The Official "I need help with a new TV purchase" thread

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by helix139, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. uffeesh

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    Thanks - wife wants it from Best Buy because they're running 0% interest for three years. We'll see what works out.
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    Just bought a 60" LED Sharp Aquos for $1399 last weekend at BJs...Awesome picture with all the bells and whistles
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    OK - got the Panasonic 55GT30 tv and need HDMI cables and a wall mount. Monoprice folks? Also bought a new Sony 3D Blu Ray Player. Guy tried to sell me Monster HDMIs and I said no way! Direct links folks? Walmart has the wall mount plus two HDMI cables or should I go monoprice for all?
  4. helix139

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    Yep, mono price is what you want
  5. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't Tread on me! VIP Member

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    Update, gave my 52" Samsung HDTV to my mother & purchased a 55" Samsung LED HDTV with a Samsung 3-D Blu_ray player.

    Excellent buy, superb quality.
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    anyone have that 65 inch samsung led they have at costco for $2249?
  7. gatorr4life

    gatorr4life Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about buying a new tv. I've had this Sony sxrd since around '06. I use it for gaming (mainly), so the bulb tends to pop quicker than usual. And now I'm getting the green tint on the screen. (Optical block problem)

    Too expensive to fix, and I'm tired of replacing the bulb. Any suggestions on a tv for gamers?
  8. helix139

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    How big?
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    my answers are in caps above!
  10. gatorr4life

    gatorr4life Well-Known Member

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    My current is 60". Though I don't think I'm going that big this time. Maybe high 40's. 46" would probably do fine.
  11. Jaggator

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    I own that same SXRD Sony TV (50") and it has a great picture. Sony had problems with the optical block in that '06/'07 model and they fixed the problem for me after the 1st year due to the fact it was a manufacturing problem that was their fault. I called them directly with the complaint and never used my extended warranty for it. I've replaced the bulb twice but have never had any more problems with the optical block since Sony fixed the problem.

    I'd call Sony customer service and tell them you are just now finding out that they had a major problem and see if they'll help you. The most they can do is say no. I think there was going to be a class action lawsuit against them because so many people had the same problem so it was cheaper for them to give in and come out and fix the problem the first 2 years that tv was sold.
  12. Jaggator

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    Check out some of these good on-line prices...FREE Shipping & NO TAX


    Check out Costco if you want to buy locally. Better warranty included. Also, check online.

    For $99, you can purchase a Costco warranty that covers "in home" parts & labor for 4 years from date of purchase. You won't beat that anywhere.

    The Sharp Aquos Quattron has a pic that is hard to beat...

    This place has good prices.

    http://tvsuperstores.com/LED_TV/?MID=73
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    Okay, I did it...

    Splurged and got my dream TV --

    Sharp Aquos LC-70LE857U

    The picture is amazing. Feel like we're in a movie theater.

    Two questions for the wise ones on this site --

    1) What are the best settings for this model of TV?

    2) Several DVDs have been a hair out of sync with the picture... am I doing something wrong. Sound is through a Sony surround sound system.

    Thanks so much!
  14. Jaggator

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    My suggestion is to call the customer service help line to get specific answers to settings. I doubt anyone here can answer that question unless they own that model and have had the same issues. The Sharp number should be listed in the manual.

    It is under warranty because you just bought it and they should be able to answer those questions over the phone. If not, then you have a manufacturer's parts and labor warranty the first year if it is something they can't correct over the phone.
  15. demosthenes

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    Avsforum has a plethora of information on each model. Check out the thread (usually the first post) for your model.

    Most sound systems have an audio delay setting to align your sound with the picture.
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    Thank you! Very helpful!
  17. gatorr4life

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    I wants some gamers thoughts. What tv do you guys use? Experiences welcomed.
  18. Solari

    Solari GC Janitor Staff Member GC Staff

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    Helix, are you still happy with your TV? ; )

    Ray
  19. helix139

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    Almost 7 years later I'm still rocking the 42" Philips. It has developed a bit of minor clouding on black screens and the contrast doesn't stack up with the newer LED and plasma sets, but it gets the job done and I've got other expensive hobbies now so it isn't time to upgrade yet lol.

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