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M@nJo
08-23-2009, 11:06 PM
I'm shopping around for either a 37, 40 or 42" flat screen TV for the living room. I don't have blu-ray or HD nor do I plan on it anytime soon. I just want to upgrade my bulky 32" box that's faded green. I'm using it mainly to watch DVD movies/TV shows while smoking hookah when I have company over. Sometimes I'll play video games but rarely.

Where do you recommend I buy at? Will I benefit much from 1080p opposed to 720p? I am working with a $700 MAX budget here. I prefer to shop local for warranty reasons but I don't mind buying online as they have a legit return/warranty program going. So far I like the Sharp 40" 1080p at Costco for $700+tax.

skmfkr
08-23-2009, 11:07 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9244631&type=product&id=1218066284734

thats what i wanna get when we move, oh wait wrong one thats what we have in our bedroom, the 42" 1080p is 699. ive got that 32" and a 37" from bestbuy i got a card for there.

probmxstyle
08-23-2009, 11:12 PM
What about plasma? You can get a Samsung or Panasonic plasma for 600-699.

M@nJo
08-23-2009, 11:19 PM
i really dont know the differences between LCD v. plasma. what sites or stores are those prices your getting from?

probmxstyle
08-23-2009, 11:21 PM
i really dont know the differences between LCD v. plasma. what sites or stores are those prices your getting from?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05775039000P?vName=Computers+%26+Ele ctronics&cName=Televisions&sName=Flat+Panel (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05775039000P?vName=Computers+%26+Ele ctronics&cName=Televisions&sName=Flat+Panel)

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05775509000P?vName=Computers+%26+Ele ctronics&cName=Televisions&sName=Flat+Panel

I find plasmas to have better color and to display non-HD signals with better clarity then similarly priced LCD's.

M@nJo
08-30-2009, 12:34 AM
Costco also carries a Panasonic 42" 720p for $600. My brother was convincing me to pick that up since I'm not using HD or blu-ray. Thoughts?

rippinitup7
08-30-2009, 12:35 AM
i'd say a vizio would be the best bang for the buck for your needs.

Twistid
08-30-2009, 12:40 AM
Id wait until black friday :fyi:

FatPat*da*Ratt
08-30-2009, 12:41 AM
Vizio's are very nice

M@nJo
08-30-2009, 12:49 AM
The costco location I went to doesn't carry Vizio. But the Walmart down the street does. I'm more interested in purchasing at Costco because they have an awesome return policy. Any quality differences between Panasonic and Vizio?

gringo
09-21-2009, 04:45 AM
I would rather have you check the LCD TV ratings (http://www.smartratings.com/electronics/plasma_and_lcds) of various brands and read the reviews. You might find it very useful I suppose. Comparing the ratings with the price will give you the most bang for your buck. Just my 2 cents.

IA2
09-21-2009, 09:48 AM
Vizio 37" is at Target for $499 at our local store.....I paid $769 for mine about 2 years ago.

Yes Im mad....lol

plugitin
09-21-2009, 09:51 AM
the cheaper vizios have some issues...mine died after a year, my buddy's shuts off randomly.

JLa Obsessed
09-21-2009, 09:55 AM
If you want quality at all, don't buy Vizio or any of the other cheaper brands. Personally I reccomend the Samsung 40" 630, model number is LN40B630. if you're paying attention, you can pick one up for 799$ on a good sale date. It's 1080p, 120hz, and it has a huge contrast ratio compared to any of the other 40's on the market. If it's still too expensive go with the 40" 530 or 550 by Samsung. I sell these *****es and trust me, after standing around watching every single one every day, I know which have the pros and cons.

plugitin
09-21-2009, 09:56 AM
samsung is one of the best manufactures...their high end tvs=amazing

JLa Obsessed
09-21-2009, 09:56 AM
The costco location I went to doesn't carry Vizio. But the Walmart down the street does. I'm more interested in purchasing at Costco because they have an awesome return policy. Any quality differences between Panasonic and Vizio?

YES. HUGE differences...