by Bogie]
Picked up a Lg 50" Plasma at Sears a few months back foe $719 it's a 720 model but is just fine as I don't have a Blue Ray player anyway. For mounts 7 cables don't buy in a store use Mono Price

 
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