HDTV...any suggestions?

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    We are looking into purchasing an HDTV but would like some input from people who might know something about them.

    From the little research I have done, we first have to decide between plasma and LCD. Then we go from there.

    We would like to put it in our bedroom, wall mounted on a pivot arm (weight will be an issue) and we will want to watch it from bed or from the sofa. From either place, the viewing distance will be about 10-12 feet. I don't plan on getting HDTV service, but likely will spring for a blu-ray at some point.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I just bought this: Sony - BRAVIA / 52" Class / 1080p / 120Hz / LCD HDTV - KDL-52V5100

    a c ouple weeks ago. the picture is nothing short of amazing. planet earth on it is insane. it can be wall mounted with an additional kit they sell.

    about blu ray - get a ps3. it plays blu ray perfectly and if you have netflix you can stream directly to the ps3 for free using a disc they will mail you.
     
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    #1 - Don't buy a plasma TV
    #2 - The only two brands you should consider buying are Samsung and LG
    #3 - If you buy over 32" you should buy 1080i instead of 720

    Best Buy has a lot of great deals right now on HDTV's.
     
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    Just make sure it doesn't block my view there. Use the wall on the right side of the bed. My cameras are mounted on the left side. That way you shouldn't block my field of view.
     
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    what about 1080p?
     
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    Buy a TV with sound only.
    As much as you post here, you obviously aren't watching it.
     
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    i wouldnt even buy a tv that does 1080i but not 1080p. if its over 32 inch you need 1080p

    and sony (esp bravia) owns lg and the rest. also make sure it has a couple hdmi inputs in case you ever get more than just a blu ray player that uses hdmi (anynew video game console, home theater pc, etc)
     
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    That means that you are watching ME while I sleep.
     
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    I heard 1080p is the way to go and Vizio, Sony, and Samsung or the best brands. My parents got a Vizio 1080p 42 inch today at Walmart for a very good price, and it has an awesome picture.
     

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