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Frankie
05-07-2009, 12:22 PM
Here's the one that establishes the Criteria:

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=403233

Phase 2 of the researc = Finding other viable brands that measure up to this in quality and features while less expensive.

Is there such an animal that you can recommend?

(No less than 1080p, 120 Hz)

htismaqe
05-07-2009, 12:26 PM
Philips? Really?

Samsung is really the gold standard, IMO.

I'd put a half dozen brands ahead of Philips.

T-post Tom
05-07-2009, 12:32 PM
Samsung.

Donger
05-07-2009, 12:32 PM
Samsung

KCFalcon59
05-07-2009, 12:33 PM
Samsung

shitgoose
05-07-2009, 12:34 PM
Sharp

Buck
05-07-2009, 12:35 PM
I have a Philips HDTV

Steer away friend.

Go w/ Samsung.

If you have to pay an extra $300 it will be worth it in the end.

Ari Chi3fs
05-07-2009, 12:43 PM
If you win the AL Pitcher of the month, you get a free 52in HDTV... Id' recommend doing that.

The Bad Guy
05-07-2009, 12:45 PM
I have a 61 inch Samsung and it's wonderful. I just bought a 37 inch Panasonic and that's great too.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-07-2009, 12:45 PM
Best advice I have for you is, check the media center.

Mr. Kotter
05-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Samsung, Sony, Sharp.....appear to be the top three.....in the limited experience I've had.

Buck
05-07-2009, 12:50 PM
By the way, the reason Philips sucks is because the menu for fine tuning things on your TV is pretty lame. Theres only a couple things you can mess around with.

Pneuma
05-07-2009, 01:00 PM
I had a Samsung returned it for a Sharp. Never been happier.

I would stick with Sharp or Sony. IMO

I agree with the others that phillips is the suck. I would go with Vizio before phillips.

BCD
05-07-2009, 01:10 PM
Samsung. Plasma.

BCD
05-07-2009, 01:10 PM
I had a Samsung returned it for a Sharp. Never been happier.

I would stick with Sharp or Sony. IMO

I agree with the others that phillips is the suck. I would go with Vizio before phillips.Sony is SO overpriced.

BCD
05-07-2009, 01:12 PM
I have a 61 inch Samsung and it's wonderful. I just bought a 37 inch Panasonic and that's great too. A friend of mine has a Panasonic plasma. I put it on a par with my Samsung.

Pneuma
05-07-2009, 01:17 PM
Sony is SO overpriced.

I agree. That is why I went with the Sharp. Sharp and Samsung make Sonys panels anyway.

KC native
05-07-2009, 01:25 PM
2nd with the samsung plasma. I have a 50" and it's awesome.

Frankie
05-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Wow. So much hate for Philips! I've had a 26" philips TV for more than a decade and it still gives me the best picture I have ever seen on a non-HD TV. By the same token I remember not so long ago Samsung started as the Korean version of Panasonic electronics. I guess I have been out of the loop and missed when Samsung became a more respected brand than Philips. :shrug:

Frankie
05-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Sony is SO overpriced.

I SO agree with that!

Frankie
05-07-2009, 01:34 PM
A friend of mine has a Panasonic plasma. I put it on a par with my Samsung.

I will stay away from Plasma. LCD is the direction I'm going.

Rexx
05-07-2009, 01:36 PM
Samsung 650 52"...best bang for the buck!

Fat Elvis
05-07-2009, 01:37 PM
Go LED instead of LCD.

Frankie
05-07-2009, 01:39 PM
Samsung 650 52"...best bang for the buck!

I'll check that out. Thanks.

Frankie
05-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Go LED instead of LCD.

Dammit!!:cuss: I just did a whole bunch of reading on LCD vs. Plasma. Now you are making me read up on LED! can you give me a cliff note idea why LED>LCD?

htismaqe
05-07-2009, 01:42 PM
Wow. So much hate for Philips! I've had a 26" philips TV for more than a decade and it still gives me the best picture I have ever seen on a non-HD TV. By the same token I remember not so long ago Samsung started as the Korean version of Panasonic electronics. I guess I have been out of the loop and missed when Samsung became a more respected brand than Philips. :shrug:

That's why.

