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#1 ozziebandit  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 10:13 am

Can anyone read the ad well enough to see what brand, model it is?:eyepoppin :eyepoppin :eyepoppin

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 12:46 pm

We are seeing so many new threads about the various TVs that we are going to have one central thread for discussion. This post will be updated shortly with information about each model available, and you can discuss them as much as you'd like in this thread :)

Best Buy
* Maxent 42" Plasma EDTV w/ DVI & Speakers - $999.99 *
* Hisense 20" LCD Flat Panel TV - $287.99 AR *
* Toshiba 46" Widescreen DLP HDTV - $1499.99
* Westinghouse 26" Flat Panel HDTV w/ DVI - $499.99
* Magnavox 42" Plasma w/ Built in HDTV - $1499.99
* JVC 32" LCD HDTV w/ HDMI Input - $1199.99
* Toshiba 51" HDTV w/ HDMI Input - $899.99
* Insignia 20" TV / DVD Player Combo - $99.99
* Insignia 30" Widescreen HDTV - $399.99
* Insignia 32" Stereo Color TV - $199.99 AR
* Insignia 20" Stereo Color TV - $58.99 AR
* Casio 2.3" Handheld LCD TV - $29.99 AR
* Magnavox 27" Stereo Color TV - $122.99 AR

CompUSA
* Syntax Olevia 20" LCD Flat Screen TV - $299.99 AR
* Syntax Olevia 37" LCD HDTV - $1499.99 AR
* Syntax Olevia 42" LCD HDTV - $2499.99 AR
* AOC 15" Flat Screen LCD TV - $199.99 AR
* Black & White 5.5" TV - $9.99
* Syntax Olevia 26" Widescreen LCD HD-Ready TV - $549.99 AR
* Akai Widescreen 42" Plasma EDTV w/ Speakers - $1299.99
* Zenith 42" Ultra-Slim Plasma EDTV - $1799.99
* Viewsonic 27" HD-Ready LCD TV - $649.99 AR
* HP 32" Widescreen LCD HDTV - $1999.99
* HP 42" Widescreen Plasma HDTV - $3299.99

Costco
* Mintek 26" LCD HDTV Television - $100 off
* Philips 32" LCD HDTV Television - $200 off
* Akai CCT2016 20" LCD TV Television - $50 off

K-Mart (BF)
* Disney Princess 13" TV - $99.99
* Sylvania 20" Flat Screen TV w/ DVD Player - $199.99 AR
* Sylvania 27" Stereo TV - $149.99 AR
* Sylvania 19" Color TV - $89.99 AR

K-Mart (Thanksgiving Day)
* Magnavox 20" TV - $79.99 AR
* Memorex 14" TV / DVD Player Combo - $99.99 AR
* Sylvania 24" Color TV - $119.99 AR

AAFES
* Westinghouse 27" LCD Flat Panel TV - $599.00
* JVC 27" Surround Sound Color TV - $169.00
* Sylvania 20" Flat Tube TV/DVD Combo - $139.00

Radio Shack
* Flat Screen 8" LCD TV w/ Media Card Reader - $129.99 AR

Sears
* Haier 42" Plasma Widescreen EDTV - $1299.99 *
* Magnavox 20" Flat Screen LCD TV - $399.99 *
* Prima 13" Color TV / DVD Player Combo - $94.99 *
* Protron 26" LCD HD-Ready Television - $599.99 *
* Protron 32" LCD HDTV Monitor - $799.99 *
* Sylvania 20" Flat Screen Color TV - $89.99 *
* Toshiba 51" Projection HDTV Monitor - $899.99 *
* Hitachi Ultravision 42" Plasma HDTV Monitor - $1799.99
* Magnavox 27" Color TV / DVD / VCR Combo - $329.99
* Magnavox 51" Widescreen Projection HDTV - $999.99
* Mitsubishi 65" Widescreen Rear Projection HDTV - $1999.99
* Panasonic TH-50PX50U 50" Plasma HDTV - $3599.99
* Samsung LN-R268W 26" Widescreen LCD HDTV - $1259.99
* Samsung TX-R2765 DynaFlat 27" HDTV Monitor - $369.99
* Sony KLV-S20G10 20" Wega LCD TV - $629.99
* Sylvania 27" Color Telvision - $149.99
* Toshiba 23HLV85 23" LCD TV / DVD Player Combo - $1079.99

Wal-Mart
* Polaroid Flat Panel 15" LCD TV - $194.00 *
* 20" Flat Screen TV / DVD Player Combo - $129.83 *
* Dora the Explorer 13" TV & DVD Player - $99.77 *
* Spongebob Squarepants 13" TV & DVD Player - $99.77 *
* ilo 26" Widescreen LCD HDTV Monitor w/ DVI - $696.00
* 27" Flat Screen Tube TV - $247.00
* 42" Widescreen Plasma TV - $997.00

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 1:22 pm

There is alot of helpful info on all of the tvs on sale on BF here:http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=19012
:holiday08 " It's the MOST wonderful time of the year!":holiday08

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 1:31 pm

Wow Bystander! You have been busy! Thanks again! :D This really helps alot.

