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    Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    I want inexpensive yet good quality. I don't need 1080p since it's 42" and want to save money.

    I'll get a bigger one when I move and get the bells & whistles.

    Any recommendations? Vizio is pretty cheap.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I want inexpensive yet good quality. I don't need 1080p since it's 42" and want to save money.

    I'll get a bigger one when I move and get the bells & whistles.

    Any recommendations? Vizio is pretty cheap.
    Westinghouse actually isn't too bad either...They get good reviews, and have a nice picture.

    I think Sound and Vision rated the Vizio the best tv in the budget market though.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    go to dakotapcwarehouse.com located in north sioux city. all refurbished but you can get an extra 2 year warranty for another 80 bucks. they have a 42" vizio for around 749 and another for around 899 with the 1080. about the cheapest around that i have heard of.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    vizio is the cheapest for the quality I have seen. Costco usually has deals on it as well. Overstock.com has some deals occasionally too.


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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I want inexpensive yet good quality. I don't need 1080p since it's 42" and want to save money.

    I'll get a bigger one when I move and get the bells & whistles.

    Any recommendations? Vizio is pretty cheap.
    I got a 32 inch Olevia for the upstairs bedroom and I was very impressed with the specs. The resolution and refresh rate were some of the best I've seen for the price.

    Also, I bought a 46-inch Sony Bravia on Ebay (of all places) and I really got a good bargain (it was 1080p - wow, wait till you see the games in HD). I bought it off a reseller (not an individual). If you feel comfortable, take the plunge and get it on ebay; you might get the most bang for your buck.


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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    I have the Vizio 42". I bought it at Costco last summer for $999. I was torn between LCD and Plasma and I was a bit put off by the LCD pixelation at first, but I really do like it. Next TV will be at least 50". Enjoy!


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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    And just FYI, there are extraordinarily few 1080p sources, so don't feel bad about it. Unless you watch a ton of BluRay movies that are mastered from the beginning in 1080p (which are, again, few and far between) you won't be able to tell the difference between it and 1080i/720p. In addition, there isn't anyone broadcasting anything in 1080p at the moment, so if you watch mostly live TV (like me), you'll be limited to 1080i/720p anyway.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    go to dakotapcwarehouse.com located in north sioux city. all refurbished but you can get an extra 2 year warranty for another 80 bucks. they have a 42" vizio for around 749 and another for around 899 with the 1080. about the cheapest around that i have heard of.

    I'll second that. They have some great deals.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I got a 32 inch Olevia for the upstairs bedroom and I was very impressed with the specs. The resolution and refresh rate were some of the best I've seen for the price.

    Also, I bought a 46-inch Sony Bravia on Ebay (of all places) and I really got a good bargain (it was 1080p - wow, wait till you see the games in HD). I bought it off a reseller (not an individual). If you feel comfortable, take the plunge and get it on ebay; you might get the most bang for your buck.
    I'll second Olevia. I got a 42 in. for about $800 off newegg.com and just found my buddy one for less than $800 with mail-in rebate on tigerdirect.com. Both including shipping. They're both really nice tvs for the price.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    I just bought a Philips 32" LCD 1080i. It has a built in HD receiver, two HDMI imputs, S-Video, USB,Dolby Digital 3/2 sound and all the other normal features. It cost me around $700 plus tax. I absolutely love it and would recommend it. 1080i and 1080p are so similar that you can't even tell with the naked eye. But like most the others have said it your really just going to watch tv with it 1080i is the way to go, because they are so much cheaper and no one is really broadcasting with 1080p yet.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    Quote Originally Posted by shildreth View Post
    vizio is the cheapest for the quality I have seen. Costco usually has deals on it as well. Overstock.com has some deals occasionally too.
    My Dad just bought a Vizio and the picture is good I just don't like the "cabinet". It looks cheap. Of course that is completely subjective. He loves it.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    I have a 37" Vizio and I love it, only complaint would be I wish I had the 42" but it just didn't work price wise.


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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    I know plasma has a chance for glare, but if you watch a lot of sports, I would chose plasma over LCD 10 times out of 10.

    Even 120 htz LCD isn't great for picking up game speed.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    I know plasma has a chance for glare, but if you watch a lot of sports, I would chose plasma over LCD 10 times out of 10.

    Even 120 htz LCD isn't great for picking up game speed.
    I would second that.



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    Re: Looking for a 42" LCD HDTV

    I have a very bright (outdoor light) room for this particular TV. Gotta be LCD.



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