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I am researched to death! The more info I read on these, the more confused I get.


This set will be in our master BR, no surround system (so would like decent sound). I have a Dish 211 HD receiver in there currently hooked up to a Sanyo 27" CRT HD set which is going to our daughter. I don't need a built-in tuner. It's going in an armoire that will accomodate up to a 37".


I've found the Westinghouse for less $ locally (can I post prices?) than I've seen anywhere else. but they only have a 10 day return policy. Costco carries both, but online they're out of the Westinghouse and the Visio is $100 cheaper. I'm hoping not to have to do alot of fine tuning. We do have the DVE dvd that we got after buying our 47" Panasonic RPT HD but never used it. Picture is just great on it.


Is the 1080p that important? Both have 2 hdmi's. No gaming requirements, just TV and occasionally dvd (have a JVC prog. scan).


Whatever I decide on, I'd like to keep it under$1000.


Any advice, greatly appreciated!
 

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I haven't seen the Westinghouse, so I can't compare directly. I bought the VX37L a couple of weeks ago and I'm very pleased with it. HD broadcasts and DVD's look terrific. I'm actually surprised at how good the sound is - fills up my (admitedly small) family room admirably so it'd probably have enough audio punch for a bedroom. Be happy to answer and questions that you may have.

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Thanks, Gun Slinger, for your info. What source to you have for your HD programming? Do SD stations look okay as well?

That's good to know about the sound. The little sanyo we have now has surprizingly good sound and I'd hate to end up with a much more expensive set with worse sound
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We don't have a costco membership, but might just be worth the $50 for the good price on the Vizio.
 

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I've got Comcast cable for a source. When I originally set the tv up I had basic cable and I have since upgraded to an HD cable box. The SD picture is OK but nothing to write home about. Since I've added the cable box the SD picture is a little better. I think going from analog cable to digital cable helped the PQ. Since you've got dish (all digital signal) I would assume that your SD pic would be on par with mine. I think if you expect as good an SD picture as you're getting with your CRT you'll be disappointed. It's certainly not horrible, but a bit of a downgrade. Keep in mind that these sets are optimized for an HD picture and the simple fact that the screen is 10" larger tends to make the picture flaws more noticable. I'd give the HD pic quality a 9 on my set and the SD a 7 (passing grade but not exceptional). Also you mentioned that you'll be using the set to watch DVD's - in this regard the Vizio really seems to excel. One thing to consider also - If you buy from c*stco, they have a pretty iron clad satisfaction guarantee - that's what gave me green light to go ahead and try a less established brand name. Whether you get the Westy or the Vizio - if your not pleased bring it back - it's not like the old days when it took three guys to move a tv set around - these things only weigh 45 lbs.

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I am researched to death! The more info I read on these, the more confused I get.


This set will be in our master BR, no surround system (so would like decent sound). I have a Dish 211 HD receiver in there currently hooked up to a Sanyo 27" CRT HD set which is going to our daughter. I don't need a built-in tuner. It's going in an armoire that will accomodate up to a 37".


I've found the Westinghouse for $999.99 locally (can I post prices?) which is a good price but they only have a 10 day return policy. Costco carries both, but online they're out of the Westinghouse and the Visio is $100 cheaper. I'm hoping not to have to do alot of fine tuning. We do have the DVE dvd that we got after buying our 47" Panasonic RPT HD but never used it. Picture is just great on it.


Is the 1080p that important? Both have 2 hdmi's. No gaming requirements, just TV and occasionally dvd (have a JVC prog. scan).


Whatever I decide on, I'd like to keep it under$1000.


Any advice, greatly appreciated!

hey COSTCO carries the westys??? i was there three weeks ago and i didnt see it!
i was hoping to because i have membership and am looking for this TV for a good deal.. do certain ones have it???? why didnt i see it there?!?!?!??! because im from california san diego??


EDIT: i checked costco.com and i dont even see it there.. whatre you talking about??! youve got me all excited!!!!!!!
 

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No, I'm sorry. I said a local store has the Westinghouse (Conn's). I was talking about Costco carrying the Visio. It's Sam's that has the Westinghouse but is out of stock. I did say I was getting confused!!!

Conn's has a website. Not sure if I can post that here, but its just conns.They show it on there. I saw it in my local Sunday paper flyer so I assume it'll go back up after Sat.

Hope I cleared that up. Again, sorry. I'm new. This is my first post.
 
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