Help buying an HD TV

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MBHockey, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

    MBHockey

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    One of our main TVs just died, and we get to fill the 34" wide by 29" tall cabinet with an HD TV. The only thing is, i need to pick out a specific brand and model so my dad can get it from "his guy" (very shady).....so.....any suggestions?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Seems like all you can get is a 37" which rules out many of the choices that are available in larger sets. (I compute the size of a 16:9 37" screen to be 32x18).

    There are Sony, Philips and Westinghouse models of this size that are often recommended.

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  3. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I am a bi fan of Syntax Olevia TV's the 537i is a great set. I have the previous year model and it has served me well. I am considering getting the 542H for th eliving room upstairs.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    More info than we needed. ;)

    Another piece of data. You can often get a decent 36" HD CRT for $800 or less...

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  5. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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  6. balamw Moderator

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    You may well be right thanks to the bezel and backlight.

    I have the 40" version of that TV and like it very much. Big fan of Samsung LCDs. Good choice. ;) Plus, you can get the iPod connectivity kit for the Sammy.

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  7. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    All the reviews I have found for it seem to be very, very positive. I'm looking forward to it :)
     
  8. beatzfreak macrumors 6502

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    Just got this TV ( Samsung 32") last week and absolutely love it.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It seems very nice. Did you order it already?
     
  10. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Go for a Samsung DLP or LCD. They're consistently the best. You can usually get more bang for your buck with a 1080p DLP over an LCD, plus the newer models have MUCH better contrast than an LCD.
     
  11. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    We got this TV 2 days ago (Samsung 32"). Set up was a breeze, and HD looks wonderful on it. Very impressed with the TV, easy to use, looks great, and my xbox 360 games look sweet :)
     

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