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    buying a tv question

    I am in need of a new tv for a second residence. I am reasonably certain due to lighting issues that I prefer (or so I have been told by salespeople) a lcd over plasma. I was very interested in Samsung and was only looking in the 42" range or so due to part-time living at the lake. Now that being said, I have yet to purchase and am looking at the Black Friday ads and nothing at Best Buy strikes me and have not yet viewed the American ad. I also know that some of you highly recommend Traviss in DM. Do they price- match? Finally in the Sears Black Friday ad they have a Sharp Aquos 46"inch model for 999 before noon or a Sony 40" W series for 1399. Can anyone shed any light on these models/brands. Good, bad, indifferent. Finally home theater system, smaller room, any suggestions for middle of the road pricing/brands. Thanks


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    Re: buying a tv question

    LCD is better if you have light issues, they reflect less since the screen is not glass like a plasma. Traviss does price match local stores, but most local stores do not carry the same models as traviss. Traviss usually carrys the higher end stuff.


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    Re: buying a tv question

    I'll never buy Sony again. I've had so many problems with their crap I can't begin to list them here. The Sharp one sounds like a good deal. I just bought an Olevia 42" LCD. It was a great price and I love the TV when it works correctly but have had some issues and the support is TERRIBLE. I've spent at least 30 min. on hold every time I've called. On the plus side, they're supposed to be sending me a new one but that's yet to be seen.



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    Re: buying a tv question

    Quote Originally Posted by lakeliving View Post
    I am in need of a new tv for a second residence. I am reasonably certain due to lighting issues that I prefer (or so I have been told by salespeople) a lcd over plasma. I was very interested in Samsung and was only looking in the 42" range or so due to part-time living at the lake. Now that being said, I have yet to purchase and am looking at the Black Friday ads and nothing at Best Buy strikes me and have not yet viewed the American ad. I also know that some of you highly recommend Traviss in DM. Do they price- match? Finally in the Sears Black Friday ad they have a Sharp Aquos 46"inch model for 999 before noon or a Sony 40" W series for 1399. Can anyone shed any light on these models/brands. Good, bad, indifferent. Finally home theater system, smaller room, any suggestions for middle of the road pricing/brands. Thanks
    Our 40" Sony Bravia XBR picture has a high HDTV image quality and a pedestrian standard TV image quality. Had to make a bunch of adjustments to get a decent standard TV image quality and had to go online to find that combination of adjustments.

    Purchased our Sony at Traviss. If they price match, they did not let us know that. To my chagrin, I learned later that when you buy at Traviss, you a pay a premium. In my case, the premium was not worth it. If I had to do it over again, I would probably buy my television at Sams or Costco or Best Buy.

    If interested, link to HDTV reviews: PC World - HDTV



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    Re: buying a tv question

    Make sure the resolution is 1080, not 720......and buy your cables and wall mount from www.monoprice.com



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    Re: buying a tv question

    Should really look at Visio. They are now the top selling brand and their price is about 70% of anything else comparable. I haven't bought one yet so this is not fact but I have heard a ton of great comments about them TV's the past 4 months.



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    Re: buying a tv question

    Use the chart at the following site:
    1080p Does Matter - Here's When (Screen Size vs. Viewing Distance vs. Resolution) CarltonBale.com

    to determine what resolution you really need.



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    Re: buying a tv question

    Some of us out here can't exactly afford 1080p until it comes down in price some. Until then, when I (hopefully) get my Samsung in January/February, I'm probably going to have to settle for 720p.


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    Re: buying a tv question

    I agree Visio is a great bang for you buck, speakers Paradigm atoms (again inexpensive but great reviews), Marantz/Denon receiver.


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    Re: buying a tv question

    I highly recommend Sharp Aquos. Bust Buy has them at pretty solid prices right now, but the guy said they are as low as they are going to go. If you can afford it then Samsung is your brand!


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    Re: buying a tv question

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Should really look at Visio. They are now the top selling brand and their price is about 70% of anything else comparable. I haven't bought one yet so this is not fact but I have heard a ton of great comments about them TV's the past 4 months.

    Visio is the American company that is taking about a 20% share of the market.


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    Re: buying a tv question

    I love my Sharp Aquos LCD.


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    Re: buying a tv question

    I really like the look of the samsung tv's and that would have been my first choice but I just bought a 32" Toshiba Regza LCD instead because I found it for a great price. I bought from Amazon.com and got it for at least $150 cheaper than anywhere else + free shipping. It got here fast and unscathed. I'm really happy with it.



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    Re: buying a tv question

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    I love my Sharp Aquos LCD.
    I am looking at a Sharp Aquos LCD. Do have problems with motion blur when watching football or action movies? Best Buy was trying to convince me that I needed an LCD with the 120hz to reduce the motion blur if I watch a lot of football.



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    Watched SNF last night on my Aquos and it was beautiful!


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