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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby Phatferd » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:43 pm

woodson_28 wrote:
Phatferd wrote: (I am exclusing cheaper sets like Dynex and Coby because you don't even want to waste your time over those. You'll regret it quickly like I did with my Westinghouse).


Agreed. Think of TV brands as baseball players. Assuming you play fantasy baseball since you're posting at a fantasy baseball website.

Tier 1:
Bravia
Samsung

Tier 2:
Vizio (Agree, they're a name brand now)
Panasonic (best plasmas)

Tier 3:
LG
Sharp
Toshiba

Tier 4:
Polaroid
Westinghouse
JVC
basically all others.


Made some adjustments for you :-°
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby dans2 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:15 pm

thanks guys.. i found a Vizio LCD with 100,000:1 CONTRAST rratio and its 1080p (42 inches). Good buy? 548.00
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby jfg » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:23 pm

Don't make a purchase based on contrast ratio. Every company has their own way of describing it, it's not a universal ratio.

The biggest thing for me after size and price is how much information there is online about it and if there is a place like AVS online that have a lot of people talking about it and providing calibration info. Once you get it home the most important thing you need to do is calibrate it and a calibration disc isn't going to cut it for the most part, and paying for a person to come out is expensive. If you can find a TV that a lot of people are dedicated to online you'll get a great TV instead of a good one. If you get a TV that nobody is talking about you're going to be on your own for calibrating it.
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:35 pm

Okay, so my 6-year old 50" Samsung DLP 720p is broken, and instead of paying somebody to come fix it, I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive alternative...

Is THIS a decent TV? I've watched blu rays on some of my friends' 120 hz TVs and it's unbelievable. Is this on a similar level with the refresh rate? Is it worth my $660 or so after tax and shipping??

Would really love to hear people weigh in on this as I appreciate any help. If I don't mind not hanging it on the wall, as I have a DLP TV already, would THIS be a better route to go??
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:45 pm

Phatferd wrote:
woodson_28 wrote:
Phatferd wrote: (I am exclusing cheaper sets like Dynex and Coby because you don't even want to waste your time over those. You'll regret it quickly like I did with my Westinghouse).


Agreed. Think of TV brands as baseball players. Assuming you play fantasy baseball since you're posting at a fantasy baseball website.

Tier 1:
Bravia
Samsung

Tier 2:
Vizio (Agree, they're a name brand now)
Panasonic (best plasmas)

Tier 3:
LG
Sharp
Toshiba

Tier 4:
Polaroid
Westinghouse
JVC
basically all others.


Made some adjustments for you :-°

That's cool, but LG's ADP is 22. No way I'm taking LG that early. I'll let someone else overpay for their LG, and I'll look at Sharp or Westinghouse who are going 7-8 rounds later.
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:48 pm

StlSluggers wrote:That's cool, but LG's ADP is 22. No way I'm taking LG that early. I'll let someone else overpay for their LG, and I'll look at Sharp or Westinghouse who are going 7-8 rounds later.

Bumping six month old posts is cool, and I'mma let you finish... but helping me would be the best post of all-time.
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:43 pm

Halp.
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:42 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Halp.


well my first suggestion would be to man up and use the webz to diagnose and fix your old TV

2nd suggestion would be to buy one of the Tier 1-3 TV's. check newegg or hell even take advantage of Best Buy 0% financing

unless your some major TV snob one of those should be fine...i wouldnt take my chances with Brand X just to save $100 bucks...over 5 years thats like $2/month
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:45 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Halp.


well my first suggestion would be to man up and use the webz to diagnose and fix your old TV

2nd suggestion would be to buy one of the Tier 1-3 TV's. check newegg or hell even take advantage of Best Buy 0% financing

unless your some major TV snob one of those should be fine...i wouldnt take my chances with Brand X just to save $100 bucks...over 5 years thats like $2/month

I got the Element one. $600 for a 55" LCD 1080p with 120 Hz is a deal I couldn't pass up. The 32" Element LCD I've had in my bedroom for four or five years has never ever given me a problem, and the closest thing I saw to being that reasonably priced was a 46" Refurbished Samsung with the same specs at Best Buy. I couldn't pass up those extra 9"... now I know how women feel when they're with me.
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Re: Buying HDTV.. 720p or 1080p???

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:26 am

bigh0rt wrote:now I know how women feel when they're with me.


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