Big Screen for Least $?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I'd like to get a big screen TV for soon-to-be-my apartment. I don't need those fancy HDTVs. An EDTV would be nice, but not necessary. I just want a big-assed TV for the least dough, as I don't have much as is.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. sonarghost macrumors regular

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    I would definately check out the classifieds in the newspaper. If you are near any kind of military base you can check their local newspaper. Alot of people get sent overseas and "give away" their stuff!
     
  3. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

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    What would you say is "least dough?" Under $500?

    Depending if you want brand new or recertified... you can get a 37 in HDTV for 499.99. I'm looking at a Westinghouse 32" that's 399.99 at Newegg.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    How can I make a recommendation? There's not enough info to do so.

    What do you consider "big"?

    What's the budget?
     
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Get a 480p projector and aim it at your wall.
     
  6. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    If you live and work near a tv plant, they sell the refurbs to the employees cheap. I got a 50" LG for 550. And that was giving the guy 150 juice.
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Vizio is cheap....its HDTV, but those things are cheap. Of course I have to think why, but from what I've read, they aren't any worse then any other company.
     
  8. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    You can get a brand new 51" Hitachi rear projection tv for $700 or less brand new. Plenty of screen room and hdtv.
     
  9. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'm thinking above 40" and about $400. A front projector would be perfect, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to accommodate it in my apartment.

    Bah, I'll just keep my OLD Zenith 25" (11 years old) for now and buy a nice TV later down the road.
     
  10. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    In the same boat. New house, no furniture, now I'm broke. :)

    I do have a 720p front projector. I'll see how things work with that. If that doesn't work out, I may sell it to buy a flat-screen TV.

    The local tech store had Sony 50" SXRD's on clearout, I was so very tempted.
     
  11. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    I know I said I couldn't really get a projector, I'm so tempted to get one. The Lumenlab $500 eVo 1.2 is so very tempting.

    It can go up to 108". Imagine, a 108" TV for just $500! My wall is white, so I can do without a screen for a while.

    Damn!

    Also, they have a 108" electric screen for $179. I'm just wondering how of a good deal that is. Cuz honestly, I'll have the greatest home theater setup ever if I can get an electric projector screen!

    "Dude, where's the TV?"
    *hits switch, then turns the projector on*
    "Whoa."

    Now that's the life!
     
  12. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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  13. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    ...if bulbs didn't cost so much and there wasn't such a thing as daylight, it would be great...:p
     
  14. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Go Rear Projection.

    Excellent value for money.
     
  15. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Their bulbs only cost $30 and last for 3,000 hours.
     

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