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Just rememember what you are coming from and going to. If you have a 32" cathode ray tube and you are moving up I find it hard to believe that a 42" isn't going to geel just great (which is what happened to me).

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August 25th, 2011, 12:31 pm
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Sure, that's true steensn, but how often does one buy a TV? Every 5,6 years?

A couple hundred extra bucks can go a long way on something you're going be using for quite a long period of time.

I'm not saying drop $4k on a ridiculous set. But really, what's the difference between $800 and $1k when you're going to get several thousand hours of use out of it? If you're sitting 5-10 feet away from the TV, 42 inch is ideal. 6-12 feet 50 inch, 7-14 55 inch, etc.


August 25th, 2011, 6:52 pm
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Bout $200 dollars is the difference ;)

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August 25th, 2011, 8:43 pm
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Plasma definitely uses more energy, so your electric bills will be higher. LCD and LED are more efficient. Like Blueskies said, Plasmas generally get better picture quality. But, unless you have 2 sets next to each other to compare and you are really picky about the picture, you won't notice. Plasmas area also generally a little bit bigger (thicker) than LCD/LED.

I have a Vizio 47" LED and the picture quality is great. Either way you won't really go wrong.

This site has some decent info on the differences between the types of tv: http://reviews.cnet.com/tv-buying-guide/plasma-lcd-led-tvs/


thanks, the site was really helpful.

Off to the store to see what kind of deal I can make. But I know some salesman will make me do this :finger:

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August 25th, 2011, 8:51 pm
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47 inch is a pretty nice size, It's the biggest TV I ever have owned so I think it's far good enough. Our couch is only like 6-7 feet away though and any bigger wouldn't really look right in the corner we have it.

My girlfriend is set on getting a 55 inch when we move though so guess we are going to have a bigger one soon. She won't let me game on it anymore though which is why I'm stuck with the 22 inch :lol:.


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hamma77 wrote:
47 inch is a pretty nice size, It's the biggest TV I ever have owned so I think it's far good enough. Our couch is only like 6-7 feet away though and any bigger wouldn't really look right in the corner we have it.

My girlfriend is set on getting a 55 inch when we move though so guess we are going to have a bigger one soon. She won't let me game on it anymore though which is why I'm stuck with the 22 inch :lol:.

Won't let you?!?!? Ahem, what? :shock: ](*,)
Don't you know men own the electronics in the house and therefore we do what we want with them! LOL :wink: :lol:

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As others have mentioned, Plasmas are complete energy hogs (600 Hz), while there's not much of a difference between an LCD and a Plasma in terms of quality. To each their own, I guess.

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BUT the one thing no one has mentioned about plasma TV's..GLASS screens. if you have kids or an over energetic pet this could save you BIG TIME! I know quite a few people who lost their LCD due to their kids getting a little touchy feely on the TV.


Just something to consider. I bought my plasma cuz A: it looks phenominal and B: i can keep my stupid cat from wanting to catch the lights that move on the screen. if there is anything like a bouncing ball on the TV she becomes obsessed and has to try and kill it. this would NOT be good on an LCD screen.

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As luck would have it, my 27" SD TV in the bedroom died last night. So, just mere months after purchasing a new TV for the living room, I'll be buying another one later today. :x

On the bright side though, I'll be able to watch the Lions in HD while participating in the chat on Sundays. I'll just have to trade in the SD DirecTV box for another HD one now.

While I suppose I could get a 42" or larger set and mount it on the wall, I'll probably go 32" or 37" instead. First, It's cheaper and funds are tight right now. And secondly, I really don't need anything larger when the TV stand is only 4 feet from my computer desk.

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I HIGHLY recommend Samsung TVs. I just moved into my first place on my own (no roommates) and I went shopping. I had a 37 inch 720p for my room that I loved, but I wanted a larger one with the 1080p and 120 refresh rate. I went shopping around and found that Vizio sold one for 150 less than Samsung. I bought it, brought it home and set it up. I immediately noticed the difference in the color range. My 37 inch Samsung had more of a color.range than the newer bigger Vizio. So I took it back, went and paid the.extra 150 for the Samsung version and couldn't be happier. The only difference in the specs that I could see is the Samsung has a very high contrast ratio for an lcd 250,000 to 1. If that's the only difference it made all the difference.


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I'm a fan of Panasonic.

Regardless, I think the major brands are significantly better than the no-names. But, to each his own I suppose.

And, as much as I rag on the cult of Apple, I will probably strongly consider getting an Apple TV. I'm sure the picture quality will be second-to-none.


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I'm a fan of Panasonic.

Regardless, I think the major brands are significantly better than the no-names. But, to each his own I suppose.

And, as much as I rag on the cult of Apple, I will probably strongly consider getting an Apple TV. I'm sure the picture quality will be second-to-none.

Apple TV? Mere speculation :wink:

For those that haven't heard, that's the speculation of the next big thing from Apple. Should be interesting....

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The hedge fundies and the traders are pretty certain Apple TV is coming next year. I'll trust them.

The thing will probably start at $4k though, and include a bose-esque built-in sound system.


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My Toshiba HDTV has an image burned into it from my X-box 360. Won't be getting a new one until I get more money saved up. :x

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Thanks for all the info!
Ordered the LG LK520 47" from Amazon, Was going to buy it at Best Buy but I was in the store for over an hour and not 1 associate approached me to ask if I needed anything. Normally I would approach them but when they are standing around talking with each other and not paying attention to anyone in the store I decided to see how long it would take. Finally I just left, went online and got the LG for $85.00 less than Best Buy was asking.

Tracking the shipment.........It left the Kalamazoo Fedex at 7:50 this morning.....I'll get it sometime today, in time for the first game. Cannot wait to see a game on a bigger screen than I've ever owned and in HD!!


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