Philips/Magnavox has gone STEEPLY downhill since you bought yours.

BigRedChief
05-07-2009, 01:48 PM
mega thread on HD TV's in the media center forum.

Fat Elvis
05-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Dammit!!:cuss: I just did a whole bunch of reading on LCD vs. Plasma. Now you are making me read up on LED! can you give me a cliff note idea why LED>LCD?


http://www.practical-home-theater-guide.com/lcd-panel.html#led-lcd

burt
05-07-2009, 01:55 PM
Here's mine, http://electronics.pricegrabber.com/plasma-lcd-televisions/m/64779912/details/st=product_tab/ it's awesome.

htismaqe
05-07-2009, 01:58 PM
LCD-based HD displays are actually not real new. Digital signage has been using them for a couple of years or more. One of my old customers does billboards and stadium displays - I'm pretty sure they did the new displays at Kaufman.

jeffery
05-07-2009, 02:02 PM
I have full hd 47 vizio...and it is da bomb on my xbox...I would reccomend a vizio to anybody...its half samsung half sony half the price
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Pneuma
05-07-2009, 02:05 PM
Samsung 650 52"...best bang for the buck!

Anything under the Samsung 650 series IMO is a bust. The 650 is a fantastic tv but the 550 is mediocre at best.

Redrum_69
05-07-2009, 02:06 PM
Go to Sears.

I have a Samsung 52" LCD HDTV 120Hz

Previously I had a Samsung 42" DLP HDTV...DONT GO WITH DLP...Too many chances of the color wheel or lamp going out either both at once or one at a time. $300.00 parts/labor for each part. I scrapped the DLP and went straight to LCD. Guitar Hero: Metallica looks badass on it.

NEVER GO WITH BEST BUY!

MoreLemonPledge
05-07-2009, 02:21 PM
Samsung. I love mine.

TrebMaxx
05-07-2009, 02:38 PM
I would also take a long look at the LED. Go to Best Buy and compare the picture between the LCD's and Plasma's vs. the LED. You will notice the difference.

htismaqe
05-07-2009, 02:41 PM
I would also take a long look at the LED. Go to Best Buy and compare the picture between the LCD's and Plasma's vs. the LED. You will notice the difference.

Long-term, LED's are going to be the way to go. They're much cheaper in terms of power consumption and the servicing is MUCH simpler.

My customer produced massive displays in 12 or 16" panels of LED's making them completely modular.

As opposed to replacing an entire CRT or an entire screen like an LCD, you could simply replace a small panel of LEDs.

Scorp
05-07-2009, 02:49 PM
I would reccomend a vizio to anybody...its half samsung half sony half the price
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LOL I wonder why that is?

Smed1065
05-09-2009, 06:40 AM
Samsung. Plasma.

If a plasma Pany!

excessive
05-09-2009, 07:06 AM
Sony is SO overpriced.

Yep, it is. I paid $2100 for 52" Sony LCD, but the picture is beautiful. Better than the Samsung imo.

Fritz88
05-09-2009, 07:24 AM
Samsung.

try nextag.com

Sure-Oz
05-09-2009, 08:20 AM
Samsung TOC 120hz FTW 650 series!

brent102fire
05-09-2009, 08:33 AM
Samsung, Sony, Panasonic or Sharp. I would also spend the extra $$$$ and buy the LCD 240hz if you watch a lot of sports and or movies. If you can't afford the 240hz, at least buy the 120hz...it's worth it! We have a 55" Samsung LCD 240hz and it is just awesome!!!! We also have a 42" Sharp Aquos LCD 120hz in our bedroom...great tv too!

Sure-Oz
05-09-2009, 08:40 AM
I own a Sharp Aquos 32" 1080p for the bedroom, Samsung Touch Of Color 46" 1080p 120hz for the living room, and a Sony Bravia 40" 1080p for another bedroom.

