Don't Forget Circuit City. As with BB many HDTV's are not setup correctly.
Also, if you have not already. I suggest you self educate yourself on the different HDTV brands and models (ex. connection hook up; actual resolution of set; picture quality,etc.)You can start hear at AVSFORUM.
Often, too many sells people don't have a clue about HDTV and could lead you down the wrong path. Worst yet, even discourage you from buying a HDTV
I bought my set at the Myer Emco at Tyson's Corner. The manager there, Scott, is very knowledgeable and they have all the types (DV, RP, Plasma) set up properly for you to look at. They also carry most of the major brands. Scott will match any price from an area store, including BB, CC and The Big Screen Store. These guys have been in the mid-to-high end audio and video business for a lot of years and have always resolved any problem I have ever had.
The last time I was in Meyer Emco they only had one HD set showing OTA WETA. I asked why they could not get DirectTV and show the demo channel. I got a blank stare from the salesman. Basically, they could not demonstrate HD on their sets.
Best Buy just lowered the price on the Toshiba 40H80 to around $2200. They are also offering free delivery, and a free leather chair and ottoman this week. I have the set and it is excellent.
I'm a big fan of Myer-Emco, but your post brings up a very important issue: To have a successful shopping experience, you need to find that indivdual who has the knowledge and passion needed to steer you and treat you right.
My experience has taught me that these special folks can be found at all levels of retailing, from high to low end. I've found more of these special folks at Myer-Emco, but they might be at Sears or BB. And the opposite is true - you will find inexperienced staff on the floor at Myer-Emco.
Bottom Line for me: I deal with People, not companies
------------------ J.Mike Enjoying HDTV in DC (for now)
I agree and I never intended to imply otherwise. All I can do on this forum is relate my personal experience. That's why I specified which Myer Emco and which person to talk to. I have been dealing with this person for over 20 years, first at another shop, and for the last 5 at M-E. I have also found knowledgeable people at BB, CC and Sears, but it has been an exception, not the norm. I have also found "inexperienced salesmen" at M-E.
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