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#1 PdT  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 7:03 am

What do you guys think the cost of lcds are going to be this year? Specifically: 32" 42" and 52" I bought the 32" westinghouse from bestbuy in 2006 for around $450/$500. I was disappointed by last years lcd prices. However, it seems that the prices are busy dropping now. Hopefully we will have some seriously low prices this year. I just did house sitting for people with a 60" tv and mine seems so tiny now!

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 7:20 am

Welcome to the community!

I posted a report a few weeks ago that states that some of the TV makers could pull the plug on aggressive BF sales.

http://forums.gottad...ad.php?t=115947

I have been saying this for a few weeks that you may not see the best deals on BF because of the digital switch over and an issue of supply and demand.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 8:56 am

The LCD will be even cheaper to purchase. Because everyone will want to get one due to the digital switch in Feb, 2009. I'm planning on a 46 to 52 inch LCD these price will drop a little the closer we get to BF.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 11:36 am

Circuit City and Walmart have both had sales recently on them. I'm sure they will be even better near and on BF.

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Posted Sep 2, 2008 - 12:28 pm

Welcome to the community!

I posted a report a few weeks ago that states that some of the TV makers could pull the plug on aggressive BF sales.

http://forums.gottad...ad.php?t=115947

I have been saying this for a few weeks that you may not see the best deals on BF because of the digital switch over and an issue of supply and demand.


I believe you... I am hoping to get one(27in to 35in) pre-black friday... let me know if you spot a good one:holiday10

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Posted Sep 3, 2008 - 2:36 am

I posted in the technology discussion board a few days ago that Sony is looking to have the next generation of LCDs (240Hz) available this fall. Those sets will be pricey (est. $3600 for the 46").... but it could produce a drop in the prices for current higher end 120Hz sets and/or the standard (60Hz) models. No guarantees we'll see BF-style pricing, tho.

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Posted Sep 3, 2008 - 5:28 am

right now you can get a 50 inch vizio plasma at sams club for $1096, 42 inch vizio plasma for $846 and both of those prices are the everyday prices.. so hopefully for black friday lcd's and plasma's will be low. last year on black friday i bought my wife a 37 inch sylvania lcd for $499 at Meijers

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Posted Sep 3, 2008 - 5:52 am

right now you can get a 50 inch vizio plasma at sams club for $1096, 42 inch vizio plasma for $846 and both of those prices are the everyday prices.. so hopefully for black friday lcd's and plasma's will be low. last year on black friday i bought my wife a 37 inch sylvania lcd for $499 at Meijers


I LOVE Meijers.... hopefully they will have great deals like last year

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Posted Sep 5, 2008 - 4:12 pm

Meijer year in and year out has by far the best BF and Thanksgiving prices out there. It is always the first stop both days.

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Posted Sep 7, 2008 - 5:29 am

Meijer year in and year out has by far the best BF and Thanksgiving prices out there. It is always the first stop both days.


Totally... It is my first stop too and it is soo much better than Walmart

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Posted Sep 10, 2008 - 10:56 pm

I have absolutely no inside information on this, keep that in mind. But... ...you might watch carefully to see if the cheaper plasma TVs get heavily discounted on BF. This year, the number of plasmas with full 1080p resolution surged - to the point that Panasonic (for example) cut its number of older-style 720p sets to just two. (I bought the 42-inch version myself.) They're solid deals already, but maybe stores will try to get rid of them early in the Christmas season? Could already be starting - Wal-Mart had been selling a 50-inch Sanyo plasma (720p) for $998, and now they're throwing in a free DVD player too. Food for thought...

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Posted Sep 11, 2008 - 5:54 am

So If I am looking for a flat panel TV for the bedroom(small under 38") What should I be looking for? And what is a good and bad model for price?(Keep in mind I am Tech challenged to the point of institutionalization :smirk:)
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Posted Sep 11, 2008 - 6:52 am

So If I am looking for a flat panel TV for the bedroom(small under 38") What should I be looking for? And what is a good and bad model for price?(Keep in mind I am Tech challenged to the point of institutionalization :smirk:)


I'm in the same situation! We are going for a smaller flat panel TV for my parents bedroom and have no idea what to look for! ANY help would be appreciated!!

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Posted Sep 11, 2008 - 12:54 pm

I know.. I don't want to get a crappy one and have DH cry about how I should have got a "better" one...... Like it matters to me... if I can turn it off and on and use it with a dvd player I am fine :P
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Posted Sep 12, 2008 - 4:48 pm

Our Costco currently has several different 720P 42" plasma's for between $698 and $750. The 1080p's are a little more, but not too much.

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Posted Sep 12, 2008 - 7:09 pm

$700 for a 42" plasma works for me. Not sure I could even distinguish 720 from 1080p and plasma still looks better than all but the most expensive LCDs.

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Posted Sep 12, 2008 - 7:18 pm

$700 for a 42" plasma works for me. Not sure I could even distinguish 720 from 1080p and plasma still looks better than all but the most expensive LCDs.


This is a silly question but I want to know, lol. :blush: Do all plasma tv's hang on the wall?
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Posted Sep 12, 2008 - 9:50 pm

This is a silly question but I want to know, lol. :blush: Do all plasma tv's hang on the wall?


