So... What is your Favorite TV?

  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Jan 12, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    So I am looking to a buy a new tv... but i need some help. All I know is i want it to be around 32 inches. What is the best brand and what kind should I get... Honestly it all confuses me icon_sad.gif

    HELP ME!!
  • WILDCARD73

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    Jan 12, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
    i had my philips for 4 years so far great, i got a philips dvd player and sound system
    very satisfied with the product
    cnet.com is a great source for electronic reviews
    also
    shop on amazon, and see customers who bought and used tv's reviews, u get ideas
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 12, 2010 9:12 PM GMT
    I'm really enjoying this season of "Desperate Housewives", with "Brothers & Sisters" a close second. During the summer, there is no better TV than "True Blood"
  • WILDCARD73

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    Jan 12, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm really enjoying this season of "Desperate Housewives", with "Brothers & Sisters" a close second. During the summer, there is no better TV than "True Blood"


    wtf?
  • Timbales

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    Jan 12, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    I haven't made the leap to an HDTV yet. I have a JVC flat screen CRT that is in great shape and will probably keep that until it dies or I stumble into the cash to get a nice flat panel.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 12, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm really enjoying this season of "Desperate Housewives", with "Brothers & Sisters" a close second. During the summer, there is no better TV than "True Blood"



    Oooops, better reread the question LOL SORRY!!! I have no favorite TVs.icon_lol.gif
  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Jan 12, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm really enjoying this season of "Desperate Housewives", with "Brothers & Sisters" a close second. During the summer, there is no better TV than "True Blood"



    Oooops, better reread the question LOL SORRY!!! I have no favorite TVs.icon_lol.gif


    lol but who doesnt love DH... but back to my tv problem lol
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    Jan 12, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    I have several friends that Samsung and the Vizio brand flat screens. Both have great pictures and from what I have seen in stores real decent prices for the features of both brands. I am not positive about this but have heard that the Vizio brand is a division of Sony. I am looking to replace the tv in the bedroom and going to go with the Vizio, found a real nice 26" model for about $350 or so, just waiting to see if it goes on sale at Walmart or Target since both stores carry the same model. Hope this helps a little.
  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Jan 12, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    i like vizio icon_smile.gif

    but I dont know which is better

    HD or LCD
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    Jan 12, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    We still own the last-generation Sony 42-inch plasma. It's about 5 year's old now. We rarely use it, but I'm blown away everytime I put on a BR movie. It is, by far, the best quality picture I've ever seen in a home system. Sony no longer makes them, but I'd always recommend going plasma before LCD.

    We just picked up a new Sony LCD for our bedroom, the KDL-32XBR9. It's simple, inexpensive, and gives great picture.
  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Jan 13, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    I just dont understand what HD LCD and Plasma is... like is one better than another?
  • WILDCARD73

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    Jan 13, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    8Always_Hard8 saidI just dont understand what HD LCD and Plasma is... like is one better than another?



    http://www.lcd-vs-plasma.com/
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    Jan 14, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    We bought a 32" Akai LCD a few years ago and it's been trouble free. This past November we bought a 40" Samsung LCD and it's even better. Why you ask? When you set the Samsung to "full screen" mode even on a regular broadcast not in HD it doesn't distort the picture nearly as much as the Akai does. I'm sure most of the new ones all do this as well. Honestly I'd just shop by price and brand name these days.
    Something else.. Bigger isn't alway better.. My other half actually prefers the smaller 32" set in the family room than the newer 40" Samsung.. he thinks it's too big. Of course all that depends on your seating arrangement. In our family room the sofa is only about 6-7 feet from the set.
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    Jan 14, 2010 5:45 AM GMT
    8Always_Hard8 saidI just dont understand what HD LCD and Plasma is... like is one better than another?

    They each have strengths, depending on screen size, viewing angle, room brightness, and other factors. Try going to a library branch with a periodicals section, and look at recent back issues of Consumer Reports monthly magazine. They compare the pros & cons of HDTV types, and rate the quality of different brands.
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    Jan 14, 2010 8:24 AM GMT
    By no means am I an expert, but I found this on the Consumer Report's website. It's the top rated 32" TV that they have tested. I got a 55" Samsung from Newegg last year. It was a top rated Consumer Reports TV. I love it...well I did.

    When I moved last summer, the 55" would not fit into my living room so I had to switch it for my parent's Sony 42" Sony Bravia, I like the Samsung better. The remote on the Sony sucks immensely. My brother whines that the sound is not great on the Samsung, but it was never a concern for me. I miss my Samsungicon_sad.gif


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    Reviews & Recommended - Panasonic Viera TC-L32C12

    CR's Take

    This 32-inch 720p (1366x768 ) LCD from Panasonic's entry-level C12 series offers a compelling combination of very good overall picture quality, an extremely wide horizontal viewing angle--among the best we've seen--and a relatively low price. It only has two HDMI inputs, which could be an issue if you have lots of source component that will be connected directly to the TV.

    Highs

    Very good HD and standard-definition picture quality. It did an excellent job displaying the finest detail in top-quality HD content. Color accuracy was excellent. Excellent, smooth reproduction of scenes with subtly shaded light-to-dark areas, such as a sky during sunset. Very good film-mode operation (3:2 pulldown) effectively minimized jagged edges -- "jaggies" -- on our 1080i HD movie content. Our 1080i HD and 480i SD video clips with motion detail (de-interlacing test) looked very good with just a hint of visible jaggies. Viewing angle was fairly wide -- the picture didn't change much as we moved off from dead center. Sound was good, fine for typical TV programming.

    Lows

    Contrast was a bit weak, giving images a flatter, less dynamic appearance. Brightness level was only fair, dimmer than most, best-suited for a darker room. Black levels were only fair -- black areas of the image were too bright; darker scenes looked unnaturally illuminated and lacking in contrast, giving images a flatter, less dynamic appearance. For SD, edges of objects in the image stood out a little too much because of slight edge enhancement. Lacks USB port, separate RGB level adjustments, and "No Signal" indicator. Failed to accept a 1080/24p signal via HDMI, though only certain Blu-ray movie buffs might care.

    About This Brand

    Panasonic is the market leader in plasma TVs, with an extensive line of sets ranging from 42 inches to 58 inches. Plasma sets are usually competitively priced and are widely available, including at Costco. The company also offers an assortment of LCD TVs. Its apparent strategy is to offer LCDs in smaller (37 inches or less) screen sizes that won't compete with its plasma TV lines. Panasonic also sells 3LCD front projectors.

  • jrs1

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    Jan 14, 2010 8:42 AM GMT

    I'm waiting for Archer to premier tonight at 10:00pm ET: