Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

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Manikiruban
Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

I am planning to buy a Flat Panel TV that supports HD, HDMI, RF remote, DLNA, Internet widgets and IPTV and many more.  Could any one sugggest me one thet supp0orts all the above features and at good cost??

   

   

Pembo210
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

I have 2 Samsungs and an LG. My 32" Samsung LCD has been going strong for 3 years, and the picture still looks great.

The new LED tvs are a little more but the picture quality is amazing.

Things to compare:

Power consumption - will also effect the heat that comes off. LCD/Plasma tvs get hot.

Contrast ratio - ratio between the whitest white and the darkest black that the screen will show. The higher the ratio, the better. Most companies have their own set. (20,000:1 will have a different value from company to company.)

 

heres a good article from Crutchfield

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-fK9SL8n1UvZ/learn/learningcenter/home/tv_flatpanel.html

GeekGirl
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

if i could remember the name of the tv that i got (a medium-small flat screen digital) i would not recommend it.  it's good Most of the time, but every once in a while the volume will randomly SHOOT UP TO FULL BLAST! (no one touches the remote, and the volume "SAYS" it's the same)  Always scares the bejeezus out of me.

think it starts with a V, the brand. i'll check tonight...

Zoo Keeper
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

Vizio?

snazzy
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

from what i hear vizio is one of the best brands out there. and you get a good bang for your buck. it might be viore thats bad.

Zoo Keeper
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

Could be cause I have never had any problems with Vizio. I think 2 of our flat screens are Vizio and troublefree...

snazzy
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

ours is still new but because of the great reviews and recommendations we ended up buying 3 on blackfriday

animestrinity
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We have a smaller one, and it's been pretty awesome.... although it does do a weird creepy white flash (for a while I thought I was just going crazy) when it's turned off on occasion...

Vizio's seem to have the best picture... but what irks me is that the larger ones (over 40 inch) seem to have a tendency to go in and out (loose the signal)... for this reason we didn't choose Vizio for our larger televisions...

We noticed this on displays in multiple stores AND hubs2be's parents have one that does the same thing (started a while after they got it)... it's a shame really...

it seems to be a hit or miss with that though... so *shrug*  I wish that it wasn't an issue at all, I wouldn't mind paying more munnies for one if I knew it would work perfectly... what confuses me, is that Vizio, an 'affordably' priced brand, can have such an outstanding picture quality compared to a brand like Sony... huge difference in price, yet Sony can't seem to produce a decent picture. *shrug again*

GeekGirl
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

I finally remembered to look! Venturer

edit* stinkin tv brand.  not only does it have that problem, now it randomly shuts off when i'm changing channels. boo!

Wonderland
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

This Sony Bravia has plenty of the features you were looking for.  It also received good reviews by other consumers, which is always something to consider when shopping for big-ticket items.

I will agree with Pembo210 that Samsung makes some good quality TV's.

Cinderblock
Re: Planning to buy a TV. Need Suggestion??

Try reading the reviews from reliable sources.  I got some buying tips from CNET.com for both the 24" Samsung HD LCD Monitor/Television I bought, and the 50" Panasonic Viera plasma TV.

 

Regarding the Internet widgets you want - make sure you research what exactly you're looking for.  I think my Panasonic Viera offers Youtube, Picasa, Bloomberg, Weather Channel, and Amazons video on demand, - but that's it.  A coworker bought a Roku (sp?) box for his tv - because it advertised that you could stream Hulu - but has since found out that it's not up and running yet - and they don't know when it will be.

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