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  1. Oct 6, 2007 #1 of 68
    renkablue

    renkablue New Member

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    I am planning (hoping) :p that I can get a new LCD tv HD. Since we have some great TIVO fans :p :cool: on the discussion board, I wanted to know what TV set that is being used the most...This is hopefully going to help me decide which set is considered the best by the TIVO fans - reading some threads, there are members that have several TIVO's in use - apparantly hooked up to different TV sets.

    Come on and give me a TIVO thumbs up :up: for the best TV. Extra info about the number of a/v inputs would help too.

    :)
     
  2. Oct 6, 2007 #2 of 68
    davezatz

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    What size are you looking at and how much do you want to spend?
     
  3. Oct 6, 2007 #3 of 68
    renkablue

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    No, I want to get a poll. If I find out that 50% of the members own Sony and they love it....this would give me a clue to get a Sony.....(I just used this as an example.)
    My (hoped for) choice right now is an LCD 40" HD.....but it was the brand - and I am wanting to know the number of a/v inputs.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2007 #4 of 68
    davezatz

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    OK, well here's my answer to your poll. Both my HDTVs are Panasonic and I love them - CRT in the bedroom, Plasma in the living room. FYI The current Consumer Reports reviews LCD and Plasma HDTVs. Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony seem to be their top brands.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2007 #5 of 68
    MikeMar

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    Seriously give a size at the very least, and is the room very sunny or not?

    And an approximate budget.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2007 #6 of 68
    renkablue

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    ***40" LCD Hd - for living area. The current 32" JVC (not HD) will get moved to Bedroom. - Need the A/V input quantity...My JVC has 4 inputs, and S Video - hooked up to DVD player, Stereo receiver, VHS vcr, TIVO - Budget lines :D hopefully will get something great after the seasonal holidays 1st of year sales... :)
     
  7. Oct 6, 2007 #7 of 68
    stevel

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    Any specific model recommendations given now will be obsolete when you are buying. The latest Consumer Reports had a good rundown of options and I don't disagree with its findings regarding LCD sets.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2007 #8 of 68
    tootal2

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    CRT RPTV Has the best picture you can get. But they dont make to many of them anymore. And you cant hang it on the wall. I think i would go with a plasma. there are no 300.00$ bulbs to replace on a plasma.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2007 #9 of 68
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    You have raised my curiosity but not enough to rush out and purchase the magazine this afternoon.

    General summary of their LCD comments???
     
  10. stevel

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    Sony Bravia or Toshiba Regza for best picture quality
    Samsung and Panasonic also well thought of
    Sharp is inconsistent in quality
    Olevia and Westinghouse are decent and cheap
     
  11. renkablue

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    Thanks for the threads comeback with information. I have surfed the web looking at what is available. True all the ads claim it's (all of them say this) the best one. I was wanting to know what do the tivo users have - then - this would give me actual usage comments.
     
  12. fred2

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    Well, I have a 40" Sony - I got it with a decent coupon from Costco but it is a year old model. It works for me. I'm sure that there are better pictures and more features on other models.

    My big problem these days is that the "voice channel" is overwhelmed by sound effects (car crashes or whatever) and sound track music. A friend suggested that models with CENTER CHANNEL can be more easily "tuned" to help. I finally went out and got a separate receiver. But it might be my age or my hearing.

    S2000 Bravia - generic model which has screen size prepended to it.
     
  13. HDTiVo

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    The Sonys are excellent. The new 40" 3000 models have seen very agressive pricing already this year - only out a couple months. By/after the holidays you'll see some great prices on 40" LCDs. 46" LCDs will head toward mainstream and see aggressive pricing too.
     
  14. andyw715

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    I have the top rated Samsung 40" LCD listed in CR the 1080p model along with the TivoHD its a great setup.
     
  15. SASmith

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    I've got the JVC LT-46FN97. 46", 1080p. CR rated it (last year) #2 right behind the top Sony Bravia XBR. Looks great out of the box, even better when calibrated. Simple bezel design. Looks great hanging on the wall.
     
  16. renkablue

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    I see pictures of TV's hanging on the wall and I am very curious as to the connections (a/v, power line). How is this done to keep the wires from showing?
     
  17. stevel

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    In most cases, the wiring is run inside the wall and connects to the TV from the back. This concept doesn't work well if you can't run wiring in the wall.

    Also, a lot of these installations are for "show" and not real-world use. Consider, for example, the frequent image of placing a flatscreen TV above a fireplace, one of the worst possible locations you could choose.
     
  18. chip_r

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    Even when you can run the wiring in the wall, trying getting 2-HDMI, 1 RF, 10 coax for component + audio, 1-RJ45, plus a surge protected AC outlet behind a 26" LCD. Once was enough for me. Yes, most are for show.
     
  19. renkablue

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    Some ads are showing the plasma to be slightly less expensive in pricing. You are correct I have not seen any ads for the CRT RPTV. Do you have more information on this?
     
  20. renkablue

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    HATS OFF TO YOU! All that wiring behind a 26" LCD. My poll was wanting to know the brands of TV...Yours is???
     

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