Walmart selling a cheap HD plasma.

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  1. Frank@N

    Frank@N Screenwriter

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    I was surprised to see Walmart selling a 42" plasma.

    Even more surprising was the fact that it wasn't an ED TV.

    Don't recall the exact rez, but it ended in ~768.

    Think the logo said EG or something close to that.

    The unit had a DVD menu running, which looked very nice and detailed.

    No way to tell black levels from this though.

    Price was $2200.

    If they drop this to $1999, they might be on to something.
     
  2. Frank@N

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    removed incorrect info...
     
  3. Kenneth Harden

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    Yes, they do have some stuff like that. Only place I have seen NEW 4:3 CRT RPTV's!!!

    Honestly, I would take a good ED (Panasonic!) over a no-name HD.
     
  4. Frank@N

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    Now I'm annoyed because I can't remember who made the set.

    Think I'd rather get an HD set for $2000, rather than a 'name' EDTV for the same money though.
     
  5. John S

    John S Producer

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    Maybe.. But remember there is a lot more to a display than the resolution of it's panel.

    Everytime I have compared am ED Panasonic to a low end no name HD Plasma, the Panasonic is the way way winner, not even close sort of thing in my opinion.
     
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    I agree. Those cheap plasmas just aren't worth owning. The Panasonic ED has a fantastic picture.
     
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    If you saw an HD panasonic sitting next to an ED, You couldn't tell the difference on a 42". Most folks believe that if you go >50" then don't bother with HD(its alot more expensive).
     
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    >>>>If you saw an HD panasonic sitting next to an ED, you couldn't tell the difference on a 42"...
     
  9. Frank@N

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    OK guys, sorry for the confusion.

    The set manufacture is VIORE and the TVs have RE as a logo.

    Set I saw was x768 only (silver).

    This link is to the x1024 set (black):

    http://www.samsclub.com/eclub/main_s...:-25204:913551

    Here's a link that talks about the set and how Walmart may have done a one-time bulk purchase for in-store sales only:

    http://forums.animeondvd.com/showfla...76&Main=869526

    I'm not saying this is the best set ever, but a x1024 plasma for 2K is something to think about (for me).

    I'm generally starting to get turned off of anything that's rear-projected (CRTs, DLP, and most LCDs).

    That leaves smaller backlit LCDs and somewhat larger plasmas.
     

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