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so the sarge made me buy an assemble a new tv stand, she liked the way it looked. but the more she lookes at it the more she says we need to get a new tv to put on it. i have had the same mitsubishi 20" tv in my possession since 1991! talk about a go quality tv. any who it would get moved to our bedroom, since we watch most of our tv in our living room. anywho, i was thinking about a 32" sony bravia, what are your thoughts and preferences??
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Pyro, what would you use it for?
 
Watching TV
Blue Ray or DVD movies
Any video games like XBOX or PS3
Any need for a PC monitor eventually
What kind of cash limit are you working with
 


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My thoughts are you should send sarge this way to buy me a new flatscreen! Actually I pretty much stole my t.v. so I can't complain. I bought a 52" 1 year old RCA for $400. Someone returned it for warranty, and the repairman couldn't figure it out, so RCA scrapped it, and gave them a new one. Then the repair man found the defective part which cost $400, So I bought a part, and put it in. Works great. As far as the Sony goes, I think they get plenty for their T.V.'s for what they are, but I'm no expert.
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Between my sister, folks and I we have bought 3 new LCD tvs in the last year.  All three of us ended up going with Samsung.  My sister got a 46 inch, I went with a 32 inch and my folks went with a 52 inch.  We have had really good luck with them so far, from all the research I done Samsung is one of the best buys out there LCD wise. 

In the Samsung if you go over 40 inch you can get the one with 120 hz picture.  Which means it moves at 60 frames per second.  Under that it is only 30 FPS.  you can really see a difference in fast action movies and sports games in hi-def.  But with all that said my 32 is super nice as well.  I couldn't be happier with it.  I bought the most expensive 32 inch avaialbe as I wanted all the bells and whistles.  Movies and Xbox looks amazing on it.  
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Originally posted by Ick Ick wrote:

Pyro, what would you use it for?
 
Watching TV
Blue Ray or DVD movies
Any video games like XBOX or PS3
Any need for a PC monitor eventually
What kind of cash limit are you working with
 


mostly just tv, but we do a family movie night usually twice a month,  i dont have a ps3 or xbox, i have a ps2, my wife enjoys nintendo wii so that may come later.problem with budget is that she doesnt think a tv should cost but $350. i told her the one i want is $600, i dont want a big tv, 36" is plenty big.
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This one would fit your budget.  It is only 720p, but you will need to spend a little more to get one in 1080i  http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN32A450-32-Inch-720p-HDTV/dp/B00141AYIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=audio-video&qid=1235418092&sr=1-1
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the sony im looking at is only 720p too. from what ive read they say that until you jump up to a 40 something inch set that having 1080 isnt worth while. something about to much information for to small of an area???
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anywho!!!!!!!!! don't get anything less that 1080i. i know some who just bought a 46 inch soni for under900 brand new. If you going to go,GO BIG
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If you watch them side by side you can see a difference.  I could, that is why I went with the 1080.
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I dunno, if you want a TV that is going to be a viable enjoyment device for 15 years you better go BIG.... and pick something up with HDMI inputs at least.  Everything is moving that way.
 
If you think too small you may find yourself in a position where you are no longer satisfied or can't adopt the benefits of the most recent technology.
 
For example, I suspect that normal DVDs are going to be a thing of the past soon..... can the new TV you are looking at handle Blue Ray player inputs like HDMI?
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+1 on the Samsung.  2 family members just purchased them.  One got the 720 and one the 1080.  1080 is hands down the better.  Both have Wii's.
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i have a 18 yr old 20" right now, anything will seem like an upgrade. i have no desire to buy a huge tv, after i build my house and the kids are a little older i will. but right now a $600 32" tv will be good enough. the sony im looking at has 2 sets of hdmi inputs. i cant afford a $1000 tv to get 1080 120hz. plus if i get the 32" now i can move it into the bedroom when i buy the big screen later.
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By the way, YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD by our illustrious leader OBAMA that it is very important that you be financially responsible.... ignore his leadership and out of control government spending.... and do what you are told.
 
You should go to a thrift store and purchase a used black and white.
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to hell with that. i havent had a new tv since 1991 i think its time.
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...Which reminds me.  If you do get a 1080 with the standard VGA / SVGA jack you can then hook up your PC to the new 52" TV...... and browse the Opticstalk forums in hugeness and style FROM YOUR COUCH.
 
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

This one would fit your budget.  It is only 720p, but you will need to spend a little more to get one in 1080i  http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN32A450-32-Inch-720p-HDTV/dp/B00141AYIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=audio-video&qid=1235418092&sr=1-1


this is the cnet pick for the small lcd tv of the year, it comes highly reviewed so i may look at this one. best buy is selling it for $597 right now.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-ln32a450/4505-6482_7-32815310.html


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According to Consumer reports the Sony Bravia KDL-32L4000 gets the nod as the best 32 inch lcd but again as others have pointed out it's only 720p.  If you get a upscaler dvd player you will get a noticably better pic on a 1080i tv even with your old standard dvd movies... meaning you can extend the life of your old dvd collection instead of going to bluray... but if you get a 720p tv........  you have two boat anchors in a short amount of time.
 
The higher 1080p/i sets really do make a big difference, especially on video games.
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i dont use my ps2 to play games really, and i dont have a blu ray player either. as long as they still release movies on dvd im ok. when that changes i will change too.
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Sams Club has the Sony Bravia 1080 for 688.00!!
 
 
 
Model: KDL32VL140
The Sony® BRAVIA® KDL-32VL140 HDTV delivers Full HD 1080p resolution and Sony-exclusive features for excellent all-around performance. BRAVIA Engine™ 2 fully digital video processing improves picture performance while Motionflow™ 60Hz technology brings you a clearer picture during sweeping pans with reduced jerking or stuttering. Four HDMI™ inputs and three other HD-capable inputs provide ample connectivity, and DMex™ functionality2 allows you to expand your HDTV’s capabilities with optional BRAVIA® Link modules (sold separately). You even get simple operation with the TV Guide® Interactive Program Guide which integrates into the Xoss Media Bar™ (XMB™) menu navigation system.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

This one would fit your budget.  It is only 720p, but you will need to spend a little more to get one in 1080i  http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN32A450-32-Inch-720p-HDTV/dp/B00141AYIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=audio-video&qid=1235418092&sr=1-1


this is the cnet pick for the small lcd tv of the year, it comes highly reviewed so i may look at this one. best buy is selling it for $597 right now.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-ln32a450/4505-6482_7-32815310.html



The link I gave you is for $545 with free shipping.  We had two of the 3 we got from Amazon.com and shipping was great.  They even brought them in the house for us.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

This one would fit your budget.  It is only 720p, but you will need to spend a little more to get one in 1080i  http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN32A450-32-Inch-720p-HDTV/dp/B00141AYIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=audio-video&qid=1235418092&sr=1-1
 
I have to second supertool, I have the 46" Samsung @120hz and love it! Acording to Consumer Report, Samsung, panasonic, sony and pioneer in that order.
 
When I bought my, I stood at the end of aisle and the Samsung was like a magnet pulling my eyes to it over all the others. 


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From what Consumer Reports says, the newer non Blu-Ray dvd players that up-convert really kinda may Blu-Ray un-necessary.  That way all the older DVDs will loook grest to!
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SAMSUNG and dont look back even the 720  at less than 40" is nice I got the 46" 1080 but not the 120hz if you are on the cheap go with the Visio?

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Samsung is a great choice but I'd probably look into getting one that's 1080p (progressive scan) full high definition. Broadcasting networks, video media and devices, etc. are all eventually going that route.

The price for the 720p though is very tempting!!!
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