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Diesel McBadass
10-15-2012, 16:25
I want t anew TV. Mine isnt very bright and not the best detail, and it looks darker when your at any angle other than facing it straight on at same level. Gotta be flat since im putting it on a beureau. Any suggestions on a nice, bright and detailed tv that doesn't break the bank?

Gregg702
10-15-2012, 16:28
Define "doesn't break the bank". Also, about how big?

NeverMore1701
10-15-2012, 16:39
Definitely one of these:

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1447902

Cinic
10-15-2012, 16:40
Yeah...need budget and required size to give good advice.

Diesel McBadass
10-15-2012, 16:48
corner to corner mines 26in so id say 26-32 price few hundred or so

raven11
10-15-2012, 16:50
Sony Bravia

No really I have a 42in for a couple of years and it is working great

Gregg702
10-15-2012, 16:51
Toshiba makes good flat panels on the cheap.
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Dragoon189
10-15-2012, 16:53
Panasonic VT50 plasma tv.....your welcome lol

Shinytop
10-15-2012, 16:56
Agree on the Panasonic plasma. I have two and they have great pictures.

Diesel McBadass
10-15-2012, 17:00
if i had 2 grand to blow id get an fal, im dealing in hundreds not thousands

nikerret
10-15-2012, 17:31
How far from the display is the primary seating position?
Do you plan to use the built-in speakers or a surround system?
What source material do you plan to use and in what percentages?
How well lit/bright is the room?
How important are intenet features/apps?
How important is cabinet style versus picture quality?
How much SD/HD content are you going ot be displaying?
How do you plan on mounting it? Wall/table/stand...?
Do you plan to plug everything into the display or do you have a capable AVR?

Start with these.

Jay9928
10-15-2012, 17:33
Darn, there goes my rec for the Mits LaserVue. If they have a Best Deal in Town in your area, hit them up. The one here near Phoenix might ship. Saw a 39 inch Samsung led for 375

Diesel McBadass
10-15-2012, 17:42
im usually within 6-15 feet of the thing depending where i sit, want inbuilt speakers due to limited room, prob about 90% xbox games and netflix and a little dvd.

nikerret
10-15-2012, 17:45
Max budget and time frame of expected purchase?

Diesel McBadass
10-15-2012, 17:49
prob in about 2 weeks with next paycheck, max money would prob be 500, less if possible

nikerret
10-15-2012, 17:56
Wait a month and you can have time to do proper research and get more display for less money.

NeverMore1701
10-15-2012, 17:57
Wait til Nov. 23rd and you can go stand in line for a Black Friday deal, with the added bonus of the chance of getting trampled!

Diesel McBadass
10-15-2012, 18:00
ill never do a black friday, and tv purchases will be delayed till i know what i want want to get suggestions on what to look for now

2 weeks is a minimum

nikerret
10-15-2012, 18:07
I bought my display last year on Nov 23. I didn't have to fight crowds or mass hysteria. I also got a very good price on my badass 2011 D7000 series Samsung plasma!

Diesel McBadass
10-15-2012, 18:13
i doubt id be able to get it off from work, maybe if there was a sick online deal but shipping a tv must cost a ton

nikerret
10-15-2012, 18:16
A lot of times it's free to the store and you can pick it up on your own time, at the sale price.

NH Trucker
10-15-2012, 18:19
Get a Bravia. Chicks with jacked teef love a guy with a Bravia.

Jason D
10-15-2012, 18:46
My local walmart had some nice LG LCD's for 399.00. They were the 1080P 42" models with the 60hz refresh rate. Not a huge tv by today's standards, nor an expensive smart television. It's a good basic LCD HDTV.

Diesel McBadass
10-15-2012, 19:02
My local walmart had some nice LG LCD's for 399.00. They were the 1080P 42" models with the 60hz refresh rate. Not a huge tv by today's standards, nor an expensive smart television. It's a good basic LCD HDTV.

i may need to stop by mine and see if they got a sligtly smaller one (limited space to put it).

NeverMore1701
10-15-2012, 19:05
My LG has been great for almost two and a half years, wouldn't hesitate to get another.

xdealer
10-15-2012, 20:07
Check your local pawn shops. I picked a curret model VIZIO 32" for $170 and they give you a 30 day warranty. I have purchased several tv's from pawn shops and have never had a problem.

NH Trucker
10-15-2012, 20:16
Check your local pawn shops. I picked a curret model VIZIO 32" for $170 and they give you a 30 day warranty. I have purchased several tv's from pawn shops and have never had a problem.


My brother in law gave me and the wife one of these for free. I don't know how old it was, but so far it's working pretty well.


ETA: Not sure how far up in Maine you are, but if you need a tv to get you by til you find something you like, I have an older 27 inch tv that you can have for free. It's kind of heavy, but I'll be willing to meet you in Portsmouth if it's not too far of a drive for you. Works great and has decent picture and sound.

F14Scott
10-15-2012, 20:20
Honestly, a 40"-ish TV, it's hard to go wrong by finding one on sale at Best Buy or Wal-Mart. At that size, and for your stated purposes, almost all new televisions will have perfectly acceptable performance. Get a 42" LED with 120 Hz refresh rate for about $450 and you can't go wrong.

Jason D
10-16-2012, 16:06
i may need to stop by mine and see if they got a sligtly smaller one (limited space to put it).

They almost always have something on sale. I have a small 32" LG LED in my bedroom that is about a perfect size for the area. I paid nearly 400 for it last year. I am sure they probably have something similar for less now.


I was looking for something larger for my living room last month and looked at all Walmart had to offer. The only two they had in the size range that had decent screens was the 400 dollar LG and a 40" Samsung. I am sold on LG televisions. I have yet to see any other middle priced television that looked the same from any angle.

I ended up paying around 650 for a 47" LG LED from Amazon.
I really thought hard about the 42, but I am also sold on the LED.


Anyway you should be able to get a nice 32" something for 300 or so. Less for cheaper televisions. I would say though not to cheap out. Get the very best brand you can. I went the cheap route already and paid the price. Piece of crap didn't even last a year.