BEST LCD TV Purchase....

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by mlakrid, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Hey guys, while I wait for the price of the 2405fpw to drop, I have $$ burning in my pocket, and need to spend some of it. I want to get the best bang for my buck. I know I could get a plasma of the same size for roughly half of what I would pay for an LCD but I would also like to keep it more than a few years, and I dont want a DLP or Projection because I want to mount it to my wall.

    SO, with that all in mind here is what I decided:

    A) Buy a 42" to 46" LCD ...they seem to be the best priced in the larger LCD lines for the money...
    B) Buy an ATSC LCD with the highest resolution for the $$
    C) In relation to cost I want a minimum of 1024x768 resolution but must be below 20ms to avoid problems with true motion video...

    Personally I like:

    Phillips 42" LCD 42PF9996 Cost: $4129
    or
    Samsung 46" LCD LTP468WX $5249

    If you guys have any other models or views PLEASE PLEASE, voice them here...
    This is time sensitive as I am making my purchase on-line this weekend.

    I hope a ton of you guys chime in on this!
    I will post pics if you all would be so kind as to help me decide on the best purchase for my new home theater!

    :D
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Based only on my experience and my views on quality, of those two I would go with the Samsung.
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Have you looked at Plasma tv's?
     
  4. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Plasma TVs start to lose quality in about five years. They aren't made to last.

    I'd suggest saving your money and waiting for HDTV to be rolled out en masse around 2007-2008. You'll get an even bigger bang for your buck then. I'm not terribly impressed with current Plasma/LCD offerings.

    Melon
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I haven't looked at these two models, but the screens often come without a built-in tuner, but an HD box component. So, you could always upgrade the HD box if needed in a few years.
     
  6. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Go with the one that's 10% smaller and 20% cheaper :D

    Well, it's what I'd do on my limited budget, anyway :eek:
     
  7. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Yes I know PLasmas are the best cost.
    Yes I have looked at them, and yes I know they are cheaper.
    I want to buy something now... so what again I pose the question:

    IF one of you were going to buy an LCD which one would it be?

    :D
     
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    You have my answer. :)
     
  9. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I'd go Samsung as well, although both companies make good LCDs
     
  10. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    of a more pertinent question, what is the room you are going to be putting it in like? is there a lot of residual light? the wall mount although a great idea has to be at a certain height, if you put it at picture height, your viewing angle while watching anything becomes a pain. Go somewhere , where you can fiddle with the controls and do a comparison, most of the stuff in mega stores the brightness is set way to high to attract attention. look for true black definintion and go with that one.
     
  11. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    /BUMP

    ok guys and gals, Well...

    I went against my initial gut instinct... I bought a Plasma instead of an LCD... by this time next year the LCDs will have come down so much that the plasmas may not even be available and thats just fine by me... maybe Ill upgrade then, when the prices come down substantially... :D

    With edit: 8 BILLION (not 2) colors being able to be displayed... the plasma I chose is great for the price... at 3700 SHIPPED... this is without a doubt the best priced plasma on the market for its size, exquisite colors, and technical specifications

    Read its reviews HERE!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2005
  12. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    nice tv
     
  13. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Thanks Khayman!

    :D

    its already got a 2 week backorder...

    If anyone wants one order them quick...

    or wait about 3 months and Im guessing it will have taken a 20% cost cut... Panasonic will make a KILLING of these plasmas...
     
  14. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Hmmm...TV, food...TV, food.....damn its soo hard!
     
  15. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Tell me about it, I figured.. tuna from sams club:

    TUNA!

    Tuna for breakfast lunch and dinner, and I can have the TV of my dreams!

    :eek:
     
  16. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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  17. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Thats a great Plasma as well..

    I wanted bigger 8 " more diagonally makes a HUGE difference...

    EDIT: also it doesnt have as great a resolution... mine is native 1366x768, also 8 Billion colors vs 3
     
  18. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    anything over 36" inches is awesome tho.. my last post made it seem like that Tv wasnt nice, and it is sorry bout that...
     
  19. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    dont worry about it man
     
  20. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    :D

    okie dokie!