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    Default advice on buying a lcd tv

    I'm looking to buy a 42" Lcd hdtv just wondering what u think is the best out there.
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    If I was looking to buy a LCD it would be a Sony, but that's me.
    Here is a link that may help. Good luck.
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    I'd go with Sony LCD too. 2nd and 3rd would be Sharp and Samsung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sageleo View Post
    I'm looking to buy a 42" Lcd hdtv just wondering what u think is the best out there.
    I think you have to go either 40" or 46" in LCD.
    SONY XBR series is the best. Samsungs are better than other Sony series.
    SONY KDL-46XBR5, KDL-40XBR4, Samsung LNT4065F or LNT4665F for 1080p resolution and
    Samsung LNT4042H, LNT4642H, LNT4053H or LNT4653H for 1080i/720p resolution are great. I had spent a month research online and window shopping at bestbuy, circuitcity and J&R. I went with Samsung and I am happy with it for the price. I didn't want to pay Sony for twice the price of Samsung.
    Check Fry's or Amazon for better deals.

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    I would say Sony as well...I have a 46" and it's not even an XBR or 1080p..and i love it..

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    Thanks for the input, I decided to go with a Toshiba Regza 42" 1080p, with 3 hdmi inputs.
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    I would go plasma.

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    I did and really like it. Panasonic 50". To each his own.
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    I have a 40" Samsung 1080p LCD and a friend has the Sony 40" 1080p. In my opinion there is definately a difference in PQ between the two sets with favor toward the samsung. Playing xbox 360 also seems to be better on the Samsung.

    Only thing I don't like about the new models of samsung is that they switched to a glossy screen, so in improper lighting conditions you may see reflections.

    My other friend has a 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p and that is an absolutely stunning TV for the price and gives my Sammy a run for its money. If I were you I'd get the Sharp, since you get 2 more inches(42 v. 40) and the quality is outstanding.

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    sharps are pretty good, they also have a one dead/stuck pixel policy

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    I have a Sony KDL-46XBR3. IMHO nothing comes close. Not in LCD or Plasma. But, they are spendy. You can get other brands the same size for a lot less money.
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    Have you considered a DLP rear projection TV? You can get a much larger screen for a much lower price. I am considering purchasing a 57" Mitsubishi 1080P DLP for less than $1500.

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    If you're looking budget, I have two Westinghouse LCDs and am very happy with the performance per dollar for each.

    You can probably get a 1080p 42" Westinghouse for a grand less than the big names. Their picture quality might be slightly less, but not noticeably, and haven't had any issues with either.
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    IMO if you want the best get an xbr if you have a budget the TOshiba and LG models look real good this year

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    I have to say i have the 32 inch version of this...

    http://www.vizio.com/products/detail.aspx?pid=30

    price to performance you really cant beat it. heres the 1080p version:

    http://www.vizio.com/products/detail.aspx?pid=31
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    +1 for Sony.

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    You can save some cash by not buying 1080p as depending on the size, you will not notice the difference and to add to that HD tv is in 720p.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    You can save some cash buy not buying 1080p as depending on the size, you will not notice the difference and to add to that HD tv is in 720p.
    That's what I did...and i usually always buy more than I need..but I couldn't justify the extra cost..maybe if I used my tv as a computer monitor..but that was earlier in the year. It may be harder to find 720p LCD's now...I think all the newer ones are gonna be 1080p...plus the sets with the best features and quality will all be 1080p now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sageleo View Post
    Thanks for the input, I decided to go with a Toshiba Regza 42" 1080p, with 3 hdmi inputs.
    umm....he bought one already. fyi.
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    go with a vizio I have one and like it the 47 one
    check out avsforums for a lot more information on it. i did a lot of research there and read throuh like 70 plus pages before i bought the vizio. i like it as I am not too picky and i could not afford the top of the line one

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