They are all great tvs, but i'd put the Samsung at the top easily with quality and picture, then the Sharp, and Sony last. None of them disappoint.

Frankie
05-09-2009, 09:33 AM
I am preparing a wall in the new addition for this TV. The addition won't be complete for another couple of months yet. So I can take my time a bit. Do HDTVs drop in price like other electronics?

Sure-Oz
05-09-2009, 10:15 AM
I am preparing a wall in the new addition for this TV. The addition won't be complete for another couple of months yet. So I can take my time a bit. Do HDTVs drop in price like other electronics?

Yes they do!

The Poz
05-09-2009, 11:51 AM
Sony Bravia XBR

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11040753

Frankie
05-09-2009, 12:29 PM
Man, you Samsung guys are beginning to turn me. I loved what I read about their 650. Additional attraction for me is the reddish black frame. Looks cool.

Smed1065
05-09-2009, 04:35 PM
Sony Bravia XBR

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11040753

Yes, if you do not like money and believe in the 2001 tech. LOL

digger
05-09-2009, 04:52 PM
Get a Rear projected LCD SONY. I have two a 55 and a 46.

Frankie
05-09-2009, 04:55 PM
Get a Rear projected LCD SONY. I have two a 55 and a 46.

Ehhh,... No thanks.

BCD
05-09-2009, 04:56 PM
Samsung, Sony, Panasonic or Sharp. I would also spend the extra $$$$ and buy the LCD 240hz if you watch a lot of sports and or movies. If you can't afford the 240hz, at least buy the 120hz...it's worth it! We have a 55" Samsung LCD 240hz and it is just awesome!!!! We also have a 42" Sharp Aquos LCD 120hz in our bedroom...great tv too!Or, you could just buy a plasma and not have to worry about motion blur.

digger
05-09-2009, 05:04 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-KDF-E60A20-60-Inch-Projection-Television/dp/B000A1CGH4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1241910139&sr=8-1 here is a 60.

BWillie
05-09-2009, 05:52 PM
Just get the cheapest one with the nicest picture and an extended warranty..

JASONSAUTO
05-09-2009, 06:40 PM
i own a mitsubishi and the picture is awesome, 55" 1080 3 years old never had a problem, my FIL has a 65" sony paid MUCH more at the same time(actually HAD it had so many problems he got a different one) every time he came over he commented about how much better my picture looked. i also have a LG 42" and it's fine for the bedroom

Cosmos
05-09-2009, 06:40 PM
Man, you Samsung guys are beginning to turn me. I loved what I read about their 650. Additional attraction for me is the reddish black frame. Looks cool.

Bought the Samsung 52' 650 6 weeks ago and it's really a great picture.

Best-Buy price matched Amazons $1899 deal.

Couldn't be happier...

Frankie
05-09-2009, 10:49 PM
Bought the Samsung 52' 650 6 weeks ago and it's really a great picture.

Best-Buy price matched Amazons $1899 deal.


Can I get them to do that?

Cosmos
05-09-2009, 11:34 PM
Can I get them to do that?

The sales guy originally said they don't match internet/Amazon prices.

Convinced him I was willing to buy from Amazon, mentioned the free delivery and no taxes by going that way and he decided he wanted to make a sale.

It required an approval from the store manager, but it was worth it. Not sure what the Amazon price is these days...

I got the sense that between the poor economy and that fact that the 2009/10 Samsungs are hitting the shelves, they were ready to make a deal.

Be ready to walk away.

Good luck.

dtebbe
05-10-2009, 11:16 AM
My buddy just bought one of the new LED Samsungs, and it is awesome. They've raised the bar again...

Frankie
05-10-2009, 11:32 AM
My buddy just bought one of the new LED Samsungs, and it is awesome. They've raised the bar again...

650?

Manila-Chief
05-10-2009, 12:21 PM
My buddy just bought one of the new LED Samsungs, and it is awesome. They've raised the bar again...

I read that the LED's have a very narrow viewing angle and that if you move one seat away it diminishes the picture? Did you buddy have anything to say about that?

