Need advice picking out a TV

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  1. DarrenCarrara

    DarrenCarrara Auditioning

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    I am thinking about getting a TV for my mother and grandmother. Both are getting pretty old and don't have very good vision. Their current TV is pretty small and they have a hard time watching anything on it. Every time they come down and visit they joke about stealing my Toshiba 50H81. I would love to get them the same TV I have but I can't quite afford that.

    The TV I get for them must be pretty large (>40 inches) and have a clear picture (but doesn't have to be perfect). Either a 16:9 or a 4:3 would work. Basically I think that the bigger the TV the better it would be for them. My price range is $1000-1200. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks for reading and I look forward to the responses,
    Darren
     
  2. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    First, bless you for being so nice to your mother and grandmother!

    This is a good time to buy since the new models are coming out and you can get a closeout deal on last year's "latest and greatest."

    I'd really go for price on this one, excluding demos that have been playing in the store all year.

    Jan
     
  3. Brad_V

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    If they don't care about HD, which they probably don't, and you'd have to buy the HD receiver to go with it, and the TV itself would be well over $1200 anyway, two main choices come to mind:

    Toshiba 50a61 goes on sale at Best Buy for at least $1299. That's $100 over, but the picture is outstanding. If you can find the 50a50, that's the same thing with less features (no screen protector, etc). I've seen it local for $999 in the past. Might be less now.

    The 54" Samsung at Best Buy might be a winner. The focus is soft, but it's still a very nice TV for being so big and so cheap. Goes on sale there for at least $1199, and another local place has advertised it for $999. It also should be the same thing as the 54" Akai that Sam's Club might still sell for $999 or less.

    You won't get HD for $1200 or less, but you can still get them a very nice BIG television. I'm probably going to get my grandfather one of the above pretty soon as well.
     

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