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scoobydiesel
02-21-2006, 07:29 AM
SO talk about what HDTV you have or what you want.

Im looking to spend $2000 or so on at lest a 32inc but id like to get a 42 or so.

Minty
02-21-2006, 11:27 AM
i have a 42" LG that i paid £1400 for, worth every penny

ianc125
02-21-2006, 11:58 AM
42" sony bravia LCD $4000 or so

KMB 316
02-21-2006, 12:13 PM
im buying a 23 inch samsung LCD HDTV monitor for 750.

CrakkedOut56
02-21-2006, 01:45 PM
hey Scooby you should check out this site - www.infinitphoto.com - good site with great prices...im acutally looking to get this tv from there once my current tv craps out on me.

Samsung HLR4266 42 Inch 16:9 DLP Rear Projection HDTV (http://infinitiphoto.com/viewitem-6854-ds-Samsung-HLR4266-42-Inch-16%3A9-DLP-Rear-Projection-HDTV) - $1249

OR

Samsung HL-P5085W 50 (http://infinitiphoto.com/viewitem-5380-ds-samsung-HL-P5085W-50) - $1699

if anyone is good here with hdtv info can u answer this - - i read on one site that rear projection isnt good for gaming....true or false? im asking because i want to get a DLP tv but a lot of them, well all, are rear projection....

www360maniaccom
02-21-2006, 05:39 PM
96" screen, DLP front projector from InFocus.

Hard to stop gaming when life needs ya...

nestler16
02-21-2006, 07:15 PM
32 in lcd for $899

ianc125
02-21-2006, 10:34 PM
i dont think projectors are as good quality as the tvs cause i have a dlp projector and dont think the graphics compare to a dlp tv

i dont have enough room for 96" but thats sweet

PaleGringo
02-21-2006, 11:03 PM
Hey scooby... check out http://www.pricegrabber.com

Awesome site... I just used it today to find a 1GB Mini SanDisk memory stick for my phone. You can check by model, price, diagonal size... almost any feautre you can think of.

Mine, in case you hadn't seen my Gamer Profile thread, is a Sony Grand WEGA 50" LCD. Love it, love it, love it. Everybody loves it and methinks its the most popular screen in the neighborhood. I paid $2500 for it about 2 years ago, and that was a wholesale price. It retailed for upwards of $4500 then, but HDTVs are coming down fast nowadays.

And don't forget about that law that Pres. Bush signed saying that in Feb of 2009 all analog TV transmissions will cease. Might be worth saving up for an HD set if you don't have one already.

graf1k
02-22-2006, 12:24 AM
I'm using my 20" Dell 2005FPW with the 360 VGA Adapter and Optical + Optical Audio right now until I decide if I really need an HDTV and if I do, which one.

I've been looking at the 50" Grand WEGA SXRD (http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start?ProductSKU=KDSR50XBR1&Dept=tvvideo&CategoryName=tv_hdtv_projectiontv_42%22to51%22) for a while now and had actually decided to get it after it dropped in price recently from $4000 to $3500 (can be had at Circuit City for almost $3000 now), but now I've been reconsidering lately. For one, it doesn't take actual 1080p signals, but takes 1080i and upcoverts it to progressive scan, even if the original input is 1080p. Also, the lack of 1080p inputs or even 1080i makes 1080p seem like overkill right now anyway. Despite what Sony says, I have no illusions that the PS3 will play games at 1080p unless it's something stupid like Tetris™ TruHD™. It will do Blu-Ray movies at 1080p, but not many (if any) games. Then there is the extra $1000 premium at least on 1080p TVs vs. comparable 720p sets, the next generation of SXRDs shown at CES (these ones actually take a 1080p signal at 1080p@24Hz or 1080p@30Hz) and are also about 30% thinner.

I'll either wait to see the new 55" SXRD or go with a 720p LCD. In the meantime I can't argue with 720p on a 20" screen and 5.1 surround sound. Anyone else notice the LFE on 360 games are pretty weak?

scoobydiesel
02-22-2006, 01:08 AM
hey thanks for posting sites for me to check out, seems most people have LCD's so is that what everyone thinks is the best for gaming?

KMB 316
02-22-2006, 01:11 AM
are there any HDTV buffs here?

graf1k
02-22-2006, 01:26 AM
I don't know about 'buff' but I'd say I know more than most.

