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post #211 of 3647
My Local costco ran out of the phillips 50 incher and the pioneer 4214 but they had a dozen pioneer 50ah5d's that looked fantastic, but no great deal on them.
post #212 of 3647
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Originally Posted by goldfish01 View Post

I purchased this from Costco. I stopped working in 2 weeks. And Philips refused to help repair. Left me at the mercy at the local center (to whom they sent the wrong part). After 3 weeks of talking to the rude people at Philips customer service, I am reutning it.

Since you bought it at Costco, you should have just returned it right away instead of dealing with Philips.
post #213 of 3647
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Originally Posted by sixdoubleseven View Post

I plan on buying the 42" Vizio Plasma that goes on sale on 3/20. I'm going to take the day off from work to get it early since I've been waiting two years to make this purchase.

My question, do you guys think it's necessary to get to the costco extra early? Like before if opens early? From your past experiences, will people be lining up two to three hours early just to get one? I seriously have no idea.

How many units to the Costcos get when a new product is introduced? Can I expect that they'll get at least 15 tvs?

Thanks,
Dave

Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Obviously not on the P42, but on their initial supplies of new tv releases.

I joined as a business member so that I could get in there an hour earlier than the general consumer card holders, hopefully that will guarantee me a tv.
post #214 of 3647
I went to costco last night and noticed that they didn't have alot of TV's set up. (LCD's & Plasma's) I live in the Van Nuys area in California. I guess I'm lucky to have 2 costco's by my house within a 10 minute drive. I've read some members have to drive over an hour or two to get to one!(That is a pain!) I was wondering if anybody knows of a new crop of TV's coming in anythime soon? I'm a new member to AVS and I just wanted to thank all the members for their great information. I really want to buy a LCD for my bedroom and that is why I joined this great site. Thanks for any info on this subject.
post #215 of 3647
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Originally Posted by jjfied View Post

. At the top of my list right now is the Pioneer 42, but I can't find any reviews on the PDP4214. Also considering the Dell.

For more information on the Pioneer PDP 4214-HD, use the AVS Forum Advanced Search feature with the keyword '4214'. Might want to check for threads on the Dell too.
post #216 of 3647
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Originally Posted by mikea28 View Post

Why the nazi control over Costco/BB/CC/Sears talk here? It really is often very pertinent to other individual threads and really makes natural discussion difficult in many cases. I just don't see the point, especially since no price/coupon talk was allowed already?

I think the administration of this forum is more concerned with sucking up to sponsors than facilitating good discussion. They don't get any kickbacks from Best Buy so of course they're going to try to bury information about non-sponsor pricing/retailers.
post #217 of 3647
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Originally Posted by bdbb View Post

I think the administration of this forum is more concerned with sucking up to sponsors than facilitating good discussion. They don't get any kickbacks from Best Buy so of course they're going to try to bury information about non-sponsor pricing/retailers.


This thread does not seem to be buried! The admin has made it a sticky and is keeping it at the top of the forum.
post #218 of 3647
The weekly Circuit City ad has this Akai HD plasma. It is the model that has a resolution of 1024*1024. Anybody own this model? The price is very low for a higher res Plasma.
post #219 of 3647
http://www.akaiusa.com/products_deta...a%20TV/Monitor

Spec sheet for this model.

Too wise
post #220 of 3647
Sam's sells the PDP4225M1
CC has the PDP4273M
They seem to be identical.

http://www.akaiusa.com/products_deta...a%20TV/Monitor


Too wise
post #221 of 3647
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Originally Posted by bdbb View Post

I think the administration of this forum is more concerned with sucking up to sponsors than facilitating good discussion. They don't get any kickbacks from Best Buy so of course they're going to try to bury information about non-sponsor pricing/retailers.

I'm fairly new here, but I'm guessing they don't allow such info because they have a paid subscription portion of the site where there seems to be forum for just these deals. I'm sure sponsors also play a part as is AVScience being a store themselves.


g'day
youth
post #222 of 3647
Hello
I am a Costco Executive Member. It was hard for me to return my Toshiba 62HM85. I had it for almost a year. The problem (HDMI Input not working), after purchasing two HDMI cables.
Called Toshiba and they game me a phone number to call a technician. The technician came in and he observed only was was the problem. He left without saying was was the problem. He blamed it on the other components. Took my dvd with hdmi to my son house and we tested it in his tv and worked fine. The technician told me that he was going to contact me. Im still waiting for his call. Checked my receipt and called Costco. They told me to take it there for a full refund. I thought about it many times, I dont like to do this things, but I didnt have any other alternative. They game me the full refund. If you buy a new car and the trasmission is bad, the option is to get another one. I dont feel I abused of my priviledge, I had a reason. I will keep spending my money in Costco every month for any other purchases. Business like that need our support.
post #223 of 3647
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Originally Posted by bdbb View Post

I think the administration of this forum is more concerned with sucking up to sponsors than facilitating good discussion. They don't get any kickbacks from Best Buy so of course they're going to try to bury information about non-sponsor pricing/retailers.

