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Best HDTV for $300 or less...

by DeclanDec / August 20, 2010 5:23 PM PDT

My parents agreed to help me buy a new TV for college.

The total cost shouldn't exceed $300.

I'm looking for the biggest screen and best picture quality possible at that budget price. I know I won't be getting past a 26" (and even that is stretching it) - but we don't have a ton of money to spend on a TV.

I'd like to possibly hook-up a Blu-ray player in the future, so an HDTV would be nice.

Anyone have any suggestions for a new, reliable, quality TV for under $300?

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by ledtvscreens / August 20, 2010 8:04 PM PDT

i think you can't find any HDTV with just $300 ..Unless you buy second hand televisions..

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by DeclanDec / August 21, 2010 1:32 PM PDT
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well if a TV is not HDTV does that make a blu-ray player worthless?

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by givemeaname / August 22, 2010 1:29 PM PDT
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It will work but you will not get benefit of a BluRay picture.
Try Craigs List, it is just for school, then when they graduate get them a nice tv. If you look around you can get a deal, like I listed my 32" Samsung HD LCD for $250 today on CR. Just have them show you it works before, have them hook it up to a DVD player or some source to show it just can not make static.

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Maybe this as an option
by Dan Filice / August 21, 2010 2:56 AM PDT

I just purchased an ASUX 24" computer monitor for my Mac. It has small speakers (not the best), it has HDMI and it has a darn nice picture (1080p resolution). I bought it at Fry's for $224.00. I guess it's technically a computer monitor in that it doesn't have a tuner, so you would need cable service. Other than that, you need to look at one of the lower-end brands like Dynex (Best Buy) or Vizio (Costco has these) or Philips or Magnavox, etc. These have tuners. If you don't need a tuner, then a monitor would be OK.

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Make that an ASUS, not ASUX
by Dan Filice / August 22, 2010 12:21 AM PDT

It's an ASUS brand. So long as the monitor has the right connections and has the correct resolutions for Blu-Ray, it will work.

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So so TV for back to school
by samkh / August 22, 2010 10:23 PM PDT
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