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Which TV manufacture should I stay away from

by The ancient one / June 22, 2011 7:49 AM PDT

I am in the market for a new TV to be used very sparingly ( for when I am on my treadmill - in the summer rarely, in the winter more often) Quality of picture is not a major issue because I tend to watch MSNBC, CNN CNBC and Fox news.,and in the Fall I tend to watch some football games. Just need something to watch to keep myself from getting bored while on the treadmill. In doing a search for TV's in my set price range, I came across the following manufactures most of which I have never heard of. I would appreciate any input on these manufactures, particularly those I should stay away from. They all have TV's in the same size and price range. You may notice that Sony is not listed and that is because I will not have anything to do with Sony since their rootkit fiasco. Coby, Curtis, Dynex, Haier, Hannspree, iSymphony, LG, Panasonic, RCA, Samsung, Sansui, Sceptre, SEIKI, Sylvania, ViewSonic, Viore, Westinghouse

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by The ancient one / June 22, 2011 8:20 AM PDT

I forgot to mention Emerson which is the manufacturer that got me started on this with there discount.

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And my favorites
by Dan Filice / June 22, 2011 9:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Whoops

In addition to Givemeaname's list, since you do not want Sony, my list would look like this:

I've had bad luck with Samsung. I have no personal experience with LG, but if you must, my list would only include the one's listed by Givemeaname. The others are vaporware, meaning good luck with them. What size are you looking at? I just bought a Panasonic 32" LCD for my wife's hobby room, which is only 720p, but it's great and it only cost $280.

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Thanks for the info
by The ancient one / June 23, 2011 12:34 AM PDT
In reply to: And my favorites

I am looking for a 32" LCD and I will certainly consider Panasonic which is in the same price range at the others that I listed.

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Easier to list ones to get...
by givemeaname / June 22, 2011 9:19 AM PDT

In no order...
Samsung AKA Sammy but they have VERY bad customer service
Panasonic AKA Panny
Vizio (ok)

ViewSonic makes good computer monitors but TV I would skip over, you listed some brands I have never heard of.

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Thanks for the comments
by The ancient one / June 23, 2011 12:38 AM PDT

The ones that you mention are all ones that I have some familiarity with. Many of the others that I listed I have never heard of except for RCA and Emerson

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