I like what I read about the picture and other advanced features of the LED, and I might wait until the prices comes down a bit on them before I purchase my big screen, but I need a little better viewing angle than just right int front of it.

Below is what I mentioned above:

http://www.practical-home-theater-guide.com/lcd-panel.html#led-lcd

LED backlighting enjoys a number of advantages over LCD panels using cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), with the most significant being:

improved picture performance that is similar to CRTs with extremely deep blacks and quoted dynamic contrast ratios in the region of 1,000,000:1,


reduced power consumption,


longer life that is typical twice that of CCFL based models, and


in the case of LED backlights such as the Sony Triluminos using separate red, green, and blue LEDs, it is possible to get improved color rendering that is more true to life. Using separate color LED light sources to produce the three different primary colors gives a finer control over the exact light frequencies required to produce the three primary colors.


Nothing is perfect! The way LED backlight LCD panel technology is presently being implemented by these major TV display manufactures means that the 1000 or so individual LEDs used in these backlight systems are far from enough to correspond to the individual pixels forming the image.

This means that the local dimming technology - no matter how selective it is - can never correspond to the exact requirements of the individual pixels forming the image. In other words, local dimming, while responsible for the extreme black levels of LED LCD TVs, yet it also produces a sort of a subtle halo effect instead of pure blackness in dark areas adjacent to bright parts of an image. This is due to light spilling over from light to adjacent dark areas in the image.

Another issue that appears to be common among all LED LCD HDTVs and that emerged in all LED LCD HDTV reviews we encountered so far, is that their picture deteriorates at a much faster rate with off-angle viewing than in the case LCD panels using standard backlight systems. The deterioration is such that even moving just a single seat on either side of the optimum center viewing position leads to washed out colors and a worsening of the halo effect already referred to above.

Frankie
05-10-2009, 01:03 PM
650?

Ooops I thought I read LCD.

dtebbe
05-10-2009, 01:38 PM
I read that the LED's have a very narrow viewing angle and that if you move one seat away it diminishes the picture? Did you buddy have anything to say about that?


No, I did not notice that at all, in fact I thought it was much better off-axis than any standard LCD I've watched. And the blacks are just awesome on it, even better than high-end plasmas I've seen.

HH Gregg matched an internet price he found, he got the 55" for around $2500.

DT

Manila-Chief
05-10-2009, 02:06 PM
No, I did not notice that at all, in fact I thought it was much better off-axis than any standard LCD I've watched. And the blacks are just awesome on it, even better than high-end plasmas I've seen.

HH Gregg matched an internet price he found, he got the 55" for around $2500.

DT

Thanks DT! You know it might be one of those things, where it does lose a little, but it's so much better over all than the others that you don't notice it???

Wow! Around $2500 for a 55" ... I would be tempted to bit on a price like that. I've been sniffing around for well over a year. Read about the LED's and one of the reason's I've delayed is to wait for them. The info does sound like it's a much better T.V.

My wife ain't going to be too happy ... if I get the big screen, I'll have to go HD with DirecTV ... $10 a month not a big deal but shelling out for a HD DVR will be. :shake: :hmmm: :drool:

Frankie
06-05-2009, 02:19 PM
After a lot of research and factoring in advice from you guys I have decided on Samsung LN52A750 LCD
http://www.samsung.com/us/system/consumer/product/2008/04/15/ln52a750r1fxza/medium.jpg
http://www.samsung.com/us/system/consumer/product/2008/05/27/ln52a750r1fxza/LN52A750_spec.pdf

I need HDMI advice but for the sake of clarity I will ask my questions in the next post:

The Bad Guy
06-05-2009, 02:33 PM
Go to monoprice.com for any HDMI cables.

Frankie
06-05-2009, 02:41 PM
OK, here we go:

The wall it's going on is not were the rest of the electronics go. This thing has 3 HDMI connections. I need to cover around 23 feet distance for all connections. These would travel up from the "command center" through a wall, then about 13 feet in the attic and down the TV wall to where the TV will be mounted. This is all happenning where I have built an addition to the house. I am ordering three 25' HDMI cables.

