Figured I would give an update on the TV i just bought for my bedroom. It is the 27" Olevia LCD HDTV.
Pros: Very clear picture. Equal or better to some of the higher end TV's I was looking at. Considering the price I was not expecting the picture quality to be near this good. Easy to mount. Inexpensive.
Cons: Limited inputs. The remote sucks. Since these series TV's are new there aren't any codes available out there to program universal remotes. Not a big deal as I use my cable remote for everything but turning the tv on/off. I could always get a learning remote but it's just not that big of a deal.
Neutral: It doesn't have a tuner built in. I knew this going in but figured I would throw it out there for anybody considering this model.
Conclusion: I couldn't be happier with my purchase. For under $500 I got a TV, mount, and shipping. In a short while I'm sure there will be remote codes available and then I will have zero gripes. For budget TV's I would definitely recommend Olevia over Vizio and certainly over Westinghouse.
Ok, here is my simple question:
I want a 50 inch TV for around 1500-2000 bucks. It doesn't have to be a thin wall mounted one, I can have a bigger model. What are my BEST options?
Take a look at Sony's SXRD line. Based on LCOS technology I haven't seen anything at that price that comes close to touching the picture quality. I would take it any day over a DLP or LCD rear projection.
Originally Posted by Player Misconduct
Shop around and you can get a better deal than Amazon's price.
Agree with you 100% with the Sony SXRD line, just got a 50 for my mom. Looks great!
Originally Posted by lath19
42inch SHARP AQUOS 1080p for $1600!?!??!!
Originally Posted by aerogirl
I might have to get 2.
Well, either you're lucky or I'm unlucky. I had the 22 inch Sceptre for 2 weeks before it just stopped working. Returned it to Costco and bought the 22 inch Samsung. Much happier with the Samsung.
Originally Posted by lagwagon0
What do you guys/gals think of this?:
I know it is only 1080i, but it is a plasma. I don't know if I can fit a rear projection in my living room.
edit: So, this TV is a pro model therefore it doesn't come with a tuner or speakers. Yet, since I would be using a cable box and I already have surround sound...I most likely wouldn't be needed either of those. The only problem is that I would need to purchase a DVI componet to add to the TV (like 50 bucks I think).
I picked up a 32" Olevia for my home office today for $543 at Circuit City. Great looking picture just using the rabbit ears. Directv guy will be by Sat to hook up the HD recorder which cost another $210 (much cheaper than the first one I bought) and I'm 100% digital in both rooms. :)
Samsung LNT4065F 40" 1080p LCD HDTV
That is the best LCD HDTV in that range IMHO. The contrast ratio is 15,000:1. Which rivals most plasmas.
And it's only $1800 through Amazon.
If you're looking for quality, this is the tv to buy. I know the MSRP says it's 3500 but i've done some research and have found it on-line for 2700 no tax and free shipping. It's expensive but definatley worth it. This is going to be my x-mas present to myself this year.