yeah i could've got a deal from a friend too. but i'm just worried about if something goes wrong later down the road. yeah you have the manufacturer warranty for a year. but i picked up the extended warranty so that i can just have them pick up my tv and replace it with a new one if anything happens.
for example, my samsung had some issues with flashes when connecting to certain devices using hdmi. there was a firmware revision that fixed it, but some of the older sets had to have their board replaced. if you're within the warranty (since the tv is only a few months old, it HAS to be) it would be done by the manufacturer whenever they get a chance to it. but if you had the extended warranty like some people did, they just got a new set from their store and problem was resolved. it's just things like that where i think it's worth it to pay a little more. sorry that was off the subject =P
Just remember that Best Buy sometimes backs out of advertised prices calling them "printing errors" or some such crap. Of course if you want to buy the more expensive one, they'll give you a good deal...
I just picked this one up for $1249 at Sears, normally $1799.
I'm very happy with it, especially for the price.TH-42PZ77U
42" Class (41.6" Diagonal) 1080p Plasma HDTV with Anti-Glare Filter, EZ Sync™ HDAVI Control and Built-in GalleryPlayer®-Capable SD Card Memory Slot
I'll definitely be exploring Direct TV in the future due to all the HD channels they offer opposed to Time Warner and their lack of HD offerings.
I've been using a 32" Panasonic Viesa 1080i LCD for the last couple of years as i've been waiting for the market to finally decide WTF was going to be the format, lol. Now that 1080p is looking to be the top-dog for the time I can finally get serious about picking a 50" up. I've also been holding off on purchasing the PS3/bluray/movies until I get the tv too.
Last edited by Fisch; November 1st, 2007 at 03:47 AM.
I picked up a 37" Olevia at target a few months ago with a 3year warranty for about 800ish and it looks awesome with my upscaling dvd player and my buddies PS3.I liked the looks it's all flat black nothing shiny on it and consumer reports rates Olevia's in their size & price range as excellent tv's.