KMB 316
02-22-2006, 01:29 AM
I don't know about 'buff' but I'd say I know more than most.


is this a good TV for the money Samsung LN-R238WA 23" Widescreen HDTV-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TV or are there better, that TV cost 730 brand new at amazon.

g4m3r7ag
02-22-2006, 01:30 AM
i got my Westinghouse LTV-w1 32-inch LCD for $960 with tax at bestbuy, it was on sale its normally $1200, but it will probably be on sale again soon

Phaethon360
02-22-2006, 01:32 AM
We recently bought two Westinghouse LCDs (37" and a 32") together they cost around $3,000. I wouldnt' recommend them for gaming however, not on the 360 anyway. Many games have incredibly jagged lines. I think it has something to do with the refresh rates (even though 12ms should be fine, it doesn't seem to be the case here). The good thing about the 37" is that it has great picture quality for the price and it accepts 1080p signals from the DVI/HDCP port. Fun for PC gaming and will be nice with the upcoming Blu-Ray players and PS3, but its useless for the 360.

What I'd suggest is going to your local Electronics place and looking at their TVs, and bringing in your 360 and checking out the games on the different ones. If they REALLY want a sale they'll do it. You don't want to waste a grand or more on something you'll be unhappy with.

EDIT - gamertag: have you noticed any jagged lines on your model? If not, maybe it might just be a bad set and I can exchange it.

g4m3r7ag
02-22-2006, 01:58 AM
no i havent seen any jagged lines it looks beautiful to me, i checked real quick and the response/refresh rate of the 32 inch is 8ms, i dont know about the 37 though

Phaethon360
02-22-2006, 02:09 AM
I'm gonna have to go speak to Best Buy, as I shouldn't be seeing them. The colors are amazing but the jagged lines from the 2x anti-aliasing are accented it seems. Something the HDTV specialist guy refered to about the problem with bad LCDs. Hopefully its just a bad set, but if not, I'll have to live with it. Westinghouse LVM-37w1 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6998378&type=product&id=1110265591243)

KMB 316
02-22-2006, 02:10 AM
i hate best buy, i only go there if i have to :P

KMB 316
02-22-2006, 02:11 AM
I'm gonna have to go speak to Best Buy, as I shouldn't be seeing them. The colors are amazing but the jagged lines from the 2x anti-aliasing are accented it seems. Something the HDTV specialist guy refered to about the problem with bad LCDs. Hopefully its just a bad set, but if not, I'll have to live with it. Westinghouse LVM-37w1 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6998378&type=product&id=1110265591243)


damn 1080p, you goin witha blu-ray or HD-dvd player? or neither

www360maniaccom
02-22-2006, 02:11 AM
"i dont think projectors are as good quality as the tvs cause i have a dlp projector and dont think the graphics compare to a dlp tv"

It's all relative. For example an image that size needs the right signal. A projector needs component connections minimum, and needs to be properly calibrated.

All projectors are not created equal either.

A $5k plasma will probably look better than a $1k projector. However a $3k pj will give it a run for the money with 4 times (or more) the screen real estate.

I've had lots of buds enjoy this system,, everybody always prefers the 8 foot screen, and the 360 really shines there at 1080i.

Phaethon360
02-22-2006, 02:15 AM
damn 1080p, you goin witha blu-ray or HD-dvd player? or neither


Goin with blu-ray :). For the price of an HD-DVD player ($500-800) I could probably a buy a PS3, so I'm going that route for hi-def movies.

graf1k
02-22-2006, 02:17 AM
I don't know about 'buff' but I'd say I know more than most.


is this a good TV for the money Samsung LN-R238WA 23" Widescreen HDTV-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TV or are there better, that TV cost 730 brand new at amazon.


Resolution looks good. 720p or higher is what you want, and it is that. Brightness is pretty standard on LCDs, contrast ratio is lower than newer LCDs, but 3000:1 is in no way bad. Response time is 12ms which should be good enough. The problem is different companies measure response times in different ways in order to make it look faster than it really is, so you should really see it in person at your local electronics store to be sure. Anything under 16ms SHOULD be good though. See it in a store and put on a news channel with the crawl at the bottom or a football or basketball game. If you see ghosting (i.e. fast moving images leaving a trail), look elsewhere, especially if you want to game on this TV. Inputs look good with 1 HDMI and 2 Component hookups for a total of 3 HD inputs, and it looks like it has a VGA adapter too so you can hook it up to your PC. As for the value, that's kind of subjective. But after a glance at prices, it seems for a 23 inch LCD that's not a bad price. Even Dell's 23" TV is about $800 so $730 looks to be a pretty good deal. Most other 23" LCD HDTVs seem to be $800-1100 after a cursory glance.

