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Old 10-19-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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Looking for a new TV......any help????

The better half and I have decided to get a new LCD HDTV as our Christmas present this year...from talking to some people they say I should look at an LCD, 1080 resolution with 120hz...I guess what I'm looking for is any help from those of you who may have taken the plunge on a new TV in the last year or so and have gone through this process and what you have learned and what you ended up buying, brand names, etc. and are you happy with it?

Our budget will be will be in the $1,500ish range and we'd like to go at least 46".

Thanks for any help you might offer!
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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Bruce, we recently purchased a Samsung 50" for the family room & we are very pleased with it. A Panasonic brand Home Theater System was added. Certainly not high end equipment, but we are amazed at the sound & video quality! Both were well within the price range you mentioned.

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We have two Vizio brand LCD's. One for the bedroom and a bigger one in the living room. Have worked very good so far. Much cheaper now than when we bought the ones we have. The Plasma versions have too much glare on the screen for me. Warden's Aunt has a Plasma and you cant hardly see it unless you watch at night and turn out all the lights. Walmart is hard to beat pricewise. Hope this helps.

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Old 10-19-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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Samsung...best brand out there right now for LCD!
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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Samsung...best brand out there right now for LCD!
Ditto go here:

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Tab/Learn.aspx

Samsung makes the best of the best
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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Bruce, I'm in agreement with the others. The Samsungs are great.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:38 PM   #7
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Make sure you have enough or the right ports for equipment you hook up. Or do you have a receiver? I use my TV as a HTPC. I don't have enough HDMI ports for what it could be... My only regret, but next year I'll pick up another TV.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:26 PM   #8
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Bruce, I have two Samsungs. My boys each have one also. GREAT TV's. You should be able to get quite a TV for $1500!
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just this too....

Amazon has HDMI cables for a nickel.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002L ... B0002L5R78
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Very pleased with our LG 42" 120 HZ, they now have a 240 HZ model. Saved a few bucks with LG, it was on sale. I to was looking at Samsung.
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