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R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:17 AM
I have a RCA HDTV BOUGHT ABOUT 3 YEARS ago (without HDTV hooked up) I have Direct TV with TIVO... it the unit pictured below.
http://images.fixya.com/R/RCA/177x150/21517486.JPG

The picture has gotten real bad over the past month or so, I have a LCD tv in the bedroom that looks great hooked up to the same dish, I have checked all cables and this picture looks bad...
there is black snow sorta in the picture... is this tv toast? is it time to purchase a new one? look at the pic below, even on my cell the pic sucks


http://i40.tinypic.com/24l98oh.jpg

I went to Walmart to get a new one, but don't want to make a poor choice... I plan to upgrade to HDTV service on Directv soon, was looking at this tv (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8477432) and wondering if it is a good one and if not advise ....

Was hoping not to spend much over 1000

Thanks

Buck
04-13-2009, 10:24 AM
You may need to get the projector on the inside cleaned.

There may be cobwebs in there and dust thats making the picture all bad.

I'm assuming its rear-projection?

Buck
04-13-2009, 10:25 AM
Oh, and thats a great price on that Vizio.

Personally, I would just dump the old TV for that one. It'll cost between $100 and $200 to get that other one cleaned, and that may not even be the issue.

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:26 AM
You may need to get the projector on the inside cleaned.

There may be cobwebs in there and dust thats making the picture all bad.

I'm assuming its rear-projection?

THIS IS THE EXACT MODEL
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3757031

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:29 AM
Oh, and thats a great price on that Vizio.

Personally, I would just dump the old TV for that one. It'll cost between $100 and $200 to get that other one cleaned, and that may not even be the issue.

I think I am gonna donate the old one to goodwill here and go get the vizio

WhitiE
04-13-2009, 10:29 AM
people who buy vizios are fucking retarded......

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:30 AM
do you prefer LCD or Plasma... which is better?

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:30 AM
people who buy vizios are ****ing retarded......

explain please.....

Buck
04-13-2009, 10:31 AM
people who buy vizios are ****ing retarded......

Go ahead and explain yourself.

Great value for the price you pay, IMO.

WhitiE
04-13-2009, 10:31 AM
all preference. if you have a bright room with windows go lcd if you have a darker room you can go plasma or lcd.

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:32 AM
all preference. if you have a bright room with windows go lcd if you have a darker room you can go plasma or lcd.

if light in the room is not an issue, which is best Plasma or LCD ?

WhitiE
04-13-2009, 10:32 AM
if anything goes wrong with you vizio you send it back to korea or where ever their from out of your own pocket..... i think they send it back to you at no charge but u gotta get it to them.

Scorp
04-13-2009, 10:34 AM
explain please.....

Vizio is like buying a ford pinto and pretending you are driving a Porsche.

Buck
04-13-2009, 10:35 AM
if light in the room is not an issue, which is best Plasma or LCD ?

Heres the Difference.

Plasma - Smoother picture quality, but you have to use low light settings on the TV for the first 100 hours + you cant keep a stagnant image on the screen or else you'll get burn in. Also, the Picture Quality will degrade after 10 years or so due to the Gasses on the inside escaping the TV. Also, you can never lay this TV on its side.

LCD - You can view from wide angles, and the TV will last a very long time, but there usually is pixelation with fast movement on the screen. If you buy a 120Hz refresh rate TV, it won't be as big a problem, but still not as good as Plasma. There is no Burn-In issue with LCDs.

Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 10:35 AM
if light in the room is not an issue, which is best Plasma or LCD ?

I just bought a 42" Plasma Panasonic that i'm very happy with, for 1149. Full HD (1080P).

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:36 AM
Vizio is like buying a ford pinto and pretending you are driving a Porsche.

ok... find me a good tv here

http://www.walmart.com/browse/TVs/_/N-2pa9Zaq90ZaqceZ1yzp7an/Ne-lfms?ic=48_0&ref=125875.126081+1000036.4292594735&tab_value=210003_All&tab_value=210003_All&fromPageCatId=3996&catNavId=3996

WhitiE
04-13-2009, 10:36 AM
i would buy an LG or samsung their the top 2 flat panel makers in the world and 80% of other manufacturers buy their panels from them.

