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I'm looking for a quality reliable brand, like Samsung or LG, that makes TVs from the same manufacturer as Samsung, LG, Sony, etc, etc.

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10'1" L x 9'11" D x 8' H. One corner opens up to a space (for the door to open/close) that measures 2'4" L x 2'11" D x 8' H.
AVR: Denon 1712
Fronts: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR
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Why not just buy a Samung, LG or Sony? They are worth it and aren't horrendously more expensive than the off brands.
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If you're looking to spend less but still want quality, I would recommend Vizio. But as the above poster said, I'm sure you can find a reasonable deal on an LG, Samsung, etc. if you look around.
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Yeah vizio all the way if you do go with a bargian brand though the only 32' vizio i found wasn't very competitively priced so maybe they aren't budget anymore, stay away from brands like westinghouse, dynex, and insignia.

You pay more for a better quality picture though and i would say Sony provides the best picture in the low end with Samsung only falling to second due to their ridiculous obsession with dynamic dimming.

EDIT: After looking at prices, if you dish out for an lg or Philips you might as well move up to a Sony or Samsung for a jump in picture quality. Also Toshiba makes a better budget tv than Philips and Lg, usually at a cheaper price than the Samsung's and Sony's.
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My TV takes about 32 watts of power from teh wall.

so what's a reasonable upgrade of amount of power consumption should i consider? i.e., is 100 watts vs 250 watts reasonable for a energy-conscious consumer 5 hours a day,r elatively speaking?

My 5.1 audio system bedroom setup:
10'1" L x 9'11" D x 8' H. One corner opens up to a space (for the door to open/close) that measures 2'4" L x 2'11" D x 8' H.
AVR: Denon 1712
Fronts: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR
Center: Pioneer SP-C21
Rear: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
TV: Samsung UN46EH6070...
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Can i find a reasonable for Sony/Samsung in the $500-$600 dollar range that sport a 40" LED 1080p?

My 5.1 audio system bedroom setup:
10'1" L x 9'11" D x 8' H. One corner opens up to a space (for the door to open/close) that measures 2'4" L x 2'11" D x 8' H.
AVR: Denon 1712
Fronts: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR
Center: Pioneer SP-C21
Rear: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
TV: Samsung UN46EH6070...
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The Samsung UN40EH5300 would be a reasonable option for a $600 LED 1080p set. Its picture quality is above average, and it's fairly cheap on Amazon.
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Can i find a reasonable price for Sony/Samsung/LG/VIzio/Toshiba in the $500-$600 dollar range that sport a 40"+ LCD CCFL 120hz 1080p?

My 5.1 audio system bedroom setup:
10'1" L x 9'11" D x 8' H. One corner opens up to a space (for the door to open/close) that measures 2'4" L x 2'11" D x 8' H.
AVR: Denon 1712
Fronts: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR
Center: Pioneer SP-C21
Rear: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
TV: Samsung UN46EH6070...
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VIZIO
47" Class 1080p 120Hz LCD

My 5.1 audio system bedroom setup:
10'1" L x 9'11" D x 8' H. One corner opens up to a space (for the door to open/close) that measures 2'4" L x 2'11" D x 8' H.
AVR: Denon 1712
Fronts: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR
Center: Pioneer SP-C21
Rear: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
TV: Samsung UN46EH6070...
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Sorry I haven't been following the post lately. I should have mentioned Vizio can be a bit of a mixed bag: http://reviews.cnet.com/1770-6475_7-0.html?query=vizio&searchtype=products&rpp=10&filter=500963=20611409|

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Is a VIZIO E472VL for $470 good?

Should I bite?

My 5.1 audio system bedroom setup:
10'1" L x 9'11" D x 8' H. One corner opens up to a space (for the door to open/close) that measures 2'4" L x 2'11" D x 8' H.
AVR: Denon 1712
Fronts: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR
Center: Pioneer SP-C21
Rear: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
TV: Samsung UN46EH6070...
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Why not just buy a Samung, LG or Sony? They are worth it and aren't horrendously more expensive than the off brands.

Remind me again- which Samsung, LG, or Sony has Hannah Storm's head on the front of the box?

'Nuff said.
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$518.99 LG 42CS570 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

Any good?

Should I wait for it to go down to $420-$450?

My 5.1 audio system bedroom setup:
10'1" L x 9'11" D x 8' H. One corner opens up to a space (for the door to open/close) that measures 2'4" L x 2'11" D x 8' H.
AVR: Denon 1712
Fronts: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR
Center: Pioneer SP-C21
Rear: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
TV: Samsung UN46EH6070...
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idk everything seems to keep dropping, but that 47" led-lcd, it looks like your best value.
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That vizio model is average with mediocre picture quality and a decent feature set.
Sony and Samsung are your best bet unless you want to stretch your budget to a 2012 vizio: http://m.cnet.com/reviews/vizio-m3d470kd/35159744
Lg's are relatively average compared to offerings from Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.
Lg's sometimes employ an ips panel for better viewing angles but they may only be available in higher end models, and even then it's a gamble.
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I'm thinking of buyign Samsung, but compared to buying a Vizio with an extended warranty, would it be unwise to buy a samsung/lg without purhcasing extended warranty?

anyway, here's a coupel of samsung on amazon that looks enticign but what's the diffrence between them that costs so much apart? They both seem similar i can't find it the differences can someone explain?

$547.99 Samsung UN40EH5000 40-Inch 1080p 120 CMR LED HDTV - Black
$618.83 Samsung UN40EH6000 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (Black)


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Also with any Samsung if you register online it extends your warranty by 12 months. Good Luck
I belive it's by 3 months. BUt generally speaking, if I buy a Samsung with AMEX card will my warranty extend for another year as well?

My 5.1 audio system bedroom setup:
10'1" L x 9'11" D x 8' H. One corner opens up to a space (for the door to open/close) that measures 2'4" L x 2'11" D x 8' H.
AVR: Denon 1712
Fronts: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR
Center: Pioneer SP-C21
Rear: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
TV: Samsung UN46EH6070...
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