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Hi Everyone,

You guys have been so helpful in the past, I figured I would reach out and see what we can come up with for a new TV that will be used for the master bedroom.

Currently we have an old 2006 Samsung LNS3251DX 32" LCD. It was pretty nice back in the day. However, it's time for an upgrade.

I am looking for a budget friendly set that will provide a wonderful picture (or as best as my money can buy). I'm open to any type of TV (Plasma, LCD, etc)... As long as we can stay around $500-$700. It would be great if NetFlix, Amazon, Vudu etc was built in. I went to Best Buy today and saw a number of sets in that range that worked well... I just don't know what's a good buy and what's not.

We normally watch TV while in bed... There are two windows on the left side of the room, and one large window to the rear, behind our bed. We have wood blinds on each of the windows, which keeps a fair amount of light out of the room when closed. We do not have room for a speaker system, so I would love to get a TV that has decent sound. The distance from the wall to approximately where are heads are when laying in bed is about 13.5'.

We are looking to wall mount the TV, as the viewing angle now is not natural or comfortable. Popping it up higher on the wall, would make the experience a bit more enjoyable. The space between the the two doors (moulding to moulding) is 70".



We just need some ports for Dish, Google TV, although I may move the PS3 up there as well... Since,w e will be getting A PS4 eventually. And the PS3 sucks a lot less power and is easier for us to navigate.

Also, I have zero knowledge about TV mounts. so any recommendations as to brand, model, price, where to buy etc... would be very much appreciated.

Thanks so much guys.
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Although not a smart TV I just bought this for $499 as my bedroom TV http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BP5N3BM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It's got a great pic once it's tweaked. I don't want smart features built in I prefer stand alone units such as my WDTV Live for that.

I'd stay with an LED if you have that much light in the room, you'll get too much reflection with a plasma. I mounted mine on the wall with this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Tilting+Wall+Mount+for+Most+32%22+-+90%22+Flat-Panel+TVs/5689073.p?id=1218685673865&skuId=5689073&st=tv%20wall%20mount&cp=1&lp=14 but I only paid $50 for it. You can get decent TV mounts for $25 on Amazon.

Although the sound is okay, I'll be adding a soundbar installed on wall just below the TV with a subwoofer I already have.

I assume that's a thermostat on the wall and light switches, both in very awkward locations.
Edited by colour - 9/21/13 at 3:27pm
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I mounted mine on the wall with this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Tilting+Wall+Mount+for+Most+32%22+-+90%22+Flat-Panel+TVs/5689073.p?id=1218685673865&skuId=5689073&st=tv%20wall%20mount&cp=1&lp=14 but I only paid $50 for it. You can get decent TV mounts for $25 on Amazon.

 

I can't tell from the description, but does that "pro set" ability allow you to adjust the level (tilt) after it's been installed?

 

I'm looking for something that allows me to tweak it.  I don't trust anything to stay level over time, and I can detect a millionth of a degree it sometimes seems.  :-/

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I can't tell from the description, but does that "pro set" ability allow you to adjust the level (tilt) after it's been installed?

I'm looking for something that allows me to tweak it.  I don't trust anything to stay level over time, and I can detect a millionth of a degree it sometimes seems.  :-/

Yes it tilts upward and downward. The "pro set" are leveling screws at the top to level the TV horizontally after it's installed. If it's install correctly it shouldn't become out of level over time but ya there are small set screws at the top to level it at any time. As for the tilting upward and downward there are knobs that hold that tight.
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I can't tell from the description, but does that "pro set" ability allow you to adjust the level (tilt) after it's been installed?

I'm looking for something that allows me to tweak it.  I don't trust anything to stay level over time, and I can detect a millionth of a degree it sometimes seems.  :-/

Yes it tilts upward and downward. The "pro set" are leveling screws at the top to level the TV horizontally after it's installed. If it's install correctly it shouldn't become out of level over time but ya there are small set screws at the top to level it at any time. As for the tilting upward and downward there are knobs that hold that tight.

 

You're right though, that thing is normally expensive.  $200 for that?

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Yep that's how stores make their money, accessories are marked up big time. This particular one is heavy duty and has some added features but ya it's overpriced.
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