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AndrewMTC
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mjyoung

Subj: Re: Suggestions about HDTVs
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 09:05:15 pm CDT (Viewed 695 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Suggestions about HDTVs
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 02:27:15 pm CDT (Viewed 675 times)


> > also, between 720p and 1080p, which is the sounder option?
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> It goes 720p, 1080i, 1080p, in that order according to quality.
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> 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.
>

Even ahead of the Bravia line? That's surprising, but interesting. I haven't really caught up since I haven't had to pick out or help someone pick out a TV in the past year or so.

> LCDs are considered the better option now. I think alot of companies have even stopped making Plasmas.
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That is nice to hear. Very validating \:\)

> Stay away from Vizio. I know it looks appealing because of price, but it's a trick.
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> The biggest factor is the size you want, which would depend on how much room you have, and how you are willing to spend.
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> All things considered, I have 46 inch Samsung, and I'm extremely happy with it.
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> 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.
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I forgot to mention this. It's extremely important, thanks for pointing this out.

1) Take note of the number of HD inputs your TV has. Though most of the higher-end ones are pretty solid in that regard, just make sure.

and 2) DON'T BUY MONSTER CABLES.

They are disgustingly overpriced compared to any other brand (or no-brands). Their claims of superiority are total BS. A cable is a cable is a cable.

In fact, the fellows at Best Buy conned me into buying Monster cables when I frst got my HDTV and PS3 combo (big spender that day, ouch...). They, and equivalent stores' employees, are known for pushing their most costly cables. Well the day after I plugged my PS3 in, the pins on the wire bent (overnight, untouched), rendering the wires completely useless. I now have a cable that cost about $50 less, I believe, which has worked perfectly from day 1.

Going to any "techy" site will leave you with the same advice, but I thought I oughta warn you (and anyone else) here, too.

> 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
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> 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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