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#31 Deviant5ouL  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 9:04 am

51" DLP for $700 last year at Best Buy. I wouldn't be surprised if plasmas and lcd's followed suit.

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 2:10 pm

1080p?

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 3:19 pm

So anyone want to venture a guess on how much an LCD HDTV around 32in. will be and which store will have them the cheapest? lol

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 3:32 pm

So anyone want to venture a guess on how much an LCD HDTV around 32in. will be and which store will have them the cheapest? lol



Last year BB had 32" for $470 This year I'm thinking less than $400. I think Fry's had one already for $399 a couple of weeks ago.

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 4:08 pm

I'm *hoping* around 350! Thats what I am budgeting for at least. The good thing, I allowed 100 for a sewing maching and I dont need anything overly fancy so hopefully I'll get it cheaper (or not at all if there is no good deals) which will allow a little more for the TV. Its a MUST this year for DH's game/computer room.

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 4:34 pm

hoping for 42-50" for under $800 and possibly 1080p

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 6:46 pm

Fry's did have a 32" for $399 around Memorial Day. I have a feeling 32" could very well hit $300 on BF. As for 1080p at $800, I seriously doubt it. I hope I'm wrong, but $800 for a 50" 720p would be VERY ambitious as prices stand right now. 1080p is just too new to see it that low, I think.

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Posted Sep 25, 2007 - 4:47 am

how about 47" at 720p? for under $800?

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Posted Sep 25, 2007 - 8:10 pm

I'm looking for one as long as its under $1,000

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 6:31 am

This year I am looking for a 42 inch or more HDTV for my hubby. I promised him we could get one!

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 9:52 am

maybe the Westinghouse 42'' or 47'' for under $800?

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 10:00 am

sams club has a 42 inch vizio right now for $800 and thats the regular price. Miejers and walmart both had 42 inch televisions last year the day after for $500. so i dont think it will be hard to find a 42 inch for around $500 this year

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 1:53 pm

sams club has a 42 inch vizio right now for $800 and thats the regular price. Miejers and walmart both had 42 inch televisions last year the day after for $500. so i dont think it will be hard to find a 42 inch for around $500 this year


I think so. If LCD TV shows same behavior than laptops, there are good chances for $500 42 inches LCD TV.

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 2:29 pm

I'm fixing to pick up a 47" Samsung DLP HDTV at REX for $899, pretty good -- right?

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 3:02 pm

Ok, I am a newbie to this discussion - but could someone direct me to some info on the difference between Plasma and LCD. Also, what is DLP? I assume 1080 is better than 720 - but is it really THAT much more cost prohibitive? We are thinking about getting a new TV for the bedroom - and (crosses fingers) one for the living room. I am the researcher in the family - and I have forbade DH from buying ANY tv until at least we get closer to BF. I just need to study up on what's out there - all we have are analog tvs (our bedroom one died during a lightening storm 2 weeks ago - so that's what causing the interest in a new one). Thanks!
~Kristie~ Lovin the deals I get from here. :D

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 3:37 pm

how much do you guys think a 27-32 inch westinghouse or a brand like that will go for on black friday

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 4:39 pm

how much do you guys think a 27-32 inch westinghouse or a brand like that will go for on black friday


27" westinghouse = around $249-299
32" westinghouse = around $349-399

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 7:04 pm

Ok, I am a newbie to this discussion - but could someone direct me to some info on the difference between Plasma and LCD. Also, what is DLP? I assume 1080 is better than 720 - but is it really THAT much more cost prohibitive?

We are thinking about getting a new TV for the bedroom - and (crosses fingers) one for the living room. I am the researcher in the family - and I have forbade DH from buying ANY tv until at least we get closer to BF.

I just need to study up on what's out there - all we have are analog tvs (our bedroom one died during a lightening storm 2 weeks ago - so that's what causing the interest in a new one).

Thanks!


Plasma TV
LCD TV
DLP

Highest to Lowest quality:
1080P = "Full High Definition TV" 1920 x 1080 Resolution
1080I 1280 x 720 - 1366 x 1024
720P "
720I 1024x 720
480P (EDTV) 720x480

This is only a basic description!

One important thing...Highest displayed HDTV quality displayed through your cable/satelite tv provider is 1080I...HDDVD & Blueray can display 1080p...DVD's can display up to 720P (upconverters to 1080I & P are available).

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Posted Sep 27, 2007 - 6:44 am

Thanks mimiman76!!! I am off to see which type of TV it is that I want. I am thinking LCD or plasma - but we'll see what the wallet can afford! :)
~Kristie~ Lovin the deals I get from here. :D

#50 Deviant5ouL  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 27, 2007 - 8:02 am

27" westinghouse = around $249-299
32" westinghouse = around $349-399


Just to add to this...
I would also hazard a guess that a 42" westinghouse = around $649-699

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Posted Sep 27, 2007 - 9:22 am

Whats a good TV for a bedroom? I have no idea what I need to look for (brand, etc). My husband wants a flat screen for the bedroom wall (LCD I think). Whats the price range of these and do you think they will be available on BF? Im thinking 32"

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Posted Sep 27, 2007 - 11:03 am

krstee couple of things LCD is cheaper generally then Plasma. Up to 42" LCD is best, over that Plasma is best. Generally. No TV channels broadcast in 1080p at this time and may not for some time. The gap between 720p and 1080i to the naked eye is very small. 1080p will only make a huge difference if you have a HD DVD player too.

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Posted Sep 28, 2007 - 12:41 pm

Whats a good TV for a bedroom? I have no idea what I need to look for (brand, etc). My husband wants a flat screen for the bedroom wall (LCD I think). Whats the price range of these and do you think they will be available on BF? Im thinking 32"


How far away from the tv will you guys be watching from?

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Posted Sep 28, 2007 - 9:51 pm

max up to 15 feet, normally about 5-8 feet

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Posted Sep 29, 2007 - 1:48 am

27" westinghouse = around $249-299
32" westinghouse = around $349-399


i hope so .. I was tempted on that deal for the Frys tv that was 397 + shipping but figured I could wait until Black Friday to atleast look for the ads.

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Posted Sep 29, 2007 - 4:00 pm

Not a bad price for a 32" Westinghouse!

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Posted Sep 30, 2007 - 7:44 am

How far away from the tv will you guys be watching from?


The wall from the bed is less than 11ft (based on the distance from the headboard to opposite wall)

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Posted Sep 30, 2007 - 3:26 pm

Does anyone know if they fixed the "burn-in" problem on the Plasmas? Also, be careful in buying the off brand/no name LCD TV'S. Our news just did 2 segments on this. They're calling them the "Throw-Away TV'S" cause they don't have the parts to repair some of them. They recommend not buying them, or if you do, to purchase an extended warranty, after first reading the fine print.

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Posted Oct 1, 2007 - 4:28 am

i belive the majority are getting better and might not have them

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Posted Oct 1, 2007 - 5:45 am

I am really wanting a 42" LCD for the living room but only if they are going for $500.00-$550.00 or so on BF, does that sound about right or do you think that they will be going for more? I am also wondering if there is going to be any small LCD's on sale for the kids rooms. I just cleaned DS9 room and a nice LCD would leave so much more room then his 4 year old SDTV.




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