July 6th, 2007, 10:47 AM #1
Ok boys... tell me what is the best out there? I have no idea where to begin. Biggest bang for the buck? Things I should look out for? The more specific the better!
July 6th, 2007, 10:50 AM #2
Check this thread...
A lot of good information there.
July 6th, 2007, 11:20 AM #3
July 6th, 2007, 11:34 AM #4
Sony=if you want to spend the money...
Vizio= if you dont want to spend as much money.
I have both...and I am very happy with the both that I have.
July 6th, 2007, 11:42 AM #5
July 6th, 2007, 12:16 PM #6
This is the one I bought six months ago. Definetly look into it. Not many 50" 1080p (Full HD) TV's at this price. The picture is awesome. Audio isn't as good but if you have surround sound, it's no biggie.
July 6th, 2007, 12:38 PM #7
We are getting surround sound, so that isn't a problem. What is the difference between flat screen and projection? This is definitely the size we want in the price range we want-- what's the catch?! LOL
July 6th, 2007, 01:00 PM #8
Good question. A projection TV is a bit bigger in size. There is a lamp inside a projection TV just like you would have in a projector. It takes about a minute for the screen to fully turn on. The real catch is that the lamp will need to be replaced after a certain amount of time. This was a concern for me at first until I found out that this particular lamp lasts 8000 hours which means that if you watch a lot of TV, it'll still last you about 3 years before you have to replace the lamp. A replacement costs about $200 so you have to ask yourself if it's worth it to spend that much every few years. IMO, it is especially with the quality of picture you are getting. Also, take note that there is no screen burn-in with this TV and little glare from sunlight. It has a lot of inputs as well including 2 HDMI's.
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July 6th, 2007, 02:21 PM #9
About to show my ignorance here-- what is HDMI?
I need the DirectTV imput, surround sound, vcr/dvd combo burner.. I assume a high end tv like this would have those hook-ups, yes?
I keep thinking about hockey on this mammoth tv and drool... Steve is never getting me out of the house again during hockey season...
July 6th, 2007, 03:42 PM #10
HDMI cables are what you'll want to use for the best HD signal possible. There's RCA (basic low end cables) and Component (a notch above which does HD though not as well as HDMI). HDMI does both audio and video through just one cable rather than three separate cables like the other two although if you are getting a surround sound system, you'll probably use a different cable for the audio anyway. An optical cable for example. Don't be fooled by really expensive HDMI cables. Places like Best Buy have some that are over $100. Look around online and you can probably get one for about $10-$20. I got mine for $40 but I went to Target for it. Here's more info on HDMI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
Unfortunately I don't have DirecTV so I don't know if their setup includes any HDMI inputs. I have Charter digital cable and they don't have that option. My use for HDMI is for my Playstation 3 which I mainly use as a Blu-ray player. It up-converts standard DVD's as well. The TV itself though can handle all these things that you're looking for.
Just wait until you finally watch HD hockey. You won't even be paying attention to the game for a while because you'll just be focused on all the detail that you can see.