Question 1-
Is there a big difference between 24AWG and 22AWG for that length?

Question 2-
Does the summer heat in the attic pose any problems for them?

Question 3-
What should I stay away from in the walls? Electrical wiring? Other audio/video cables?

Question 4-
Is there a way to test the cables BEFORE I commit them to the walls? I'll be picking up the TV in a month or so when my addition will be finished. But I want to do the wiring now.

Any good advice is appreciated.

Frankie
06-05-2009, 02:42 PM
Go to monoprice.com for any HDMI cables.

That's actually who I'm getting them from. But thanks for the confirmation.

KCChiefsMan
06-05-2009, 02:43 PM
just make sure you spend $500 on monster cables and a surge protector then another $350 on a 2 year warranty!

Sure-Oz
06-05-2009, 02:43 PM
After a lot of research and factoring in advice from you guys I have decided on Samsung LN52A750 LCD
http://www.samsung.com/us/system/consumer/product/2008/04/15/ln52a750r1fxza/medium.jpg
http://www.samsung.com/us/system/consumer/product/2008/05/27/ln52a750r1fxza/LN52A750_spec.pdf

I need HDMI advice but for the sake of clarity I will ask my questions in the next post:

Love it, own a 46a650 toc!

Amnorix
06-05-2009, 02:53 PM
Why would anyone take LCD over Plasma? You get more for your money with plasma, and screen burn in really isn't an issue anymore.

Amnorix
06-05-2009, 02:53 PM
I will stay away from Plasma. LCD is the direction I'm going.

Why?

Stewie
06-05-2009, 03:06 PM
Why?

My question, too. The LCD marketers have brain-washed the masses.

"Pay us $1800 because that $1000 plasma just sucks."
"Why does it suck?"
"We're telling you it sucks."

Amnorix
06-05-2009, 03:08 PM
My question, too. The LCD marketers have brain-washed the masses.

"Pay us $1800 because that $1000 plasma just sucks."
"Why does it suck?"
"We're telling you it sucks."

I was poking around at a tv place and spoke with one of the sales reps. I told him I wasn't buying, just looking around, and we got to chatting (it was SLOW).

We were discussing plasma vs. LCD. He said "we have six sales guys here right now and we all own plasmas, what do that tell you?"

Not that LCDs suck, but they cost more and nobody can tell me WHY.

kepp
06-05-2009, 03:14 PM
I will stay away from Plasma. LCD is the direction I'm going.

Have you compared plasma & LCD side-by-side in that size of TV? IMO, plasma wins every time on that size.

penguinz
06-05-2009, 03:15 PM
Plasma will fade more over time and uses more electricity.

Stewie
06-05-2009, 03:18 PM
Plasma will fade more over time and uses more electricity.

Plasmas do not fade more over time unless you bought one in 2000.

The electricity issue is becoming moot. LCDs are consuming more and more electricity trying to get to the plasma picture level.

kepp
06-05-2009, 03:23 PM
Plasma will fade more over time and uses more electricity.

I've had my Samsung 50" plasma for two years now set on 40% brightness and haven't noticed any fading. When it does start to fade, I have 60% to play with. They do use more juice though...I don't think it's going to break the bank for anyone.

Amnorix
06-05-2009, 03:27 PM
Plasma also has an advantage over LCD on angles, so depending on the room configuration and how many seats aren't looking at the LCD at optimal angles, it might be better to go plasma.

BCD
06-05-2009, 04:51 PM
Plasma uses more electricity.True, but come on, how much vs. an LCD? I bet its negligible.

BCD
06-05-2009, 05:48 PM
Why would anyone take LCD over Plasma? You get more for your money with plasma, and screen burn in really isn't an issue anymore.I have a Samsung 50" plasma. I love it. I selected it because of the motion blur issue with LCD, I think plasma has a sharper picture, and it was less than a LCD of the same size and brand.

