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Which TV for about $400 ?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Jim Mcc, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Jim Mcc

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    My daughter is looking for a TV about 42" diagonal, and wants to spend $425 max. What do you guys suggest? I don't know that a plasma will work because she tends to have lights on when viewing. Thanks.
     
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    And a plasma doesn't work when lights are on since when? (somewhere on here is a pic of my 4yo Hitachi at 2:00p.m. in a room with no curtains)
     
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    Not the picture I was referring to...but similar situation while explaining closed captions...

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    Thanks Sam. How about the Samsung PN43E450? I can get it for $378 brand new.
     
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    Sears had a big selection of $399 plasma the other day...with shipping(extra) or in-store pick up. Lead off by a Panny...I'll see if I can find the link...
     
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    I know you are not a big fan of used but cant resist mentioning...I got my 58Z800 Panasonic plasma (1100 hours on it when I got it) for $450 off craigslist. Even came with a wall bracket. Just sayin Jim.
     
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    Do you guys agree that most 720p plasmas will look better than most 1080p LCD's or LED's?These are the 2 finalists: Panny TC-P42X60 and Samsung PN43F4550AF.Samsung's info says it has an anti-glare screen, BUT I can't find any info on whether the Panny does. Does anyone know? Thanks.
     
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    No I find the pixel structure distracting. If youre used to viewing a 720 then plasma would be my choice but if youve been viewing 1080 for a while dropping down to 720 would be a bigger issue for me. Viewing distance is more critical for a 720 panel.
     
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    Broadcast is 720P or 1080i anyway.

    Makes no difference. And yes, a 720P plasma will look better than a Hisense 42" LCD(just one of your many "crap choices" at $400).

    I'll also ask this. Does she game at all?

    All of the 42" $400-ish LCD are 1080P 60hz. They motion blur like crazy. If she likes sports, plasma will look better.
     
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    Thanks. No gaming, but she does like to watch football and hockey. The seating is about 10' away, so I don't think 720p will be a problem.So what about the 2 choices above? I saw the Samsung and it looked pretty good.Does anyone know if the Panny has an anti-glare screen?
     
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    Samsung, at that price, is the only one I know of that includes AG.
     
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    Thanks.
     

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