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kwilk103
06-30-2008, 01:43 PM
so, my tv broke the other day

need to buy a new one; i know to get an hd one (we have the hd channels), but i dont know anything else about tv; like plasma, lcd, etc

its in our main room, and the xbox will be hooked up to it

something around 30"-46"; something around $900 (stimulus check just came:) )

thanks

Duster
06-30-2008, 01:51 PM
http://www.avsforum.com

LCD is likely your best bet. Get a brand name.

Other than that, there's a million options that depend on how much you want to spend, what is important to you, etc.

Young Legend
06-30-2008, 03:47 PM
LCD is the way to go if your gonna hook up your xbox to it..

Brent
06-30-2008, 05:20 PM
LCD is better than Plasma, I feel. My roommate bought a 46" Sony Bravia recently and it's amazing. I love that TV.

Dr. Gonzo
06-30-2008, 05:42 PM
If you are looking for a 900 dollar TV you need to go LCD for sure. Make sure to get a good brand. I would recomend getting a 32 inch LG, Samsung, or Sharp as they all would be perfect for what you are looking for and they should only run you about 700 bucks.

bantx
06-30-2008, 05:44 PM
I have a 32 inch TV i bought recently i love it its a perfect size for ur room, i have my xbox hooked up to it too, HD really does make a difference when ur playing.

BaLLiN
06-30-2008, 06:40 PM
get a vizio or visio or something like that. they look good in the commercials

Tobzilla
06-30-2008, 09:28 PM
unless you have a massive room it's better to get a tv in the 30''-35'' range. Plasma has better picture, but lcd is more durable and will last longer because images burn into plasma screens.

Dr. Gonzo
06-30-2008, 09:38 PM
There is also the issue of it being near impossible to see a plasma TV if you get sunlight in the room the TV is in so unless your TV is in the basement LCD is the answer.

kwilk103
06-30-2008, 09:39 PM
There is also the issue of it being near impossible to see a plasma TV if you get sunlight in the room the TV is in so unless your TV is in the basement LCD is the answer.

looks like lcd in; room gets sunlight the entire morning/afternoon

brat316
06-30-2008, 10:10 PM
make sure you get 1080i

Yeah just watch out for image burn in you tv.

Samsung is a really popular tv.

Also Plasmas die out, pretty quick

http://www.projectorpeople.com/resources/lcd-plasma-projector.asp

Brent
06-30-2008, 10:17 PM
I would go with Sony, Samsung's sometimes go kaput.

M.O.T.H.
06-30-2008, 10:18 PM
I have a thin, dim black line going through my tv. Sometimes it's pretty bad but, I dont see it when I'm playing my 360. Hell if I know what it is. It sucks, though.

Dr. Gonzo
06-30-2008, 10:18 PM
Not all Plasmas die out quick. I helped my parents get a TV and we made sure to get a very good brand as it is guaranteed to never die.

brat316
06-30-2008, 10:19 PM
I would go with Sony, Samsung's sometimes go kaput.

You got to check your warranty. For what it goes kaput for, if you mean burn out. Half-life thing the TV will usally last 30,000 hour min. And thats around 12:D years min.

cdub11
06-30-2008, 10:19 PM
Sony is tough to beat

brat316
06-30-2008, 10:20 PM
I have a thin, dim black line going through my tv. Sometimes it's pretty bad but, I dont see it when I'm playing my 360. Hell if I know what it is. It sucks, though.

Check your warranty sometimes they fix that. Thats probably dead pixels.

PackerLegend
06-30-2008, 10:23 PM
I have a 50" Samsung plasma in my room. Sunlight does not affect the picture... I have my blinds open and the sunlight is directly on the TV. Plasma's can get screen burn but Samsung has built in screen burn protection now, and the same image has to be in same spot for hours on end and that doesn't mean it will stay there for ever. I got Plasma over LCD because they lowered the price on this Plasma $1000 so i got a bigger Plasma then LCD for cheaper, and the picture looked better.