BCD
06-05-2009, 05:50 PM
I will stay away from Plasma. LCD is the direction I'm going.
What? You don't like your money?

aturnis
06-05-2009, 05:52 PM
Sharp

:LOL: at the guy who doesn't know T.V.'s! LMAO

Frankie
06-05-2009, 08:24 PM
Why?

I can't recall the particular article I read a few months ago, but it really pointed out plasma's short life expectancy compared to LCD.

Frankie
06-05-2009, 08:27 PM
Plasma will fade more over time and uses more electricity.

That was also mentioned in the article.

BCD
06-05-2009, 08:42 PM
I can't recall the particular article I read a few months ago, but it really pointed out plasma's short life expectancy compared to LCD.LMAO My 50" Samsung plasma has a life expectancy of 60,000 hrs. Panel Life Expectancy: The plasma flat panel display has an estimated life of 60,000 hours; equating to over 27 years at 6 hours of viewing per day.

BCD
06-05-2009, 08:50 PM
That was also mentioned in the article.You read the wrong article...http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatv/plasmatv-lifespan.html

stevieray
06-05-2009, 08:54 PM
I just went HD on my dish for my 55" SonyLCD HDTV....woooboy...so clear it's almost creepy, but I'm a n00b.

BCD
06-05-2009, 08:58 PM
I just went HD on my dish for my 55" SonyLCD HDTV....woooboy...so clear it's almost creepy, but I'm a n00b.I think of my plasma as part of the family...:)

Frankie
06-06-2009, 07:52 PM
OK folks, I upped this to ask for advice (see post 66). I'm still waiting for the expert among you to reply to them. COME ON!!

BWillie
06-06-2009, 07:55 PM
Plasmas do not fade more over time unless you bought one in 2000.

The electricity issue is becoming moot. LCDs are consuming more and more electricity trying to get to the plasma picture level.

Absolutely. All TV's eventually fade in time, but the perception about plasma's losing their brightness is exaggerated. Plasma's that were made in the last two years are holding up excellent. I bought mine two years ago and I use it all the time and it still looks fantastic. The color on Plasma's just appear to be very deep ( don't know the right word for it). Sure, if money wasn't an issue I'd get a LCD (only because of weight), but plasma's are great now and have awesome pictures, and I don't really know why people are turned off by them. I even leave up ESPN for hours w/ the sportsticker on the bottom and I don't get any burn it, just be careful when you first buy them, then your all good.

BWillie
06-06-2009, 07:57 PM
I can't recall the particular article I read a few months ago, but it really pointed out plasma's short life expectancy compared to LCD.

If you get 10-12 years out of your plasma don't you think that is more than enough? It will be good for at least that long. At least.

MatriculatingHank
06-06-2009, 08:45 PM
After a lot of research and factoring in advice from you guys I have decided on Samsung LN52A750 LCD
http://www.samsung.com/us/system/consumer/product/2008/04/15/ln52a750r1fxza/medium.jpg


GREAT choice! I purchased this last year after 2 months of intense research.
Consumer Reports recently declared it to be the best HD set on the market.
Go ahead and grab one. You'll be glad that you did.

Chaunceythe3rd
06-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Local Sony repair facility recommends Sony, Sharp or Samsung with extended warranty.

kepp
11-17-2010, 11:40 AM
Resurrecting an old, random TV thread to share a good deal-

http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=LGE50PK250

Pants
11-17-2010, 11:44 AM
Resurrecting an old, random TV thread to share a good deal-

http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=LGE50PK250

Holy fuck, is that real?

Toadkiller
11-17-2010, 12:27 PM
Dont forget to Use code AFL3 to save 3% knocking the price down to $675.08

CoMoChief
11-17-2010, 12:34 PM
Samsung. Plasma.

This. But LG isn't bad either.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod1113848

LG 50-inch Plasma TV 600Hz
$850

Pretty good deal IMO.

Pants
11-17-2010, 12:53 PM
Dont forget to Use code AFL3 to save 3% knocking the price down to $675.08

I think the reason that TV is so cheap is because it doesn't have the internet UI the newer TVs come with. Shit, If I needed a TV, I would buy that right now. Connecting the TV to the internet is completely useless if you have a PS3 or a 360 or a DVD player that does it. The fact that the lack of that feature is driving the price down to crazy levels of cheap is awesome, the fact that they won't last long on the shelves sucks.

