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Old 12-27-2007, 02:21 PM
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Originally Posted by NHDave View Post
That all depends on the size of your bedroom, I have a 20 in mine and don't find it small at all, have a Vizio 32 in the living room and am very happy with it.
I have a small living room, perhaps of a size around 20' wide x 40' long. The sofa is approximately 15' from a 32" Sony Bravia LCD TV, and the picture is just perfect. I have been told numerous times that one should sit closer to the TV to get a better picture, or to buy a larger TV. That may be true, but my wife and I, plus my sons like this TV size, and think it's huge

I believe that a good quality TV makes a big difference. Also, there are electronic units one can use to properly adjust the TV settings for optimum signal quality, but are expensive. However, one can buy a DVD that is designed to adjust the TV settings for the best image possible. This DVD costs around $18.00, and Crutchfield, as well as other companies, has it.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:32 AM
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Originally Posted by golfgod View Post
So we're moving to Loveland later this week and not taking our TV with us.

Any recommendations on brands? Other than "Sony is really good". Probably going to go with a flat screen LCD 30" +/-. After the shell shock of moving has passed we'll probably make this one the bedroom TV and get something else for the den.

Is there much difference visually between a 720 and a 1080?

Any particular brands to avoid?

I figure next week right after Christmas is a good time to buy, end of year sales and retailers trying to recover from a not great Christmas season.

Thanks in advance for your help.

I don't know if you bought your TV but I just ordered mine.

There really is not much perceptible difference. Your 'output' (the picture) is dependent upon your input (Cable TV = 720 P or 1080i ; Playstation 3 or BluRay= 1080 P).

Your brand depends upon your budget for how much to spend and how much you can afford to spend on repairs (on lower budgets). Vizio is a 'disposable' since it will cost you as much as buying a new one if you have to repair it.

PLASMA high end: Panasonic, Pioneer
LCD High end: Sharp, Samsung, Sony

If you just moved, the middle range/tier are better options for a restricted budget.

I am happy I am done looking around, reading reviews, etc. I hate buying things since I research to the point of exhaustion. I did the same when I was researching pets (from Sugar Gliders to puppy store dogs to our rescue dog).
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