Brent
06-30-2008, 10:25 PM
I have a 50" Samsung plasma in my room.
holy **** dude.

brat316
06-30-2008, 10:26 PM
If you have the money try and get the one on the right

http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2008/01/panny150-inch_display.jpg



Ohhh yeah the one on the left is only 103 one on the right is 150

M.O.T.H.
06-30-2008, 10:28 PM
I dont think i would ever leave my house if I had that tv.

brat316
06-30-2008, 10:29 PM
Seriouly look at it how would you get that in your house though. You would have to rip out the door or Have your house built around the TV

kwilk103
06-30-2008, 10:36 PM
103"=8 ft
150"=12 ft

how would i get that in my house?

whats 1080i?

Dr. Gonzo
06-30-2008, 10:43 PM
1080i just means that when you watch HD televison or play video games your picture will be much better. 1080p is actually the best but that adds a whole lot moe money to the price of the TV. I think he suggested you get 1080i because many TV's in the 32 inch range are only 720p, which is a lower picture quality. The last TV I had was a 32 inch LG with 1080i that I got for 650 dollars only because I worked at the store I bought it at but you should be able to find a nice 1080i, 32 inch LCD TV that also is a good brand name for around 700 as prices have gone down. Just shop arounda little and you will be fine.

PackerLegend
06-30-2008, 10:44 PM
103"=8 ft
150"=12 ft

how would i get that in my house?

whats 1080i?

Like the number of pixels, the more the better picture. I think 1080i is the most.

Paul
06-30-2008, 10:44 PM
Wouldn't have to worry about it getting jacked in a robbery.

PackerLegend
06-30-2008, 10:47 PM
Wouldn't have to worry about it getting jacked in a robbery.

I wouldnt say that.... Im sure there is someone dumb enough that would take out the saw zaw thinking they can glue the TV back together... Yes people are that dumb

yo123
06-30-2008, 10:49 PM
Yeah I have a 42 inch plasma in my basement, it's a panasonic and I haven't had trouble with it, it has the built in image burning control. And that 120 inch one is just insane. My grandparents have a 72 inch and it is gigantic, I can't even imagine one that is 50 inches bigger.

brat316
06-30-2008, 10:56 PM
Yeah I have a 42 inch plasma in my basement, it's a panasonic and I haven't had trouble with it, it has the built in image burning control. And that 120 inch one is just insane. My grandparents have a 72 inch and it is gigantic, I can't even imagine one that is 50 inches bigger.


Oh its 150 inches not 120

PackerLegend
06-30-2008, 11:01 PM
Oh its 150 inches not 120

Tad over 12 feet... seeing as most ceilings are 8 feet and the 12 feet is measured from bottom left corner to top right corner or W/E then im guessing its about as tall as a regular room maybe probably more

Brent
06-30-2008, 11:01 PM
Oh its 150 inches not 120
my friend got his hands on an HD projector and we nailed a queen size sheet to his wall in his house's converted garage and it's like having a movie theater all the time. I'll try to get a picture, it's freaking sweet.

Young Legend
07-01-2008, 11:13 AM
If you have the money try and get the one on the right

http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2008/01/panny150-inch_display.jpg

Ohhh yeah the one on the left is only 103 one on the right is 150


My uncle has a 72 inch flat screen and its freakin ridiculous it takes up his whole wall.

JT Jag
07-01-2008, 11:20 AM
103"=8 ft
150"=12 ft

how would i get that in my house?

whats 1080i?Like the number of pixels, the more the better picture. I think 1080i is the most.1080i and 1080p are essentially the same-quality picture. 1080p progressively refreshes the pixel rate, making the picture smoother. But it costs more.

corleone
07-01-2008, 12:24 PM
so, my tv broke the other day

need to buy a new one; i know to get an hd one (we have the hd channels), but i dont know anything else about tv; like plasma, lcd, etc

its in our main room, and the xbox will be hooked up to it

something around 30"-46"; something around $900 (stimulus check just came:) )

thanks

This is kind of rare. How did it broken? DId you throw a show on you tv screen untill it broken?

kwilk103
07-01-2008, 02:01 PM
This is kind of rare. How did it broken? DId you throw a show on you tv screen untill it broken?

idk, i wasnt home; i guess my bro was watching tv, then it just turned off; switched outlets to see if it was a fuse, but still didnt work; had someone look at it, and said we'd be better off getting a new one than getting it fixed