Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday September 2, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Miscellaneous > Off-Topic

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
motorpotor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126425
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Canon City, CO
Vehicle:
2006 Planet Earth
Silver

Default New TV time..advice

So I am looking for a tv that is 42in or 46in and does 1080p, Im not so wild bout 120Hz, so that isnt important. Ill be using it for Blu-Rays, and Comcast HD Cable.
I currently have a 2+ year old 42in Panasonic Plasma 720p, and its time to upgrade.
I found this
46in Samsung 1080P LCD, partof the new 09 line up
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218063831823

I am open to suggestions Id like ot spend around $1500, and I am sort of limited to Best Buy, Sears and Walmart. I prefer BB tho
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
motorpotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 04-19-2009, 02:47 PM   #2
kage
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 25101
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: HIIC
Location: www.luanainn.com
Vehicle:
2002 PSM WRX Wagon
1999 Twilight Blue Miata

Default

If you have a $1500 budget and are watching blu-ray, there's no reason NOT to look for 120Hz capability. It allows for smoother playback of 24Hz (i.e. film) material. I just saw a 47" Vizio LCD with 120Hz for $1399 somewhere. I'll see if I can find it again. If you want more name-brand, I'd say go with Samsung or Philips.
kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 02:49 PM   #3
Yoo Shin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 87327
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Bama but coming back to TEXAS
Vehicle:
2010 12 parsec Evo X
I still kill threads

Default

+1 and most 120hz can be turned off.

Or look at getting a 50" 1080p Samsung plama. I've seen deals on them for as low as $1400.
Yoo Shin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 03:00 PM   #4
Indocti Discant
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 138000
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: et ament meminisse periti
Vehicle:
L Bo Hope you meet
the spirit in the sky

Default

IIRC the average price for a 42" `1080p tv is at 1000 right now, check out dealnews.com to see the best deals available.
Indocti Discant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 03:24 PM   #5
motorpotor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126425
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Canon City, CO
Vehicle:
2006 Planet Earth
Silver

Default

I know this will come down to mostly brand pref, but what brands you recommend? I hear Samsun, Panasonic, and some of Sonys higher end stuff is good. What about the Sharp Aquos line? I didnt know 120hz could be shut off
motorpotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 03:48 PM   #6
Jessie James
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2072
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Out of my mind
Default

Think about a projector. We got a Panasonic PT-AX200U and love it. Yes, you need a dark room or good curtains, but nothing beats a 140" screen in HD in your living room.
Jessie James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 03:54 PM   #7
motorpotor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126425
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Canon City, CO
Vehicle:
2006 Planet Earth
Silver

Default

Yea I thought bout a projector, but my living room has a huge window and so it wouldnt work. I live in an apt
motorpotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
gramicci101
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 64763
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: International
Location: AFCENT
Vehicle:
The cake is a lie.

Default

If you'd like to go a little more on price, best buy is selling a 50" pioneer for 1,999. Pioneer has the best black levels in the plasma world right now.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1210290068342
gramicci101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:10 PM   #9
ShardAerithes
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 102049
Join Date: Dec 2005
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Charleston, SC
Vehicle:
2005 STi
PSM

Default

I got a 42" Toshiba Regza with 1080P and 120Hz tech...

in 'game mode' we played rock band 2 and there was no video delay, the notes were right on. I was impressed.
ShardAerithes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:13 PM   #10
StuBeck
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 19546
Join Date: Jun 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rochester, NY
Vehicle:
2009 Honda Fit

Default

Since you already have a big screen tv, get one with 120hz, no real reason to upgrade otherwise.
StuBeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:21 PM   #11
motorpotor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126425
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Canon City, CO
Vehicle:
2006 Planet Earth
Silver

Default

I wont be using it for gaming, I dont own a PS3 or a 360. And I heard Pioneer was going to stop making the Kuro
motorpotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #12
.brian.
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 155207
Join Date: Jul 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Philadelphia-ish
Vehicle:
2013 MDX
2012 G37xS

Default

serious question here. is there really THAT big of a difference between a 720 and a 1080p? and is it really worth it to pay extra for a 120hz vz a 60hz? i am no audiophile and just want something with a nice picture.
.brian. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:26 PM   #13
hkerekes
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 66310
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Removing passenger seat
Vehicle:
2012 Orange

