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mjyoung

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atrimus

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 2,486
Subj: Re: Suggestions about HDTVs
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 03:27:15 pm EDT (Viewed 674 times)
Reply Subj: Suggestions about HDTVs
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 11:12:33 am EDT (Viewed 783 times)


> so, due to the fact that i'm a game junkie (PS3 and XBox 360 owner), as well as the fact that i'm feeling the years creep up on me and i tend to spend more time in the house watching movies than i did a few years ago, i've been thinking about building me a home theater, starting with an HDTV. i just ran into an old co-worker of mine, who was giving me some advice as to which brand and what kind of HDTV i should go with. he suggested i go with either Sony, Samsung or Sharp (in that order of quality). while he said Plasma was the newer albeit more expensive tech, he also said it has its drawback (namely screen glare) when compared to LCD, which is cheaper. i've been seeing a brand of HDTVs at Sam's Club and Walmart called (and forgive the spelling) Vizio. they're really cheap compared to other HDTV brands, but by eye comparison they don't seem of quite equal quality. i'm working towards having a $1300 budget for an HDTV. what do you think i should go with?
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> also, between 720p and 1080p, which is the sounder option?

It goes 720p, 1080i, 1080p, in that order according to quality.

I think now, in order of quality, Samsung is ahead. Sony use to be, but I don't think that is the case today. I also think that Sharp is a distant third. Of course, cost is also a factor.

LCDs are considered the better option now. I think alot of companies have even stopped making Plasmas.

Stay away from Vizio. I know it looks appealing because of price, but it's a trick.

The biggest factor is the size you want, which would depend on how much room you have, and how you are willing to spend.

All things considered, I have 46 inch Samsung, and I'm extremely happy with it.

Another thing to look out for is the type of connections your TV has. If you are a video game guy, you really need at least 3 HDMI cables.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN40A550-40-Inch-1080p-HDTV/dp/B001418W2C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=audio-video&qid=1224012383&sr=1-2

Is just something I found. I would recommend you go to a local store like best buy, and see which TV you like the best. And then buy wherever you are comfortable with.


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