Best 1080P tv under $900

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by canes960, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. canes960 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
    What is the best T.v under $900? I want play alot of Ps3 and watch alot of movies.
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    I would like to point out that going 1080p on anything 32 in or smaller is a waste of money. You can not tell the diffence between 720p and 1080p once you are about 4-5' away on a 32 in screen. 4' also happens to about as close as you will ever be.

    So if you can not afford to get a larger 1080p save your money and get a 32" 720p
  3. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    I know you said under but for 100 more

    Vizios are great i have a 32" one thats really good I love it and everyone i know who has a Vizio think theyre one of the best Flatscreens and if you really want a 1080P tv thats a good model to.
  4. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
    I want a 42" TV
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    IMO, vizios are the low end tv's

    I would stick to Samsung or Sony personally
    I chuckled a bit there lol
  6. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
    Wow I do sound like I am from Alabama. That was a mistake, I meant to say I play PS3 alot.
  7. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    Vizios are low-grade, cheap Chinese mass market LCD panels. The old adage applies with them, "you get what you pay for."

    Better panels come from Samsung, LG, Phillips, Sony, etc.

    I have a Samsung 32" 720P LCD and a Samsung 40" 1080P LCD. Both are great and have been trouble free. Neither have the quality of my Samsung 67" 1080P DLP, but unfortunately you can't get DLPs anymore.
  8. mrj412 macrumors regular

    May 27, 2009
    We just got a 42" Vizio SV421XVT for $849 from Costco last weekend. It is a wonderful TV with an awesome picture and is definitely a great value.
  9. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
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    May 29, 2007
  11. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
  12. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    This company has existed a whole week and a half. Scam.
  13. barr08 macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2006
    Boston, MA
    Another vote for a Vizio TV - I did a lot of research before going with my 1080p 42 inch Vizio set, and I couldn't be happier. I am a stickler for good A/V performance, and have never been let down in any way by my set. I have it hooked up to my computer, and the 1920x1080 is outputs is phenomenal. I view blu-rays through my PS3, and the quality is comparable to my friend's LG set and my roomate's slightly smaller Samsung set. Normal 720p cable looks very good (depending on the feed).

    For those of you who immediately reject this set just because it isn't a top-tier brand, I challenge you to find a Vizio in the wild (see: not a store display model) that doesn't impress you with it's quality.

    OP - I would go to your local BJs/Costco/Sam's Club and check the prices on the Vizio sets. You'll be able to get a 42 inch set for under $900 easily, perhaps even a 120hz set, if that interests you.

    Edit: conversely, Black Friday is less than a month away. The best deals to date will be on that day and going forward.
  14. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
  15. PCtoMAC? macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2009
    I agree! I would make one suggestion you can get the G10 series in 42'' for around 900, its what I bought about 6 months ago. Its 1080p like you are looking for and its looks awsome playing HD video games and any kind of blu ray/dvd you want to throw at it. It also comes with Viera cast which once you connect it to the internet you can watch YouTube videos get movies via amazon and a bunch of other cool little add ons. Not something you need or something that I use a whole lot but a cool feature none the less.

    There is a review by CNET ist for the 50 inch model but the specs are the same on the 42''.
  16. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2006
    In the Depths of the SLC!
    I have a 37" 1080p Vizio tv and I love it! I have my PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 64, Xbox, Super Nintendo, NES, and occasionally my iMac connected to it. It's an amazing tv and works really well in my room. 37 is a bit on the smaller side but I sit about 4 feet away from it, so no big deal. I got it at Costco with a 2 year warranty out the door for 800.00 last year. I have only had one issue with it and that is I started seeing some banding because I kept changing the screen settings all the time (was playing Mirrors Edge at the time). I called their tech support and they walked me through a power cycle and it fixed the problem.

    Get the Vizio.

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