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Old 08-05-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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If you search for it online rather than buying it from a store, you can save hundreds of dollars (I saved around $600 by not buying it from Best Buy). I don't really care for the 3D part, but when I compared the visual quality to its 2D counterpart it was noticable if you stood in front of each for awhile. The sound quality is excellent for most TV viewing. The TV in itself does not need an external sound system. There are numerous functions that are there but take took long to go through. BTW its WIFI, so if you have a wireless network in your home its easy to setup.
Shop... shop shop shop for a good price. I had emergency need for a second monitor a while back so shopped online with plan to go to a store to purchase. Not sleeping well, I did some more online shopping. At about 5 a.m. I found one exact to my working monitor, at BB, at 53% of the retail I paid for my working monitor. I had to purchase online and could pick up at store at about noon, same day.

So, give BB - and any store - a chance, but don't pay more than WalMart price.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:47 PM
 
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Amazon often has the best price, but don't assume that. I saved right at $200 (even with the sales tax) buying a 55" LCD/LED 240Hz Vizio at Sam's Club, vs. Amazon's price.
I'm not to familiar with the brand or reputation of Vizio so I feel more comfortable going with Samsung. I've had many Samsung applicances and electronics. All worked great.

Also, I compare prices for at least a week before I buy. I use Bizrate.com. Amazon had the best price for the TV's I wanted.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If you are talking about the EX700 for $2098, it's only a 120Hz refresh rate.
Hasn't really made much of a difference that I can tell.
Watched a lot of tvs before buying the Sony (don't know why...always wind up back at Sony).
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Lots of good advice here. Thanks

Another question. Anyone ever bought from Costco?

1-Fairly decent prices
2- One year added to the manufacturers warranty with an additional three years available for $100 (free in-home service. this seems like one hell of a bargain)
3-More than reasonable return policy

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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3-Liberal return policy
Sorry..that only applied to liberals.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Sorry..that only applied to liberals.
Most definitely a bad choice of word. Fixed.

Wait a minute. Return in 3 months? Works for me.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Tiger Direct, supplies some products for Amazon

Samsung UN55EH6000 55" Class LED HDTV - 1080p, 1920 x 1080, 5000000:1 Dynamic, Clear Motion Rate 240, HDMI, USB, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, Energy Star

$1,397.99
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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Most definitely a bad choice of word. Fixed.
So you mean liberal = reasonable? I think so too.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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This is good advice but keep in mind that not all 240Hz is the same. Vizio, for example, doesn't have a 240hz TV and just mimics 240hz by flickering the backlight 240 times/second. Whereas Samsung and Sony actually refreshes the image at 240 times/second. So if you're watching fast-action, definitely look into the technology being used and STAY AWAY FROM VIZIO.
I don't do sony. They burned that bridge when they introduced their root kit a few years ago, and LIED to consumers until their tactics were exposed and proven unethical.

I'm die hard believer in "screw me once, shame on you, screw me twice, shame on me" Sony will not get a dime from me, ever.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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I don't do sony. They burned that bridge when they introduced their root kit a few years ago, and LIED to consumers until their tactics were exposed and proven unethical.

I'm die hard believer in "screw me once, shame on you, screw me twice, shame on me" Sony will not get a dime from me, ever.
I personally don't like Sony TVs myself, but I had to mention them since they're one of the few brands that offer real 240hz and it was the feature in discussion.
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