BluPyro
02-22-2006, 02:28 AM
I not a rich man, he11, I'm a freshman, but still I saved up my money and got a Phillips CRT 30". I couldn't be happier.

ianc125
02-22-2006, 03:02 AM
lol i know what you mean im 17 and need a car for next year cause im not taking the bus as a senior no matter what i stalled this year and bought a 360

KMB 316
02-22-2006, 11:38 AM
lol i know what you mean im 17 and need a car for next year cause im not taking the bus as a senior no matter what i stalled this year and bought a 360


haha good thing you do not go to my school, we do not even have bussing to highschool since we're poor.

KillarPenguin
02-22-2006, 03:43 PM
I've got a 52' HDTV with some custom made surround sound system.

doadea
02-22-2006, 04:07 PM
I have a 62" DLP. I reccommend DLP over any other technology out there, unless you want to spend 10's of thousands of dollars. Projector is good for Movies and video games but not for TV.

www360maniaccom
02-22-2006, 09:33 PM
>Projector is good for Movies and video games but not for TV.

Yep, standard TV sucks on projectors, there is just not enough resolution.

HDTV is another matter, it blows dvd away.

KMB 316
02-22-2006, 11:32 PM
i might get a ps3 as well!

SpideR NY
02-23-2006, 03:25 AM
Scoob, if you are looking for the best picture for the cheapest and can stand the weight, go with a CRT. The have a better picture then ANYTHING (thats right anything) and last forever. I am bringng back my LCD and getting a 30 or 26 in WS HD CRT for my gameroom and the Samsung 50" that was listed in this post. To the guy looking at the Samsung 23" that is a great TV for gaming. 3000:1 is a great ratio and Ive seen those tv's in action (who hasent they are the ones in the 360 setups in most stores) and they do rock. DLP is the best value out there BUT keep in mind them bulbs need to be replaced every few years and they are not cheap. Like 200-300 bucks. ;)

graf1k
02-23-2006, 03:31 AM
CRT is on top until SED hits at a fair price. Then LCD/Plasma/CRT/Rear Projection are oboslete.

Can you say 1080p @ 100,000:1 contrast ratio?

scoobydiesel
02-23-2006, 07:56 AM
i want something real good in the size range of 32-42inch's i kinda dont want a CRT becuase im looking to save space this time around, I know they cost a crapload but im trying to stay under 2k as well

PaleGringo
02-23-2006, 05:38 PM
Here's some useful links about deciding what HDTV is right for your needs:

http://www.digitalconnection.com/FAQ/HDTV_6.asp
http://www.ce.org/Press/CEA_Pubs/821.asp
http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5102926-1.html

One thing to remember about HDTVs is that not every TV is right for every person. For example, because many DLP screens use color wheels, and some people see "flickering" on DLP screens because of the way their retinas are. It's always best to see a TV in action before you jump off any cliffs and buy one. Make sure it works the way you want it to for what you want it to do.

graf1k
02-23-2006, 05:47 PM
i want something real good in the size range of 32-42inch's i kinda dont want a CRT becuase im looking to save space this time around, I know they cost a crapload but im trying to stay under 2k as well


You're looking at a 32" LCD then. A bigger LCD costs over 2K unless you find a REALLY good deal, Plasmas that small aren't true HD (i.e. they are 480p) and rear projection doesn't go that small. So it's CRT or 32" LCD.

SpideR NY
02-23-2006, 09:58 PM
My LCD was like 1,000 and it specs out preatty good. But I would get a samsung 32" if you have 1500.

Predator360
02-23-2006, 10:11 PM
I will be hopping to get a HD TV in the next year. I will be looking to spend 2000 pound on one.

reymundo514
02-24-2006, 04:06 PM
I got a 42" Sony Grand WEGA LCD HDTV on eBay for $900. It was such a sweet deal!

graf1k
02-24-2006, 04:10 PM
Did the guy say it 'fell off the back of a truck'? :)

ianc125
02-24-2006, 04:11 PM
lol that doesnt sound right? only $900

reymundo514
02-24-2006, 05:33 PM
He was upgrading to a plasma screen and he just wanted to unload it. It's a year old but it works great.

SpideR NY
02-24-2006, 07:03 PM
He was upgrading to a plasma screen and he just wanted to unload it.  It's a year old but it works great.
Ray Wanna be rivals?

CrakkedOut56
02-24-2006, 07:10 PM
Goin with blu-ray :). For the price of an HD-DVD player ($500-800) I could probably a buy a PS3, so I'm going that route for hi-def movies.

you could get that HD-DVD add-on for the 360 ;)

SpideR NY
02-24-2006, 07:12 PM
Blu-Ray is going to fail ;D

CrakkedOut56
02-24-2006, 07:12 PM
i want something real good in the size range of 32-42inch's i kinda dont want a CRT becuase im looking to save space this time around, I know they cost a crapload but im trying to stay under 2k as well


check out my earlier post on top of this thread......42-46" DLP Samsung for 1249

ianc125
02-24-2006, 07:45 PM
crakked out I wouldnt buy from them they look like trouble just read some of the reviews

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller9662.html

reymundo514
02-24-2006, 11:09 PM
Ray Wanna be rivals?


rivals?

g4m3r7ag
02-24-2006, 11:27 PM
look in the rivaly thread in the gamerscore leaders thread

Alive741
02-26-2006, 05:26 AM
I used to sell TVs...if you have any specific questions you can ask.

scoobydiesel
02-27-2006, 07:41 AM
I was at costco(wearhouse type store) and they had a nice plasma 50inc HDTV by i think samsung for 1800 it was nice but i was lookign up at it i dunno how well it would be looking straight forward and what not.

Im really thinking about a 42 DLP i seen as well witch was about the same price, i need to find out what make they are so i can find them onlien to show you guys

SpideR NY
02-28-2006, 11:21 PM
getting this one for my gameroom I think. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-2OviToNevbc/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=148350&I=05226HF85

graf1k
03-01-2006, 04:52 AM
Nice. I would get a tube myself just to save money and for the better picture, but over the next 2 years I'll be moving at least 3 times so a big heavy tube is going to be a bitch.

scoobydiesel
03-01-2006, 07:46 AM
big tvs are sometime lighter then flat screens and stuff....

But i was lookign at a phillpes(sp) 42 witht hat ambent crap light(dont care for it i guess not my thing) and it was nice was around 2200 but its lsited price is around 2800 so by the time im finally going to buy it i see it going back up lol

doadea
03-01-2006, 11:32 AM
Nice. I would get a tube myself just to save money and for the better picture, but over the next 2 years I'll be moving at least 3 times so a big heavy tube is going to be a bitch.


No kidding, last year when I moved into the house I have now I had a different TV than I do now. I had a 55" rear projection CRT. It weighed 320 pounds and since it was just me and one other friend moving all our stuff, the TV was the hardest to move. We just about killed ourselves moving it. My new TV which is actually bigger than my old TV, only weighs 98 pounds. I sold my old TV on craigslist with the stipulation that you had to come pick it up. 3 marine guys came and baught it...thank god i got rid of it.

P1NSEEKER
03-01-2006, 11:51 AM
What does normal (terrestrial) tv look like on hd lcd's? im thinking of going hi def but i also need to be able to watch tv as well as play 360

graf1k
03-01-2006, 03:37 PM
You see more of the flaws of the signal but it's still very watchable, p1nseeker.

Yeah, doadea, I had that same problem when I moved from Maryland, although not quite as bad. It was a 36" Sony Trinitron and I think the specs said it was about 250. What made it even worse was it was just me, and I was on the third floor. I just said screw it and sold it before moving.

The SXRD which is the rear projection I'm looking at is about 98lbs at 55" so that's not too bad. It's about the same as my other choice which is 36-42" LCDs.

SpideR NY
03-02-2006, 01:52 AM
the tv's I'm looking at are only like 80 lbs so I could move that my self or very easy with a friend. LCD kinda looks weird watching normal tv imo.
Not HDTV. It looks great on HD tv looks weird on normal TV. and the signal from the cable is good I checked (I work at the cable company)

volcanogirl73
08-18-2012, 09:05 PM
I have a 47" & a 42" 1080p Philips Ambilight HDTV all connections are through HDMI. I love the ambilight feature and my gameplay is sweet on it!

