Need TV

lexus

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I need a flat panel tv preferably an LCD for a dorm room. My Budget is $2k and I would like both size and quality obviously 50 inches is too big. HD is a must.

What can you recommend?

Thanks
 

mactastic

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tobefirst said:
you're spending $2,000 on a television for a dorm room??? Tell me I'm not the only one who thinks this is crazy.
Nope, you're not.

lexus said:
Why is it crazy.[?]
Because the theft rate from dorm rooms is insanely high, among other reasons. And I guarantee that word of your fabulous TV will spread far and wide amongst the student population...
 

Kwyjibo

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Heres my suggestion, find a TV maybe a floor model thats 27 to 32 inches and not HD, for like $2-300. It will fit the room better and when you're done with college it can either become a second tv and you can spend the $2,000 then with better bang for your buck.

you probably won't listen to this, but I just know that going into my senior year I thought about doing this every summer and realized that its worth waiting for, because well the tv is great for watching sports and tv, but well college is about more than a good tv, much much much much more.

and do your own research, that will probably take a month given your budget this isn't something you should buy on an impulse.
 

lexus

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Kwyjibo said:
Heres my suggestion, find a TV maybe a floor model thats 27 to 32 inches and not HD, for like $2-300. It will fit the room better and when you're done with college it can either become a second tv and you can spend the $2,000 then with better bang for your buck.

you probably won't listen to this, but I just know that going into my senior year I thought about doing this every summer and realized that its worth waiting for, because well the tv is great for watching sports and tv, but well college is about more than a good tv, much much much much more.

and do your own research, that will probably take a month given your budget this isn't something you should buy on an impulse.
It has nothing to do with college.
 

eva01

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lexus said:
I think 24 inches is a bit too small for what I need plus i would like built in speakers.
you do know that size means nothing and it is all about resolution. Also hint hint a Mac has built in speakers
 

KingYaba

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Well for 2 grand you're not going to find a 42" Plasma for that price. nor LCD. You're going to have to go to DLP or find a smaller LCD screen.
 

Timepass

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well for that my vote would be go in to a place like Best Buy or Fries and just look at there TV and find one that works for you.

If it is a college dorm room yeah that is a lot for a TV. I personally like wall mounting flat pannel TVs (that be plasma or LCD just because I think it looks nice plus it very nice wall mounted. Just has a much cleaner look to it.
 

clayj

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Sesshi said:
http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/ISEO-rgbtcspd/reviews/20051220/bravia.html

I recently replaced my too-large plasmas (and a few years old) for Bravias. Rather a large difference in what I see. This and computers are the only things Sony makes these days which isn't a load of crap.
Sadly, Sony's computer line is shrinking steadily... they're down to ONE model of desktop PC now, and it ain't cheap. (They still have a ton of laptop models, but they feel... cheap compared to the ones I used to own.)

Sony's TVs are great. For $2K, you should be able to find one that not only is a great TV, but also doubles as a medium resolution computer monitor. I just think they might be a bit large for a dorm room (if your dorm room is anything like the ones I had in college).
 

AvSRoCkCO1067

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Wait, so where exactly are you putting the television? I know it's in a "dorm", but what school is the dorm at? There are a lot of us already at college that are just trying to help you - you should listen to kids who have already gone through college and try to give advice (otherwise, why create this thread in the first place?)

For 2,000 dollars, you can get a very, very nice television. In fact, you can get a nice television AND insurance coverage (usually 20 dollars a year/thousand dollars).

Personally, I say go for the CRT Tube television like an above poster said - you're not getting HD anyway (right?), so you'll hardly notice the difference. Plus, those are more difficult (and less lucrative) to steal, and you'll save 1500 bucks.

Why, exactly, do you want such an expensive TV, and what will you be using it for?