Originally Posted by wapacz
The cheap ILO tv my girlfriend has is on its way out. So its time to start looking for a newer one to replace it. It needs to be around 42 inches, be good at upscaling 480i* and under 500 dollars. Any recommendations are welcomed.
She has an older dish dvr and hasn't upgraded to the newer receiver, because she has so much stuff on the dvr that she still wants to watch. So everything for the next few years will be in SD.
SD is crappy on most flat panels tell her to upgrade to HD service or you won't come over there anymore
especially during football season !
Her DVR *may support HD *
and only need to be re-configured by installer not hard to do (they know how )
and just require re provisioning + maybe some dish pointing up top by installer. Dish HD uses 3 birds instead of 2 , previously recorded media will remain on device they will provide HDMI cable also ☺ tel # is 1-888-615-3725 ☺
DVR have been like that a long,long time so she might be able to keep her 1970's sitcoms ☺☺
If she has Dish ViP 612 ,622, 622K,722, 722K ~ maybe some others ( ~2004 -2006 + ) they support HD fine
Hopefully she has # 500 dish on roof if not they should provide one with a new 24 mo contract commitment .
hopefully you/she will get an intelligible CSR ha ha If she is out of contract and mo.2 mo.
t they might offer a swinging deal check the website . otherwise xtra $10.00 mo make them do service call free or tell them you will go somewhere else as long as they don't have to wire extra rooms they can usually do that and you may not need new DVR
40" Sony W600B
~ $499.00 sometimes a little less (maybe $10.00☺☺)
Last years 42" LG
is OK not bad at all (have one and a 40" Sony also ) LG just not as good blacks/contrast for night time pretty good though and $100.00 cheaper good set all in all has S-IPS panel very good view angle .
You could also take a chance on inexpensive (cheap) Vizio with who knows what is inside of it I won't bother to link