Toadkiller
11-17-2010, 01:07 PM
I would also get one if I didnt have 3 plasmas already, my wife would cut stuff off of me if I ordered another.

BCD
11-17-2010, 01:08 PM
I think the reason that TV is so cheap is because it doesn't have the internet UI the newer TVs come with. Shit, If I needed a TV, I would buy that right now. Connecting the TV to the internet is completely useless if you have a PS3 or a 360 or a DVD player that does it. The fact that the lack of that feature is driving the price down to crazy levels of cheap is awesome, the fact that they won't last long on the shelves sucks.Yeah, an internet-ready TV isnt something I'm concerned about. Although, the new Google TV thing looks interesting.

Donger
11-17-2010, 01:14 PM
Yeah, an internet-ready TV isnt something I'm concerned about. Although, the new Google TV thing looks interesting.

Google TVs watch you, not the other way around.

Pants
11-17-2010, 01:16 PM
Google TVs watch you, not the other way around.

Skynet, Donger. Skynet.

BCD
11-17-2010, 01:17 PM
Google TVs watch you, not the other way around.Thats only in Russia.

Pants
11-17-2010, 01:20 PM
Yeah, an internet-ready TV isnt something I'm concerned about. Although, the new Google TV thing looks interesting.

You'll be able to buy a Logitec box for your 'outdated' TV when Google TV actually becomes useful to any real extent too.

Donger
11-17-2010, 01:23 PM
Skynet, Donger. Skynet.

The Spice is The Worm! The Worm is The Spice!

Pants
11-17-2010, 01:25 PM
The Spice is The Worm! The Worm is The Spice!

If wishes were fishes, we'd all be casting nets!

(I just felt like saying that)

Donger
11-17-2010, 01:33 PM
I liked the Dune movie. I watch it while sharpening knives. There is someone here who hates it, but I can't remember who. One of our "louder" members.

bevischief
11-17-2010, 01:42 PM
I liked the Dune movie. I watch it while sharpening knives. There is someone here who hates it, but I can't remember who. One of our "louder" members.

The movie of the mini series on Scifi a few years back?

Pants
11-17-2010, 01:50 PM
I liked the Dune movie. I watch it while sharpening knives. There is someone here who hates it, but I can't remember who. One of our "louder" members.

It was my favorite book growing up. I thought the movie was OK, obviously didn't do the book much justice, but was OK nonetheless.

Pretty sure frazod is the one who hates it with a passion.

Jawshco
11-23-2010, 01:19 PM
Do any of you have the True Motion feature on you HDTVs? Am I the only one who finds it annoying? It makes normal shows look like they're on fast forward, and some movies look cheaper to me. I know it looks cool with Avatar on BluRay but outside of that I can't find much use for it.

ArrowheadHawk
11-23-2010, 01:30 PM
Sold out.

Lzen
11-23-2010, 02:14 PM
Sold out.

Lol. You do realize this thread is 1.5 years old?

ArrowheadHawk
11-23-2010, 03:32 PM
Lol. You do realize this thread is 1.5 years old?

I was referring to the link that was posted within the last week by Kepp.

googlegoogle
11-23-2010, 05:04 PM
55" toshiba regaza on sale at best buy. Around 1000$$

look for other deals on Black Fri.

Dartgod
11-23-2010, 05:10 PM
Do any of you have the True Motion feature on you HDTVs? Am I the only one who finds it annoying? It makes normal shows look like they're on fast forward, and some movies look cheaper to me. I know it looks cool with Avatar on BluRay but outside of that I can't find much use for it.
Hate it. It makes everything look like a soap opera.

Norman Einstein
11-23-2010, 05:28 PM
Where is GoatCheese when you need him? Buying a 52" LCS WS HDTV is decadent. You shouldn't do it! If he shows up he will tell you just how bad it is to spend big bucks on stuff like that.