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32'' Samsung 720p LN32A450 - $730 0 0%
32'' Samsung 720p LN32A330 - $659 0 0%
37'' Samsung 720p LN37A450 - $891 0 0%
37'' Samsung 1080p LN37A550 - $1063 0 0%
32'' Sony Bravia 720p KDL-32L4000 - $685 0 0%
37'' Sony Bravia 720p KDL-37M3000 - $888 0 0%
32'' Sharp 1080p LC32GP1U - $887 0 0%
32'' Sharp 720p LC32D44U - $668 0 0%
37'' Sharp 720p LC37D43U - $899 0 0%
37'' Sharp 1080p LC37D64U - $1022 0 0%
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post #1 of 13 Old 06-25-2008, 02:54 PM - Thread Starter
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edit: i'm looking for the best value, the best for the price listed & not necessarily the best tv. i know the $650 samsung will not be as good as the $1063 one, but if the $650 is a really nice tv for the price and would be ok for what i need, then i would want to pick that one over the $1063 1080p and save the extra $400 for when i buy a bigger, better lcd in a few years when i have my own place.

I am looking to buy a 32'' or 37'' LCD for my room. I will mainly be using it for DVDs and Xbox 360. A couple times a week I'll probably use it to watch sports and a couple of other programs on tv. My budget it probably around $1050 for my first HDTV. I am leaning towards a 720p to save some money since I will probably be purchasing a better TV when I move out in a couple of years and buy a 46'' or 50'' for my living room. I picked out some LCDs below, but if you know of any different ones in my price range that are better or if you know of a better deal of the ones I have listed feel free to let me know. Thanks a lot.

1. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN32A4...4426380&sr=8-1

2. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN32A3...4426417&sr=1-1

3. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN37A4...4426462&sr=1-1

4. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN37A5...4426462&sr=1-2

5. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Bravia-KD...4426532&sr=1-1

6. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Bravia-KD...4426572&sr=1-4

7. http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Aquos-LC...4426624&sr=1-2

8. http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Aquos-LC...4426624&sr=1-5

9. http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Aquos-LC...4426698&sr=1-5

10. http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Aquos-LC...4426698&sr=1-6
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1080p is always a good way to go. If you are considering 720p, you can always still get 120Hz and great video processing with the JVC LT-37X987.
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1080p is always a good way to go. If you are considering 720p, you can always still get 120Hz and great video processing with the JVC LT-37X987.

I have been trying to read up and learn about the new LCDs and I have heard that its probably better to spend more & get good name brand like Sony, Samsung, and Sharp rather than a disposable TV like a Visio, Westinghouse, or Polaroid. Where does the JVC fit in this? Most of the people I have heard from said to stay away from the brands like Visio since after the one year warranty you are screwed if it breaks since the cost of fixing it will be about the same as replacing it with a new tv. Thats why I only put up three good name brand tvs and left out the cheaper ones like Visio, JVC, etc.

Also, how much difference is 120Hz vs 60Hz? Can you tell much of a difference? Since I am getting a smaller tv (32'' or 37'') for my first tv, should I leans towards a 720p 60Hz and save some money rather than spend more and get a 1080p with 120Hz? I will be getting a bigger, better tv in a couple years for my living room when i have my own place. I only need a tv right now for my bedroom to play xbox 360 on, watch some dvds every now & then & watch a little TV.
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Sony Bravia M-Series KDL-37M3000 is down to $818 now
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well, for starters, you can print this coupon:

http://www.divshare.com/download/4592034-033

and use it at CC to get an extra 10% off until the end of the month, so that drops the prices of some of the sets you listed some. if it was me, i would go with the 37" 450 for $810 after the coupon, only because the difference between 720p and 1080p on a display that small isn't really worth the difference in price. i only use a 32" 550 because i also use it as my PC monitor, and once you use 1920x1080 on a 32" you won't go back to 1360x768 on a 32" ever again. i will say this, if you go with the 37" 550, make sure it's a Samsung panel by checking the label on the back of the tv...

good luck with whatever you get...