Buck
04-13-2009, 10:38 AM
if anything goes wrong with you vizio you send it back to korea or where ever their from out of your own pocket..... i think they send it back to you at no charge but u gotta get it to them.

Heres a quote from someone on the internet.

"The main thing I like about Vizio is their customer service. If you have a problem with the television they will send a technician to you, instead of making you ship the television back to the manufacturer."

Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 10:39 AM
ok... find me a good tv here

http://www.walmart.com/browse/TVs/_/N-2pa9Zaq90ZaqceZ1yzp7an/Ne-lfms?ic=48_0&ref=125875.126081+1000036.4292594735&tab_value=210003_All&tab_value=210003_All&fromPageCatId=3996&catNavId=3996

Sorry bro, there are no good ones on there.

Scorp
04-13-2009, 10:39 AM
ok... find me a good tv here

http://www.walmart.com/browse/TVs/_/N-2pa9Zaq90ZaqceZ1yzp7an/Ne-lfms?ic=48_0&ref=125875.126081+1000036.4292594735&tab_value=210003_All&tab_value=210003_All&fromPageCatId=3996&catNavId=3996

I can't at that link. You can search for one here though.
http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1239637079/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_browse-b_0?ie=UTF8&rs=979929011&bbn=979929011&rnid=550060011&rh=n%3A1065836%2Cn%3A172659%2Cn%3A979929011%2Cp_n_feature_three

chop
04-13-2009, 10:39 AM
I have a TV that is almost identical to this one. I recently had an issue with it powering on but I haven't had the problem you are having. I never have been a fan of the picture on the non-hd channels.

Skip Towne
04-13-2009, 10:42 AM
I know what is wrong with your TV but I'm not going to tell you.

WhitiE
04-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Heres a quote from someone on the internet.

"The main thing I like about Vizio is their customer service. If you have a problem with the television they will send a technician to you, instead of making you ship the television back to the manufacturer."

i think thats only in cali

Scorp
04-13-2009, 10:43 AM
I know what is wrong with your TV but I'm not going to tell you.

Bad Skip......Bad.

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:43 AM
Sorry bro, there are no good ones on there.
thanks

I can't at that link. You can search for one here though.
http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1239637079/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_browse-b_0?ie=UTF8&rs=979929011&bbn=979929011&rnid=550060011&rh=n%3A1065836%2Cn%3A172659%2Cn%3A979929011%2Cp_n_feature_three
I may buy from here
I have a TV that is almost identical to this one. I recently had an issue with it powering on but I haven't had the problem you are having. I never have been a fan of the picture on the non-hd channels.

this tv sux bad... it makes me puke

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:45 AM
I know what is wrong with your TV but I'm not going to tell you.

I don't care........ I posted this early hoping you may be running some cable under a house and swindling an old lady out of her retirement

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:47 AM
pick a tv from this site that is good... I like dealing with these people and shipping is free most of the time
http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=264&name=Plasma-LCD-DLP-TV

WhitiE
04-13-2009, 10:50 AM
pick a tv from this site that is good... I like dealing with these people and shipping is free most of the time
http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=264&name=Plasma-LCD-DLP-TV

the 2 LG lcds are nice... that plasma is a brand new model. then any of the samsungs lcds are ok too.

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:51 AM
the 2 LG lcds are nice... that plasma is a brand new model. then any of the samsungs lcds are ok too.

prices decent?

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:52 AM
how about this tv?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9235259&type=product&id=1218064392359

Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 10:53 AM
how about this tv?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9235259&type=product&id=1218064392359

720p? Why bother?

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 10:54 AM
720p? Why bother?

what am I looking for 1080?

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2009, 10:55 AM
people who buy vizios are fucking retarded......:spock:

Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 10:56 AM
Here is the television I just bought. Really good price here.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-P42S1-42-Inch-Plasma/dp/B001UE6M8O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1239638080&sr=8-1

Smed1065
04-13-2009, 10:56 AM
Here is a good resource site:

http://www.avforums.com/

I purchased a TV from here previously.

Here is a link to the info page for TV's as well.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-sJELMFlrouF/m_260050/Televisions.html

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Thats a good price for that. I had a 32" Vizio. I loved it until I bought a 50" Samsung Plasma.

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2009, 11:00 AM
Here is a nice one as long as you're not interested in Blu-ray. Its only 720p.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9235259&type=product&id=1218064392359

Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 11:00 AM
Here is a nice one as long as your not interested in Blu-ray. Its only 720p.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9235259&type=product&id=1218064392359

Might as frickin well get 1080p to somewhat future proof yourself.

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 11:01 AM
one last try...... tell me if this is a good TV

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9246808&type=product&id=1218067379444

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2009, 11:03 AM
Might as frickin well get 1080p to somewhat future proof yourself.I agree, but he may be on a budget. Or may think full HD is a waste.

Skip Towne
04-13-2009, 11:09 AM
I don't care........ I posted this early hoping you may be running some cable under a house and swindling an old lady out of her retirement

I hope somebody fucks you to death on your new TV.

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2009, 11:09 AM
one last try...... tell me if this is a good TV

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9246808&type=product&id=1218067379444Thats nice. I'm not familiar with LG TVs. Regardless of which brand you buy, purchase the extended warranty.

Scorp
04-13-2009, 11:11 AM
one last try...... tell me if this is a good TV

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9246808&type=product&id=1218067379444

Good god quit looking at best buy and walmart. The best prices are at new egg and amazon.


Also if you are going to buy an LCD at least make sure it is 120hz. I would also make sure it was 1080P but that is just me.

Fairplay
04-13-2009, 11:14 AM
.............

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Scorp
04-13-2009, 11:16 AM
I hope somebody ****s you to death on your new TV.

:)

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Good god quit looking at best buy and walmart. The best prices are at new egg and amazon.


Also if you are going to buy an LCD at least make sure it is 120hz. I would also make sure it was 1080P but that is just me.2 months ago I bought a 50" Samsung Plasma, 1080p, from Best buy for $1300.

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 01:12 PM
ah hell nevermind.... the directv box was screwed up, put another one on it and it works great

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2009, 01:24 PM
ah hell nevermind.... the directv box was screwed up, put another one on it and it works greatLMAO Well, atleast you found that out before you bought a new TV.

R8RFAN
04-13-2009, 02:11 PM
LMAO Well, atleast you found that out before you bought a new TV.

yup now I need another TIVO box still :cuss:

googlegoogle
04-13-2009, 08:21 PM
Maybe convergence problem . Avs forum says scan issue.
http://www.fixya.com/uploads/Images/77EA520.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/jive1311/Toshiba%20TV/SDC10883.jpg
http://www.fixya.com/uploads/Images/701CB04.jpg
http://www.avforums.com/forums/rear-projection-televisions/602803-42wh36-help-pictures-gone-pete-tong.html

Simply Red
04-13-2009, 08:32 PM
I'd go Vizio, had a few, no issues, affordable, blah blah blah..

Fuck whitie, he's just tryin' to hold the brotha-man down.

googlegoogle
04-13-2009, 08:46 PM
Here is the television I just bought. Really good price here.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-P42S1-42-Inch-Plasma/dp/B001UE6M8O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1239638080&sr=8-1


Just stole a TV like that 5 minutes ago. PC had the chiefsplanet website on it.
:D

R8RFAN
04-19-2009, 02:25 PM
WELL that problem has been cured
Went ahead and got the HDDVR from Directv.... at first they wanted to charge me for it and the installation but I told them I needed to check with Dish Network first.. (of course they don't have Sunday ticket and this is just a tactic) then they said wait, you are a LOYAL CUSTOMER, I said, yes I am, and I got the HDDVR + install free except 10 bucks xtra per month for the HD

I cannot believe the difference, I have seen HD before on others tv but until you have it on your own to compare the hd vs non hd channels the difference is amazing, I am really digging this golf and I am not even a big fan.

Oh and my old tv I was gonna junk must not be so old because I am playing this in 1080p.

Thanks for all the help