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I need help choosing a HDTV

by nzknzknzk / November 24, 2006 8:30 AM PST

I have looked high and low, but couldn't find anything. I need a 1080p (that supports all resolutions) HDTV for under 1500, preferably LCD, preferably 32" but not smaller then 27". Any ideas? Brands don't matter to me, since I know that unknown brands make cheap but good quality TVs.


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A few clicks here @ c/net
by NM_Bill / November 24, 2006 10:12 AM PST

reviews, TVS, 1920 X 1080 resolution, 32-39.9 " screen (because none are listed for 27-32"ers), leads to 37" LCDs with 1080 res. Sharp LC37D90U has 1080p. Another one or two do, too. They might hit your price range. However, consider that posters here tend to favor brand names for more quality & reliability assurance, rather than off brands like the Planar,Sceptre & Westinghouse. You will need to be able to see then in person to judge picture quality.

Time may spread 1080p across various screen sizes, but be advised our feeling is the benefits of HD aren't apparent in smaller sizes. Some say a minimum of 48" & larger. You may reconsider your need for 1080p.

Others may post with handy, personal knowledge info. Take it from here.

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Thanks but
by nzknzknzk / November 25, 2006 3:34 AM PST

Its just that I want to have this TV for a long time, and so it needs to be futureproof.

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So make sure to get 1080p & HDMI
by NM_Bill / November 25, 2006 7:57 AM PST
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Maybe 720p is ok?
by nzknzknzk / November 25, 2006 8:48 AM PST

I'm actually seriously considering the Samsung LN-S3251D, because I've seen it in person and it is amazing. What are your thoughts? I don't believe I need 1080p since the screen is too small anyway, and that tv has 2 HDMI ports.

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It is said
by NM_Bill / November 25, 2006 10:09 AM PST
In reply to: Maybe 720p is ok?

one doesn't get the full effect of 1080 in under, say, 50".

Your cited model has the 2 HDMI inputs, so you're covered there.

Size is your call; I just related that the marketing is targeting the larger sizes these days. as a matter of fact, with concentration on them, the smaller tend to become less expensive faster.

Your call. You will enjoy...

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by nzknzknzk / November 25, 2006 12:02 PM PST
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I dont really need more then 32 inches, since the TV will go in my bedroom. My current 24 incher looks sorta big itself, so 32 inches will be perfect. Thanks for your help, I think I will get the samsung i mentioned afterall.

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its been said, so i'll repeat it again
by masterying01 / November 25, 2006 1:46 PM PST

1080p doesnt mean anything unless you're going with AT LEAST a 40 inch...if not a 50 and above.

the lns3251 is a good tv and since 2 hdmi's are important for you...then thats probably the only one i can recommend. the sharp 32inch looks bad, and the sonys only has 1 hdmi.

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