Default

If you are on a budget get a VIZIO. Its a great TV and i have had mine for over 3 years. Not one problem. You also get a larger screen for the same money as a "name brand"
hkerekes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:33 PM   #14
motorpotor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126425
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Canon City, CO
Vehicle:
2006 Planet Earth
Silver

Default

I know Vizio and other brands like Olevia could be as good as the name brand stuff but I rather have a name brand tv to go with my home theater setup
motorpotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:44 PM   #15
StuBeck
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 19546
Join Date: Jun 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rochester, NY
Vehicle:
2009 Honda Fit

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by .brian. View Post
serious question here. is there really THAT big of a difference between a 720 and a 1080p? and is it really worth it to pay extra for a 120hz vz a 60hz? i am no audiophile and just want something with a nice picture.
Audiophile isn't what we're talking about here

For most people, they can't tell the difference between SD and HD, so for many 720 to 1080 isn't a big deal. Also, most stuff isn't in 1080P right now. I'd get 120hz right now if you can afford it. I want to buy a tv in a few months and I'm going to be looking at 120hz.
StuBeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:50 PM   #16
hkerekes
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 66310
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Removing passenger seat
Vehicle:
2012 Orange

Default

FWIW pioneer and vizio are out of the Plasma market.

If it was me i would buy the 55" vizio for 1899 from costco.
hkerekes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 06:20 PM   #17
vik_wrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 194804
Join Date: Nov 2008
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Trinidad
Vehicle:
2004 VF43 WRX - sold
WRB

Default

I have this sweet philips with an ambience light behind it that hits the wall and changes with the picture , it is the ultimate
vik_wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #18
scarywoody
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 54079
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Beaverton, OR
Vehicle:
2009 Forester X prem
Silver

Default

With a tv less than 50" the difference between 720p and 1080p would all be in your head.
scarywoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 08:05 PM   #19
motorpotor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126425
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Canon City, CO
Vehicle:
2006 Planet Earth
Silver

Default

Im starting to notice that plasmas instead of being 60hz or 120hz that some come in 600hz. How is that different? I went to sears and found a 46in Panasonic Plasma 1080p 600hz tv for a pretty good price. And is now high on my list
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...criptionAnchor
motorpotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 09:07 PM   #20
Qcanfixit
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 135762
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: alternate reality
Vehicle:
2059 Venturi Skimobi
transparent aluminium

Default

Qcanfixit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 09:08 PM   #21
Qcanfixit
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 135762
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: alternate reality
Vehicle:
2059 Venturi Skimobi
transparent aluminium

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motorpotor View Post
Im starting to notice that plasmas instead of being 60hz or 120hz that some come in 600hz. How is that different? I went to sears and found a 46in Panasonic Plasma 1080p 600hz tv for a pretty good price. And is now high on my list
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05775539000P#descriptionAnchor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refresh_rate
Qcanfixit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #22
motorpotor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126425
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Canon City, CO
Vehicle:
2006 Planet Earth
Silver

Default

I rather not pay for shipping. I am rather impatient person
motorpotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:34 PM   #23
motorpotor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126425
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Canon City, CO
Vehicle:
2006 Planet Earth
Silver

Default

motorpotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:37 PM   #24
Qcanfixit
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 135762
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: alternate reality
Vehicle:
2059 Venturi Skimobi
transparent aluminium

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motorpotor View Post
I rather not pay for shipping. I am rather impatient person

impatience will result in you getting a crappy product for twice the price.

if the money is really burning a hole in your pocket, I mean if it's really that hot and you can't take it, feel free to paypal it to me.
Qcanfixit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:39 PM   #25
tommy2hotty
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 47977
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Manhattan KS
Vehicle:
2008 M3

Default

120... time to get 240
tommy2hotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new turbo time for my OBS. SwappedOBS Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 1 06-05-2010 05:50 AM
Almost new TV time! BuggEyeWrx Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 6 08-18-2008 03:55 PM
Need some advice on a new TV, DLP? wizzman Off-Topic 66 09-21-2006 04:55 PM
Time to buy a new TV. Jard Off-Topic 24 11-03-2004 02:22 PM
Buying a new TV. Need advice. Jersey-Girl Off-Topic 11 11-27-2003 10:06 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.