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Help a Daddy_O Out

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Daddy_O, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

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    Long time coming, I just bought my first home. TY very much.

    Now....I have a few ducky's left to pick up a sweet LCD to hang over the fireplace.

    Please let me know what brand and options you think would work the best. The target is a 42" to fit nicely in the area above the fireplace.
     
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  2. WyomingBoltFan

    WyomingBoltFan Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the home. I think what would work best is to send me the money and I'll buy a LCD to hang over my fireplace. That way I could tell how it worked out. I'm just trying to help! :lol:
     
  3. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the new home!

    Regarding the TV: Are you sure a 42" is the size you want? Most folks I know always wish they went bigger on the TV, not smaller. Also remember look at the plastic surrounding the TV. On some, the speakers are on the edges so that adds to the overall size. On others, the edges are very thin so the set looks smaller.

    That said, make sure the set is 1080p, not 720p. Also, think about how what will provide your new set with an HD signal. Cable is an option, but you will need an HD box if you want more than your basic networks (ABC,CBS,FOX, PBS). I have satellite (DirecTV), but a box is necessary there, but you get more HD channels.

    Some of the better brands are Samsung, Sony, Sharp and Vizio. A friend of mine bought a 1080p 42" Vizio at Costco and the picture is amazing. Cost was around $1099.

    Don't pay a fortune on the cables to connect everything to it either. Head over to cablewholsale.com or monoprice.com. The cables there are just as good as anything Monster Cable puts out and cost a lot less.
     
  4. Game123

    Game123 Well-Known Member

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    LCDs are nice but have a nasty habit of ghosting during action sequences. I bought a plasma and love the hell out of it. Until the LCD televisions refresh as quickly as the LCD computer monitors, I'd stay away from them. Also, some manufacturer warranties only kick in once you lose 5% or more of your LCD screen.


    http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatvreviews/plasma-vs-lcd.html
     
  5. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the input. I'mm gonna mull it over, do a little research and I'll get back on the final results.
     
  6. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    We bought a Vizio LCD and a Plasma at Costco. Love both of them and couldn't beat their price. :tup:
     

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