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mepratt1234@cha
01-12-2009, 11:43 PM
So I'm trying to decide if I need a TV for college. I know that they can take up a lot of space, which is at a premium. If I had one it's not like I would stay in my dorm and watch it 24/7.

Just wondering if: 1. Are they nice to have?

2. The size you have? I'm think some where from mid 20's to about 32". I think any larger would be too big.

3. Where is the best place to buy TV's? I'm assuming it's not Best Buy or Circuit City. Cheapest prices would probably be online, but where?

Thanks.

JimJ
01-13-2009, 03:41 PM
I didn't have one, never bothered me - but then again I consider 90% of TV a waste of time.

On the few times I wanted to watch TV, usually the neighbors had theirs on, and we had the same taste in what to watch :D

96MaxGLE
01-13-2009, 06:09 PM
amazon usually has pretty good deals on TV's. I would also check Overstock.com b/c they only charge a flat $2 (i think) for shipping. I would look into a 720p Toshiba Regza...awesome TV's and really decent prices

meh
01-13-2009, 06:13 PM
going to Clemson?

Supergumby5000
01-13-2009, 06:13 PM
I got a 23" Samsung 720p TV that works awesome.

Small enough to sit on the desk, big enough to easily watch anywhere in the room.

Works as my computer moniter, dvd player, cable, xbox 360.


great investment.

TurdFergueson2
01-13-2009, 06:14 PM
So I'm trying to decide if I need a TV for college. I know that they can take up a lot of space, which is at a premium. If I had one it's not like I would stay in my dorm and watch it 24/7.

Just wondering if: 1. Are they nice to have?

2. The size you have? I'm think some where from mid 20's to about 32". I think any larger would be too big.

3. Where is the best place to buy TV's? I'm assuming it's not Best Buy or Circuit City. Cheapest prices would probably be online, but where?

Thanks.

Get a 37 inch flat screen and double it as a pc monitor. You would rule the world then.

How far are you from Duluth GA? There's a Frys there. Great store.

Pop da Hatch
01-13-2009, 06:15 PM
I got a 23" Samsung 720p TV that works awesome.

Small enough to sit on the desk, big enough to easily watch anywhere in the room.

Works as my computer moniter, dvd player, cable, xbox 360.


great investment.

how much was it?

kodak314
01-13-2009, 06:16 PM
very nice to have
40" samsung
got mine 4 $800 @ walmart

mepratt1234@cha
01-13-2009, 06:28 PM
going to Clemson?

I got into Clemson in mid October. It's definitely at the top of my list. I also got pretty much a free ride to PC and I'm still waiting to hear from UNC and USC.

I like that idea about doubling it as a monitor. Could that work if I have a laptop?

40" seems like it would take up a lot of space.

Do you have a Toshiba Regza?

jmanpc
01-13-2009, 06:29 PM
I got my 26" flat samsung 720p for $378.

Open box ftw.

meh
01-13-2009, 07:37 PM
I got into Clemson in mid October. It's definitely at the top of my list. I also got pretty much a free ride to PC and I'm still waiting to hear from UNC and USC.






I know a few guys who are going to sign for football next year.

Digital Designs
01-13-2009, 07:43 PM
I got a 32" 720P Vizio from Wal-Mart, and it does good for my needs. It was only $400 and it looks much better than the 26" Sanyo I had before it.

dvrmstrng
01-13-2009, 07:46 PM
i have a 42" Vizio LCD and my brothers got a 32" Vizio Plasma

dvrmstrng
01-13-2009, 07:46 PM
both bought at Costco

Andrizzle
01-13-2009, 07:49 PM
If you're living in a dorm. I wouldn't bother getting a TV unless you console game.


Too much to do in a dorm, no time for TV.

96MaxGLE
01-13-2009, 10:03 PM
I own 2 Toshiba Regzas and it will be a 3rd soon...

mepratt1234@cha
01-13-2009, 10:03 PM
Open box and Sam's or Costo are a good idea.

Vizios don't look that bad from what I've seen and $400 is definitely in my budget.

Are you in college in NC or high school?

chereck04
01-13-2009, 10:15 PM
I would suggest checking out a local shop and finding a decent used tv. No sense in bringing a new TV, especially an LCD TV, in to a dorm room. Granted, your friends might be a little more behaved than mine were, but still.. not worth the risk if you ask me.

Digital Designs
01-14-2009, 01:20 AM
Open box and Sam's or Costo are a good idea.

Vizios don't look that bad from what I've seen and $400 is definitely in my budget.

Are you in college in NC or high school?

Go with the 32" Vizio LCD at Wal-Mart. I wouldnt recommend the plasma though, or any plasma for that matter.

mepratt1234@cha
01-15-2009, 12:20 AM
I thought the smallest plasmas were only like 42" and bigger?

CantGetEnufBASS
01-15-2009, 12:22 AM
I'm think some where from mid 20's to about 32". I think any larger would be too big.


Pics of your poosy?

ado
01-15-2009, 12:24 AM
I had a 40" samsung 1080i and 5.1 surround in my dorm room last year :)....its in my apt now. Tv on the wall saves a ton of room.

mepratt1234@cha
01-15-2009, 12:33 AM
It's not like I can drop a grand on this either. I have other things I like to spend my money on.

I just need some thing of reasonable size and quality. Now if I had an apartment I would probably go a lot bigger.

dvrmstrng
01-17-2009, 10:17 PM
go like 27" LG or Sammy....

dvrmstrng
01-17-2009, 10:17 PM
throw it on your desk next to your computer...take good care of it sell it and then upgrade when you move out

hockey512546
01-24-2009, 02:13 AM
What about just putting a tuner card in your computer.