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  • Flat Panel HDTV???

    Ok so when I nget finished moving my stuff into my new place I think it would be great to rent a movie.

    Well my 25 year old Zenith has finally bit the dust. I guess the last womve was it's last move.

    ANyway I want to get into the HDTV wall mount flat tv thing.

    Yeah I said thing. Im stupid on new electronics.

    I'm looking for something in the 26 to 32" range.

    and the most bang for the buck.

    Nothing over lets say... 800 bucks.

    Do any of ya'll have one of these?

    Any suggestions?

    I can read reviews on the net. But I figure someone on here has real world exp with these.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    I have a 37" Toshiba LCD...
    you can pick up a decent 720p screen in your price range (but you'll likely have to go larger than what you suggest, as that size tends to be a premium, as does the really larger sizes).
    you'll pay a lot more for a 1080p screen.

    Picture on my screen is just awesome. As long as you're not going huge, and not going to have your face right up on the screen, you can get away with a 720p screen... easily ought to be able to get a plasma or lcd in 720p at a 42" size in your price range.

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    • #3
      Well the wall I'll mount it on is about 15 ' away from the couch. So 42 won't be too big?

      Do yhou have to be looking directly at the screen to have a good pic? Or if I sit in my fav. corner chair will it be off. Like a computer screen?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LYKOS
        Well the wall I'll mount it on is about 15 ' away from the couch. So 42 won't be too big?

        Do yhou have to be looking directly at the screen to have a good pic? Or if I sit in my fav. corner chair will it be off. Like a computer screen?
        The angle thing varies. On an LCD, you can be at a pretty good angle and not notice any difference. Check them out at WalMart, BestBuy, etc. until you feel like you have a handle on size/price/models.
        If you belong to Costco or BJs I would buy from them.
        If not, try TigerDirect for competitive price shopping.
        Trust me, 42 inch is not too big.
        If it weren't for a size limitation with my cabinet, I'd have gone 42 inches or bigger... as it is, the 37" has to sit at an angle in order to fit in (yes, I know, time to ditch the cabinet).

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        • #5
          Thanks for the info Tom.

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          • #6
            walmart usually has some good prices along with best buy.
            i have a 32" in the house....and its just the same way with the jeep...wish i wouldve gone bigger...
            like most things, you'll get what you pay for, but well worth it indeed.

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            • #7
              One more question. Can you use the LCD tv's as a computer monitir?

              I don't subscribe to cable. THere are so few shows I watch. I mainly rent/buy DVD's.

              But I download a coupld shows onto my laptop from Itunes. If I can use the tv as a monitor I think I can watch the sows on the tv right?

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              • #8
                you have to have the right connections and make sure that the tv is monitor compatible. i'm pretty sure you can, but someone please correct me if i'm wrong.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LYKOS
                  One more question. Can you use the LCD tv's as a computer monitir?

                  I don't subscribe to cable. THere are so few shows I watch. I mainly rent/buy DVD's.

                  But I download a coupld shows onto my laptop from Itunes. If I can use the tv as a monitor I think I can watch the sows on the tv right?
                  Possibly.
                  Depends on your computer's graphics card.

                  Also:
                  Be sure to run component video cables from your dvd player to the new flat panel. It will give you 480p instead of 480i from your dvds. It's a world of difference!

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                  • #10
                    OK cool thanks

                    ANy suggestions on recycling my old Zenith? I hate to throw it away. Mom paid 1400 bucks for it in the early 80's It's one of the first stereo TV's

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LYKOS
                      ANy suggestions on recycling my old Zenith? I hate to throw it away. Mom paid 1400 bucks for it in the early 80's It's one of the first stereo TV's
                      They're fun to shoot at!

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                      • #12
                        toss a cinder block into it...thats always fun.


                        but, a garage sale might work..ha

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                        • #13
                          Ahhh yeah.

                          Good advice followed by comedy. LOL

                          Ill see if a local TV shop wants it. Im sure someone can get some use out of it.

                          LOL

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LYKOS
                            Ahhh yeah.
                            Good advice followed by comedy. LOL
                            And this coming from a guy whose avatar features a custom bumper ornament for large trucks?

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                            • #15
                              And I still think that is the funniest thing I have heard in a long LONG time mind you.

                              When I get the new TV, god knows when THAT will be, the first thing I shall do is hook the laptop to it. Then I will watch the videos of that event in HD. LMAO!!!

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