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Title: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: NOLAfishwater on April 02, 2009, 01:32:46 PM
OK. So I am getting a check for $1500 for my old TV that was under warranty. My price range is $1000-1400 b/c I need to leave $100 for mounting hardware. The question is LCD or Plasma and which model. I used to have a 50" DLP b/c I hate glare on the screen. I also use the TV as my computer monitor so a VGA input is a must.Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: Chomps on April 02, 2009, 01:35:25 PM
Panasonic PLASMA ;D

Best Plasma's on the market.


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Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: twatts (that "Pants" thing is so lame...) on April 02, 2009, 01:37:11 PM
Skip the VGA input.  I thought the same thing and spend an extra $200 for it...  Later I figured out it is cheaper to buy a HDMI Video Card for my PC and run that into an extra HDMI input on the TV...  

We got a Panasonic Plasma... Its very nice...

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-viera-th-50pz85u/4505-6482_7-32887120.html

Terry
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: NOLAfishwater on April 02, 2009, 02:03:07 PM
Did I mention that I hate glare. My living room has 5 large windows and have always noticed that Plasmas have a great deal of reflections. Don't some TV's come with a non glare finish on the screen?
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: twatts (that "Pants" thing is so lame...) on April 02, 2009, 03:04:23 PM
Did I mention that I hate glare. My living room has 5 large windows and have always noticed that Plasmas have a great deal of reflections. Don't some TV's come with a non glare finish on the screen?

Then get something other than a Plasma...  It requires a dark(er) room... 

Or you could buy curtains...

Terry
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: ellaguru on April 02, 2009, 03:12:35 PM
panny here...42pz85u...once it broke it & i dialed in the settings, i was FLOORED by the picture quality.   couple it with the oppo 981 and a few HD cable channels and you'll be the envy of the neighborhood....like me
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: twatts (that "Pants" thing is so lame...) on April 02, 2009, 03:51:49 PM
panny here...42pz85u...once it broke it & i dialed in the settings, i was FLOORED by the picture quality. 


Yeah, pworn never looked so good...

T
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: beanstalk on April 02, 2009, 03:53:23 PM
samsung are pretty. just spent the last 30min in meeting watching new HD stuff on one..

Also, HDMI to vga or to DVI works great... no need for vga in.
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: sygdwm on April 02, 2009, 04:56:07 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8828637&type=product&id=1207957070072 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8828637&type=product&id=1207957070072)


on sale. yay! you cant have a plasma in your room, brah.
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: Genghis Cougar Mellen Khan on April 02, 2009, 05:29:50 PM
Panasonic PLASMA ;D

Best Plasma's on the market.


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My dad picked up a 46" Bravia (not sure if it's the same model that sygdwm linked above), he also uses it with the pc. If I had the cheese right now, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.

If using as a pc monitor, I'd keep burn-in in mind when looking at plasmas...

http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatv/plasmatv-burnin.html (http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatv/plasmatv-burnin.html)

Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: macdaddy on April 02, 2009, 07:26:58 PM
look at the philips lcd - the 46" is onsale a costco for just under one large...


Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: todd e on April 03, 2009, 08:47:43 AM
Panasonic PLASMA ;D

Best Plasma's on the market.


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QFT
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: NOLAfishwater on April 13, 2009, 08:57:41 PM
Well, I am waiting to get my final check. Leaning towards the Sony 46" new model which has the 120hz. Def not going for a plasma. The rep from the warranty company told me to stay away from plasmas many companies are not making them anymore and have stopped making replacement parts. That means that LCD's are going to win the battle in the end.
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: Teen Wolf Blitzer on April 14, 2009, 01:13:43 AM
I'm very happy with my Sony Bravia {model #KDL-42XBR6} 42" LCD.  But it was $1800.
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: coloartist on April 14, 2009, 11:21:59 AM
Well, I am waiting to get my final check. Leaning towards the Sony 46" new model which has the 120hz. Def not going for a plasma. The rep from the warranty company told me to stay away from plasmas many companies are not making them anymore and have stopped making replacement parts. That means that LCD's are going to win the battle in the end.

I have the 52" XBR2. Looks great. LCD is the only option at 9200' elevation.
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: JGP on April 14, 2009, 04:03:03 PM
Just a quick note to possibly save some cash on the mount, check out monoprice.com.  I got a tilting, extendable mount for a 42 plasma for like $60, and its very nice.  Wouldnt buy a mount anywhere else.
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: OOK on April 14, 2009, 06:52:58 PM
I'm very happy with my Sony Bravia 42" LCD.  But it was $1800.


Got mine for 1100 at Christmas...........I absolutely love it.... I got a 5 year warranty plus free software update....not sure what that is for....But the picture is dam near flawless.....At times I really feel like I am looking through a window......You haven't watched sports till you watched HD sports of a sony LCDHD screen......

Peace OOK
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: NOLAfishwater on April 15, 2009, 10:34:38 AM
I'm very happy with my Sony Bravia 42" LCD.  But it was $1800.


Got mine for 1100 at Christmas...........I absolutely love it.... I got a 5 year warranty plus free software update....not sure what that is for....But the picture is dam near flawless.....At times I really feel like I am looking through a window......You haven't watched sports till you watched HD sports of a sony LCDHD screen......

Peace OOK

which store? Link?
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: Teen Wolf Blitzer on April 15, 2009, 03:10:36 PM
My specific model number is KDL-42XBR6
Title: Re: TSKB: Which HDTV for $1000-$1400
Post by: Busman Audio on April 16, 2009, 12:07:51 AM
Panasonic PLASMA ;D

Best Plasma's on the market.


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+1     I have a 50" panasonic viera and it is amazing