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 1:38 pm

Thank you for confirming that compusa's prices blow! The 32 inch lcd deals are weak except for the protron at sears, too bad. Our only hope is syntax will rotate the 300 rebate with more stores than just compusa, then we could get the 32 inch online for 750 shipped AR.

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 1:42 pm

Thank you for confirming that compusa's prices blow! The 32 inch lcd deals are weak except for the protron at sears, too bad. Our only hope is syntax will rotate the 300 rebate with more stores than just compusa, then we could get the 32 inch online for 750 shipped AR.

Keep an eye out on Fry's/Outpost - they have very competitive pricing when it comes to Syntax IMO.

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 4:19 pm

Wal-Mart * 42" Widescreen Plasma TV - $997.00 is not list as a limited amount. Does that mean I do not need to drag my sorry ass out bed at 5 am? Any take on what MFG this is? I need just a good monitor and do not care about sound as I have kick a$$ HT. Best buy sucks in my view as they smallest stock and I get screwed evertime I try to get thier hot deals.

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 5:18 pm

Any take on what MFG this is?



I am guessing (disclaimer: :grandpa: total speculation to follow) that this might be the Ilo plasma that some of the stores carry right now for ~$1500. Ilo is a WM house brand and are thought to be made for WM by Tatung - a Chinese brand that WM also sells. ONe of the WMts near me has the Ilo and the other doesn't - both super centers.

Anybody know if WM will do a buy online and pick up in store? I suspect shipping on this TV will not be cheap :mad: - any estimates?

jg

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 5:41 pm

I think the best buy out there is the Magnavox 42" HD Plasma from Best Buy at $1499.99. I was going to buy an ED model this week with a built-in tuner for a $100 more at the AAFES PX/BX but I'll get in line at 12AM to save $700 over the current price.

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 8:15 pm

[quote name='i-bystander']Keep an eye out on Fry's/Outpost - they have very competitive pricing when it comes to Syntax IMO.[/QUOTE

Currently there is a much better deal for the Syntax Olevia 37" LCD HDTV at Microcenter, $1199, or $1099 if you sign up for a new credit card. I doubt if any BF deal will beat it! I bought one, and for the money this is one super TV!
Since I'm a noobie, the autopost cops wouldn't let me post a full URL, so tack on the 'www' to below:

.microcenter.com/specials/index.html

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 9:52 pm

Ilo is a WM house brand and are thought to be made for WM by Tatung

As a WalMart employee that works in the electronics dept., I can confirm the Ilo plasmas are in fact made by Tatung.

Ilo LCD's however, are made by Initial (26" model) or Tatung (23" model). I can't recall who makes the 32" model, but I'd guess Tatung because they also make the 15" and 19" pc monitors.

Ilo DVD recorders are made by Cyberhome (DVD only) and Lite-On (DVD + DVR).

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 10:06 pm

Ilo is a WM house brand and are thought to be made for WM by Tatung

As a WalMart employee that works in the electronics dept., .


So, Fuzzy, what brand are the 23" TV's, please?

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Posted Nov 11, 2005 - 10:47 pm

the 23" standard CRT set? We haven't received them yet at my store, but I'd be suprised if it isn't a Funai sub-brand (Emerson, Sylvania, Symphonic, SV2000). I don't go back to work until Monday so I can't confirm the brand until then. If I had to guess however, I'd say either Symphonic or SV2000.

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 5:19 am

Does anyone have the model numbers for the Toshiba '51 HDTV for both Best Buy and Sears?

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 6:13 am

[I] As a WalMart employee that works in the electronics dept., I can confirm the Ilo plasmas are in fact made by Tatung.


Hey Fuzzy... do you know if the BF 42 inch plasma will in fact be the same Ilo WM now carries or will it be something else? Brand? Specs?

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 7:25 am

Does anyone have the model number for the BB Toshiba 46" Widescreen DLP HDTV ? THanks.

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 9:15 am

WHo makes the Best Buy Insignia Tube TV's I'm looking for a 20 to 27" TV for my bedroom I also see BEST BUY will have a 32" insignia for $199 AR ?? my 17 year old sony just died the other day. THnaks tom

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 9:28 am

damn for a sec i thought u said your 17 year old son died the other day :no:

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 11:27 am

Hey Fuzzy... do you know if the BF 42 inch plasma will in fact be the same Ilo WM now carries or will it be something else? Brand? Specs?


We haven't got the ads in at work yet. The best I can do is check SWAS reports (for home office purchased items) and search our inventory database by supplier. I can't do any of this until Monday because the computers won't let you log in if you are not scheduled for work and clocked in.

I'm not even sure we're getting them here at this point, though I really hope we do. We're the largest WM in our area and we sell a lot of LCD's and projection TV's. The others in our area only carry 2 or 3 HDTVs, we have 25 models (that's more than we have standard sets!).

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 11:30 am

:confused: The 65" rear projection tv at Sears, is that any good. It is only 1999. so I am concerned that it is not the best. I don't know anything about these new tv's. We have the same tv's from 10 years ago. My dad bought a 61" from Best Buy last year. It was not a BF deal. There was a 40" or something for BF deal that was 888. and he saw the bigger tv's and bought the "big one". Now we go to his house and it is like a movie theatre! Our tv is like 20 something inch. Teeeney!