It seems to me it's more that the admins are trying to keep certain discussions focused to a single point. For a while there, better than 50% of the threads started on here would turn into a discussion/debate around BB, Costco, CC, or Sears. This would inevitably send the thread into a downward spiral and the original topic would be lost. So instead, they put a sticky up to handle all those discussions and try to keep everything confined here.

The reason they don't allow the direct links/prices is to keep the forum from turning into an advertising spam dump. This is hands down one of the best (if not the best) forums for Home Theater information on the net, and it's largely due to the work the mods around here put into keeping the things that destroy good forums in check.
post #224 of 3647
Are there any other businesses out there like Costco, that has their return policy. I am waiting until they get the TV I want, then I will buy from them. Any others??
post #225 of 3647
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Originally Posted by bdbb View Post

I think the administration of this forum is more concerned with sucking up to sponsors than facilitating good discussion. They don't get any kickbacks from Best Buy so of course they're going to try to bury information about non-sponsor pricing/retailers.

This is an unfair and inflammatory statement. Both you and I are lucky this site is available and provides the service it does. There is nothing buried on this site and if you need a price from Best Buy it is easily located on their own site. Good deals are mentioned in these forums all the time but if you have to have everything spelled out to you all the time then you are in the wrong place and need to move on. I have a house full of home theater equipment and in about every instance I garnered most of the information of that equipment from this site. On a few occasions I have bought from a forum sponsor but mostly I did not. Every question I ever had got answered to my satisfaction and if I could help anyone I most certainly did. And by following the rules that are clearly stated in the faq's, you can have any discussion on this site that has to do with the home theater hobby. But throwing around words like "sucking up", "control", and "nazi" will not get you very much help. And if you want to know what someone paid for something, just send them a PM and discuss it in private. That is allowed. Guess I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Sorry. End of rant.
post #226 of 3647
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Originally Posted by johnhunter44 View Post

Are there any other businesses out there like Costco, that has their return policy. I am waiting until they get the TV I want, then I will buy from them. Any others??

Didn't I read that they are looking to change that policy now. Might want to make sure it is not a free tv exchange any time you want now. Still it would probably be a lot more liberal than a lot of other places. I have been a member there ever since they have been in Atlanta and have probably lost money on my membership. I guess I need to start looking into using it more.
post #227 of 3647
Today's Sunday flyer in Northeast edition has the TH50PX50U back in stock.
post #228 of 3647
Today's ad in the paper has this unit at an astonishingly low price. It is sold out on their website. Are they in dump mode for some reason? Anyone have recent experience with this model? I'm tempted to go buy it just in case it is a good deal. Comments?
post #229 of 3647
i just saw the ad and was about to post about it too. we just bought a sony hd crt, but this price looks nice. user comments?
post #230 of 3647
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Originally Posted by diego44 View Post

First off the picture is incredible!!! I had the Sony 50A10 LCD projection and there is absolutely no comparison. Needless to say I'm very happy with the Panasonic and want to keep it. The problem I'm facing is the Panasonic website and the Costco website made it seem that the plasma and stand were 32" high, perfect for my built in. Well apparently I messed up and with the stand it is 34.5", which would still fit but by a hair. I can't get it in because I have molding in front of the built-in and can't shimmy it in.

Now to my question, does anyone know if there are alternate stands out there that may be shorter? The Panasonic website only has wall mounting brackets which wouldn't work either because the whole is 25+ inches deep to fit my old 36" XBR. If anyone has any ideas I would be very greatful.

i also have the sony 50A10. i love the HD but the SD is pretty brutal. i purchased it at costco because of the return policy. i was torn between a 42 in plasma and the bigger LCD projection so i got the bigger TV. it is a little too big for my room and the SDE is noticable. i just saw that they have a toshiba 42in at the same price i paid for the sony. depending on reviews i see here, i might exchange it. i've heard that plasma does a much better job with SD and lets face it, thats the bulk of TV viewing right now.
post #231 of 3647
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Originally Posted by Moebius View Post

It seems to me it's more that the admins are trying to keep certain discussions focused to a single point. For a while there, better than 50% of the threads started on here would turn into a discussion/debate around BB, Costco, CC, or Sears. This would inevitably send the thread into a downward spiral and the original topic would be lost. So instead, they put a sticky up to handle all those discussions and try to keep everything confined here.

