Small Plasma or LCD ?

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  1. Cougar

    Cougar Auditioning

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    Hi Folks, (newbie here)
    I was wondering if there are smaller HDTV's around
    and what would be the best price for lets say a 26 inch ?
    this would be for my den.
    This Forum is great! (lots of info)
    I did a search on small hdtv's but could not find anything.
    Thanks for any help.
    Jeff
     
  2. ChrisClearman

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    flat panel LCDs.

    do some searches on cnet.com 's TV section by size.

    friend got an off brand 32" for ~$600.
     
  3. Gregg Loewen

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    hi

    plasmas dont go smaller than 37" (for some reason), so for the size you are considering it will be LCD.

    Sony makes a great LCD but it will cost you some bucks. Samsung is okay. I recently tested a Olevia 537 model and it was quite good when you consider the price point of $800-900 for a 37" unit.

    There are some very good LCDs, and there as some that are absolute crap.
     
  4. Cougar

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    Thanks Guys.. I will do some more research. maybe I will have
    to go to a 36 then , not sure if I would be sitting to close.
    the distance would be about 7 or 8 feet away.
    Thanks much!
    Jeff
     
  5. ChrisClearman

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    36" is fine from 7-8' for HD, and ok for SD. May want to go 32 if you watch mostly SD.
     
  6. Cougar

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    Thanks Chris. yeah I meant 32" this out to work just fine.
    now to find one that is reasonable in price. just got a 47 "
    for down stairs , now to talk to wife into another one (HD). [​IMG]
    Jeff
     
  7. Cougar

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    Hi Gregg , I just ordered the OLEVIA 337H 37 Inch for the den. ($599.00) [​IMG]
    I will let you know what I think of it next week!

    I Also ordered an up-converter and a 19 inch wide-screen for the computer
    for that same wall. lots of work to do in my Den this weekend to get ready!

    Ohhh , also ordered the HDMI Switch box with remote!
    And a second HD DVR *oops*

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  8. ThomasC

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    Since the topic of this thread is similar to my question, I thought I would just pose mine here. I'm thinking about buying a 32" TV for my parents, and I can spend up to $1500. I'm considering either the Samsung LN-S3251D or the Sony Bravia KDL-32S2010. Either one has more than enough connections for what they need. Picture quality and reliability/build quality is key. Which one should I get, or is there something else I should consider?
     
  9. Mark:F

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    I've had the Sony 2010 for a few weeks, you can get it for $1,100 probably. Very happy with pq, almost as good as my two Sony HDTV CRTs.
     
  10. ThomasC

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    Do you have a KD-34XBR970? It's not totally out of my consideration.
     
  11. Mark:F

    Mark:F Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the 34"XBR910 and 32"HS420 on lower floors.The LCD is for an upper floor bedroom. I could have got the 34"970 for $699!!!! but I just couldn't deal with a third tube set, and couldn't get it upstairs anyway. If weight were not a problem I'd jump on the 970. I've also found that both the Sony tubes and LCD do very well with SDTV.
     
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    Hi Greg,

    How is the Sony Bravia 40 in. LCD (model # KDL-40V2500) ?
    I was thinking of getting it. It's on sale for $1,999.

    Thanks.

    Alex
     
  13. Cougar

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    OLEVIA 337H 37 Inch (LCD), well it is here and I have been using it for
    about 3 weeks now and love it. no problems at all.you can not beat
    the price for a high def TV for a spare room. thinking of getting
    a second one for the master bedroom. I do have a plasma as well ,
    As far as LCD and Plasma. I like the picture better on a plasma set
    for my own taste. but this little 37 inch (LCD) is perfect for a small room!
    Jeff
     
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    I settled on the 40V2500 after much comparison. I'm very happy with the decision. I paid $1850 on sale at J&R.
     

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