Wildmn34
08-18-2012, 09:18 PM
I have a 47" & a 42" 1080p Philips Ambilight HDTV all connections are through HDMI. I love the ambilight feature and my gameplay is sweet on it!


How many pages did you have to go through to dig up a thread from 2006?

Wow, talk about thread necromancy.

TVthePunisher
08-18-2012, 09:49 PM
Oh sweet, a Zombie thread! Graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaghhh...42'' Vizio uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggh....misc. other HD TVs used as monitors...braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiinnzzz

Kunduz
08-18-2012, 10:05 PM
Got two, one older 32" Samsung LCD and one newer Samsung 23" LED. The name of the models eludes me, but I got a ridiculously good price on both of them.

runswithscissors
08-19-2012, 07:48 AM
I probably have the smallest tv ever... 19" but I cant afford anything else. My last one blew up without warning and I had to go out to currys and get the cheapest one there...

Sarcastro
08-19-2012, 01:08 PM
32" and 42" LCD. Looking into a 55" or bigger.

ChickinOnaChain
08-19-2012, 02:20 PM
We have a 32" HD in the bedroom but it doesn't get much use. Our main TV is a Mitsubishi 73" HD 3D ready (which I don't care about). Awesome for anything on TV.

mgorsi
08-20-2012, 02:13 AM
I have a 32inch HD LG tv 720p. I really want an 24' 1080p hdtv.

thoughts?

macgyver893
08-20-2012, 02:38 AM
I would love to upgrade my 42' Vizio to a 55' at some point.

OT: Funny to see posts from 6 years back when 32' were going for $2000! How quickly technology improves and the prices drop is astounding.

Back when tvs first started becoming available for consumers, they were the equivalent of about $10k.

BKBLAZER
08-20-2012, 03:15 AM
50" samsung dlp and 23" samsung monitor. I enjoy them both but the new led's are so bright and crystal clear. The most important thing to look into before buying a new screen is the ghosting from gaming. The last thing you need is to find out is your new tv gets ruined from playing.

FFFreak1129
08-20-2012, 03:29 AM
I have a 26 inch Samsung tv in my bedroom. Its just the right size it fits into the space I had for it perfectly. With that being said I would like to have a bigger one maybe like a 32 or 40 something.

MightyPeter
08-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Got me a Sharp Aquos LC 60LE636S a few months ago, it's a 60" edge-lit LED that has been just awesome!!!
The input lag is not noticeable (for me at least) no ghosting, clouding or any problems at all, really nice contrasts, blackness and vibrant colors, and to top it all off it was dirt cheap!
It can also play .mkv and other files straight from a USB-stick, or your home-network, wireless or through RJ-45 cable!

I got it for 11800SEK (which is around 1500 or 1700$US) and that is very cheap for a 60" LED (even if it's edge-lit) here in tax-happy Sweden...

Usually when calculating prices from US to Sweden you just took the $ x 10, and then you got the price here with import-taxes, vat and all the other taxes,
It has gotten a little better though, but we're still getting taxed to death :mad:

Had I not been so poor from all the other game-stuff coming out this fall, and those expensive f***ing race-cars & bikes, I would have gone for the 70" or maybe even the 80" version of the same set, but with added 3-D support(which I'll probably never use)

Still, if your on a budget (kinda) and looking for a 60" LED, get the Sharp, you'll be very pleased with it, I know I am! :)

dRailer
08-20-2012, 07:49 PM
I have a 26 inch Samsung tv in my bedroom. Its just the right size it fits into the space I had for it perfectly. With that being said I would like to have a bigger one maybe like a 32 or 40 something.

I think I probably have the same TV. Fits pretty good in the space I have for it, but I would be happy to upgrade. (Former owner of this home cut this big ass hole in a weird drywall entertainment center he had built into the walls of the basement... I can't decide if I should try to improve it, or tear it out and put in normal walls.)

On the other hand... anybody ever get the feeling that at a certain size it is actually harder to see everything that's happening all at once? It seems like there might be a sweet spot where you can see everything at once (not too big) but can make out everything clearly (not too small.) *shrug*

CoolMarquis97
08-21-2012, 02:49 AM
I've got the Sony 3D Display, which honestly isn't a TV, it's a display. Hence the Name