The reason they don't allow the direct links/prices is to keep the forum from turning into an advertising spam dump. This is hands down one of the best (if not the best) forums for Home Theater information on the net, and it's largely due to the work the mods around here put into keeping the things that destroy good forums in check.

I too felt that sentiment as well but
This sticky is proof they are not totally against other non sponsored talk. I applaud them for this thread.
post #232 of 3647
my problem is not with this thread, but rather that they won't even let you mention these retailers in other threads without the post being deleted/edited/locked. I agree that we don't want to hear about Costco's return policy over and over and that this shouldn't turn into a deal discussion forum, but there needs to be some leeway with the simple naming of a vendor here.
post #233 of 3647
MODS NOTE:

Get back on topic.

If you have issues with the policies posted here then notify David or Alan and voice your concerns with them.

You can do this via PM.

All other Non-Constuctive posts or comments with be removed with out notice.

That is all!!!

Dave
post #234 of 3647
Looking at these 2 models as the price seems to be the same.

Which one is the better TV?

And if a) is better, is it worth it to buy b) just because of the Costco return policy if there is ever a problem compared to ordering a) from the Internet?

Thanks.
post #235 of 3647
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Originally Posted by Cleareyes View Post

Hello
I am a Costco Executive Member. It was hard for me to return my Toshiba 62HM85. I had it for almost a year. The problem (HDMI Input not working), after purchasing two HDMI cables.
Called Toshiba and they game me a phone number to call a technician. The technician came in and he observed only was was the problem. He left without saying was was the problem. He blamed it on the other components. Took my dvd with hdmi to my son house and we tested it in his tv and worked fine. The technician told me that he was going to contact me. Im still waiting for his call. Checked my receipt and called Costco. They told me to take it there for a full refund. I thought about it many times, I dont like to do this things, but I didnt have any other alternative. They game me the full refund. If you buy a new car and the trasmission is bad, the option is to get another one. I dont feel I abused of my priviledge, I had a reason. I will keep spending my money in Costco every month for any other purchases. Business like that need our support.


Why feel bad about it? I am sure it is not Costco that eats the cost, it would be Toshiba would it not?
post #236 of 3647
I went out and bought the 50" Philips at Costco this weekend. So far I'm impressed with it. I haven't calibrated it yet, but it does not look at all washed-out as some people have mentioned. Of course I just switched to this unit from a LCD PJ (Sony HS-10) with low contrast, so take that with a grain of salt.

I think I saw somewhere on this thread where someone mentioned a broken line running across the top of the screen. I saw the same thing on a 42" display unit at Circuit City (for the same price as the 50" at Costco!). My heart sunk when I saw the same thing on my unit in Widescreen mode when I got it home. I looked through the manual, and buried in there it mentioned that you can use the cursor keys to adjust the position of the image on the screen. That fixed the problem right away.
post #237 of 3647
I am thinking of ordering this plasma TV through Sears. I currently have a 25" regular TV connected to plain jane cable using one of those coaxil cables that screw into the back of the TV.

Does the Panosonic TV have the same connection so I can connect it to my cable?
post #238 of 3647
Hey guys,

After reading a bunch of reviews here, I bought the 37 inch Sceptre from Costco in early December. Everything was great. HD and DVD's looked awesome, and SD was acceptable. Anyhow, today I am watching TV and an entire column of pixels gets stuck red....and right before the Superbowl!

So, this TV is obviously going back to Costco, but the real question is, what do I replace it with? I could always get another Sceptre, or wait for the 42 inch model that Costco should get soon (though my wife threw away our coupon book ). If anyone knows what that will cost please PM it to me. Or I could get something else within a couple of hundred bucks of the Sceptre, preferrably from Costco again (in case this happens again). I would like to stay the same size or larger. It will be used for SD and HD viewing from Dish Network, DVDs, and Xbox 360.

Thanks.
post #239 of 3647
I had the same problem. Furthermore, when I first played my DVD player with my 7220, I noticed that the images were significantly skewed to the left horizontally so part of the image was cut off to the left and the Rt. side, a blacken blank space was seen. To make certain that it was not the sources' fault, I hooked up my better DVD player to it and the same thing happened. My frustration was relieved when I found the instruction on how to center an image by simply using the cursor keys to reposition the image when a non-center source image is being displayed. A simple task but not so obvious instruction - small print buried in the manual.
post #240 of 3647
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