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Old 10-31-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Need a TV, $400 budget

Any suggestions? Anything between 32" and 44", I'm out of the loop since I bought a set so long ago. I guess only must have criteria is 1080p and HDMI, other features. Just by looking at few, I noticed that the value/quality varies wildly within similar price range so asking for help here.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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no need for 1080p in those sizes.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Can I suggest going on craigslist and looking at DLP TVs? They have great picture!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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I would prefer a new tv rather than a used one.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:15 PM   #5
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...814&CatId=7407

not the cheapest it's ever been, but it's probably the best you can do size wise with the 1080p requirement.
there are various 720p plasmas in this price range too though

the only reasons to go 1080p are if you're going to use it as a desktop monitor, or you're sitting pretty close to it

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
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if you aren't in a hurry i'd wait for the black friday sales. i picked up a 50" LG plasma from microcenter for the bedroom for $350 after $75 MIR over labor day. i wouldn't be surprised if it came up again or something close. and it has a great picture as well.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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i am in same boat. i will buy a tv around black friday but i dont know what to look for.. wifi hdmi x3 1080p led sound ok or should i go bigger with less features?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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I recently purchased the Samsung UN32EH5000 LED. Amazon is selling it for $349 right now which is over $100 cheaper than most places. It's supposed to be a great set.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN32EH.../dp/B0071O4ETQ
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no need for 1080p at that level/price. If needed, buy used and profit!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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GF has a 32" or 34" 720p set at her place, it looks both bad and small to me. My place has similar distance from couch to tv, I do need a 40"-44" 1080p set. I found one "in store only" deal, $299 40" Phillips 1080p refurbished set but none of the 3 Walmart stores I went to had them. I could still score a 39" Emerson/Sceptre for that price but none were on display to check them out and I shied away mostly because I read bad reviews, "bad sounding" brands and they didn't have one to check out in action.

Will wait for deal to grab one from the black friday deals. I got instant notification set for this thread and looking for deals, please guys, post 'em when you see'em.
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how hard is that similar distance?
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Guessing 16-17 ft or so.
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Guessing 16-17 ft or so.
seriously?!?!
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:38 PM   #14
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Bestbuy will have this 40" Toshiba for $179:

https://blackfriday.bestbuy.com/door...0p++60hz++hdtv
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #15
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i prefer led tv's for their simplicity and durability. the backlights also turn on faster then ccfl's.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:55 PM   #16
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Best Buy will have a 50" Toshiba 1080P for $400. But for that kind of space I would wait and save your money unless you absolutely have to have on right now. I'd wait and catch an 73" Mitsu DLP on sale for $800 or so. That is a huge distance from the TV. You need size and lots of it. Personally I'd move the couch closer.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #17
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Yeah, I think I can move both the couch and the TV cabinet a little. I watch very little TV so I don't have the incentive to spend more, if I were I would probably get a projector for ~$1200 instead.

Sears also has a 50" Toshiba for $299.
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