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Looking for a 26 inch LCD for under $1,500 that can game.

by WeeManFoo / July 16, 2005 4:42 PM PDT

I am looking for a TV that has a bright picture, high contrast levels, fast refresh rate, and enough inputs and outputs to run a surround sound system and an Xbox. It would also be very good for it to be able to hook up to a computer. It needs to be around or lower than $1,500. Speaker quality is not a factor because it will be hooked up to a sound system. Also, it needs to look good in the dark. High contrast should make that happen. The lifetime of the set is also another factor that I am looking at. I want this to be an investment that I have for awhile. The companies I am looking at are Samsung, Sharp, and Polaroid (saw one in the store, the price and the picture both looked great). I would like to go with a Sony if there is one under $1,500. The specific Samsung I was looking at was the LN-R268W because of its high contrast rates. The Sharp I was looking at was the LC26GA5U because of its price and I heard it is better for gaming. I'm worried with this TV though because on Circuit City's web site it says it can't connect to a computer, which I find unlikely. The Polaroid I am looking at is the FLM-2601. The good thing about it is its price. I can't find too much more wrong with it but I know it is still not a good TV company. If anyone has one of these TV's or one similar that they think is a better buy please respond.

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