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Can anyone who is p to date with technology or knows something about TV's inform me about which TV is the best bet. I have Direct TV, with HD channels so I'm going to buy one of these two models. I just cannot figure out where the $100 is at on the other model.

 

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7696022

 

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9252216

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Can anyone who is p to date with technology or knows something about TV's inform me about which TV is the best bet. I have Direct TV, with HD channels so I'm going to buy one of these two models. I just cannot figure out where the $100 is at on the other model.

 

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7696022

 

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9252216

 

Check out avsforums. They'll have an extensive review of each TV. Although some review threads can be pages long, it's usually worth the read and save you from the headaches in the future. Trust me, I know. :irked:

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The more expensive model has a better monitor response time (important for gaming) and also has a better contrast ratio. Should be a better picture.

 

Bingo. Contrast ratio and response time are the only clear differences I see.

 

Personally though, if I were going to purchase a TV this expensive, I'd do it at Circuit City or Best Buy. Sometimes you can get them to throw in a 10% discount. The other day a guy almost talked me into buying a 40" Samsung LCD HDTV because he offered it to me for 10% off.

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Truthfully, I wouldn't bother with Best Buy either, let alone Wal Mart. Sure, you may pay a little bit more at CC or some other commission-based place like HH Gregg, but you are going to get more knowledgeable sales people, and better service after the sale. Keep in mind that I worked for five years at Best Buy along with all the other info I've given you.

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Bingo. Contrast ratio and response time are the only clear differences I see.

 

Personally though, if I were going to purchase a TV this expensive, I'd do it at Circuit City or Best Buy. Sometimes you can get them to throw in a 10% discount. The other day a guy almost talked me into buying a 40" Samsung LCD HDTV because he offered it to me for 10% off.

 

Any 52'' TV at the other places are almost $1,000 more. I went to Best Buy and Circuit City and there TV's weren't near as good or inexpensive (unless they are Magnolia, but they are $$$$$) I've never had good customer service at Best Buy the last 10 years I've bought merchandise there. The reviews for this TV are awesome and at Wal-Mart you get a warranty for 2 years for $98 for this TV, that covers everything.

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You may want to check out Sam's and Costco

Sam's has the same warranties as Walmart and have this Sharp Aquos. http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=373464&pCatg=5883

Sharp Aquos TV's are rated higher than Phillips on AVS forum

and you can get it delivered to your house for $1,700

 

or this Mistubishi is $300 more and is 120hz, those are all the rage on AVS and also a very good brand

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=398976&pCatg=5883

 

They also have a Sony for $2,300

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Bingo. Contrast ratio and response time are the only clear differences I see.

 

Personally though, if I were going to purchase a TV this expensive, I'd do it at Circuit City or Best Buy. Sometimes you can get them to throw in a 10% discount. The other day a guy almost talked me into buying a 40" Samsung LCD HDTV because he offered it to me for 10% off.

 

Why Wal-Mart?

 

10% Off

I have more than $300 in gift cards.

Plus the TV had better reviews than any other in its category.

What is the Monitor Response Time, besides good for gaming?

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A better explanation than I could give.

 

Pixel-response rate: This refers to how quickly a pixel can change colors, measured in milliseconds (ms); the lower the milliseconds, the faster the pixels can change, reducing the ghosting or streaking effect you might see in a moving or changing image. In general, manufacturers' specifications rely on best-case scenarios; real-world performance could be slower. A maximum response time of 12ms to 15ms across the spectrum is required for gaming or viewing television and movies without ghosting or streaking. Manufacturers have debuted LCDs with response rates as fast as 2ms.
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Truthfully, I wouldn't bother with Best Buy either, let alone Wal Mart. Sure, you may pay a little bit more at CC or some other commission-based place like HH Gregg, but you are going to get more knowledgeable sales people, and better service after the sale. Keep in mind that I worked for five years at Best Buy along with all the other info I've given you.

 

I've had good experiences (most of the time) when shopping at Best Buy. The people I have talked to seem to know what they are talking about.

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Why Wal-Mart?

 

10% Off

I have more than $300 in gift cards.

Plus the TV had better reviews than any other in its category.

What is the Monitor Response Time, besides good for gaming?

 

I don't blame you if you have all of that, but I just don't trust Wal-Mart for things like that. Just a personal decision though.

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Check out avsforums. They'll have an extensive review of each TV. Although some review threads can be pages long, it's usually worth the read and save you from the headaches in the future. Trust me, I know. :irked:

 

 

Listen to this man.

 

 

I can give you a brief rundown, but your tv have to come from Wal-Mart?

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It doesn't have to, and I actually have been searching those forums he mentioned and I am now in a pitfall. I have found one that I want even more and not that much more, however, I will lose my discounts. I'm currently reading review 30 of 91 and all but 1 have been good on this tv.

 

Is this a good buy for you guys? nees1212 may have switched me.

 

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001413DF8/smartreview35-20

 

The main thing I noticed besides the screen cover being red instead of black is the 50,000:1 compared to the 33,000:1.

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