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#1 RedWingFan1970  OFFLINE  

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Posted May 3, 2016 - 8:16 am

I am looking at getting a 55" television.  I am looking at the budget sets currently and the two that I have been looking at have pretty good reviews.  Best Buy has their Insignia brand for $399.99 while Walmart has a Septre 55" for $379.99.  I am not sure which one is the better quality.  After considering a 4K TV, research has told me that this isn't really worth the extra price yet.  If you have any advice on either of the mentioned TV's or if you have a good experience with a different brand let me know.  Thanks for your time.



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Posted May 6, 2016 - 9:12 pm

Are these the two you're talking about?

 - http://www.bestbuy.c...3&skuId=4204503

 - http://www.walmart.c...D-HDTV/19527757

 

Neither of those brands would be considered top shelf, so I would start looking at other things, like...

 - Does it have enough HDMI ports?  They both have 3.

 - Do you want a PC input?  The Scepter looks to have a PC input.

 - Smart features matter to you?  Or will you rely on a BluRay player or Firestick or something else like me instead?

 - I'm told Best Buy has an excellent exchange policy if you buy their coverage plan, though I've never had to use it.  Not sure on Walmart.

 - Will you be using the TV's speakers or a speaker bar or home theater setup?  The Insignia looks like it may have more powerful speakers.

 

Looks like the Scepter has dropped in price to $350 at the moment.

 

They both appear to have a fair number of reviews and decent customer ratings.

 

See what you can learn about the sets on avsforum.com


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#3 stevemathis  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jul 15, 2016 - 12:43 am

The best TVs that you can find and the best prices are SAMSUNG an LG. There's a wide variety of those all over the place. There's even that much of them that you would probably need some time to spend researching for getting the best deal.



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Posted Jul 18, 2016 - 12:12 am

Are these the two you're talking about?

 - http://www.bestbuy.c...3&skuId=4204503

 - http://www.walmart.c...D-HDTV/19527757

 

Neither of those brands would be considered top shelf, so I would start looking at other things, like...

 - Does it have enough HDMI ports?  They both have 3.

 - Do you want a PC input?  The Scepter looks to have a PC input.

 - Smart features matter to you?  Or will you rely on a BluRay player or Firestick or something else like me instead?

 - I'm told Best Buy has an excellent exchange policy if you buy their coverage plan, though I've never had to use it.  Not sure on Walmart.

 - Will you be using the TV's speakers or a speaker bar or home theater setup?  The Insignia looks like it may have more powerful speakers.

 

Looks like the Scepter has dropped in price to $350 at the moment.

 

They both appear to have a fair number of reviews and decent customer ratings.

 

See what you can learn about the sets on avsforum.com

If you're buying a TV such as this you sure must pay attention to these little things like Pnambic said.  I would add that refresh rate (Hz) should be as high as possible. That is important if you use this TV to watch movies through your computer.





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