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    Posted: 25 November 2008 at 9:11pm
So, black Friday is here, and the TV sales are too.

I know we have talked about it on here before, but I don't know if
anything has changed.

So what's the best out of this stuff:
The ads have Panasonic, Samsung, Polaroid and I thought I saw a Sony.
They all range from 40-50 inches, and between $500-1000 range.
Should I be looking at LCD or Plasma? Is there a big difference between
720p and 1080p? Out of those brands, what do you suggest?

Thanks.

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Sony 1080p

Yes there is a noticable diffrence if your not blind.
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sony, LCD, 1080p ftw.
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sony makes very nice tv's. bit also very very expensive tv's. i'm also a pretty big fan of samsung's tv's, which tend to be a decent bit cheaper.

lcd vs plasma

though honestly, after seeing my freinds samsung DLP i'd have to say i'd probably go with one of those...
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Well, I cant find the Sonys, and the ones I have are twice the cost of the others, such as the Samsung.

Thanks for the chart adrenaline. I thought that there was an obvious difference between LCD and Plasma, and that LCD was better.... but now im not so sure.

What would you suggest, LCD or Plasma?

So: ALL are Samsungs--

  • 42'' Plasma 720p for $698
  • 50'' Plasma 720p for $798
  • 40'' LCD 1080p for $798
  • 46'' LCD 1080p for $1098

Then there is a Polaroid, 42'' LCD 1080p for $598

Sharp 46'' LCD 1080p for $899

Sylvania 42'' LCD 1080p for $699

Im assuming I should stick with Samsung? What would you guys get out of these?


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I have a Samsung 1080 plasma 50", and I love it.

The picture is astounding (especially with a BluRay player) and video games
are a trip.

I got mine for $1850 last year.

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Originally posted by MeanMan MeanMan wrote:

Sharp 46'' LCD 1080p for $899


Winner right here.
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honestly, i'd probably try to find a place that had them set up and compare picture side by side.

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Originally posted by adrenalinejunky adrenalinejunky wrote:

honestly, i'd probably try to find a place that had them set up and compare picture side by side.

Mmmm, good idea. I think ill head over there tomorrow, before the sales. Ill have to check them out. My dad will be going tomorrow to see them at some point, too. Ill let him fight it out Black Friday for one of those, while I go get myself a digital camera somewhere. Im thinking a Kodak MX1063.

Ok, back to TV. Is there a reason why LCDs are about $150 more?

And my dad is thinking about the 50'' Samsung Plasma 720p.


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i would imagine lcd's are more expensive due to cost of production.
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I love my 46" Samsung 1080p LCD




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what day is black friday this year? this friday or next?
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Originally posted by Rofl_Mao Rofl_Mao wrote:

what day is black friday this year? this friday or next?


Is that a serious question?
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Originally posted by Rofl_Mao Rofl_Mao wrote:

what day is black friday this year? this friday or next?


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Originally posted by pntbl freak pntbl freak wrote:

I love my 46" Samsung 1080p LCD




I have that same TV. I love it.
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i love my old 19 inch tv... and my vcr.




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Originally posted by Tical3.0 Tical3.0 wrote:

Originally posted by MeanMan MeanMan wrote:


Sharp 46'' LCD 1080p for $899

Winner right here.


i was out at walmart today and looked at sharp/samsung side by side...

i must say the samsung had noticeably better picture, whether or not its 200 dollars better i suppose would depend on the person buying it, but if i were spending that much on a tv, i would definately go for the samsung.

i stood looking at the sony and samsung for a while, i think sony did have a slight edge, but it was definately not a big difference.
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Why not make one big black friday thread?
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my sister used to work for best buy and last year we got our mom a (46-50?) 720p? samsung plasma.

plasma can be seen at angles where as LCD fades
plasma shows the color black, LCD shows a fuzzy black
plasma kicks butt for football, LCD leave trails behind the ball.

my sister was convinced on LCD but we went to the store and she looked at an LCD next to a plasma and her mind changed instantly.

Sony is great and all but i dont think the price difference is equil to the performance difference.

samsung plasma is the best for the money IMO. if i had the money i would buy one for my self.
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