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Old 01-18-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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New TV?

I'm in the market for a new television, as I've just moved, and couldn't take the old one with me. I had a 42" 1080p Philips (I think that's what it was), and was really happy with it.

I'm looking for something in the same size-range (40"+) just cause I was looking at a 32" and 37" and realized how small they seemed.

Any suggestions? Also, money is an object, and I'd like to keep my price to under $1200. Help please?
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Sony LCD (probably the KDL40V4100) if you are in a bright room or a Panasonic TH42PZ80U if you are in a normal to dim room. The panasonic is better as it is plasma, but it is reflective so if you have lots of light, trust me, just dont even bother. Both are good reliable tvs that have good features that are actually used and not glitchy and have good warranties.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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by the way, I work at the now liquidating Circuit City in the warehouse (where all the returns are. A majority are the in house brands or Samsung. And no, its not that we sell a ton, we really jsut have a lot that come back. Save yourself some trouble and get a sony or panny.
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Panasonic plasmas. Absolutely best TV for the money. Period.
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all of my rooms are way too bright for a plasma
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What you said makes no sense.
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Um, plasmas are brighter than LCD. Dont confuse contrast ratios with light output.

Plasmas have more glare if a DIRECT light source is reflected (think like a tinted window in a car)

LCDs wash out in light but dont have any glare (the problem is that LCDs are already more washed out than plasmas to start with.)

I have 10 feet of glass down my left wall and I would not trade my 63" Sammy 720p plasma for a Sony 1080p XBR LCD and $1000. (I would however trade it for a 65" 1080p Panny plasma)
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by the way, I work at the now liquidating Circuit City in the warehouse (where all the returns are. A majority are the in house brands or Samsung. And no, its not that we sell a ton, we really jsut have a lot that come back. Save yourself some trouble and get a sony or panny.
There is nothing wrong with Samsung, there is however something wrong with your sales force.

You are the only person I have seen from CC in 5 years that has a clue about anything. That is why your Sammys are coming back.
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Sony LCD (probably the KDL40V4100) if you are in a bright room or a Panasonic TH42PZ80U if you are in a normal to dim room. The panasonic is better as it is plasma, but it is reflective so if you have lots of light, trust me, just dont even bother. Both are good reliable tvs that have good features that are actually used and not glitchy and have good warranties.
Don't recommend him models from two years ago, guy!



He meant to say the TH42PZ850U
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all of my rooms are way too bright for a plasma
Wow, there is a new trend among interior decorators these days.
They have been installing 'window treatments' in my area that have proven to be very popular. They are often called curtains, shutters, drapes, shades or even blinds. They do an excellent job of screening out the sun. You should look into it some time.
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What you said makes no sense.
Totally off subject but DUDE you always have the best sigs.. period
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Well, since were on the subject of light. I would like to change out all my blinds to something that will shut out almost all the light. If anyone knows of some good brands or styles, let me know. I'm having lots of trouble with glare on my panny.
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Well, since were on the subject of light. I would like to change out all my blinds to something that will shut out almost all the light. If anyone knows of some good brands or styles, let me know. I'm having lots of trouble with glare on my panny.
Just change your sitting angle.
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He meant to say the TH42PZ850U
The TH42PZ80U is a current model. It's the 1080p version and it's awesome.
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Well, since were on the subject of light. I would like to change out all my blinds to something that will shut out almost all the light. If anyone knows of some good brands or styles, let me know. I'm having lots of trouble with glare on my panny.

They have all kinds of blinds in HD , Lowes and other places that are sold based on the amount of light they allow in. They can be as inexpensive or as much as you want to spend.
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The TH42PZ80U is a current model. It's the 1080p version and it's awesome.
Gotta get the 850u. Got mine in 58" ooooooweeeeee
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Gotta get the 850u. Got mine in 58" ooooooweeeeee
Why did you get the 850u over the 85u or even the 80 u?
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Why did you get the 850u over the 85u or even the 80 u?
Well, they don't have a 58" in the 80 and 85 and there is a bit of a difference in picture between the 850 and 800 and I have no use for the THX movie mode, as I already have an HT. Plus, the 850 has the vieracast so it's futureproofed for firmware and internet television.
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