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Looking for a new tv - January 16, 2008, 12:06 PM

Does anyone here have any of these tv's?

what are HDMI iinputs and why do I need 3

can anyone explain the differences?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1158317580662

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1169512521864

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1188562136840

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1181831573077


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HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface

I have a DLP 50" Samsung - great for the $$


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January 16, 2008, 12:14 PM

Just wait 5 months for laser tv's to come out.
HDMI is High Definition Multimedia Interface: Basically, it's a purer, clearer signal resulting in better sound and picture. Most new home theater devices are HDMI, hence needing 3.

Why going LCD over Plasma?
The old problems with burn in and shelf life of Plasma tv's have been eliminated by pixel orbiter technology. They're basically exactly equal across the board now. View angle is a little better on the LCD, but plasmas have more vibrant colors and a higher refresh rate. LCD is a little lighter in weight.


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HDMI is the "latest and greatest" cabling solution for HD. It allows for 1080p picture signal to be passed from your Cable/Satellite/HD DVD/BluRay/etc box to the TV (or receiver).

It also passes the audio signal as well. It can handle Dolby True HD/DTS Master HD, and more.

You want a TV/Receiver with HDMI 1.3.

You don't need 3 cables. You only need one cable per input you want to hook up. Some people don't use a A/V receiver so they tie multiple devices directly into the TV (eg: XBOX 360 or PS3, HIGH DEF DVD PLAYER, SATELLITE RECEIVER, etc).


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January 16, 2008, 12:22 PM

Pure uncompressed digital AUDIO and VIDEO in one single cable. You want at least two HDMI inputs.

You can't really go wrong with Samsung or Sony but dont' sleep on the Sharp Aquos either. Plus right now you can get a free Blu-Ray player with purchase.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....at140600050012


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Pure uncompressed digital AUDIO and VIDEO in one single cable. You want at least two HDMI inputs.

You can't really go wrong with Samsung or Sony but dont' sleep on the Sharp Aquos either. Plus right now you can get a free Blu-Ray player with purchase.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....at140600050012
My bro has a 65" 1080p Aqous... it is one of the best televisions I have ever scene.


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January 16, 2008, 01:24 PM

http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/


Everything you need to know is above.

Currently Sharp has arguably the best quality, also the best bang for the buck.


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From the above referenced link

TOP 10 LCD TVS


1 Sony KDL-46XBR4
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Sony KDL-40S3000
3 Sharp LC-46D92U
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Samsung LN-T4665F
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Sharp LC-32D43U
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Samsung LN-T5265F
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Sony KDL-52XBR4
8 Sony KDL-40XBR4
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Samsung LN-T4061F
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Sony KDL-46V3000


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January 16, 2008, 01:40 PM

For best bang for your buck, Vizio will be the way to go:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/product...at-panel_N.htm

Reviews are all very high for the company using sony based internals


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Anyone know what the expected thickness of a laser tv will be? Are we talking LCD/ Plasma thickness range, or rear projection thickness range? I'll be looking to get a new tv in the next few months, but it needs to be wall mountable b/c it will go over my fireplace. I'm looking at the same size range as Hokie.


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The lasers are projection based. It will probably be near the thickness of a current DLP


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January 16, 2008, 02:03 PM

These are so overpriced. Get a good projector for $1000 or less. You're going to have a cable box or a dish box for HD signals anyway - you don't need a tuner. You shouldn't need sound. If you do, take the money you're saving and buy a mid range surround system and then you don't need the monitor to have sound Bonus: You can have a ridiculous image size. Mine is small@83".
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Quote:
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These are so overpriced. Get a good projector for $1000 or less. You're going to have a cable box or a dish box for HD signals anyway - you don't need a tuner. You shouldn't need sound. If you do, take the money you're saving and buy a mid range surround system and then you don't need the monitor to have sound Bonus: You can have a ridiculous image size. Mine is small@83".
Over-priced?
You can get a 50 inch Vizio plasma for 1100.


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January 16, 2008, 02:11 PM

I have the 46' Sony that you have as the first link.

I bought it because my 65' is just too damn big to keep in the living room anymore.

I love it thus far and it makes my 4 y/o 65' rear projection Mitsubishi look like utter crap. The menu interface is one of the best I've used in a long time. There are a ton of HDMI inputs 3 in and one out. My only gripe is that there is some motion distortion when watching sports. It's not something that you notice all the time but is present. I don't know if its a product of my DirecTV or the TV itself but just thought I would mention it.

I have it mounted on the wall and the veiwing angles is great. I thought it would be too small since I was used to the 65' in the living room but it is plenty big.


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