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Old 11-22-2015, 09:46 PM
 
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We're looking to upgrade our old TVs to newer technology, primarily because of the digital conversion we were forced to go to a couple of years ago. No lie, all of our TVs are fat-backs from the 1990s, still crisp but we're losing the sides of the screen as everything seems to be wide screen these days.

I would also love to try an external antenna to see if I can get away from cable TV. One of the things thats really bugged me about the "upgrade" is that I again have a cable box and 2 remotes.

I'm thinking something in the 32"-45" range. My living room is not that big and we currently have a 32"

I have 3 windows and get southern sun exposure in that room. I've read plasma doesn't work well in those conditions?

I can't see a need for a smart tv either. I really just want something I can turn on and watch. I housesit and most of the places I'm at are so complicated with remotes, wii and Netflix that I'm lucky I can even get the damn thing on.

About the only thing I can see may come in handy would be a monitor input, if I ever wanted to show my photographs on a bigger screen.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Plasma TVs are no longer sold.
4K and LED HDTV TV Buying Guide
This http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN40J5...rds=42+inch+tv is reasonable. Just ignore the smart crap.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I had a 32" tube TV with a digi converter box that died about a year ago. I don't do 'video' on the computer because I have wireless limited gigs per month. To replace TV, went for price instead of quality and bought a 48" Vizio. It was a lemon out of the box. Returned it to Walmart after 3 weeks. Discovered that Walmart sells only entry level 5000 series Samsung. Went to HH Greg, spent a few hundred more and bought a 48" 6350 Samsung. I'm not concerned about the 'smart' function. I'm a DISH subscriber and they don't carry local sub-channels. I ran another cable for an antenna. Besides getting 13 prime channels in full 1920x1080, I get about 30 sub-channels and use the 'zoom' function to fill the 4:3 480 screen. There are so many great channels to watch that I'm almost at the 'cancel DISH' stage.
If you had a 32" tube TV, you'll want at least a 48" HD for replacement.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:39 PM
 
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Plasma TVs are no longer sold.
4K and LED HDTV TV Buying Guide
This http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN40J5...rds=42+inch+tv is reasonable. Just ignore the smart crap.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=plasma+tv&tbm=shop
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:23 AM
 
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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