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Need flp TV for rental beach house...

post #1 of 5
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Suggestion needed, before my in-laws screw this up!

Flat screen solution for cable and DVD use.

It's a second floor great-room at the beach, *rental property*, free standing on a corner cabinet, typical viewing distance 8-12 feet. Room can get quite bright during the day.

Need integrated good 2-channel audio, no surround config or AV receiver planned.

I prefer to spend extra for good quality that lasts, but, again, this is rental property so you know what can happen. Nonetheless, I don't want broken buttons and a washed-out screen in 3 years. Don't need anything too big, but I just don't know the relative quality-to-price of today's brands. (I'm still watching my 2003 42" Panny commercial plasma quite happily, still bright w/ good blacks).

AVS is my idea place - any help appreciated! Thanks!
--tm
post #2 of 5
FWIW, would look for the least expensive 46" - 55" LCD I could lay my hands on.

Preferably a ccfl back-lit panel, with enough depth to accommodate half-way decent built-in speakers - either that or add in a cheap self-driven sound bar, having saved enough on the purchase price of the tv itself to make than an affordable option....
post #3 of 5
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That's helpful, thx. Figured LCD was appropriate. Sound is critical, lots of elderly recurring renters.
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Originally Posted by thomasdmiller View Post

That's helpful, thx. Figured LCD was appropriate. Sound is critical, lots of elderly recurring renters.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+LG+...&skuId=2128045


If there is a best buy near you they are having a pretty big sale on last years stock. You might not need a smart TV but some renters may appreciate. And it is a pretty big discount. They are almost out of stock but its a solid in expensive option.
post #5 of 5
I'd recommend an excellent Samsung model LN46D550 - a CCFL backlight model with decent internal speakers with good equalizer adjustment.
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