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#37 Chimera

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:06 AM

Because the refurbished one has built in Wi-fi and is LED/LCD and not just LCD. Also has SRS surround sound and that one doesn't. It's the little things that made me pick the other one. Also has 4 HDMI ports, one more than that one. (I won't use so many ports anyway but still.) Also comes with a 3 month guarantee. So those .98 are worth it. Finally, the one I posted is Energy star efficient. It counts because I pay up the yin yang for electric. Every little detail counts. :D

I plan to use the other one to view panther streams on the internet via wifi. :D


Oh.. makes sense.
I didn't realize Philips made TVs with wi-fi. My mistake.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

I'm still confused on the whole 60-120 thing.

Just tell me what to buy to watch the panthers and true blood. Maybe dancing with the stars. Our mitsubishi 57" 1080p dlp tv lamp thing went out, and before we spend that much money to replace it, we're looking at just getting a new tv. I've never really been happy with it. You have to sit directly in front of it to see a clear picture.

So anyway, I don't think we need another that big, and we really can't afford anything that big at the moment. Trying to keep it $500 or less. Just tell me what to frickin buy. I don't want to watch another game on regular tv or at bww's.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

I'm still confused on the whole 60-120 thing.

Just tell me what to buy to watch the panthers and true blood. Maybe dancing with the stars. Our mitsubishi 57" 1080p dlp tv lamp thing went out, and before we spend that much money to replace it, we're looking at just getting a new tv. I've never really been happy with it. You have to sit directly in front of it to see a clear picture.

So anyway, I don't think we need another that big, and we really can't afford anything that big at the moment. Trying to keep it $500 or less. Just tell me what to frickin buy. I don't want to watch another game on regular tv or at bww's.


That's because you have a DLP...

You don't get that with modern LCD/LED/Plasma.

As far as a budget of $500 bucks, you're going to be limiting yourself to around a 36-40" nice tv.

You may be able to find a Vizio, Westinghouse and others that might be 40-46 that you can get in that range, but you'll be hard pressed to find a nice LG or Samsung for that.

For instance...this is a good little tv.

http://accessories.u...Uc2Rld3TUFBQUZo

You'll probably not notice a whole lot of the 60-120 difference unless you're really watching things like the football flying or a golfball in flight. Some tvs look better just in the action motions as well, which is why I tend to spend a bit more for the Samsungs.

I don't have a 120hz...I just have an older Samsung matte finish 40" 60hz tv. Back then it was all about refresh rates as well. Nowadays with the 120hz...it's become less of a factor I believe.
But if you have a 57" now? Man...whatever you get is going to feel really really small, yet look awesome.

Save up to around $1k and get a good 55-60" replacement. Like this.

http://accessories.u...309157445274932

Shop around at Amazon too...

Go to Best buy and shop around and find a model you like, then go to the interweb