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37" flat screen with front speakers

by DianaSomers / December 6, 2010 1:38 AM PST

We are looking for a 37" LCD/LED flat screen TV for placement in our closed cabinet unit. Side or rear speakers will not perform proerly (we have been told) and the oly set we have found is the Vizio 370VA. Unfortunately, all reviews are awful with regard to sound and synch and general performance.

Anyone know of a 37" (cannot be larger) which has front speakers and rates well?

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Excuse my M.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2010 2:17 AM PST

Just me thinking why not a simple Sony of that size you see at Target. No, it's not high end but the price is alright and the models I saw had front speakers. No, I'm not a big audiophile but our Sony sounds fine to me and no sync issue unless the source has issues.

Sorry if this isn't helping but I'd look again.

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Thanks for the info
by DianaSomers / December 6, 2010 6:11 AM PST
In reply to: Excuse my M.

Thank you ..will check it out

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No way
by DianaSomers / December 6, 2010 6:19 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for the info

Just checked into the Sony...1. rear projection unit with all the moving parts bulbs etc, 2 $1200...thanks but no thanks

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2010 6:28 AM PST
In reply to: No way

I haven't seen rear projection units in the Target stores for years.

What country are you in?

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by DianaSomers / December 6, 2010 7:59 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry.

Target shows no Sony 37" only 2 vizio' sand a Sceptre. One V is one I referred to, the other side /rear spekers.
Amazon had 37" Sony rear projection.
Thanks again

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No More 37 Sony
by volvogirl / December 7, 2010 3:55 PM PST
In reply to: Target?

I got the last one 1.5 years ago. I think they discountined the 37 inch. Same reason, had to fit a cabinet. I'm in Calif and called every store I found online that had them listed but there were only like 5 left in the country. I finally got one from New Jersey. And it was like $1,300.

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What's your budget?
by Pepe7 / December 7, 2010 11:13 PM PST
In reply to: Target?

It helps to know what you can spend.

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37" budget
by DianaSomers / December 7, 2010 11:19 PM PST
In reply to: What's your budget?

Since I am retired, and on a fixed budget $1200 is way out of my world, that's why the Vizio in the $600 or less range interested me..also picture quality on Costco sales floor looked ok to me.

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Got it ;)
by Pepe7 / December 7, 2010 11:44 PM PST
In reply to: 37" budget

Your permutation of 37" LED-LCD, front speakers, modest cost and good quality will be very difficult if not impossible to find in a newer model. Most manfacturers do not configure their units any more with front firing speakers since it's a more homogenous process as I understand it creating the panels with such a thin profile. I'm honestly not even certain raising your budget will find you a newer LED-LCD HDTV with front speakers in the 37" size. Anything decent will start around $700-800. IMO if you go with some of the Vizio models I typically see at Costco you will likely be disappointed in both picture *and* audio quality ;(.

That said, you sill may be able to find something halfway decent that does not have front facing speakers. It will require you to test out the HDTV in person though, ideally not in a big box store environment so you can avoid all the excess noise/distraction of a large store with crappy acoustics. Sony definitely has some of the best built in audio IME, but it may be difficult to find a 37" as has been mentioned.

You might also consider finding an HDTV with excellent picture quality in your price range, and adding a small audio system to immediately increase your audio quality. It would give you a lot more flexibility in what HDTV would work.

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by DianaSomers / December 8, 2010 6:56 AM PST
In reply to: Got it ;)

I appreciate your input. Am now looking into rolling shelving that I can have attached to the base of the cabinet and enable me to slide the TV unit out far enough to clear the cabiet sides and use side speaker TV's

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From Cnet's own pages.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2010 7:15 AM PST
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Front Speakers
by humphry37 / November 16, 2011 11:00 PM PST

Did you ever find a smallHDTV with front facing speakers??

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