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Old 01-17-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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Lightbulb LCD Flat Screen TVs

I am looking to purchase an LCD Flat Screen TV
Specs:
47"
Flat Screen (for over the mantle)
No more than $2,000

I have checked cnet.com, does anyone know of any other sites that do ratings?

Thanks in advance!
Matt
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Lexington, MA
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I can tell you Consumer Reports ranks the top 5 46" to 47" models as follows:

Sony Bravia KDL-46XBR5 MSRP $3600.
Samsung LN-T4661F MSRP $2200
Samsung LN-T4671F MSRP $3200
Sony Bravia KDL-46W3000 MSRP $2500

Mitsubishi LT-46133 MSRP $2600[RIGHT]77.[/RIGHT]


I can tell you that for big-ticket items like an LCD TV, I have had great luck with buydig.com out of Edison, NJ. I've bought a 40" Sony Bravia and a 40" Samsung through them within the last year. No problems with either one and no BS from any salespeople, either. Street prices of the Samsungs are less than CU shows:

If you want the full 120hz refresh rate, go with the LN-T4671F, for $2,089.

If you really need to keep it under $2k, go with the LN-T4665F, for $1,849, but it has a lower refresh rate. Still a fine product, though.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:02 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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How long ago were the consumer report rankings?
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Lexington, MA
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How long ago were the consumer report rankings?
January 2008.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Don't forget to check Sam's Club and Sears. We bought a flat screen from each of these places, in brands we never heard of, but they were the least expensive and they have both been trouble free.
The name brands are not going to be in your price range.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Check out the prices on an Olevia tv. They're pretty inexpensive but great quality.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Here are a few that I would suggest:

Consumer Research & Consumer Product Reviews - Wize.com
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