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 1:04 pm

FOR ALL WHO ARE LOOKING AT THE 42" PLASMA AT BEST BUY

I advise you check this one out and be prepared for disapointment. I think you will find this is an EDTV with built in HD tuner. The magnavox website does not show any HDTV plasma sets they manufacture. You can find the model 42MF130 for sale at various locations for around $200 more. It also has the built in HD tuner. This one is the 42MF230 so it is probably the same TV rebadged for BB. Notice in the scan it says "42 plasma with built in HDTV".
I was very interested in this TV until I checked it out. Could be wrong I suppose, but probably not. Also the reviews I found for 42MF130 are not that great for ED and very bad for regular TV. If you just have to have ED plasma for cheap, get one of the under $1000 dollar models. No HD tuner, but if you are on cable or dish how often will you use the HD tuner anyway? Better to upgrade to cable or dish HD box with DVR instead and save yourself the extra $500.

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 1:06 pm

Does anyone have the model number for the BB Toshiba 46" Widescreen DLP HDTV ?

THanks.


model # is 46HM95

http://gottadeal.pri...asterid=9953024

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 1:09 pm

:confused: The 65" rear projection tv at Sears, is that any good. It is only 1999. so I am concerned that it is not the best.

I don't know anything about these new tv's. We have the same tv's from 10 years ago.

My dad bought a 61" from Best Buy last year. It was not a BF deal. There was a 40" or something for BF deal that was 888. and he saw the bigger tv's and bought the "big one". Now we go to his house and it is like a movie theatre! Our tv is like 20 something inch. Teeeney!


According to Consumer Reports nobody make a less reliable big screen TV than Mitsubishi. If you get this one, definitely get extended warranty, or better yet, get a Sony, Toshiba, or Panasonic and save yourself some grief. The Toshiba 51" at BB could be a good choice. My Toshiba 53" HD is 6 yrs old, has been moved across country, get used for hours every day, and has had zero problems. You should get similar service from Sony or Panasonic. And remember the most expensive is not always the best, it just costs more. Do your research before you shell out your cash!!

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 2:49 pm

* 42" Widescreen Plasma TV - $997.00

Does anyone know if this TV from WalMart is a HDTV or just a EDTV?

Thanks...

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 3:49 pm

Pretty sure its an EDTV or they would've stated otherwise.

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 6:11 pm

in response to the toshiba 51 in-this is a 51HC85 at both sears and cc. this is a hd monitor widescreen 16x9 screen. this is a great buy for this money. it retails at most locations for 1199-1299. picture quality is superb. wont find much out there any better. they also make a 57 in same set usually is about 200 higher. in response to the 46 in dlp at best buy. i would be very surprised if it was the 46hm95 series. i would guess they made major buyout on 46hm84 a last year model. all i will say is that if it is the 46HM95 series tv, that at 1499 this is a remarkable tv. Great pc for a smaller piece. This set will fit into the smaller rooms and give you great picture quality.... in response to the mitsubishi 65 in-1999 is a ok price. mitsubishi is a good tv set. i would agree that the toshiba and sony would be better sets. however i dont beleive they are making any sets above 57 in screen size.

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 6:16 pm

999 plasma tv-to all those looking at these sets. make sure you compare picture quality of these sets to the step up models. i owuld imagine you will see some great pricing on panasonic edtv pc whihc is rated best selling plasma tv on market-60000 hrs of life. most 999 sets probably would be lucky to give you 10000 hrs of life. 10000 hrs is 5 hrs a day for 5.5 years. not bad for 999. however 60000 hrs at 5 hrs a day is about 30 years-yes i know that is alot and probably is not realistic. but that is what they say. i would rather spend a little extra to get the "quality" and "features" of the name brands panasonic-#1 plasma on market, toshiba, or hitachi. just dont be suckered in on the 999 plasma. might not be as great a deal as you think. yes price is great but product-that we will have to wait and see....

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 7:42 pm

Hi, i just got home from bestbuy in houston TX went out to scope all the deals I would potentially take advantage of.. I was really interested in the Hisense 20" LCD Flat Panel TV - $287.99 AR * and unfortunately i was extremely dissapointed. Im not a person who really cares about the greatest quality as long as its acceptable.. im sorry to say the quality was horrible.. i wasnt expecting much.. but it was really really bad at first i thought it probably had a bad connection so i unplugged it and replugged the video cable.. and played with all the adjustments it was exceptionally grainy and washed out ! compared to anything and everything around it im going to go to another bestbuy later this week to see other stuff.. ill see if maybe this specific unit was bad.. any body have any questions about it.. feel free to ask!

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 7:46 pm

that's kinda like the off-brand "AKAI" bigscreen deal from Circuit City last year. A 42" for $699. Not a great deal because the image quality is far below par.

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Posted Nov 12, 2005 - 7:48 pm

hi there i'm in Houston too. i went to best buy today also and looked at the same tv. the one i looked at had a great pic. and has great componet connections as well even a vga port.




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