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View Poll Results: Which TV Setup Should I Buy?
LCD W/ Table 10 20.83%
LCD W/ Wall Mount 14 29.17%
Plasma W/ Table 7 14.58%
Plasma W/ Wall Mount 14 29.17%
DLP W/ Table 2 4.17%
DLP W/ Wall Mount 1 2.08%
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      07-19-2007, 12:41 PM   #23
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Hold the phone.

You have a HDTV in your garage???

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I'm trying to convince him to have a Karaoke and mini-bar setup. There's already a fridge, table, and chairs.
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i got a karaoke machine too that i need to hook up. i saw vizio the first time yesterday at costco and was like hm never seen that brand before. how do you like that?
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went to the vizio website and they got this.
http://www.vizio.com/products/detail.aspx?pid=21

i know bigger isn't better but how is this product? anyone else here got vizio lcd tvs?

so i guess its this vizio the 61" samsung link i posted on the first page and this sony one below

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...uctId=11040753

which i can get for like $2,800-2,900 plus $300 shipping.
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i think i found a good deal. http://www.valueplasma.com/productde...productid=3135 price shown is w/ free shipping. but is there a noticable difference or worth buying to the 82 model shown here? http://www.butterflyphoto.com/1/LC52...D82U_52_LCD_TV
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i think i found a good deal. http://www.valueplasma.com/productde...productid=3135 price shown is w/ free shipping. but is there a noticable difference or worth buying to the 82 model shown here? http://www.butterflyphoto.com/1/LC52...D82U_52_LCD_TV
The Sharp 52" screen looks great. However, there have been quite a few complains regarding horizontal and vertical 'banding' that becomes visible only under certain conditions. Check this link http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-a...3.html?tag=lst

I'm not 100% sure about the difference between the LC52D62U/82U/92U, but they should be minimal. You may want to check the Sharp site.
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      07-19-2007, 10:19 PM   #28
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damn all the technical advances surely gives consumer a headache.
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      07-21-2007, 01:59 AM   #29
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full 1080p hdtv lcd monitors have a life expetency of 12-13 years?
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      07-21-2007, 03:02 AM   #30
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to OP, it all just depends what you intend to you use it for...I originally stumpled across the same problems...

resolutions: 1080p > 1080i > 720p

if you're planning on getting a hd tv receiver, it doesn't matter if it's 720p or 1080, max out from what I'm told is 720p...but if you're doing gaming and watching hd dvd or blu-rays, 1080p is the best to go.

since you mentioned about plugging in all those game systems, ideally you don't want to go over 40", 42" max and preferably a lcd...

if you're mainly going to watch tv or movies, then anything above 40" is good and preferably a plasma tv...

in conclusion: plasma has always been known to be the best, but lcd has recently slowly caught up and rear projectors have never really been a big factor except for pricing..

watching tv/movies: 40"+, 1080p Plasma

playing games: 40"-42", 1080p LCD

Hope that helps
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You don't watch true 1080p at 40-42" FYI.
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ok guys i need a tv but here is the problem. i have no clue what on earth what to get. dlp, lcd, plasma. yes i will be hooking up all the goodies, ps3, 360, wii, etc. what is the best bang for the buck here with the best quality and reliablity. basically what should i go with?
LCD. Sams Club tends to have good deals. Plasmas are heavier, not as bright, use more power, and don't last as long. They are on their way out.

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lastly what is the deal with the 780p and 1080p. bigger the better?
Yes, get 1920x1080p if possible.

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what do you guys think about a wall mount compared to a table as well?
Depends on your particular room. You probably want the center of the screen to be eye level when sitting down. Same thing with the main speakers (if you have speakers).
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went to the vizio website and they got this.
http://www.vizio.com/products/detail.aspx?pid=21

i know bigger isn't better but how is this product? anyone else here got vizio lcd tvs?
It is a good TV. Sams Club has great support for it.
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guys thanks for all your help. i closed on a deal today and expect delivery on monday. because it is a downstairs tv (entertaining room so to say) i need a big tv for both family and me to play games on. so we got the sony bravia 52" lcd. hooking up my 360 and ps3 and maybe in future wii to it. since ps3 can play blu-ray dvd im set on that too. no wall mount but i bought a $60 table from ikea which was a deal saver compared to the $700 table set they were trying to sell me at the store. using my bose 3-2-1 system and i should be fine.

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Congrats. Sony Bravia's cost a premium but are very nice units. I'm sure you'll enjoy it for years to come.
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Congrats. Sony Bravia's cost a premium but are very nice units. I'm sure you'll enjoy it for years to come.
thank you and to the forums on making my decision. pgr4 for 360 is comming out soon and gt5

i noticed when shopping around the dlp tvs have a stick that says optimized for gaming. is it really?
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I just picked up the Sony Bravia today. 40" was on sale at Fry's for $1499. It just fits in my cabinet. I also bought a Sony DVD player that converts up to 1080 and included the HDMI cable for $99 at Costco. While I was at Costco I also bought that Planet Earth DVD set. O!!!M!!!!!GOD is this beautiful!!!!! It's been a long time since I sat in front of a TV for 5+ hours.
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I just picked up the Sony Bravia today. 40" was on sale at Fry's for $1499. It just fits in my cabinet. I also bought a Sony DVD player that converts up to 1080 and included the HDMI cable for $99 at Costco. While I was at Costco I also bought that Planet Earth DVD set. O!!!M!!!!!GOD is this beautiful!!!!! It's been a long time since I sat in front of a TV for 5+ hours.
hey man question. what is the hdmi cable for? do i need one too? i can't even imagine what planet earth would look like on hdtv lol. how much is the set? is it the entire series?
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hey man question. what is the hdmi cable for? do i need one too? i can't even imagine what planet earth would look like on hdtv lol. how much is the set? is it the entire series?
$100 monster cable and $10 hdmi cable on ebay is the same thing.... so save some money
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HDMI cable is just a high density new connector for both video and audio that maintains the 1080 quality. I think the acronym is High Density Multimedia Interface.
Planet Earth is 6 CDs, with 3 episodes per CD, from what I can tell so far. Each episode is about 48 minutes, plus another 10-12 of the diary for that episode on how it was made. It was $51 at Costco.
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Buy cheap cables at Monoprice.com

If you want a nice looking cable at an affordable price go to bluejeanscable.com
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damn i guess i gotta go buy this hdmi cable then. takin delivery on thurs with new hd service, etc on fri.

can't wait to see planet earth on this bad boy...
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