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Best set for around 2500.....

Discussion in 'Displays' started by RyanJE, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. RyanJE

    RyanJE Well-Known Member

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    Throw me some suggestions here, im not partial to plasma or LCD. I do like the look of plasma but i know each has its upsides and downsides. Looking for 42-50 inch screen for mostly TV and DVD..

    No projectors please. THANKS!!
     
  2. orestes

    orestes Well-Known Member

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    How about this plasma TV from CC, a Samsung 42" Plasma HDTV?

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsu...oductDetail.do

    It is ~$2250 when you place it on your cart. I like the specs on this model and the fact that it has 2 HDMI, and you can even use it for your PC.

    Regards,
    orestes
     
  3. Chad Ellinger

    Chad Ellinger Well-Known Member

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    I recently picked up a Panasonic 42PX60U for around that price, and I have been very happy with my purchase thus far.
     
  4. BrianTwig

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    How about a 52" or 56" JVC HD-ILA (LCoS) RPTV if the screen size is not to big for your liking.

    Also, I have read good things (and they look decent in person) about the Vizio plasma's. $1,900 for a 50" at Sam's. Have read some negatives about fan noise, but that was with older models and seems to be fixed.

    I am in your situation with price range and those are the two that I keep coming back to for screen size and price range. But then I know little about this stuff and may be taking the wrong path myself. I will likely wait until after Thanksgiving or just before Christmas to see if I can get a good steal on a TV.
     
  5. RyanJE

    RyanJE Well-Known Member

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    im liking the panny suggestion so far as i have been able to find it for about 2000 shipped. any one else wanna chime in??
     
  6. Eric Samonte

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    For $2299, the Panasonic TH42PX60U is a good buy..better yet if u can find it for $2k. I got mine almost a year ago for $2400.
     
  7. RyanJE

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    what about the pioneer pdp4370hd???
     
  8. Craig

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    I was in Best Buy a week or so ago, and they had a 50" Panasonic plasma for $2700 or $2800. Didn't seem to be an open box item or anything like that. It might pay to visit a store and see if what they're asking for the Panny 50". I've found the stores frequently have things selling cheaper than what they're listed for on the website.
     
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    It seems that Panasonic recently came out with newer models though same model number, etc. I guess Best Buy was trying to move the "older" ones.
     
  10. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

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    The Perfect Vision magazine recently had a very positive review of a Vizio 50" plasma. Msrp is $1999 and they termed it a true bargain.
     
  11. Tim Holyoke

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    Here's the Vizio lineup at Sam's - http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?catg=6148

    I'm actually in the market for an HDTV for my parents, and am considering the 42". For $1300, it seems like a heckuva deal (even has a tuner). Any ideas about the reliability of the brand?
     
  12. Philm35

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    If you don't need to hang it on the wall, I highly recommend the Sony KDS-R50XBR1 50" LCoS. It is native 1080i, has a 13,000-1 contrast ratio... the picture is stunning. I've had mine since last Christmas, and I love it. It is now $2659 at Circuit City. (I paid a lot more than that last christmas :-( )

    --Phil
     
  13. RyanJE

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    how is the black level when compared to plasmas???
     
  14. BrianTwig

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    This site,

    http://www.shopstore-online.com/prod...roducts_id=141

    Has the Sony KDS-R50XBR1 50" LCoS for $999!!!

    I know nothing about this site and wouldn't order from them without confirmation from others that they are a reputable operation. Just wanted to put the info up there.

    Seems too good to be true to me.
     
  15. RyanJE

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    how does that sony (xdr) compare picture quality wise to a plasma??
     

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