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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by The Fuzz, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. The Fuzz

    The Fuzz WiiChat Member

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    I am looking to spend around $600. Give or take from that amount. But does anyone know of a great TV that has worked out for them or one that they know of?
     
  2. Mr.Herron

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    Dont get a plasma if you plan on using it with gaming.

    You will burn images into the screen.

    LCD is the way to go.
     
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    LCD for sure. plasma is crap in my opinion. im not an expert here but i hear its way to much to fix if it breaks, wich it will break after a few years.
     
  4. XtremeKilling

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    if possible get a HDTV lol
     
  5. Spyro

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    You can get a nice LCD HDTV, but we need to know what size you're looking for.

    And plasma FTL. It sucks.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of mid-grade Plasma (I've seen some highend that were calibrated that looked amazing). I notice WAY too much "dot crawl" on Plasma displays.

    I believe LCD (because of the economy of scale) will be the dominate technology far into the future. With large projector sets being relatively cheap, the newest gen having super high refresh and contrast ratios, and direct view LCD's getting bigger and bigger, I'd say shop LCD.
     
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    yeah plasma is currently >.>
    LCD is like the ****.
     
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    I second that.

    Don't forget plasma display is heavy and more power hungry. For mid-range display, < 37"/42", LCD is the way to go.

    But if you want the largest size available, for example a 65" screen, then plasma is your best choice as LCD is still playing catch up there, and more expensive.
     
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    I love my westinghouse, best picture for the price.

    then again its only 19 inches, but I got it for 225 new, with a normal price of 310.

    its small but its for my dorm room.
     
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    not true. Burn-in is no longer really an issue for plasmas. You pretty much have to really try to burn in an image...like pause an image for 10 days straight.
    Check out http://www.avsforum.com/ for tons of info. Both LCDs and plasmas are nice, but I got a 42" 9UK Panasonic plasma because blacks and color accuracy are better w/ plasmas.
     
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    the tv i was looking to buy was either a 26" sanyo lcd hdtv from wal-mart for $500 or a 26" polaroid lcd hdtv which was around $600 i think.both have mid decent reviews
     
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    My 19" Westinghouse rocks. +1 to the other guy that has it as well.

    I'd buy another Westinghouse TV no problem. They are definitely the best price:quality TV's out there.
     
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    yep, it was the best looking when sitting next to the other tv's

    And I was actually looking at at the poloroid tv, and the picture quality sucked compared to my westinghouse, and the looks of the poloroid tv its self arent that great.
     
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    I recently bought a 32" Vizio HDTV from our local walmart. The thing looks amazing! I paid under $600 for it normal price.
     
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    Whatever you end up getting, please calibrate the picture settings properly. None of this full brightness nonsense :). Either a calibration disc like Avia or some recommended settings from CNET work just fine. There's a professional calibration service too, but it's a bit of an overkill for your case.
     
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    LCD all the way
     
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    Man,

    a lot of people really don't know their stuff :) OP, please don't just go by these opinions.. research yourself a bit more. Ofcourse, if you have the interest the best place for these is http://avsforum.com there's enormous information there.

    firstly, Burn-in is no longer an issue with Plasmas. There's minimal effect, and if there is, it's perhaps over several years before which you'll junk the TV for a new one. But there's no way you're going to get a good plasma for 600 bucks!! You'll have to go over 1000 bucks.

    For medium (32inch or less) there are LCDs available these days which might be good bets.

    If you want 50inch+ excellent values can be had in rear-projection sets like DLP or LCD projection HDTVs. These have pictures every bit as good as "direct view" LCDs and plasmas but are much cheaper because it's cheaper to manufacture them. One disadvantage is that since the screen is a sheet of plastic if you throw things at it it will break lot easier than a direct LCD or plasma monitor. But otherwise, around 700-1200 bucks you'll get fantastic 50-60 inch monitor and DVDs/TV or games will be fantastic.
     
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    I've been reading several avs posts and some articles that the DLP bulbs have a much shorter lifespan than advertised. Something like replacing them every 1.5-2 yrs instead of 2-3x that. Just a FYI to look into it if you go DLP :).
     
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    I got a 32-inch Olevia LCD from Circuit City for $649. Before that I had a 27-inch. Amazing TV for the price and it has high marks from consumer reports. Unless you plan on dropping over 1k, dont pay for a samsung or sony. You can get a much larger olevia/ westinghouse/ vizio for the same price as a 26 inch samsung/ sony/ sharp.

    just dont be a sucker and buy the extended warranty. you get a 1-year manufacturers warranty from those companies and if a TV is going to be broken it will be DOA or will break in the first 30 days.
     
  20. Kenji510

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    You can check out like a bestbuy, circuitcity or frys website to find all great kinds of good tvs you wanna check out as well and even on the newspaper ads too... make sure you get like a LCD HDTV or something.
     

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