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well, for starters, you can print this coupon:

http://www.divshare.com/download/4592034-033

and use it at CC to get an extra 10% off until the end of the month, so that drops the prices of some of the sets you listed some. if it was me, i would go with the 37" 450 for $810 after the coupon, only because the difference between 720p and 1080p on a display that small isn't really worth the difference in price. i only use a 32" 550 because i also use it as my PC monitor, and once you use 1920x1080 on a 32" you won't go back to 1360x768 on a 32" ever again. i will say this, if you go with the 37" 550, make sure it's a Samsung panel by checking the label on the back of the tv...

good luck with whatever you get...

that coupon would be a little risky to use and it would only save me about $10 after tax if it worked over buying the 37'' 450 on amazon. it says no photocopies or reproductions will be accepted. i might could get it to work, but it probably isn't worth the hassle. thanks though
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How about the 32" A550?
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that coupon would be a little risky to use and it would only save me about $10 after tax if it worked over buying the 37'' 450 on amazon. it says no photocopies or reproductions will be accepted. i might could get it to work, but it probably isn't worth the hassle. thanks though

it will work, i used it twice, and never had a problem. and i would personally rather walk into a store and have a 30 day return policy, and more importantly be able to drive it back within that time if there is a problem, over having to mail it back. to each their own though...

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it will work, i used it twice, and never had a problem. and i would personally rather walk into a store and have a 30 day return policy, and more importantly be able to drive it back within that time if there is a problem, over having to mail it back. to each their own though...

yeah i know what you mean, but i probably just won't try since some people have said that it wouldn't work for them & it would be a pain to get the tv to the front & then not get the coupon to work to save $10. plus it will probably cost $10 in gas to get there.
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One option not on your list is the Samsung LN32A550. Its a 1080P 32" panel. I have it and its a very good panel. My folks just picked up an LN32A450 and helped them set it up. The 450 has solid colors but the blacks are not as deep and depending on angle the blacks tend to have a shade of blue. I never noticed this on my 550. The more I see other panels and brands the more I appreciate my 550. The Series 5 sets from Samsung come in at a great performance and price point. You can do a little better but you will be spending buku bucks.
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One option not on your list is the Samsung LN32A550. Its a 1080P 32" panel. I have it and its a very good panel. My folks just picked up an LN32A450 and helped them set it up. The 450 has solid colors but the blacks are not as deep and depending on angle the blacks tend to have a shade of blue. I never noticed this on my 550. The more I see other panels and brands the more I appreciate my 550. The Series 5 sets from Samsung come in at a great performance and price point. You can do a little better but you will be spending buku bucks.

I saw that model & I'm sure its great, but I put the 37'' A550 up instead since the 32'' model is $919 & the 37'' model is $1067. 5 inches bigger of the same model for less than $150 more is definitely a better deal IMO. The 32'' A450 is $730 & the A330 is $650 so I don't really think the $190-270 price difference is worth it. Plus I don't think I really need 1080p for a 32" lcd.
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I have been trying to read up and learn about the new LCDs and I have heard that its probably better to spend more & get good name brand like Sony, Samsung, and Sharp rather than a disposable TV like a Visio, Westinghouse, or Polaroid. Where does the JVC fit in this? Most of the people I have heard from said to stay away from the brands like Visio since after the one year warranty you are screwed if it breaks since the cost of fixing it will be about the same as replacing it with a new tv. Thats why I only put up three good name brand tvs and left out the cheaper ones like Visio, JVC, etc.

JVC is not a budget brand like Vizio, Sanyo, Funai, etc. Heck, the displays they just released retail for $1999-3699.


As for 120Hz, you can definitely see a difference. Go check out the motion processing on 120Hz displays at your local big box store and decide if it's something you like.
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JVC and Kenwood have both merged as one company, and JVC has been around since the 60's.
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