Need a TV, $400 budget

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by Fire&Blood, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Fire&Blood

    Fire&Blood Platinum Member

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    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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    no need for 1080p in those sizes.
     
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    MistaFreeze Senior member

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    Can I suggest going on craigslist and looking at DLP TVs? They have great picture!
     
  4. Fire&Blood

    Fire&Blood Platinum Member

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    I would prefer a new tv rather than a used one.
     
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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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    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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    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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    no need for 1080p at that level/price. If needed, buy used and profit!
     
  10. Fire&Blood

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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?
     
  12. Fire&Blood

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    Guessing 16-17 ft or so.
     
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    seriously?!?!
     
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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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    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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