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Discussion in 'Displays' started by Ryan*Heller, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Ryan*Heller

    Ryan*Heller Member

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    Ok im new to this site and i think its great i dont know if this is the right place to post this but im gonna give it a try. i was told to go to this site by my cousin after countless hours of searching on webpages about hdtvs. Heres my situation im 16 and i was planning on buying a 42 inch smasung dlp for 1800 dollars at circuit city my mind was set because it was a tv that was over 40 inches and was under 2k. But then my parents got divorced and money is now tight so i only have about 1300 dollars to spend so theres know way i could get a 40inch plus tv for under 1500 so i started looking at smaller tvs but then one day out of luck i went to my local game store and heard about this guy that sells display models and its all legal and legit but he has a 50 inch sony lcd for 1300 dollars and im kinda confused on what i should do because my original goal was to get an dlp tv because i heard that was ideal for gaming and movies. he didnt have the exact model number but the tv was in perfect condition so basically ive read a lot about dlp vs lcd but im still not sure on what i can do. so if anyone is intrested on helping a boy on a budget find an hdtv that can run 720p or 1080i for a good deal or recommend some that would help a lot so if your willing to help let me know so i can send you more info thanks
    Ryan Heller
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Well-Known Member

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    Floor model DLP's and non-direct view LCD's are tricky because you don't know how long the projection lamp will last.

    >>> my parents got divorced

    How stable are your living arrangements? If you will have to move a lot, an RPTV, or rather any large TV, is not going to work out well.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  3. Ryan*Heller

    Ryan*Heller Member

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    well ill be staying put for a while so thats not a problem
     
  4. John S

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    Man, you can probably score a decent front projector for that and a screen. Go for some serious screen size. [​IMG]


    Here is a decent Plasma deal in your budget, on a quick search, certainly a good enough to deal to look into it some more.

    http://www.plasmaworld.net/FWD50PX1W.html

    You will be hard pressed to get even 32" in LCD direct view technology.
     
  5. Allan Jayne

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    If you can squeeze a few more dollars from your parents, a new Sanyo PLV-Z3 or Panasonic AE700 front projector is a good bet. These are good quality, LCD, 720p, obtainable for about $1600., and can be easily packed for moving (need insurance though) except you need to have a dark room for viewing any front projected picture.

    I was going to suggest the Sanyo 'Z2, also a 720p LCD, and costing under $1300., but I don't think that model has HDCP, without which your HDTV options get complicated and sometimes limited.
     
  6. Daman

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    You get can a Panny 42 inch EDTV for around 1300 something from one of the good authorized retailers online. You may want to check that out. Nothing beats the beautiful picture quality of a plasma IMHO.
     
  7. James Grasso

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    "http://www.plasmaworld.net/FWD50PX1W.html"

    I would order this set right now, if only I could find anything about their website, anywhere . . . I can't even find www.plasmaworld.net in a google search.

    If anyone has any info/experience with them, please, inform us.

    Thanks.

    PS: Sorry for the threadjack, it was entirely unintentional. I'm also looking for an LCD/Plasma around the $1000 price point, and stumbled across this thread.
     
  8. DougRuss

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    "http://www.plasmaworld.net/FWD50PX1W.html"

    Holy Schnikes! Anyone placed an order? Maybe a misprint?

    So I emailed them. They claim it is new, not refurbished or used, but will only accept payment via Western Union. A google search revealed they are listed as fraudulently using the Trust*e logo. Also, the Verisign link on their site does not authenticate their business, but only takes you to the Verisign website. Seems shady.
     
  10. mark_czek

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    i was about to order that sony..... did anyone find any other information about that site?? they say they are based out of new zealand.... i dont know, seems almost too good to be true?
     
  11. Charlie*

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    I bought an emprex 32" lcd hdtv from fry's for 697, no rebates. So far so good;
     

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