No but it is a common way to display it. Most of them have stands where you can sit them on a TV stand.

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Posted Sep 12, 2008 - 11:00 pm

Lcd's 32inches and up cheaper than u think and watch out for RCA this year;)

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Posted Sep 13, 2008 - 5:50 am

I was in Walmart the other night. They have only tubes and LCDs in my store -- a few tubes and a LOT of LCDs. They were running a sports video and I just could not deal with the image quality. This sounds stupid, but it wasn't so obvious that I could see it -- it was just something I could perceive (like the flicker of a fluorescent bulb). I think I would have HUGE buyer's remorse if I replaced my 36" tube (Sony 4:3 SDTV) with one of these. Having only watched these in a store, I got to wondering if the lighting was the real culprit. Any long time LCD owners who are sports fans care to comment on the viewing experience? Just to keep this on topic, I predict a $300 37" lcd and a $500 42" lcd for BF.

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Posted Sep 13, 2008 - 9:42 am

No but it is a common way to display it. Most of them have stands where you can sit them on a TV stand.


Ok, I understand now! Thanks!!! :)
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Posted Sep 13, 2008 - 10:04 am

I was in Walmart the other night. They have only tubes and LCDs in my store -- a few tubes and a LOT of LCDs. They were running a sports video and I just could not deal with the image quality. This sounds stupid, but it wasn't so obvious that I could see it -- it was just something I could perceive (like the flicker of a fluorescent bulb). I think I would have HUGE buyer's remorse if I replaced my 36" tube (Sony 4:3 SDTV) with one of these.

Having only watched these in a store, I got to wondering if the lighting was the real culprit. Any long time LCD owners who are sports fans care to comment on the viewing experience?

Just to keep this on topic, I predict a $300 37" lcd and a $500 42" lcd for BF.


If you're right I'll probably be eating Turkey Dinner on concrete for that 42" :yup:

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Posted Sep 13, 2008 - 11:32 am

Walmart carries a 42" lcd for $750 right now and and CC has a $600 37" lcd. CC has a 42" plasma for $700. It seems like bigger screens are cheaper every time I walk through WM. I don't think it's a far stretch from these prices to those I posted. Save a place for me on the sidewalk!

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 11:49 am

This was on Clark Howard's radio show today. Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are about it: This is the first I've heard about Plasma's not being a TV of choice these days. Clark predicts outrageous flat-screen TV prices to come This is now the third year in a row that Clark is crowing about great deals on HDTV flat-screens for the holiday season. But the deals this year will be so good that he wants to venture an outrageous prediction. On Black Friday, Clark thinks we'll see lead prices of $499 on 42-inch flat-screens. He has no factual evidence or insider knowledge to support this belief. But there is an oversupply in the factory capacity for making the screens, so Clark believes he may be on the mark. There will also be great deals on plasma TVs during the holidays. Plasmas have fallen out of favor even though they're often better than LCDs. If you have a room that doesn't get a lot of natural light, you might want to try a plasma screen. Most of the deals you'll see will be on 720p resolution screens -- even though 1080p is being marketed as the "full" high-definition television experience. But the signal coming from your cable or satellite company is likely to be somewhere in the 480p-720p range. So there's no need to buy 1080p. You probably won't see much difference unless you're on a 50-inch screen or larger. Meanwhile, Clark thinks Sony's tiny little OLED screen blows away anything that might wow you right now. So his core advice is to always buy current technology -- not the leading-edge state of the art that always costs too much and will soon be outdated.

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 2:29 pm

I think he's on the money. In fact, I posted this the other day in the LCD TVs price prediction? thread.

I was in Walmart the other night. They have only tubes and LCDs in my store -- a few tubes and a LOT of LCDs. They were running a sports video and I just could not deal with the image quality. This sounds stupid, but it wasn't so obvious that I could see it -- it was just something I could perceive (like the flicker of a fluorescent bulb). I think I would have HUGE buyer's remorse if I replaced my 36" tube (Sony 4:3 SDTV) with one of these.

Having only watched these in a store, I got to wondering if the lighting was the real culprit. Any long time LCD owners who are sports fans care to comment on the viewing experience?

Just to keep this on topic, I predict a $300 37" lcd and a $500 42" lcd for BF.


Edited by len_mullen, Sep 16, 2008 - 2:29 pm.
highlighting my prediction


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Posted Aug 31, 2008 - 9:16 pm

Black friday television ad items: http://blackfriday.g...ory/Televisions

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 7:15 pm

i see the discussion but can anyone predict for me what a 42 inch 1080p will cost in black friday. i wont settle for anything else this year

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Posted Sep 23, 2008 - 6:15 am

I am looking for a package deal.... there has been a lot of these lately BB has 46" 1080P HDTV+ Bluray+5.1 channel home theater +setup for $2800 Is this good deal or should i wait till BF or after? :confused::confused::confused::confused: please help!! there is so many to choose from and i want to surprise my hubby for christmas plus get a great deal
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Posted Sep 24, 2008 - 5:15 am

thanks mojaxs34..... that helps... plus i really didn't want to sleep on the concrete and carry out a 50" TV..
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Posted Sep 24, 2008 - 6:48 am

Here's hoping for a good deal on a 32" at BB this year!! Got a $100 gc to blow to make the deal even sweeter:D




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