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Old 03-19-2008, 12:28 PM   #21
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I would def not go with LG or Toshiba ... but the question you need to ask is what type of tv are you looking for? there are many different types that are HD, and they'll have different pro's and conn's ... you have Plasma, LCD, RP LCD, and DLP. the RP LCD and DLP are going to be big screens (50"+) but require a lot of space while the plasma and LCD come in more sizes and are very thin and mountable. also, the type of room it is going to be in and the lighting in the room (windows) and seating arrangements all have an effect on what kind of tv would work best for you.
Me personally, I only buy Samsung and Sony LCD's. Samsung is the leader in LCD tech right now, they have the trueest black contrast of all the others, and incredible PQ. One thing that a lot of people dont know is that Sony uses Samsung parts to make their LCD TV's, which is why Sony is just as good as Samsung when it comes to LCD's. If you plan on using it a lot, and especially for video games, then you probably dont want to get a plasma. if your in a room with a lot of windows and is very bright and/or you have seating that is at a 90 degree of the tv, you probably dont want to get a DLP or RP LCD. LCD's are the best overall IMO.
Then if you really want to get technical, we can talk about what your gonna have hooked up to it to see if your gonna want the 120hz as opposed to the 60hz and theres also the 20fps refresh rate that is recommended if your gonna have a blu-ray player ... and so on.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:54 PM   #22
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Is the one I got any good or am I correct in thinking I can find something better for the same price
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this the LG that i bought :

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202649424425

got it on sale for $1299. ive had it for 7 months now. love it. Blue-rays look killer on it !!!
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Ive got a 56" samsung DLP 1080i. Samsung is the way to go.

+1 - except I got the 62" Samsung DLP and it is GREAT.

Shop around locally and get names/model numbers then go online and find it.

I bought mine from amazon.com and it was $400 cheaper than base price of buying it locally so I saved that PLUS I didn't pay the 8.25 percent sales tax on top of that so I really saved.

Mine had free shipping too - it came in a box about the size of a king sized mattress.
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this the LG that i bought :

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202649424425

got it on sale for $1299. ive had it for 7 months now. love it. Blue-rays look killer on it !!!
That look nice
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That look nice
i spent a month checkin out TV's before i bought it. it had the best picture, color saturation & brightness out of all the ones i looked at.
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my dad has the 55inch samsung plasma 1080i. absolutely beautiful picture. Pioneers i think have some of the best plasmas out
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this is the one that I bought and I am taking back

Description:
The HP MediaSmart LCD HDTV takes television and makes it personal by bringing your photos, music, and video from your PC to your TV. The MediaSmart TV also connects directly to online services providing access to thousands of movies and millions of songs. Featuring the most advanced in wired and wireless networking, the HP MediaSmart HDTV SL4278N will forever change your expectation of what a television should do.


Product Specification:
Key Features Screen Size 42 in.
Television Technology LCD
Supported Resolution 1080p
Supported Standards HDTV
Form Factor Widescreen
HDMI Type HDMI Type A
Connector Types HDMI input, Ethernet, Serial, Composite video/audio input, VGA input, Digital audio output (optical), HD component input, Audio input, Audio output, S-Video input
TV Standard HDTV
Sound Supported Stereo
PC Compatible Yes
Included Accessories Remote control
HDTV Ready Yes
Display Features Aspect Ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio 1500:1
Brightness 500 cd/m2
Viewing Angle 176 degrees
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
3:2 Pulldown Compensation Yes
Widescreen Modes Conventional 4:3, Zoom, Panorama, 16:9
Tuner Features TV Tuner Type HDTV
Number Of Tuners 1
Audio Features Audio Format Supported Stereo
Audio Controls Balance, Bass, Treble
Additional Features HDMI Yes
Parental Lock Yes
SAP Yes
Closed Caption Yes
V Chip Control Yes
Multi-Language Menu English, French, Spanish
Additional Features Video Noise Reduction, Parental Control, On-screen Menu, Contrast Enhancer, 3:2 Pulldown Compensation, Anti-reflection Coating
Accessories Remote Control Universal remote control
Included Devices Remote control
Connectors Connectors HDMI input, Ethernet, Serial, Composite video/audio input, VGA input, Digital audio output (optical), HD component input, Audio input, Audio output, S-Video input
HDMI 3 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A )
S-Video Connectors 2 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN )
RCA Connectors 2 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ), 3 x audio input ( RCA phono x 2 ), 1 x audio output ( RCA phono x 2 )
Component Connectors 2 x HD component input ( RCA phono x 3 )
Digital Optical Connectors 1 x digital audio output (optical) ( TOSLINK )
Other Connectors Total (Free) / Type 3 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ), 1 x VGA input ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ), 1 x audio input ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ), 1 x digital audio output (optical) ( TOSLINK ), 1 x serial ( 9 pin D-Sub ), 1 x Ethernet
its not a bad tv ... I dont know much about the quality of HP, so I couldnt tell you if it will last long or not. The only things that I notice from the specs is that it is not 120hz (which is basically what gives blu-ray movies its almost 3-D appearance) and it doesnt say if it supports 20fps, which is a feature that will smooth out PQ a little more (not all that noticeable)
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they key is to look at the contrast ratio, the higher the ratio the more expensive, your tv has a 1500:1 ratio, that sucks , i would recommend going with a Samsung, I got a 42" Samung at sams for 1150, 720p with 15,000:1 ratio, the picture is flawless.
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so what do you reccomend?

