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mjyoung

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AndrewMTC
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Subj: Re: Suggestions about HDTVs
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 10:43:35 pm EDT (Viewed 695 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Suggestions about HDTVs
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 10:05:15 pm EDT (Viewed 695 times)


> > 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.
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> 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.

I guess it all depends on the person, and the factors. Sony is definitely the more expansive brand, with low quality.

Sony use to be seen as the premium brand when it came to electronics, but over the years it's slowly lost its positive image, and for various reasons. That's one of the reasons you see more importance put on the word "bravia" than you do "sony".

> > 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 \:\)

Sony stopped making them a few years ago, and sony is usually the market leader in these types of things. The only major ones for plasma now are samsung and panasonic, and they pretty much have complete control of the market.

> > 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.
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> 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.

I think you need around 3. There are just so many things to consider, like each individual video game system, a blu ray player, your hd cable/satellite, your audio system, etc.

> and 2) DON'T BUY MONSTER CABLES.
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> 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.

Yeah, that use to be a big issue, whether the price was justified, but it's pretty standard now for most people to understand that it's not worth it. You can easily get a cable at a local store.

But yeah, a bunch of early adopters got suckered into spending $100 or so, when they could have just gotten one for $20.



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