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Need help getting a tv!!

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My dad wants to get a 42 inch tv around the 500$ price range. He isn't looking for anything too fancy, I would just like to know what would be the best options.

I have looked at the differences between LCD, LED, Plasma, and I really can't decide. All the info I have found is biased.

I really don't know much about tvs, but I would like to find something that has good colour, good blacks, and a tv you can view at all angles. The room it will be in is not terribly bright, only a slight bit of sun gets in.

I figure you guys would be the best to decide, I don't think he really cares if it is 720p or 1080p, but if 1080p can be found in the price range, it is a plus.

I still use the old CRTs so I have no idea. It's my dad, he doesn't want 3d or anything like that, just a great tv. 

 

 

 

 

 

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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At that price range, youre better off sticking with plasma

Moth3r said: No, there is no video embedding option in this forum software (thank god!)

 

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Not really that much of a stretch from the original set price:

42inch LG LCD 1080p TV for $599. With proper calibration, it looks wonderful. Didn't need a plasma.

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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If it has 120/240Hz settings, turn it off.  It makes everything look weightless and rubbery (in other words, fake).

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ChainsawAsh said:

If it has 120/240Hz settings, turn it off.  It makes everything look weightless and rubbery (in other words, fake).

Thanks for the tip, I will check and see when I go to watch it later.

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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