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Help With a Low End TV Purchase

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   DeborahK


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Posted July 19 2004 - 08:01 AM

This seems so out of place in a forum with such great discussions of high end displays, but I am stuck. My very edlerly and infirmed mother is still living at home with 24 hour a day care givers, and the television the caregivers use has gone on the fritz. The current set is a 25" Magnavox stereo televison -- about 10 years old. What I am looking for is something in a comparable size -- 25"-27" for $300 or less. It doesn't need to have a lot of bells and whistles, but needs to be able to handle a digital cable line, a dvd player, and a vcr. Thanks for any suggestions you might have. Deborah

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Dave G

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Posted July 19 2004 - 08:48 AM

Deborah, Just go to your local Best Buy or Circuit City (or the California equivalent) -- you should have no problem finding a nice 27" TV with the inputs you need for under $300. Dave

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   DeborahK


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Posted July 19 2004 - 09:00 AM


Thanks for the suggestion. If you think that is a safe thing to do, I will go ahead and do it. It is, in fact, how ten years ago I got the one that is now on the fritz. I really thought that television should have lasted longer than it has, but I guess maybe ten years is not such a bad run for an inexpensive television. And you never know -- sometimes when you post a query such as mine you get replies that say things like, "Whatever you do, don't buy a [insert brand name here] model from Best Buy!" Posted Image


#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Steven_Jobe


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Posted July 19 2004 - 09:32 AM

Nah, I agree with Dave, you can't go wrong there. Although we live in the "throw away" age where products are made cheaper and aren't meant to last as long. So if you want it to last another 10 years you may be dissapointed, however you never know.....

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