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Hi guys and gals,


I know that this may start an argument, which I hope doesn't happen. But can you please let me know what you all think is the best 42" TV for me to get?


Any feedback as to why would be greatly appreciated.


It will primarily be used for SD TV for the time being, but HD Games and HD Movies will be played on it soon (only have a Wii at the moment!).


Many Thanks in advance.
 

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 This is a good thread to get you started.

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Hi guys and gals,


I know that this may start an argument, which I hope doesn't happen. But can you please let me know what you all think is the best 42" TV for me to get?


Any feedback as to why would be greatly appreciated.


It will primarily be used for SD TV for the time being, but HD Games and HD Movies will be played on it soon (only have a Wii at the moment!).


Many Thanks in advance.
 

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What's so special about 42"? Would 40" or 46" be acceptable? Because a lot of TVs come in those sizes. 42" too, but just sayin'.


If you're looking at LCD TVs, I'd look at Sony XBRs or Samsung 6 Series (or higher- they go all the way up to 9 Series).


If you're looking at plasmas, the best is pretty much the Pioneer Kuros, but they don't make a 42" anymore, I believe. So you'd be looking at Panasonics or Samsungs. Which are quite good too.
 

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Thanks Terminader, but I'm looking for something with a bit more future-proofing if possible.


And SystemShock2, which of the Samsung's would you recommend? I've seen that they're fairly popular, but is any make better than the other.


And 42" is the largest size that my missus will let me have! If there's an amazing screen, I guess I could talk her round to a 46" one... depends how good the screen is.


Thanks
 

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Almo, I'd check out the Samsung LN40A650 (6 Series, 40" screen) just as a baseline.


If the screen is a bit too glossy for your tastes, there's a non-glossy screen version of the same TV (LN40A630). But the glossy screen seems to 'pop' colors a bit more, so I think the majority of ppl prefer it, despite the potential for reflections.


If you like that, then check out the 7, 8, and 9 Series Samsungs and see if you like them more. In my viewing, the 7 Series looks identical to the 6 (think the main diff is just that it has an additional USB port), and the 8 series' picture looks slightly better, to my eyes anyway.


The 9 Series is allegedly a pretty big improvement over all of them (I myself have not viewed that one, but have seen all the others), but the 9 is quite expensive and the smallest size is a 46" (same is true of the 8 Series).
 

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Almo42,


I was in the same boat as you with the "wife limits". Last week I ordered the Samsung LN40A750. The main reason I chose the 750 over the 650 series was simple, the 750 has an integrated woofer (she also vetoed the new sound system).
However, I predict that within two years that the 40" 750 LCD will be in the bedroom and we'll get that 46-52 inch I wanted in the first place.
 

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Check out the toshiba xv545. I believe you get most bang for buck and pq is on par with the samsungs and sonys. You will also get very deep and vivid colors.
 

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NEWEGG got SAMSUNG 46A650 for $1350 after $200 MIR with free shipping and no Taxes, if you can wait litle more it will be in a couple months under $1000 i'm pretty sure.

So bad NEWEGG doesn't sell SONY TV's anymore, AMAZON does it but i'm not going to pay Sales TAX 10% just for NY, CRAZY thing man...

So go XXX yourself AMAZON, that's why from NY you have NO CUSTOMERS.
 

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Is NewEgg pretty reputable? Anyone have experience with them?
 

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Newegg is the only place I recommend to friends and family. They are, hands down, the ultimate when it comes to quality. There is zero risk buying from them.


I probably have 50 transactions with them including a couple returns. Never a delay or problem.
 

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Originally Posted by almo42 /forum/post/15454633


Hi guys and gals,


I know that this may start an argument, which I hope doesn't happen. But can you please let me know what you all think is the best 42" TV for me to get?


Any feedback as to why would be greatly appreciated.


It will primarily be used for SD TV for the time being, but HD Games and HD Movies will be played on it soon (only have a Wii at the moment!).


Many Thanks in advance.

Toshiba has implemented a feature on their xv545 models called srt (super resolution technology) that will improve an sd signal. It really does work. Hd on the xv545 looks as good or better than others.
 

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Newegg is the only place I recommend to friends and family. They are, hands down, the ultimate when it comes to quality. There is zero risk buying from them.


I probably have 50 transactions with them including a couple returns. Never a delay or problem.

Thanks, CI. I'm more comfortable with Amazon (since I have a good buying history with them), but I'll definitely check Newegg out. That's a great price.
 

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Newegg is the only place I recommend to friends and family. They are, hands down, the ultimate when it comes to quality. There is zero risk buying from them.


I probably have 50 transactions with them including a couple returns. Never a delay or problem.

You'll definitely want to make sure Newegg's LCD return/exchange policy is something you can live with though - I don't think it is as generous as some stores or online outlets.


FWIW, I also buy from Newegg regularly (my wife would say I buy from them constantly
) so my statement about their LCD return policy is a simple FYI...
 

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So bad NEWEGG doesn't sell SONY TV's anymore, AMAZON does it but i'm not going to pay Sales TAX 10% just for NY, CRAZY thing man...

So go XXX yourself AMAZON, that's why from NY you have NO CUSTOMERS.

Wow that's the exact reason I do buy from Amazon here in Calif. -- no sales tax. However it is the exception and not the rule as most online websites charge tax here now.
 

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Wow that's the exact reason I do buy from Amazon here in Calif. -- no sales tax. However it is the exception and not the rule as most online websites charge tax here now.

California is doing something now where they expect you to self-report your online purchases and pay the state sales tax, though.


They plan to enforce it soon (how, I don't know, and it may be difficult for them to get everybody), and if it came up in an audit, I'm sure you'd have to pay. The days of dodging state sales tax online may be slowly drawing to a close, unfortunately.
 

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Yes, as mentioned above consider the Vizio XVT. I had the 42" XVT for a few months and just exchanged it for the 47" XVT at costco.


They have a $300 coupon which makes the two the same price.


The XVT is also able to achieve a good calibration via the user menu. Read the first link posted in this thread towards the end of that thread I posted my calibration results of before and after.


I will be calibrating my new 47" XVT soon and you can expect to find my results in the XVT thread.


Daniel
 
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