HOT! Sceptre 42" 1080p lcd at Costco.com 1299+Tax shipped

timthx

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HI price just got lowered, costco unbeatable in customer satisfaction and warranty!!!:)
 

erwos

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For the link challenged: link

Seems OK, although a bit stingy with the inputs (only has 1 HDMI from the description). If you've got a high-end receiver, that's probably not an issue.
 

timthx

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:) THANKS!!! for the link


Costco description is wrong and sceptre also . The new external box now have 2 HDMI !!!! . They all come with the new updated external box with 2 HDMI


The Proof is that my LCD was purchased on 11/6/06 with 2 HDMI
 

PhoenixOrion

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nice $200 price drop on a 1080p.

do you think we'll get better prices for this particular tv at the beginning of new year, ie 1) price drops after the holiday shopping frenzy and 2) people buying big sets in preparation for super bowl???
 

Craig234

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Originally posted by: alrocky
Back in March it was $2000 plus $200 shipping.
External Tuner

I bought it in June; they had a $700 rebate off of the $2495 price, plus tax and shipping, I paid $2000 for it.

The thing is, they allow it to be returned now. I could return it, and buy the new one with the 2-HDMI box for $1299.

I don't want to be unfair to them, but it's awfully tempting, since this is such a huge price drop in so short a time and the 2-HDMI would be great to have.

I really like the set otherwise. I didn't want to abuse the return policy, I planned to ignore the expected moderate price drops.
 

FP

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Originally posted by: Craig234
Originally posted by: alrocky
Back in March it was $2000 plus $200 shipping.
External Tuner

I bought it in June; they had a $700 rebate off of the $2495 price, plus tax and shipping, I paid $2000 for it.

The thing is, they allow it to be returned now. I could return it, and buy the new one with the 2-HDMI box for $1299.

I don't want to be unfair to them, but it's awfully tempting, since this is such a huge price drop in so short a time and the 2-HDMI would be great to have.

I really like the set otherwise. I didn't want to abuse the return policy, I planned to ignore the expected moderate price drops.

Don't do it.

If you are happy with the set you have now then just chalk it up to being an early adopter.

Don't ruin their outstanding warranty offer to be greedy.
 

Craig234

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I had budgeted some reduction for being an early adopter, but seeing it go from $2495 to $1299 in 5 months is a bit much, and there is the issue of the second HDMI...

I'd intended not to abuse the return policy; this large a change is a bit outside what I had planned to budget for early adoption... mixed feelings, thanks for the input.

If I did return it, I might buy two, one as a gift. I'm planning to chat with Costco tomorrow and see what their feedback is.
 

ron2368

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Do you still need a box from Comcast to get a better quality picture? does it matter since most are not near 1080?
 

CrazyHappyY

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newegg has this listed for 1,299

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824112180

sure the listing itself doesn't include the external media box but WAIT!, if you look to the lower left corner, the combo deal is to give you the box for free if you buy the tv. PLUS newegg doesn't charge tax for most states. PLUS, this is also a free shipping

PLUS there is a $100 mail in rebate to make the final price 1,199 shipped.

Just my 2 pennies
 

FreshPrince

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Originally posted by: CrazyHappyY
newegg has this listed for 1,299

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824112180

sure the listing itself doesn't include the external media box but WAIT!, if you look to the lower left corner, the combo deal is to give you the box for free if you buy the tv. PLUS newegg doesn't charge tax for most states. PLUS, this is also a free shipping

PLUS there is a $100 mail in rebate to make the final price 1,199 shipped.

Just my 2 pennies


good find, does anyone know if oldegg will ship with the new 2, hdmi box or the older 1 hdmi box?
 

slicks2k

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Newegg is $100 bucks cheaper, but you can't beat the costco return policy. I expected drops too in the price, but this amount in such a short time sucks for the early adopters.
 

FreshPrince

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sceptre must be coming out with a better tv around the corner for us to see such drastic drop in pricing...

maybe lower than 6ms response time with the ability to display 48-bit color?

how can dell continue to sell their 30" lcd for $1500 when this much larger display sells for $300 less? granted the dell 30" supports a slightly higher resolution but it does not have a built-in HDTV or the number of input connections...
 

d94

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damn..what a tempting ass deal! iv got a 42" 720p tv right now by olevia
hows the quality of this one compared to olevia?
 

Basilisk

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Dropped into CostCo, yesterday, to compare 2 Panasonic 42" plasmas my sister is trying to choose between: no go, their branch-circuit timer had shut power to most of their plasmas shortly before I entered (~8pm Friday)! Jeez... well, that wasn't the silliest part of the visit.

I'm not yet a member, so I had to pick up a one day pass to enter. In so doing, I had to navigate around a flat-bed cart with one HUGE box and a pair of smaller boxes. Gasp! It was this 42" Sceptre! Craig234 and others may recall from another thread that I was ew-scrayed as I tried to order this from ChiefValue a week ago -- no BIG deal, but between my CC bank messing up my account and CV having problems I spent 2 days and two hours on the phone being run in circles.

So, there the boxes were... I could touch them, I opened them [they had just been returned, opened, by someone who was too confused by the setup!) -- I did see the TWO HDMI connectors on the Media Box -- and the CostCo agents tell me: "Nope, we can't sell this to you, it has to go back to CostCo.com." "But but but but..." "Nope. You must order it online."

The gods are against me, all the way.


PS: NE is back up to $1550 when I look (w/ $100 rebate)
 

Bullhonkie

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Originally posted by: FreshPrince
sceptre must be coming out with a better tv around the corner for us to see such drastic drop in pricing...

maybe lower than 6ms response time with the ability to display 48-bit color?

how can dell continue to sell their 30" lcd for $1500 when this much larger display sells for $300 less? granted the dell 30" supports a slightly higher resolution but it does not have a built-in HDTV or the number of input connections...

Because this 'slightly higher resolution' is actually nearly twice as many pixels.
1920x1080 = 2073600
2560x1600 = 4096000

The Dell and Apple 30" displays are meant to be used firstly as computer monitors, hence the lack of tuners but the extremely high resolution.

As I understand it, manufacturing the panel for that many pixels displayed with very few defects is harder to do.