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Anyone try the GoVideo 42" Widescreen LCD?

by Sith840 / February 27, 2007 12:23 AM PST

I note that Buy.com has the Go Video 42" Widescreen LCD HDTV at $949. This is up to 1080i and not 1080p, but otherwise looks good on specs for a TV (1500:1 contrast, 10ms, 500 Nits, 1366 x 768, etc). I have two GoVideo DVD/VCR combos which have always been great (and last for years with no problems), but this a new area for them. But, no reviews by anyone (Cnet, customers, etc), so I do not know what the quality is. Anyone have one or at least seen one?

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Dunno if I'd risk it
by bkchurch / February 27, 2007 12:11 PM PST

Since this is a pretty new market for them I'd wouldn't buy it unless you could see it up close, and $950 for a 42" LCD is ridiculously cheap so that right there would be cause for concern. Btw 10ms isn't that great, 8ms is the standard among more recent TV's.

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Good point
by Sith840 / February 27, 2007 2:32 PM PST
In reply to: Dunno if I'd risk it

Thanks for the response. Although I am less concerned about the price being low (their list is $2K, Amazon is still $1500, this is likely just trying to get some market share), I agree that the 10ms is a bit worrying for a TV. That is a number associated with LCDs of 2 years ago. It risks more jaggies, especially in 720p.
The problem is that I do not even know which brick-and-mortar has it, so I have no way to see it. Buy.com has a good rep for taking returns, but it is not fun returning big sets.

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