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    LCD tv suggestions

    Hey ya'll,

    I'm in the market for an HD tv, around 42-46 inches. Looking to spend under $1000. Any suggestions to give me? Thanks in advance!!



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    Interesting you should say that. My dad just bought a 42" Sony LCD tv. We've only had it for about two days but I really like it so far. Although it's higher than your price range allows. I would recommend going to Traviss Audio and Video on Douglas in Des Moines. They were really friendly and knowledgeable and threw in little discounts in here and there.


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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    Ian-- since we actually know each other, but it has been years, use Slickrank.com - the ultimate deal finder. It is my brother's site and it compiles the best deals on the net. Personally, I've got a 32" Sony Bravia and I love it! I've seen the 42", on slickrank, for about $900.



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    Check out the seller Buy Dakota on e-bay for great deals on reconditioned certified Vizio televisions. They offer a warranty and free shipping. Don't settle for a 720p television at this point and don't get anything that doesn't have a good motion engine or you'r sports will disapoint. You can find this in the price and size range you're looking for.

    $895 Buy it Now price w/ no shipping costs and 90 day in home warranty. 42" 1080p 120hz



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    If you're willing to spend a slight bit more, I got a 47" LG LCD 1080p, 120hz for 1300


    Whatever you do, make sure you get 120hz or better. The 60hz TVs really can lag with certain things.


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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Interesting you should say that. My dad just bought a 42" Sony LCD tv. We've only had it for about two days but I really like it so far. Although it's higher than your price range allows. I would recommend going to Traviss Audio and Video on Douglas in Des Moines. They were really friendly and knowledgeable and threw in little discounts in here and there.
    I would also recommend dealing with Travvis. I've had good luck there and it always gives me a sense of satisfaction dealing with a local small business. I've also found them to be very competative with the big box stores in price and of course, they hammer them when you compare service/knowledge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clone1450 View Post
    Check out the seller Buy Dakota on e-bay for great deals on reconditioned certified Vizio televisions. They offer a warranty and free shipping. Don't settle for a 720p television at this point and don't get anything that doesn't have a good motion engine or you'r sports will disapoint. You can find this in the price and size range you're looking for.

    $895 Buy it Now price w/ no shipping costs and 90 day in home warranty. 42" 1080p 120hz
    No way I'd pay that, you can get a new one from Costco and get a free 2nd year on the warranty for $899.



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    Sony and Samsung generally have the best lcd's these days for higher end, once you come down in features, etc, it's pretty hit or miss. Traviss probably isn't a bad place to check out, but I'd certainly go look at some Samsungs and Vizios for that size and price range, which Traviss doesn't have.



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    I would also recommend dealing with Travvis. I've had good luck there and it always gives me a sense of satisfaction dealing with a local small business. I've also found them to be very competative with the big box stores in price and of course, they hammer them when you compare service/knowledge.
    The other really nice thing about buying local like this is service. And TV's today are much more likely to need work than the old tubes. The likelihood of a problem is almost exponential. We bought a plasma through Best Buy that went out literally like 10 days after the one year warranty. Luckily this was a wide spread problem with the device so the company ended up covering parts and labor for us anyway, but we were without TV for over a month because the "local" repair person to the DSM area came out of like eastern Iowa somewhere.



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    I always jump on the pile for Samsung. That said, get a Samsung.

    40" Samsung, 1080p for $899 from Dell.


    Dell : Samsung Samsung 40" LN40B550 1080p LCD HDTV : Video Conferencing : Home & Home Office-



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    I hate to even throw this out because it will bring out the whole LCD/Plasma debate but I bought a 46" Panasonic plasma from American for around $1,000 about 6 months ago and the picture is amazing. Keep in Mind that I also have LCD's in the house for comparison. The big key is light control. If this is going somewhere that has a lot of sunlight than you'll want to stick with LCD.



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    Thanks sooo much for all the insight everyone!



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    Re: LCD tv suggestions

    Eventually I'll be in the market for about the same thing you are looking for but last winter when I was shopping there were some good deals on Vizio and I've heard nothing but good things from people I know that own one themselves.


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