Time To Get A New TV... Advice Please.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SamIchi, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    The TV in our living room broke... or just doesn't have the picture show up. It's a direct view one, I think 32".

    My parents want me to look into a new one. I guess we're looking for a little bigger than 32" Probably no bigger than 42". I don't know anything about HDTV and what-not, but I guess they would want the latest technology. I don't think price is a big deal but the best value would be what we're looking for. Probably a flat panel. My mom wants better quality, so I guess Plasma.

    What do you guys suggest? Any input would be nice. Give reccomendations of brands and types. Thanks Guys!
     
  2. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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  3. adk macrumors 68000

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    from what I've heard there is really no difference in quality or useable life between LCD and Plasmas these days. That said, if quality is more important than price I would suggest a nice 42" set with more than one HDMI input. 1080p or 720p is up to you, but I'm pretty sure the 1080p models have dropped to around 2k.
     
  4. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    I bought a 42" panasonic plasma at XMas and it is AMAZING! I've always liked panasonic. Never had an issue with them. I had to buy the HD digital cable box though so I could watch HD. Look out for added expenses that can really add up.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I'd go LCD, with 720p and 1080i...if you can find support for 1080p great, but not much supports them. Maybe if you have a XBox 360/PS3 a lot, or HD-DVD/Blue-Ray gaming 1080p would be worth it
     
  6. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    If you're in a brightly lit room go with an LCD. I have 3 LCDs (1 55" Rear Projection LCD in the living room, & 2 (26" and 20") Flat Panels in bedrooms) and they are fantastic. HD is the only way to go now a days, so if you can try to get 1080p (they are a little more expensive, and there is a lack of 1080p programming) if not 720p/1080i is also good.

    EDIT: Living room TV is a Sony, My bedroom TV is a Sony Bravia and my parents is a Philips
     
  7. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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