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Guru 01-24-2011 12:09 PM

HDTV assistance please
 
My dad has decided to make the jump to HD and is going big.

I would love some help finding him a few choices of 60" HDTVs around the $2000 and under range.

Found a Sony Bravia at Sears for $1699
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...000P?adCell=W3

the same TV at Newegg is $1999.

Any opinions or other options you may know about would be appreciated. Also, is the one at sears a good option or should I have him wait until next week for the superbowl sales?

Pants 01-24-2011 12:10 PM

God damn, the TVs are getting cheap. Thank you, worthless 3DTV technology.

gblowfish 01-24-2011 12:22 PM

I have a Panasonic Viera 50" plasma and a 42" Samsung LCD. I like them both very much. Sony makes good stuff, can't go wrong with any of these brands, really.

Pants 01-24-2011 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 7380286)
I have a Panasonic Viera 50" plasma and a 42" Samsung LCD. I like them both very much. Sony makes good stuff, can't go wrong with any of these brands, really.

i <3 my Viera

Guru 01-24-2011 12:44 PM

Right now we are only looking at 60" TVs so those are the deals I looking for right now.

I am really curious about superbowl week though. Do they have big sales that week or only average.

Cave Johnson 01-24-2011 12:48 PM

It reviews out well, as best I can tell.

On a more personal note, a 60" is 43% larger than my measly 50".

Cave Johnson 01-24-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guru (Post 7380336)
Right now we are only looking at 60" TVs so those are the deals I looking for right now.

I am really curious about superbowl week though. Do they have big sales that week or only average.

Anytime in January is a great time to buy a TV.

Lzen 01-24-2011 01:01 PM

Just to throw another option in there, here's a 73in Mitsubishi DLP for $1300.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=6277547

As for Sony, they are supposed to make quality products. But I just wonder if they're really that much better. When I first looked at HDTVs 3.5 years ago, I remember seeing the Bravias in the stores and wondering why they were usually 1.5 to 2 times the price of some lower priced brands like Vizio. They didn't look any better to me.

Lzen 01-24-2011 01:08 PM

Amazon marketplace seller has that Sony for $1306.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BRAVIA-KD...7&sr=8-2-fkmr0

The seller, 6th Ave Electronics is one I used when I bought my surround sound. Got a great price. So, if you're worried that its not directly from Amazon don't sweat it.

mikeyis4dcats. 01-24-2011 01:11 PM

I had a Panasonic plasma I absolutely loved.

My parents have an older Sony Bravia they (and I) don't much care for.

Guru 01-24-2011 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lzen (Post 7380370)
Just to throw another option in there, here's a 73in Mitsubishi DLP for $1300.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=6277547

As for Sony, they are supposed to make quality products. But I just wonder if they're really that much better. When I first looked at HDTVs 3.5 years ago, I remember seeing the Bravias in the stores and wondering why they were usually 1.5 to 2 times the price of some lower priced brands like Vizio. They didn't look any better to me.

Yeah, I have been seeing some dirt cheap DLPs but with it being kind of a dying technology I wonder if they are worth the investment. Also, you still have to replace the $200-300 bulbs every few years

Cave Johnson 01-24-2011 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guru (Post 7380385)
Yeah, I have been seeing some dirt cheap DLPs but with it being kind of a dying technology I wonder if they are worth the investment. Also, you still have to replace the $200-300 bulbs every few years

I'd avoid a DLP, especially since plasma and LCD prices have come down dramatically.

Deberg_1990 01-24-2011 01:59 PM

LCD or Plasma? Either one better than the other? Does it matter?

Pants 01-24-2011 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pittsie (Post 7380437)
I'd avoid a DLP, especially since plasma and LCD prices have come down dramatically.

Unless it's a 73" beast that is.

kepp 01-24-2011 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeyis4dcats. (Post 7380379)
I had a Panasonic plasma I absolutely loved.

My parents have an older Sony Bravia they (and I) don't much care for.

Same here. My parents have a 47" Bravia and I like the picture on my 50" Samsung plasma better. I also have a 42" Panasonic plasma that I really like.


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