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#1 of 108 OFFLINE   bjballar41

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Posted January 04 2014 - 09:16 AM

So I may be in the market for a new tv if i cant fix my plasma screen tv. ive only had the tv a lil over a year. im wanting a 40 to 50 inch tv im thinking led and samsung and lg are the top two brands. i will be buying from best buy as a i have a credit card i can put it on. price limit is 600 tops. it will be used for mostly movies xbox and cable tv. just straight from wall to tv for now no cable box. im open to suggestions on different brands sizes and even if yall dont suggest led can u lead me in the right direction. id like a few hdmi hook ups and digital optic output. i will be adding surround sound or sound bar of some sort. thanks.



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Posted January 04 2014 - 11:01 AM

$600 is getting you another plasma.

 

Unless you want a craptastic LCD.



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Posted January 04 2014 - 11:06 AM

well ive seen a few on sale led im even ok with open box items also

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...8;skuId=5012276

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...8;skuId=8976043

 

thats a few on sale right now led



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Posted January 04 2014 - 11:31 AM

that sharp for the price has really caught my eye. i hear good things about the bigger screen like 55 inch and up of sharp but not much in the smaller screen. ive only owned samsung and love them. 



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Posted January 04 2014 - 11:39 AM

If you can live with an LCD after having a plasma, knock yourself out.

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Posted January 04 2014 - 11:40 AM

but its led? what are u trying to get at? not trying to be rude but are u saying led isnt as good as plasma or what?



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Posted January 04 2014 - 11:47 AM

LED is the backlight. It is still LCD with all the motion blur and "light blacks" of old.

You can thank Samsung and Vizio for the confusion.

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Posted January 04 2014 - 11:53 AM

so what type of screen would u suggest?



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Posted January 04 2014 - 11:58 AM

with my budget and a bigger one say 1500



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Posted January 04 2014 - 12:09 PM

I spent $600 on my 65" panasonic ST30, had 3100 hours on it.  Spent $450 on my 58" panasonic PZ800U, had 1100 hours on it.  Found both on craigslist and both still going strong to this day, I recommend you at least check out the local offerings.  Plasmas have internal counters that tell you the hours, you can research how to put it up, in advance,  and likely the seller wont know a thing about an internal timer.  I would also verify the going internet price for that TV, used,  before you go look at a used TV, make sure its a good price in advance. 


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Posted January 04 2014 - 12:17 PM

my only problem is i wasnt expecting to buy a new tv as to why i would like to put it on the card and pay it off over a lil time. im truly hoping the power supply fixes it. ive liked my plasma screens. question on plasma why are most 720p instead of 1080?



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Posted January 04 2014 - 12:21 PM

my only problem is i wasnt expecting to buy a new tv as to why i would like to put it on the card and pay it off over a lil time. im truly hoping the power supply fixes it. ive liked my plasma screens. question on plasma why are most 720p instead of 1080?

 

Does the USA not have a law like we have in Europe that says a television should last a reasonable length of time, usually 6 or 7 years, it can be hard proving faults and getting fixes under this law but at least it's in place, does North America not have some type of law like this. ?

 

Some cheaper plasma from a few years back is 720p but modern new ones tend to be all 1080p although we could discuss one of last years Samsung plasma models and the pentile display and half resolution, that's for a whole new thread though.


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Posted January 04 2014 - 12:23 PM

Does the USA not have a law like we have in Europe that says a television should last a reasonable length of time, usually 6 or 7 years, it can be hard proving faults and getting fixes under this law but at least it's in place, does North America not have some type of law like this. ?

i doubt we do only thing we have is like a warranty.



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Posted January 04 2014 - 12:24 PM

Does the USA not have a law like we have in Europe that says a television should last a reasonable length of time, usually 6 or 7 years, it can be hard proving faults and getting fixes under this law but at least it's in place, does North America not have some type of law like this. ?


Nope. Most TV have 1yr parts/labor. Some manufacturers add in extra if you register your purchase(So they can offer you future stuff).

Aftermarket warranty is huge business here. Be it cars or CE.

Try to your TV first.

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Posted January 04 2014 - 12:25 PM

Fix your TV, dang phone.

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Posted January 04 2014 - 12:29 PM

part should be in on tuesday and i really hope it fixes it. i looked on craigslist and most are tvs that are fixed or new tvs they are trying to sell from a store for like 600 or more.



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Posted January 04 2014 - 12:53 PM

Here's why a used 1 year TV is fine though...

95% of failures happen the first 18 months. Once a TV makes it outside that window...

You might be able to arrange a partial trade with yours, provided you go to a guy/store that fixes them to re-sell them. But I will hedge a bet, provided the PS you bought is good, that is the fix.

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Posted January 04 2014 - 03:52 PM

i sure hope ur right. i do love my tvs lol and cant wait to add more to my home theater systems a lil at a time



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Posted January 04 2014 - 04:15 PM

i was reading in another thread that schan1269 had said plasma is on the outs? and oled is replacing it but prices are outrages can u go into a lil more detail or have an article on this?



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Posted January 04 2014 - 04:25 PM

Panny is dropping plasma (old news) .

Samsung and LG are it next year.

OLED has hit snags(Sony and Panny ended their mutual research).

If LCD is all we have in 2 more years, I'll never buy another TV. DLP and D-ILA/ LCoS projectors will be all I'll buy.





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