do you work for a electronics store?
Well, if your gonna ask what I recommend, here it is:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202649765246

and no, i dont work at an electronics store ... I have always been into A/V stuff, and I keep my research and reading up to date on whats going on and whats new and out. Not to mention I just recently did a lot of research when buying my latest LCD HDTV and Blu Ray player. Unfortunately I had a budget (as do most of us) so I couldnt get what I would recommend as linked above, but i got the best that i could for the money i had. Unfortunately any of the 120hz LCD by Samsung or Sony were out of my budget, and I wanted to get a 46"-52", so I settled without the 120hz, but i did make sure it had the 20fps. Now everytime i go into BestBuy and look at the Sony 120hz with the blu-ray demo playing on it I
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here is another TV i would recommend (but cant afford either)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1184369372441
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XBR FTW!!!

i have an old school XBR CRT and only recently have i seen a better pic w/ this "new" technology.

where does it say the sony is 120hz
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Well, if your gonna ask what I recommend, here it is:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202649765246

and no, i dont work at an electronics store ... I have always been into A/V stuff, and I keep my research and reading up to date on whats going on and whats new and out. Not to mention I just recently did a lot of research when buying my latest LCD HDTV and Blu Ray player. Unfortunately I had a budget (as do most of us) so I couldnt get what I would recommend as linked above, but i got the best that i could for the money i had. Unfortunately any of the 120hz LCD by Samsung or Sony were out of my budget, and I wanted to get a 46"-52", so I settled without the 120hz, but i did make sure it had the 20fps. Now everytime i go into BestBuy and look at the Sony 120hz with the blu-ray demo playing on it I
, 50,000:1 contrast ratio!!
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XBR FTW!!!

i have an old school XBR CRT and only recently have i seen a better pic w/ this "new" technology.

where does it say the sony is 120hz
for some reason on the BB website it doesnt say that it is 120hz, but it is. the XBR4 is, the XBR3 is not ... the XBR3 is the same tv just last years model.
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, 50,000:1 contrast ratio!!
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Hehe, for the price I would rather pay a little more and get one of these.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN-T46...5962023&sr=1-1
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i have a 50" Vizio Plazma...paid 1200 at walmart...awesome picture ...
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whatever you decide on get the 1080p or 1080i. dont waste your money on the others no matter what the price. i have a 42 plasma here in my apartment and i love it. paid $850ish in december after alot of research.

dont forget, if you are getting HD, get a HD box for your cable or satellite. i saw what 'free hd' looks like (local channesl) compared to my comcast HD and mine blows it away!
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Well I got my new tv today THANX PIMPRICE for helping me out. I ended up going smaller since the TV was going to be in a small study room and think I over did it when I purchased the 42" tv. I mean the room is 10'x14' and that is even maybe over shooting it. So I ended up going with a 32" Sony Bravia XBR with a 120hz and wow its like night and day. Sux not to have the Wifi from the HP but screw that I perfer a better picture, to just having wifi that connects the tv to my laptop.
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